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Purbeck Urged To Submit Some Scribbles!

21/03/2013
Imaginative Purbeck individuals in are being reminded to get doodling for one of the UK’s most popular personal planners – with the winning efforts featuring in thousands of its 2014 and 2015 diaries. Dodo Pad is encouraging people to submit their illustrations ahead of a March 28 deadline, as part of the brand’s association with National Doodle Day. Dodo Pad’s managing director Rebecca Jay said the weirdest and most wonderful doodles would be welcomed, as long as they were accompanied with a £2 donation for Epilepsy Action in the process.uld be a part of.”
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SaturdaySun To Play Dorchester Arts Centre

20/02/2013
One of the most exciting bands to emerge on the music scene is hot new band SaturdaySun who will be playing at Dorchester Arts Centre on Friday 1 March at 8pm. Tipped by everyone from Music Week Magazine to BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as a band to watch in 2013, SaturdaySun create some of the most mesmerising and powerful sounds around from their base in an abandoned grammar school in Swanage. SaturdaySun create a sound that is as mesmerising and intricate plugged-in as it is stripped back and acoustic. It’s a sound that hints of americana, folk, rock, blues, even grunge influences all melted into a sound that is pure SaturdaySun.
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Illustrated Caucasus Talk At Dorset County Museum

28/01/2013
Illustrated Talk at Dorset County Museum Undiscovered Caucasus: Art, Archaeology and Architecture in Georgia by Roger Peers Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm Imagine an undiscovered pocket of medieval Europe. Not some over-sanitised over-run enclave tucked away in the Alps, but situated in far-off mountains somewhere to the east of Turkey! A place where one can come across a stupendous Romanesque cathedral in the middle of nowhere; no running the gauntlet of car parks and tour coaches, gift shops and cafes, nothing more than sheep grazing in fields that run up to the walls. A magnificently rich heritage of churches, monasteries and frescoes, of spectacular ruined castles perched on mountain crags and walled towns all set against the majestic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains. Georgia is all this and more. Still largely undiscovered, few realise the astonishing wealth and diversity beyond the capital Tbilisi. A marvellous cluster of many cultures, ancient history, extraordinary medieval dwelling towers, mountain top churches, unique cuisine and breathtaking high mountain villages only approachable by 4x4s.
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Jurassic Coast Photographic Competition

15/01/2013
There are just a few weeks left to enter the Jurassic Coast photography competition and the chance of a stake in its £1800 prize fund. The 2013 Jurassic Coast Award photography competition is open to anyone who can lay their hands on a camera and recognise a different angle or view of the Jurassic Coast when they see one. The competition, which has a closing date of 25 February, celebrates the internationally recognised Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site (The Jurassic Coast), and is sponsored by the Fine Family Foundation and endorsed by the Jurassic Coast Trust.
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Swanage Comedy Club Announces January Date

26/12/2012
The next Swanage Comedy Night will be held at the Royal British Legion on January 26th. Following the enormous success of the Swanage Comedy Festivals over recent years, organisers have now branched-out to get a regular professional comedy club running on a regular basis in Purbeck. Currently held at the Royal British Legion, in Swanage, where a new venue has been created, the club night held in December was a sell-out success. The night of the 26th promises another smash-hit, with MC Sean Percival hosting the night's comedy. Comedians George Egg, Jonny Awsum and Tommy Rowson will be entertaining throught the evening.
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Take To The Sea This Boxing Day!

21/12/2012
Swanage is gearing up not just for Christmas, but also for the annual Boxing Day Swim. Each year on Boxing Day morning, townsfolk raise money for charity by braving the cold water (often in a wild array of fancy dress) for a brief swim. Hundreds of spectators usually attend and this event has swiftly become a local favourite.
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Children Can Win an IPad Mini, reading a poem.

31/10/2012
Represent your region: children from across the south west are invited to record themselves reading a poem - and could win an iPad Mini! Little Nonsense, launching this winter, is a collection of children's verse from established poet and illustrator Colin West - with a difference. The app (available for tablets and smartphones) will not only contain hilarious nonsense poems and beautiful illustrations, but also features games inspired by the verse - can you turn Auntie Agnes's Cat into a tiger? Or get the crab safely to the top of the beach? - and will include recordings of children from all over the UK reading the rhymes aloud.
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Inspire’ – Contemporary Crafts at Durlston Castle.

30/10/2012
This November an amazing exhibition of contemporary crafts comes to the Fine Foundation Gallery at Durlston Castle. ‘Inspire’ features the work of over 150 different UK artists and makers, with work ranging from textiles and glass to ceramics, paintings, automata and more. Work has been selected by Walford Mill Crafts – one of England’s leading craft galleries.
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Adopt a Lucky Black Cat from Margaret Green

19/10/2012
Spookiest day of the year? Adopt a lucky black cat from Dorset’s oldest rescue! Margaret Green Animal Rescue is packed with black cats this Halloween and is appealing to Dorset’s animal-lovers to consider a ‘lucky’ addition to the family.
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Half-term Capers in Purbeck

13/10/2012
Keep the children active this half term with host of Halloween antics at Purbeck Sports Centre. From Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November, there are lots of activities to keep them busy including tennis, football, lacrosse and gymnastics.
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Whose Story Is It Anyway? - Improvised Theatre

10/10/2012
Whose Story Is It Anyway? Improvised theatre for kids. Saturday 20 October 2pm. Dorchester Arts Centre. What happened when Harry Potter discovered he had a twin called Larry? Or when Charlie built his own Chocolate Factory? Come and find out!
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Full Spectrum - Lighthouse, Poole

04/10/2012
Full Spectrum, a fascinating exhibition of original contemporary work by members of Bournemouth Arts Club, opens at Lighthouse Gallery from Saturday 6th October - Saturday 3rd November, reflecting the diversity of current artistic practice.
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