Arts & Entertainment

Leweston performing arts scholarships deadline fast approaching

SCHOLARSHIPS are available at Leweston School for budding actors and more – but get your applications in soon! The deadline…

Photo: Steve Ullathorne.

‘Ricky Gervais stole my act’: Stewart Lee interview

STEWART Lee talks about artistic responsibility, writing a sitcom for Ant and Dec, and why he doesn’t want to…

The statue is set to go on display in Shaftesbury later this year

Rare 15th-century statue to go on show in Shaftesbury thanks to £22k grant

A RARE 15th-century statue will be put on show in Shaftesbury later this year. Arts Council England has awarded Shaftesbury…

Swanage's Mowlem Theatre and the mill in Sturminster Newton are among those to receive funding

Dorset arts groups and museums handed £450,000 in funding boost

ARTS organisations and museums in Dorset have been handed more than £450,000 in funding. Dorset Council’s Organisational Revenue Support Fund…

The Wriggle Valley Players are marking 25 years on the stage

Am dram group Wriggle Valley players plans ball to mark 25 years on the stage

AN amateur dramatic group is planning something special to mark 25 years on the stage. Fresh from the success of…

Josie da Bank with the new Camp Bestiival Explorer's Passport, left

New Explorer’s Passport for youngsters at Camp Bestival

YOUNG people attending this year’s Camp Bestival in Dorset can enjoy a raft of activities – and log them…

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has received a knighthood. Picture: Paul Jones

Arise the Sir in shorts! Michael Eavis leads New Year Honours in Somerset, Dorset and beyond

A KNIGHTHOOD for Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis leads the New Year Honours in Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and beyond…

Moose Allain, inset, with Sandford Orcas

The unusual way Dorset towns shaped renowned artist’s latest creations…

A WEST country artist – who illustrated the BBC Pointless book and frequently contributes to Private Eye – has…

The Rev James Dudley-Smith with station manager, Steve Haigh. Picture: Len Copeland

Rev turns DJ for special Christmas Day carols radio show

A REV turned DJ for a special Christmas show to be broadcast today (December 25). The Rector of St John’s…

Shine 21, the Dorset DS Buddy Club, held its first ball at Port Regis School in Shaftesbury

PICTURES: Youngsters attend inaugural Shine 21 fundraising ball

YOUNG adults with Downs Syndrome or learning difficulties got the chance to waltz off into the night at a…