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Inspiration for your free time issue 4 JUNE 2013




The top eateries in the county

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Inspiration for your free time Contents In this issue we bring you a Dorset Summer Dining Guide bringing you a selection of the top eateries the county has to offer. Dorset truly is a haven of tasty delights; there’s everything from quality steak houses, chocolate shops, fine dining a la carte menus, outside terraces to fancy delis. There’s plenty for young, budding foodies to enjoy too – get them interested in what’s on their plate from a young age! Don’t forget it’s Father’s Day on Sunday 16 June so feel free to use our Guide as inspiration… We’ve also continued with our Festival Guide as last month’s issue was so popular! We’ve teamed up with some great festivals for you to win tickets to.

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FESTIVAL TICKETS! blissfields 05-07 julY

Win a pair of tickets to Blissfields, an intimate festival for all the family to enjoy. Headliners include Mystery Jets and Bastille.

Camp Bestival 01 – 04 August

Win a family ticket for 4 (2 adults, 2 children) to this magical festival at Lulworth Castle. Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, the line-up includes The Levellers, Labrinth and Take That’s Mark Owen!

Melplash Show

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Win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to this year’s Melplash Agricultural Show in West Bay, Bridport. This is a showcase and celebration for local farmers, producers, growers and craftsmen in the area.

Reading Festival 23-25 August

Win a pair of full weekend camping tickets to Reading Festival – the line-up is bigger and better than ever! Headliners include pop-punk pioneers Green Day, global rap icon Eminem and Biffy Clyro.

CONTACT DETAILS 01202 788332

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Watchet Festival 23 -25 AUGUST

Win a pair of tickets to West Somerset’s top festival – it’s the perfect place to spend August Bank Holiday weekend! Line-up features Showaddywaddy and The Hoosiers.



Rancho Steak House is THE place to be in Dorset for the best quality steaks and cuisine. Situated on the beautiful Poole Quay the restaurant is welcoming, with the option of your own booth, the décor a warm orange with cow hides on the walls. Their tempting menu offers the finest cuts of meat, succulent chicken, fresh seafood and even vegetarian options. The Caribbean ribs are a firm favourite; two racks of baby back pork ribs with a costa picante glaze will leave you licking your fingers. The juiciest steaks that South America offers are lovingly prepared just how you like them. Try the Trio Rancho for a combination of tenderloin, sirloin and rump steaks. Rancho Poole has a sister restaurant in Southampton and keep an eye out for their new restaurant opening soon in Bournemouth. Book your table Tel: 01202 682020

Best views in town, outstanding food, an exotic ambience, remarkable cocktails… where are we talking about? It’s got to be Aruba on Bournemouth seafront.


Priding itself on its Caribbean atmosphere, Aruba possesses tropical palm trees and an island cocktail bar with 180-degree panoramic sea views. If the sun is shining, it truly is the place to be; dinner and drinks can be enjoyed on the sun terrace looking out onto Bournemouth’s golden sandy beaches. Food is served from 9am – 10pm and there is a breakfast menu, a restaurant menu and a children’s menu. The extensive restaurant menu is separated into old favourites, tastes of the world, salads, pizzas and desserts. If you’re in need of some comforting on a rainy day then head down to Aruba for hot chocolate and waffles or if the sun is out we suggest their zingy raspberry Cosmo! Call 01202 554211 to book a table. For more information visit


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Coffee #1

winton, bournemouth

If you’re looking for a charming and rustic coffee shop serving wholesome sandwiches, fresh juices and delicious cakes, Coffee#1 is the place! Coffee#1 has been transformed from the old Dorothy Perkins store and is brand new to Winton, Bournemouth. It serves up the finest ethical and gourmet coffee as well as a selection of wraps, sandwiches, paninis and buttery teacakes. There is a comfortable living-room feel; its shelves are packed with vintage books and it boasts a log-stocked fireplace. 401 Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2AJ


Masala Bay



Kino Lounge is a relatively new indie business that celebrates quality food, art and the local community.

If you’re looking for an exclusive Indian restaurant with an ambient atmosphere, Masala Bay is perfect for you.

Serving up delicious pizzas, pastas and Mediterranean mezze in a refined and stylish atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening.

There are British curry favourites as well as a selection of alternative traditional dishes on their menu. Their Clay Oven Specialities are very popular and include Wild Duck Shashlik and King Prawn Shashlik. The Thali dishes are also highly recommended – choose between vegetable and meat Thali and enjoy a range of delicacies from all over India.

Kino is driven by its support for local artists and their innovative ideas. There are local paintings decorating the walls lending a gallery-style to the modern restaurant.

Call 01202 486120 to book a table. For more information visit

Call 01202 552588 to book a table. For more information visit




mallams restaurant



Established by husband and wife team Andy and Claire Burnet, Chococo have been making delicious, handmade chocolates since 2002.

Owned and established by Steve and Janice Gosson, Mallams has been serving delicious food since 1990 on Weymouth’s harbourside.

Their shop and chocolate café ‘Cocoa Central’ is located in the centre of Swanage; all chocolates are made inhouse at ‘The Chocolate Shed’ nearby Wareham.

The restaurant is located within a gorgeous Tudor Grade II listed building that oozes character. There are a variety of menus, including an a la carte menu, a fixed price menu and a mouth-watering dessert menu. The restaurant is family friendly, offering a junior gourmet menu for any young, budding foodies.

