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Larmer Tree Festival Raises Over £6,000

27/07/2012
Larmer Tree Festival is extremely pleased to announce it has raised over £6,000 for its first ever charity partner - the MS Society. Kick starting the fundraising, 60-year old Founder and Co-Director of the festival, James Shepard ran this year’s London Marathon in aid of the charity and beat his personal challenge to cross the finishing line in under four hours - he completed the course in a very impressive time of 3:46:37, which placed he a brilliant 77th in his age group.
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Eyes On The Prizes

26/07/2012
Julia’s House is seeking auction prizes for its Enchanted Garden Ball in September. Items offered up so far include premiership tickets, golf and spa days, a limited edition Farrow & Ball Sky box and a VIP pass to filming of the popular television show Mock The Week.
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Camp Bestival 2012 Has Officially Sold Out!

24/07/2012
*ALL WEEKEND TICKETS HAVE GONE* *STRICTLY LIMITED AMOUNT OF DAY TICKETS ON SALE – DON’T MISS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO JOIN US*
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Summer Holidays at Dorset County Museum

23/07/2012
When the school holidays begin, many people, and families in particular, look for interesting things to do and places to visit locally. The good news is that Dorset County Museum is working hard to meet these needs over the summer.
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Purbeck Celebration of Youth 2012

10/07/2012
Due to extreme weather conditions, we very much regret that the above event is postponed until Saturday 15th September due to King Georges Field being waterlogged. We will be re-locating to Sandpit Field for this new date to celebrate this Olympic Event for the youth of Purbeck. Please look out for further details in September issue of The Gazette.
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Young Poets Can Get Older!

06/07/2012
United Press is changing the age limit on its Young Poets Of The Year book, from under 16’s to under 19’s. It’s free to enter and all young poets accepted for this annual compilation get five free copies.
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Black Beauty Brought to Life on the Stage

05/07/2012
FOR THE FIRST TIME: SPECTACULAR THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TO TOUR UK STATELY AND COUNTRY HOMES IN THE SUMMER 2012. A spectacular open-air theatrical production of the iconic book Black Beauty is set to tour the UK this summer at some of the most magnificent Heritage and country houses in Britain. This is the first time that the hugely popular Anna Sewell novel, which has sold over 50 million copies world-wide, has ever been adapted for the stage.
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Lighthouse to Hold Panto Auditions

03/07/2012
Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for Arts, is holding Open Auditions on Friday 7th September at the venue for youngsters aged 8 – 19 to take part in its third homegrown panto, Aladdin, which opens on Friday 7th December, and stars Ray Quinn in the lead role.
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Sculpture Exhibition for Charity

29/06/2012
An exhibition and sale of sculpture, pottery and stained glass produced by top Dorset artists is being held from 13th to 16th July to raise funds and awareness for Lewis-Manning Hospice and national children’s charity DEBRA.
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360 Screening for Olympic Wildlife

27/06/2012
Dorset’s landscapes and wildlife are hitting the really big screen this summer with 360 degree Olympic screenings. Two new films by Dorset Wildlife Trust will be showing at the ICCI360 Arena in Weymouth as part of The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea, Maritime Mix.
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Charity Comedy Night

26/06/2012
Bridport student Nidhi Rao is hosting a charity comedy night on the 5th July to raise money to travel to Sri Lanka to assist with vital charity work. Nidhi will be working in a small village school.
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Kite Extraordinary

26/06/2012
Over 120 children took to the fields to fly their own handmade Kites at The Lady St Mary First School’s First Annual Kite Festival in Wareham.
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