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Places

Tue, 10:08
Tom with his son Sam on a camping trip

Tom Clarke of the RSPB reveals how spending a night outside under a starry canopy can be a positive and rewarding experience for everyone - whatever their age

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Tue, 10:00
Hamlet is performed by the Festival Players Theatre Company at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

From Shakespeare in the garden to pop-up cinema on the beach, Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month

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Tue, 09:59
The stunning cottage garden at Hilltop is at its best this month

There are many unusual and colourful gardens opening across the county for the NGS this month

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Final preparations are being made to the Dorset One World Festival, a celebration of the diversity of cultures in Dorset through world music, dance, food and activities. Saturday 6 August 2016 – 12pm-5pm - Borough Gardens, Dorchester

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Furleigh Estate - a former dairy farm transformed into an award-winning vineyard

Years of careful planning and investment has transformed a Dorset dairy farm into an award-winning vineyard and winery of international repute

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Education

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As Talbot Heath School gets ready to host Modernism on Sea, a festival celebrating the art and culture of the 1930s, its Head, Angharad Holloway explains the inspiration behind the event

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Mary Arnal the new head at St Mary's Shaftesbury

Mary Arnal, the new head at St Mary’s Shaftesbury, is relishing taking the school to a more global level and inspiring its pupils to aim high, be creative and make a real difference in the world

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Food & Drink

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Dorset really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Furleigh Estate - a former dairy farm transformed into an award-winning vineyard

Years of careful planning and investment has transformed a Dorset dairy farm into an award-winning vineyard and winery of international repute

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Friday, July 15, 2016

This is your chance to vote and support Dorset’s finest food and drink businesses. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s awards, we are delighted to launch the 2016 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Dorset Martini

A perfect martini requires just two ingredients – gin and vermouth – or does it?

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Jack and Pete

Whether it’s champagne and oysters or fish and chips there are some truly delicious fishy partnerships, and that also extends to the amazing range of people involved in this year’s award-winning Dorset Seafood Festival

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People

10:44

No birthday is complete without balloons, presents and most importantly, a birthday cake. In light of this, the Capability Brown Festival are launching Brown’s Birthday Bake - a competition to create a birthday cake for 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

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Tue, 15:30
Patrick Jones. Photo: Ewen MacDonald

An exciting exhibition of three highly-acclaimed South West-based artists comes to Lyme Regis this month. Carol Burns finds out more

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Tue, 10:42
British Olympic Sailing Team 2016 © Jesús Renedo/Sailing Energy

Some of the Britain’s most talented Olympic sailors live and train in Dorset. Abi Butcher finds out about their preparations for Rio 2016 and their passion for the county they call home

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Trampolinist Nathan Bailey in action (Photo by Alan Edwards)

Andy Greeves profiles some athletes flying the flag for both Great Britain and Dorset at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Kerry-Louise McGeachy

Kerry-Louise McGeachy, Divisional Manager for Victim Support Dorset, reveals the role played by the charity and how you could help support victims in your local community

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 09:59
The stunning cottage garden at Hilltop is at its best this month

There are many unusual and colourful gardens opening across the county for the NGS this month

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Build a home that's truly yours

You have always wanted to build your own home, but all of the television shows and how-to books make it seem like an impossible feat, or is it?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sculpture by the Lakes - planting and sculpture in harmony

There are some stunning venues opening for the NGS in Dorset this month as well as more Open Gardens to admire

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ailsa Wilson creates beautiful maritime designs in a former beach hut, says Carol Burns

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