As proud ethical chocolate makers, Chococo create an array of truffles and chocolates, as well as clusters, slabs and bars.

Call 01305 776757 to book a table. For more information visit

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Always using fresh (and whenever available, locally sourced) produce the Corner Restaurant serves a tantalising blend of contemporary cuisine and classic couplings that deliver a memorable dining experience. Situated in the picturesque town of Swanage the Corner Restaurant is a must. The restaurant has been completely refurbished and offers a stylish and warmly decorated restaurant on 2 floors. For an evening of fine dining for that special occasion, The Corner restaurant is the place to be. 1 Institute Road, Swanage BH19 1BT Tel: 01929 424969


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With idyllic views across Portland Harbour, The Boat That Rocks serves coffee and cakes, lunch, afternoon snacks, drinks and dinner.

Standing on the banks of the River Frome in Wareham, the beautiful Priory Hotel is very special indeed. If you’re looking for peace and tranquility then this is exactly what you get.

If you’ve heard or seen the 2009 Richard Curtis movie of the same name - that was filmed in Portland Harbour!

The hotel stands in four acres of English cottage gardens and offers highly accomplished menus for both lunch and dinner. In the summertime (if the sun decides to venture out!), lunch is served alfresco on the terrace overlooking the river.

After having a sneak peek at the Dinner Menu, we’d pick the chargrilled Portobello mushroom burger and chocolate fondant for dessert. Delicious! Call 01305 823000 to book a table. For more information visit


Call 01929 551666 to book a table. For more information visit

Durlston Castle at Durlston Country Park has its own stylish restaurant called Seventhwave. With a fresh, contemporary menu that showcases Purbeck produce, you can choose to eat indoors or outdoors; both with stunning views of the Jurassic coastline. Ingredients on the menu are sourced locally, from lobster to sea bass; cheese to cider. Head Chef Jason North and his team of professionals create dishes full of flavour. Are you looking for something extra special? You can hire out the restaurant for special events, or even the whole castle on certain evenings! Fit for a Princess… Make sure you leave plenty of time within your visit to explore the surroundings and visit the Fine Foundation Gallery below the restaurant. Call 01929 421111 to book a table. For more information visit



The Stable




The Marquis of Lorne is a 16th century country pub and inn nestled in the hills of Nettlecombe.

Serving up an amazing range of pizza, pies and salads, The Stable is located in Bridport and Weymouth – and there is soon to be one in Bath too!

Offering lunch and evening meals of exceptional quality, there’s guaranteed to be something to whet your appetite! After browsing the menu, we like the sound of panroasted fresh asparagus to start, lamb’s liver served with bacon and mustard battered onions for main and a warm banana waffle to finish!

The Stable proudly source prime local ingredients from Dorset’s finest growers and producers to create West Country inspired dishes. Take our word for it, the pizzas are heavenly! We recommend ‘The Bridport Blaster’ which is a tasty concoction of local chopped pork, chilli, garlic, red onion, basil leaves, mushrooms, tomato and mozzarella.

Call 01308 485236 to book a table. For more information visit


Call 01308 426876 to book a table. For more information visit

Sladers Yard’s warm friendly café is open every day serving fresh, locally produced, home-cooked food and drinks. Specialising in Mediterranean and Moorish cooking, the menu offers seafood, mezze platters to share, imaginative meat and vegetarian meals and beautiful salads. Don’t miss their homebaked cakes, snacks and puddings, with very good coffee, every kind of tea and infusion, locally brewed beers, ciders and fruit juices with a full bar and delicious wine list. The Café also puts on a varied programme of events including live music, artists’ talks and poetry. A magical setting for a private party or wedding reception, Sladers Yard offers sit-down dinners for up to fifty or buffet, bar and dancing for a hundred. An exceptional Georgian former rope warehouse in West Bay harbour, Sladers Yard is full of history and character. The gallery is highly respected, showing contemporary British art and craft with Petter Southall’s stunning furniture. Check out the Norwegian Seafood Dinner on Friday 14 June. Call 01308 459511 or visit for more info.


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This restaurant is located in a beautiful grade II listed Georgian house, decorated in 18th century style. With original antique furnishings, guests eat by candlelight in its exquisite setting.


Spanning two floors and four rooms, the restaurant serves a choice of lunch menu, a la carte evening menu and children’s menu. Private dining is also available. As part of last year’s Bridport’s Festival of Culture, Michelinstarred chef Russell Brown held a pop-up restaurant competition. Beach & Barnicott’s chef David Lane won out of four competing chefs from local restaurants – testament to the amazing cuisine this restaurant serves. As well as being a top restaurant, Beach & Barnicott also provide a fantastic programme of live music, poetry slams and comedy. Every Friday night is live music night – don’t miss it! Call 01308 455688 to book a table. For more information visit



Whether it’s easy-going moules-frites you’re after, a market-day brunch or morning coffee and cakes, The Bull Hotel has got what it takes. Offering relaxed and rustic food, the restaurant is bustling and popular. Head Chef Mattias Larsson bakes all bread, cakes and scones in-house; the menu changes daily. If you fancy a cocktail while catching the last of the evening sunshine, we recommend a visit to their idyllic courtyard garden, complete with bunting and fairy lights. The Bull Hotel is a former 16th century boutique-coaching inn, lovingly restored by owners Richard and Nikki Cooper. It’s perfect accommodation if you’re looking for a fusion of market town energy, rural charm and coastal beauty. Call 01308 422878 to book a table. For more information visit



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The Three Wishes sits in the heart of Sherborne, offering a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy quality dishes.

