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Durnovaria Digest: Wednesday 18 September - Friday October 18
10:52am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A CHARITY runner who bared his feet for his cause has been highlighted as an example to others in a national campaign.
Rik Vanhoutteghem, pictured above, raised £3,000 towards a new home for the Durnovaria Silver Band after running in bare feet for 24 hours.
He has now been awarded the title of a Give More Star as part of an initiative that is challenging people to follow the examples of people like Rik and do more for charities and good causes.
For more information about the scheme visit givemorechallenge.org
Bid for jobs
THE Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District) is doing its bit to boost employment in the town by helping to spread the word about vacancies.
BID levy payers can upload details of any vacant posts at dorchesterdorset.co.uk and they will have it posted online as well as tweeted to 3,000 followers across the BID’s three Twitter accounts.
Project director for the Dorchester BID Phil Gordon said he hoped this was just one of several positive things the BID could do to support local firms as the county town continues to defy the national economic landscape.
AN INSPIRATIONAL play looking at American GIs in Dorset will be performed at Dorchester Arts Centre on Friday, October 18.
The play from State of Play will be held at 8pm, after the annual general meeting of DEED (Development Education in Dorset) from 6.15pm.
There will also be a chance to look at DEED’s We Were Here exhibition on the Dorset GIs before the performance.
For information about the AGM or if you wish to attend call 01202 875411 or email email@example.com Tickets for the play cost £9 or £7 for concessions and can be bought by calling 01305 266926.
A SIX-WEEK course looking at the Power of The Press v The People starts tomorrow.
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is running the course, which promises to offer an introduction to the world of sociology and the media.
Sessions are at the Dorford Centre from 2.15pm on Thursdays.
For more information contact Anne Jonathan on 01305 269510.
ON September 22, 1629, politician and lawyer Francis Ashley was confirmed as recorder in the new charter granted to Dorchester.
The former MP had been sitting regularly at Dorchester since 1625 after becoming Kings’ Serjeant. In parliament Ashley had been sympathetic to the puritan cause and was imprisoned himself in April 1628 by the House of Lords for speaking against liberty of the subject.
However, he was released when he recanted and craved pardon. After his death in 1635 he was buried at St Peter’s Church in Dorchester.
In it to win it
Dorchester Town Football Club is holding a prize bingo event at the Avenue Stadium on Friday.
There will be a number of prizes up for grabs as well as a cash jackpot.
All are welcome to come along and join in the fun, with doors opening at 6.30pm and eyes down at 7.30pm.
It’s a chilly start to Market Day in Dorchester, so when you are done do pop in for warming hot chocolate, or your favourite coffee #comfort Cafe Paninis @Cafepaninis Today is Market Day in Dorchester! Browse the variety of indoor and outdoor stalls, inc. local produce, plants and more at Fairfield Car Park.
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What’s on in Dorchester
- Dorchester BID AGM at the Dorford Centre from 5.30pm
Saturday, September 21
- Salsa Cascara will be holding a Party Night at the Trinity Club from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Visit salsa cascara.co.uk or call 07870 520340 Thursday, september 26
- Piano and saxophone duo Illumine will be performing at a lunchtime concert at the Dorset County Museum from 1pm. Entry is free with a £3 donation encouraged
Friday, September 27
- The remarkable seamanship of William Bligh of The Bounty will be discussed at a talk at Brownsword Hall in Poundbury. Tickets cost £3.50 in advance and are available from Stitchinghouse Design in Pummery Square or Poundbury Garden Centre. On the night any available tickets will be £4
Saturday, September 28
- Cherry Lee Mewis will be performing Da Blues at Dorchester Arts Centre from 8pm. For tickets and information call 01305 266926
Tuesday, October 1
- The Dorchester Quakers are holding a Meeting for Worship in the Quiet Space in Poundbury. The event, which runs from 2pm to 2.30pm, is being held to mark Quaker Week and all are welcome to attend
Thursday, October 3
- Legendary Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and raconteur Andy Irvine will be performing at Dorchester Arts Centre from 8pm. Call 01305 266926
Friday, October 4
- Casualty star Catherine Shipton will be performing in the play Soldiers' Wives at Dorchester Arts Centre from 8pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 013056 266926
Monday, October 7
- An exhibition telling the stories of African American GIs stationed in Dorset during the Second World War is coming to the Dorchester Arts Centre on from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 18. The free exhibition will be on display from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 18 from 10am to 4pm daily except Sundays Saturday
- The Dorchester Arts Centre is hosting a performance of Floating, a one-woman show about a high dependency nurse, from 8pm. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for members and there will be a limited number at £5 for NHS staff. Call 01305 266926
- St George’s Church Hall in Fordington is holding a Table Top Craft Sale in on Saturday, October 12. The sale will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm with tables available for £10. To book a table email Yvonne Lee at email@example.com Friday,
- Dorchester Arts Centre will host a performance of GI Joe in Dorset from 8pm. Tickets cost £9 or £7 for members and concessions. Call 01305 266926 for tickets. For more information visit stateofplayarts.co.uk
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