Posts from the ‘Culture’ category

British Library reveals Dorset songs and stories

A NEW service from the British Library allows users to search through an online map of Dorset for old recordings of songs and stories.

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Colin Varndell donates images for new Dorset Wildlife Trust calendar

I WAS thinking the other day about Colin Varndell, because I was trying to draw up a list in my head of excellent West Dorset people…

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Great US photos launch new Dorset art project

SO, WEST DORSET has a new artistic venue: Axen Farm outside Symondsbury. Probably just two miles from Bridport town centre, but it feels startlingly like another world, as you suddenly rock up towards the…

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Old Jurassic Coast photos and stories wanted

PHOTOGRAPHS and stories from along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon are being sought to help explain the past and perhaps shape the future.…

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Found on Chesil Beach wearing women’s underwear

In the latest issue of the London Review of Books, the essayist Stefan Collini reviews a new book by Jeremy Lewis, Shades of Greene: One Generation of…

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Bridport backs plans to save historic Institute

MORE time is being sought for work on a plan to turn Bridport’s old Literary and Scientific Institute into a new Heritage and Study Centre incorporating…

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Bridport Open Studios: Kit Glaisyer on painting West Dorset’s ancient landscape

ST MICHAEL’S Studios in Bridport are open to visitors this Bank Holiday Weekend, 10-5pm Sat – Mon. Kit Glaisyer writes here about his participation. I GREW…

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Dorset given £30,000 for poetry

NEARLY £30,000 is going to be spent in Dorset on a scheme to get young people writing and performing poetry. The county is to get a…

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Are carnivals relevant to West Dorset countryside and coast?

An opinion piece about plans to spend £45,000 studying carnivals along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon IS THIS country too anchored in its…

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£45,000 questions for Bridport, Lyme Regis and Weymouth carnivals

NEARLY £45,000 is being offered to a student able and willing to spend three years studying carnivals along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon. “Studying” here means…

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