Located in Tarrant Valley in Blandford, this is a traditional country pub with bucket loads of charm. The pub is a fusion of rustic and modern décor after a comprehensive refurbishment in 2006. The pub offers luxury en-suite rooms alongside a delicious lunch and evening menu.

Their menus feature fresh fish, meats and cheeses from Dorset. Choose between their breakfast café menu, daytime café menu and evening restaurant menu. They were recently awarded a Gold Award in the Taste of the West Awards in recognition of their dedication to locally sourced produce.

Weather-permitting you can enjoy the food outside in their large garden overlooking the fields beyond. Call 01258 452209 to book a table. For more information visit

Call 01935 817777 to book a table. For more information visit

BEGGARs’ BANquet Cafe

Situated just off Shaftesbury High Street, the café serves delicious vegetarian cuisine, fresh smoothies, coffees and a selection of mouth-watering cakes.


This veggie heaven serves up delicious falafel burgers, chilli bean burritos, pesto linguini and halloumi wraps. The menu also offers food for vegan diets. The cakes are all baked on-site – they make their own spelt wheat bread, brownies, flapjacks and other cakes! Quirky and eye-catching, the walls of the old stable are decorated with vintage vinyls. When the sun is shining, it’s the perfect place to enjoy alfresco dining in their courtyard. Don’t miss their Caribbean Night on Friday 14 June where they will be serving delicious food, classic cocktails and there’ll be live music to accompany the celebrations. Call 01747 850332 to book a table. For more information visit




The Potting Shed



This rustic deli café is located on the edge of Poundbury, serving a range of freshly prepared hot and cold dishes.

This cosy hotel offers a relaxing stay alongside an awardwinning lounge and restaurant, using only the finest raw ingredients from the best suppliers in the county.

The deli is an offspring of Olives et Al, the East Dorset suppliers of Mediterranean olives, oils and balsamics. Come rain or shine you can enjoy seasonal menus including breakfast, elevenses, deli & grazing boards, afternoon tea and snacks & sides. Your foodie wishes are their command!

The restaurant is stylish and charming, with oak-beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces lending to its unique character. The lounge is the perfect spot to unwind after dinner in front of the fire with a coffee or a vintage brandy! Call 01305 262382 to book a table. For more information visit

Call 01305 216788 or visit for more information.

SIENNA RESTAURANT Sienna was opened in 2003 by Chef Russell Brown and Elena Brown. It swiftly gained a reputation across the county for fine food and wine.


With fewer than 20 seats it is one of Dorset’s smaller eateries, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in quality! Sienna was awarded a Michelin star in 2010 and also holds 3 AA rosettes. It’s the first restaurant since 1983 to receive a Michelin star in Dorchester, so don’t forget about this gem – it’s right on your doorstep! Rest assured you can bring budding foodies to the restaurant as long as they are over the age of 12 and happy to eat from the normal menu.

Call 01305 250022 to book a table. For more information visit



Tierra Kitchen lyme regis This is a vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Lyme Regis alongside The Town Mill Bakery and the Old Mill. It’s perfect for veggies and non-veggies looking to try out the best in vegetarian cuisine. Delicious and healthy vegetarian dishes are served for brunch, lunch and dinner. Weather permitting you can sit outside on the streamside terrace and tuck in to veggie delights. Enjoy a flavour-packed meal with a Spanish, French and North African influence. If you simply can’t decide then you can sample the menu with a range of tapas style dishes. Call 01297 445189 to book a table. For more information visit

Overlooking the harbour in Lyme Regis, Hix Oyster & Fish House is easily one of the most picturesque spots in Dorset to enjoy fresh British seafood.


Local fish and seafood is served in a light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs. No fussy décor, just great food! If the weather’s nice then you can enjoy fresh fish at their outside eating bar. We had a sneak peek at their sample menu and would either opt for Lyme Bay scallops or Torbay lemon sole accompanied by a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. To celebrate the seafood of Lyme Bay, don’t miss The Crab Feast on Wednesday 12 June at the Marine Theatre. Mark Hix and several well-known faces will host the three-course crab meal.

Hix & Oyster House

Call 01297 446910 to book a table. For more information visit

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13-16 June

05-07 July

01-04 August

One of the grand slams in the festival calendar, this year’s line-up features Ellie Goudling, Bon Jovi, The Stone Roses and The Killers!

An eccentric musical carnival which sees an amazing line-up of musicians over the weekend including Keane, Squeeze and Beverley Knight.

Great music in a family-friendly atmosphere in one of the most beautiful villages in Hampshire. Artists include The Waterboys, Dexys 10cc and Rolf Harris.





29-30 June Brand new for Poole this year, Folk on the Quay features internationally renowned artists including Spiers & Boden. Expect street ceilidhs and Morris dancing too.


12-13 July This is an annual festival of sport and music held at Sandbanks, Britain’s premier beach location. Expect a fusion of glamour and sport with a beach party vibe.

23-25 August More stages, more bands and even more entertainment for this year! Line-up features pop-punk pioneers Green Day and global rap icon Eminem.





19-20 July Held in 45 acres of farmland in Dartmoor, the line-up for this year is second to none, including The Boomtown Rats and Billy Bragg.

