THE JOYS of learning will be celebrated at an event in Dorchester this weekend as part of a national initiative.

The Dorchester Celebration of Learning at the Corn Exchange this Saturday will offer people the chance to have a go at community singing, learn about digital photography or try circus skills.

There will also be a range of other workshops and taster sessions at the event run by unionlearn, the education arm of the Trades Union Congress, and the Dorset County Council Unison branch, from 10am to 3pm.

Keith Hatch from unionlearn said: “Thousands of people from all over the country will be joining in the Celebration of Learning activities either in their place of work or, like the event in Dorchester, in a community space.

“Unionlearn is really pleased to be working with the Dorset County Council branch of Unison to put all these sessions, activities and tasters.

“The event is free and open to everyone, just drop by and have a go.”

For more details, contact the Unison office on 01305 224436 or email