An intimate festival for all the family to enjoy set in the Hampshire countryside. Bastille and Mystery Jets headline.

One of the largest agricultural shows in the area, celebrating local farmers, producers, growers and craftsmen.


The 18th annual festival brings together a range of music and art events. Benjamin Grosvenor headlines with an electrifying piano recital.

05-07 July

22 August

28 July A fabulous day at the Pig Hotel in the New Forest featuring The Magic Numbers, The Real Tuesday Weld and The Slow Show. Entry is just £10.

GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR 28 August – 01 September An annual event renowned for it celebration of how people lived, worked and played in the bygone years.


05-07 July


05-08 September

A fusion of yoga, music, dance, art and theatre over three days. The festival will leave you feeling rested, connected and joyful.

01-04 August

An award-winning festival held on the Isle of Wight. Elton John and Snoop Dogg headline… are you ready for love?

Endless fun for all the family at Lulworth Castle– guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Labrinth, The Levellers, Richard Hawley headline and a very special guest… Mark Owen (wow!)

LO BEACH PO 12-13 July 13

SD2 FESTIVAL 29 September A brand new festival for Brighton featuring the best of pop music: boy band The Wanted and multi-platinum selling girl group, The Saturdays.

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Asahi British Beach Polo Championship 2013 SANDBANKS, poole

The highlight of the south coast’s summer season is undoubtedly the British Beach Polo Championship held at Sandbanks, Poole.

12 - 13 JULY

Supported by some of the best arena polo players including Jamie Morrison, the festival promises excitement and glamour – both on and off the pitch. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be competing with Ireland keen to retain the title after a gripping final against Wales last year.


It’s a truly spectacular weekend; combining the spectator sport with the stunning Blue Flag beach, fashion shows and after dark parties. The title sponsors Asahi beer provide a refreshing balance to the flowing champagne and top quality food to fuel the dancing... Will you make the 1am Survivors’ Photo? Tickets are available from

WATCHET West Somerset 23 - 25 AUG Watchet LIVE is a not-for-profit family-friendly festival with amazing views of the West Somerset coastline. With more than 50 live acts over 3 stages, you’re sure of a range of highcalibre musical acts at a very affordable price. Showaddywaddy, The Hoosiers, Neville Staple and his band, Three Daft Monkeys, The Skints, Subgiant and old favesThe Wurzels ensure there’s music for every taste. Dreadzone’s hugely popular dub-reggae show will close the festival in style. For friendly ‘small festival’ vibes, WATCHET LIVE is the perfect place to spend August Bank Holiday weekend. For a range of ticket and camping options visit



Beaminster Festival 30 June - 07 July

left: Joglaressa

Festival buzz

Welcome to an exciting 8 days, bringing together some of the most talented artistes around. There’s something for everyone from literary talks, classical music, jazz and swing and more.


The Pig is a luxury hotel set in the heart of the New Forest. This year will see the venue creating a festival buzz with The Pig Mini-Fest, headlined by the Magic Numbers. In addition to the musical programme, The Pig will be serving up delicious flatbreads from their woodfired oven, complimented with Chase Distillery & Fevertree cocktails. Entrance to the festival is just £10.

Benjamin Grosvenor returns to the festival and headlines our programme of music with a piano recital. Go listen to the brilliant Brodsky Quartet, the Brook Street Band and Louis de Bernières, Joglaresa, and Stile Antico, the British vocal ensemble. This festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Sun 30 June

Illyria Open Air Theatre

2.30 pm

Manor North

The heartwarming tale of BABE:The Sheep pig, bought lovingly to life. Open from noon. Hog roast.

Mon 1 July

Ann Widdecombe

2.30 pm

St Marys

Best known as a forthright MP, broadcaster and journalist she will talk about her life as Strictly Ann.

Tues 2

William Dairymple


St Marys

The best selling author gives an illiustrated talk on his new book: Return of a King:The Battle for Afghanistan.

Tues 2


7.30 pm

St Marys

The British/Israeli/Irish/Arabic ensemble entertain with an exhilarating programme of medieval songs with compulsive rhythmic energy and fun.

Wed 3

Huw Lewis-Jones

2.30 pm

St Marys

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first conquest of Mt Everest, the former Curator of the Scott Polar Research Instite talks about the expedition with photographs taken at the time by the late George Lowe.

Wed 3

The Brook Street & Louis de Bernieres

7.30 pm

St Marys

The brilliant all female Brook Street Band combine with award winning author,Louis de Bernieres, to bring a glorious entertainment show about the life and music of George Handel.

Thur 4

Victoria Glendinning

2.30 pm

St Marys

The critically acclaimed biographer gives an illustrated talk on Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the charismatic founder of Singapore and London Zoo.

Thur 4

Benjamin Grosvenor Piano Rectal

7.30 pm

St Marys

Winner of the 2004 Young Musician of the Year Keyboard Final aged 11, his career has been meteoric and he is recognised internationally for his electrifying performances.

Fri 5

Paddy Ashdown

2.30 pm

St Marys

Paddy Ashdown gives an illustrated talk based on his best seller: A Brilliant Little Operation - The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of WW2.

Fri 5

Eclectica & Lizzie Ball

7.30 pm

School Hall

Formed in 2008, Eclectica’s rich and varied repetoire is a fusion of latin jazz, folk song and a wondrous diversity of music both inspirational, entertaining and fun.

Swinging at The Cotton Club

7.30 pm

School Hall

The music of 1920’s-30’s New York City, through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub- The Cotton Club. Swing with with Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra and the fabulous Jiving Lindy Hoppers.

Sat 6


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09 - 16 JUN

13 - 14 JUL

Bridport Food & Beer Festival

Dorset Seafood Festival



Now celebrating its tenth year, the festival is a full week of foodie fun that takes place in the bustling streets of Bridport and its surrounding areas. If you’re passionate about food and drink and where it comes from, then you’re in for a treat!

Weymouth Harbour is the perfect backdrop to the annual Dorset Seafood Festival which celebrates Dorset’s links with the sea and its fishing communities. With over 80 stalls, mouth-watering seafood menus, celebrity chefs including Mark Hix, Mat Follas and John Wright, local ales and tasty seafood treats, it’s a festival you really can’t afford to miss!

There is an array of events held across the 8 days, including a Bridport Bake-Off on Saturday 15 June. Budding bakers are invited to get creative with chocolate; roll a roulade, perfect a pavlova or decorate your dream cake! Bake-Off will be judged by special guest chef Lesley Waters.

The festival offers the opportunity to explore the journey our seafood takes from sea to plate whilst giving visitors a better understanding of the sea and the issues of sustainable fishing and environmental impact.

Or how about joining an Indian Cookery Masterclass? Held on Tuesday 12 June, Helen Choudhury of the Taj Mahal Restaurant will teach how to cook authentic Indian curry dishes.

The roads around the Old Harbour are closed to traffic for the weekend of the event to allow for festival visitors and the preparation and cooking of many different species of fish and shellfish.

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dream machines take over poole quay TUES poole, dorset

Coles Miller Dream Machines is a weekly event on Poole Quay every Tuesday, taking place until the end of September. The display features a wide range of models and makes. The entire Quay is closed off to all traffic except bikes; numbers of motorbikes regularly exceed 1000. To display a bike, you’ll need to buy an armband (£7 for the season, or £6 if bought in advance), but you’ll be able to enter the weekly “Bike of the Night” competition. Congratulations to Ian Middleton from Poole who won ‘Bike of the Night’ title on his gold Triumph in May. At the end of the season, the ‘Bike of the Year’ finale will offer cash prizes for the top three places. Spectator entry is free (although you might not get out without a tattoo!) For more information visit



REGENT CENTRE, christchurch This event is an absolute must for all petrol heads as Sky TV’s Grand Prix presenter and former 1995 British Grand Prix winner, Johnny Herbert takes to the stage. This is a unique chance to hear Johnny talking about motor racing , discuss the 12/13 Grand Prix season’s new regulations and Johnny’s triumph on winning Silverstone’s British Grand Prix. There will be an Eddie Jordan Formula One car on stage and if you’re really lucky the chance to sit in the car and have your photo taken with Johnny! Tickets are available from £18. For more information call the Box Office on 01202 499199 or visit


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The Goodwood Revival The Goodwood Revival is a spectacular step-back-in-time encompassing the very best in vintage fashion, spectacular motor racing, live music and air displays all set in the golden era of the 1940s, 50s & 60s. All visitors to the Revival are encouraged to come along dressed to the nines in yesteryear styles and the Revival Market is on hand to kit you out with the authentic look. A leading team of fashion gurus will be in search of the most immaculately groomed ladies and dapper gents, with prizes of champagne for the most fabulous fashionistas. This year Goodwood will pay homage to the double-world champion racing legend Jim Clark, as well as celebrating significant anniversaries, including 50 years since the development of the Ford GT40, and the 100th running of the Tour de France. The popular Goodwood Nine Hours will also be honoured with a 90-minute race into the dusk on the Friday of the Festival, and the Settrington Cup race for Austin J40 pedal cars will be back by popular demand. Aside from the exciting action on the track, there will be an impressive line-up of DJs and live acts, a delicious Revival street food market, along with many other attractions and performers who will be on hand to entertain Revivalists late into the evening. For more information visit


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In celebration of Go Ape’s 10th anniversary at its flagship course in Moors Valley Country Park, I was thrilled to be invited to swing through the trees like a monkey. I even got to zoom around on a Forest Segway! If you haven’t gone bananas at Go Ape before, then you are truly missing out! With 28 sites nationwide, it is the UK’s leading forest adventure company providing a truly thrilling and liberating experience. After full safety training, I was let loose into the forest canopy. The course took roughly two hours (but this varies depending on your confidence!) There are a variety of obstacles and crossings. I crawled through suspended barrels, climbed rope ladders and crossed rickety wooden stepping-stones. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find it challenging and at times rather daunting, especially the Tarzan Swings where you had to launch yourself off a platform and grab hold of the rope net in front of you. The zip wires were my favourite part of the Go Ape experience; I felt like I was flying above the beautiful forest. Once back on stable ground, I was invited to a celebratory BBQ with team members, Chief Gorillas, representatives from Help For Heroes and Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew who founded the company. In addition to Go Ape’s 10th birthday, Moors Valley is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary – double celebrations were in order! To mark a decade of adventure I was given the opportunity to tackle the trails of the forest on a Segway. Once I’d mastered the challenge of balancing, it was amazing to explore the forest floor and feel the wind in my face! I’d recommend Go Ape Moors Valley to anyone looking for a day out with a difference! Perfect for young and old family members, adults on hen or stag events, team-building activities or simply anyone wanting a bit of adventure… I left Moors Valley with a monkey-sized grin on my face! Book your Go Ape experience online at or call 0845 6439215 Go Ape Tree Top Adventure - £30 for Gorillas (18+) and £24 for Baboons (10-17 years) Go Ape Forest Segway - £30


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family Previews

30 jun

IF THE SHOE FITS @ PAVILION DANCE, BOURNEMOUTH CScape Dance present a colourful and imaginative visual world that engages children in tales of new shoes, old shoes, shoes with laces and Velcro and even a rendition of the Emperor’s new… shoes! Nicefits Shoe Emporium is no ordinary shoe shop. Performances are at 11.30am and 3pm; suitable for ages 3+. For more information visit or call the Box Office on 01202 203630

30 jun

KINGS AND QUEENS GARDEN PARTY @ BROWNSEA ISLAND, POOLE Join in the royal festivities in celebration of 50 years of the National Trust on Brownsea Island. Enjoy live music and take your pick from a delicious selection of scones, preserves and sandwiches. Dress up and be crowned in the Throne Room, turn your hand to the Royal Quiz and even have a go at decorating your own crown! The party starts at 10am; last boat leaves the island at 5pm. For more information visit

25 july

Bournemouth Family Festival Returning for its fourth year, Bournemouth’s Family Festival showcases what Bournemouth has to offer and gives children, young people and adults the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun activities. Headlining this year’s festival are Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Stavros Flatley who will be performing their hilarious dance routines. Dame Kitty and Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey the Dragon will also be entertaining the crowds.


The festival is organised by Bournemouth Borough Council and is held in support of the national Playday campaign, which puts children at the heart of our communities and celebrates their right to play. With plenty to keep all the family entertained for FREE, this hugely popular family event is held in Meyrick Park, Bournemouth from 10am-4pm.




M PEOPLE Vocalist Heather Small chats to Alice Rook about their forthcoming 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour and explains why she can’t get wait to get back on the road


ANe SC for mor dorset @DoMoreMagazine So how did you get involved with M People? Originally there were other singers on board and they asked me to come along, having said they’d written 2 songs specifically for me. How to appeal to a singer’s ego! I had a ball; I laughed the whole day. I remember thinking to myself ‘This is what it’s supposed to be like.’ And I think that’s what people saw in M People – that we were joyful, grateful. You know, we’d been in bands that hadn’t done anything before so we knew what rejection felt like. We knew what it was like to have your dreams crushed… so to be able to have that chance, however long it lasted, we were determined to enjoy it.

M People is the ultimate feel-good band. What do you think are the ingredients required to produce a hit record? I think that what makes any good record is the content of a song and how it connects with the listener. The lyrics and the production of the song are important. It’s very difficult though – you can never sit down to write and say ‘Oh, this is going to be a hit.’ Absolutely not! It’s been 8 years since M People last toured together. What are you most looking forward to about being back on the road? The energy that live music creates on and off the stage in the audience. It’s magical, there’ absolutely nothing like it; not studio performances, not anything!

Your solo song ‘Proud’ was very poignantly used as a tribute to the athletes in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it’s a firm favourite of Oprah Winfrey’s and is frequently referenced in the UK sitcom Miranda… what do you think it is about Proud that hits home with so many people? It’s powerful to me because I wanted to celebrate self and human endeavor in a very simple way. It’s not always the things that people know you for that make your life the most successful or the happiest. People on the outside looking in would say ‘Why would you do a solo thing when it’s very comfortable to be in M People?’ But you know, I don’t want to live life comfortably. I don’t want to rest on my laurels. I don’t want to think I’ve achieved everything I’m supposed to. You have to set yourself goals and sometimes those goals mystify others. It’s about waking up each day and feeling that there’s something worthwhile to do with yourself, with your time or with other people. I think that the song is inclusive - life is better when you’ve got others to share experiences with. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s very true. I can hear you, you’re a young girl. I think to myself good on you, I’m happy to hear you doing this interview; that makes me feel good. I think to myself ‘She’s doing her thing’ - it’s all about being collectively proud; it’s a good thing.

What can people expect from your Greatest Hits Tour? Will there be any surprises? I think I’ve matured as a singer and we’ve matured as people, but that zest for life and our enjoyment of playing live will surprise people. It will be just as fresh as it always was because we don’t do it often and so the love and the joy is still there. M People have played Glastonbury before - what was that experience like? I can only speak for myself but back then, I was thinking ‘Is the audience going to relate? Is it going to translate?’ Especially back then, you know when Glastonbury was known as a rock indie festival… but we were received so well! We won the audience over. It was a warm and special experience; I’ll never forget it. I even remember the dress I had on as the sun was setting and it was blowing in the wind… and I have a terrible memory! What was life like for you before M People? Did you always know you were going to end up in the music industry? I was in a band before M People called Hot House and even though we were critically acclaimed, we didn’t sell many records - the second album didn’t get released. So I didn’t know if I was going to make a living from music but I knew I wanted to. If I had to have an ordinary job and sing on the side then I knew I was willing to do that.

You can catch M People’s 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour at BIC, Bournemouth on Saturday 12 October. To book tickets, visit or call 0844 576 3000



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Cottonwood Boutique Hotel goes live THU - SUN Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s Cottonwood Boutique Hotel has recently launched its new weekly live music programme from Thursday evenings through to Sunday evenings. Supporting local music talent alongside Suzy Wheeler of Strawberry Fields RePresents and students of the Arts & Events Management Course at AUB, the programme is diverse and thoroughly entertaining. Thursday evenings offer artists a venue where they can share their music and songs as part of The Talent Showcase. Friday nights in contrast are about The Week Wind-Down. Soulful Saturdays provide a relaxing evening where customers can listen to a mix of Soul, R&B and Jazz. Sunday Sessions are the perfect end to the weekend, featuring a unique artist every week. For more information call 01202 553183 or visit

Lyme Folk Weekend LYME REGIS, DORSET

Fusing the cream of British folk music, award-winning musicians and local artists, Lyme Folk Weekend looks set to entertain the whole family.

30 aug - 01 sept

The line-up is second to none, featuring Spiers and Boden, Tim Laycock and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Spiers and Boden are loud, proud and have played the main stages of numerous festivals. Kathryn & Sean were winners of this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Duo of the Year’ and are indisputably two of the folk scene’s most accomplished performers. This late summer festival is set on the seaside; you won’t want to miss it! There is a dedicated campsite on Charmouth Road. You can buy tickets for individual sessions at the Marine Theatre or buy a weekend pass for £90. For more information visit


music Previews FRI 14 JUNE

SHELBY’S ELBOWS @ NUMBER 10 CAFÉ & BAR, BRIDPORT Shelby’s Elbows are an acoustic duo which formed in 2008 and have gone from strength to strength on the local scene. After playing at an array of open mic nights, Phil Jeffs and Martin P Davis joined forces and created the band. Performing in Bridport this month, they’ll surprise you with their pumped up acoustic covers that ooze confidence and character. A must see duo! For more information visit


NICK PYNN AND KATE DAISY GRANT @ MARINE THEATRE, LYME REGIS Multi-award winning musicians Nick Pynn and Kate Daisy Grant are taking their back-to-back Edinburgh Fringe hits on the road. Sit back and relax while the fresh and mesmerising sounds wash over you. They garnered 5 star reviews at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival so catch them while you can! For more information visit or call the Box Office on 01297 442138

Sat 22 JUNE

MAGIC OF MOTOWN @ LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE The Magic of Motown is jetting over from across the pond… It’s a huge concert including songs from well-known Motown belters such as Stevie Wonder and The Supremes. Singing all your old favourites from the likes of The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Temptations and Lionel Richie, the American cast will take you on a musical trip to Detroit where the sound originated. This marvelous and spellbinding show is a guaranteed good time. For more information visit or call the Box Office on 0844 406 8666


PAUL WELLER @ SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL, SOUTHAMPTON Ahead of his gig this summer at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the legend that is Paul Weller will be playing several intimate gigs, including one in Southampton. He has hand-picked Canterbury four-piece, Syd Arthur to support him and open the show.


VAMPIRE WEEKEND @ 02 ACADEMY, BOURNEMOUTH Gearing you up for the festival season, this four-piece band are playing a special Glastonbury warm-up show in Bournemouth. Having formed in 2006, they have relentlessly risen to fame producing tracks such as ‘Oxford Comma,’ the annoyingly catchy ‘A-Punk’ and their newest single ‘Diane Young.’ Their upbeat and bouncy tunes will have you raring to go. For more information visit or call Ticketweb on 0844 477 2000

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Vampire Weekend photo credit: Alex John Beck

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Walford Mill Crafts is recogisned by the Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. This art and craft centre based in a beautiful listed Mill building is just a short walk from Wimborne town centre and is well worth a visit.

by Jin Eui Kim

Walford Mill @ Wimborne

Walford Mill Crafts offers a diverse range of both affordable and collectable high quality craftwork as well as a regularly changing programme of exhibitions presenting unique and contemporary work by local, national and international makers. There is also an excellent education programme, packed with workshops for both children and adults with everything from woodturning and willow weaving to textiles and silversmithing (booking essential). With convenient parking, accessibility and the Millstream Café, a visit to Walford Mill is relaxing, enjoyable and inspirational. For more information visit


Boo Mallinson’s stunning abstract paintings are inspired by her Dorset surroundings.

Gallery Shop, Workshops Crafts exhibiton, Bistro

Using broad flowing moves, infused with dripping paint, smeared surfaces and rich textures, her canvases express the landscape beautifully. The paintings are loaded in atmosphere and expression, drawing in the viewer to the very soul of the landscape. Often moody and brooding, with muted colours, her work is inspiring and grand. The spacious Artwave West Gallery is renowned for the high calibre of its artists and is the perfect venue to show off her work.

Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

Artwave west, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY 01297 489746 Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

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‘Sea to Land III’, Boo Mallinson

Boo Mallinson Solo Exhibition

WE Print Is Dead. Long Live Print The Print Room in Bournemouth is hosting an OffSite Art Programme until 30 November 2013. It is in association with The Gallery and the Arts University Bournemouth featuring work by students studying on their BA (Hons) Illustration course.

Tanya March

The cavernous print room with its high white walls was once the printers for the Bournemouth Echo, so it’s fitting that this show is a contemporary celebration of print. From the smell of the ink, to the feel of the paper, the artists have worked in the traditional artisan methods of printmaking, creating works of art that connect The Print Room back to its heritage and proving that in a digital age, print is more alive than ever. The images are stunning; a fine backdrop for afternoon tea in this elegant eatery. For more information visit and

Creative COmpetitionS

‘Through The Window’

There are some great competitions on at the moment. The prizes are enough to inspire many a creation! Here’s a few to look out for: • National Poetry Anthology: Pen a poem to win £1000 of prizes. Deadline is 30 June. • Sketch 2013: Rabley Drawing Centre are accepting entries to this open sketchbook drawing competition. £5000 of prizes. Entry deadline is 21 June. • The Town Mill Lyme Regis 2nd Open Photography Competition and Exhibition: Deadline for entries is 05 July.


• Aspex: Seeking emerging artists working in all media for its open submission exhibition EMERGENCY6. A maximum of 12 artists will be selected for a group show, which will open in October. The prize of a solo exhibition at aspex in 2015, including a £1000 fee and up to £1000 production budget.

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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL Craig Revel Horwood chats to us about his new theatre show starring Lisa Riley and explains why the show reveals the face behind the mask


ollowing the continued success of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, this new song and dance extravaganza will make your spirits soar. Written and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, the tell-it-like-it-is judge, this is your chance to hear the stars’ individual stories and watch everything from ballroom to clog dance. So how did you go about putting the show together? I interviewed Lisa Riley and professional dancers Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite to find out their life stories and the ups and downs of becoming dancers that brought them to the point of being involved in Strictly. I was keen to construct a show that wasn’t just a series of demonstration dances. What can we expect from the show? Lisa will be doing the splits eight times a week which will bring water to my eyes, if not hers. I couldn’t believe it when she did it at Wembley. The entire arena shook.

It was amazing. But then so is her singing voice. You wait until you hear her version of All That Jazz. You’ll also learn about Artem’s tough time growing up in Russia, about Ian confronting his sexuality and how Natalie had to beat the odds to follow her dream. What will the show reveal about Strictly? I want to show how they’ve all battled obstacles with courage and that very often it’s through sonce and dance that they’ve found a way forward. I also want to take the audience backstage at Strictly to show the nerves that everyone feels before they come out and dance in front of 14 million people with a camera thrust in their face. I’m trying to reveal the face behind the mask. By Richard Barber You can catch Strictly Confidential starring Lisa Riley, Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite at BIC, Bournemouth on Thursday 04 July (written and directed by Craig Revel Horwood). Book online at or call 0844 576 3000.


theatre Previews 11 - 15 JUNE

Blue Remembered Hills @ Lighthouse, Poole Almost twenty years after his death, Dennis Potter’s charming and profound play captures his wicked humour and fierce intolerance of cruelty. The BAFTA-winning play is moving, funny and unforgettable. It’s a story of seven children in wartime, whose hilarious games, complex friendships and moral dilemmas lead them into sudden and unexpected tragedy. To book visit or call 0844 406 8666

14 - 16 JUNE

Celebrities on Ice @ BIC, Bournemouth For spectacular one-foot salchows and delayed axels, celebrities and professional skaters lace up their boots once more for an evening of dancing presented by Christopher Biggins. This new variety show presents world renowned International Ice Stars, along with some more familiar ice skating professionals from Dancing on Ice. To book visit or call 0844 576 3000


Captive Minds @ The Bay Theatre, Weymouth Rummage Theatre present a story of two sisters and a murderer, whose victim’s beauty has been eternally captured in charcoal sketches. Prompting you to question your moral convictions and challenge your social preconceptions, Captive Minds brings forward the question of whether it is possible for a psychopath to be the catalyst for good. To book tickets visit or call 01305 208702

25 - 29 JUNE

Anything Goes @ The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Anything Goes brings you a musical mixture of romance, drama and intrigue set on an ocean liner. This musical comedy is presented by Wimborne’s Musical Theatre group and offers an alternative version of the timeless ‘boy meets girl’ scenario. The story projects from a range of Cole Porter songs, including It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out of You, All Through the Night, Anything Goes, You’re the Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. To book tickets visit or call 01202 885566


Moonfleet @ The Exchange, Sturminster Newton Smugglers, shipwrecks, hidden treasure and a haunted crypt is the backdrop for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s latest production. Vengeance and enduring love are the ingredients of J. Meade Falkner’s classic tale which is set on the Dorset coastline. Moonfleet has enthralled generations with its fast-moving and breathtaking drama. To book tickets visit or call 01258 475137


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Harbourview Abseil


Diverse Abilities Plus, Dorset’s disability charity is hosting its second Harbourview Abseil. Overlooking Poole Harbour, the 110ft abseil takes place on one of the highest flat wall buildings in the south coast, giving participants a panoramic view of Poole Harbour. Last year the abseil event was at full capacity and raised a huge £9,000 for Diverse Abilities Plus. No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm! Full training will be given on the day by a team of professionals. Participants need to be 8 years or over. The entry fee is £10 and each participant needs to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. For more information and to register for the event visit

South Coast and Edinburgh Cup Championships in Weymouth In preparation for the 2013 World Championships, the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy are hosting the South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup attracting all levels of sailors to Portland. The South Coast Championship takes place from 23-24 June and will be immediately followed by the Edinburgh Cup from 25-28 June.

23 - 28 JUN

These two regattas attract those competing for the highly regarded regional trophies as well as visitors to the Olympic sailing venue. It is bound to be a terrific week for all with an endearing social programme and delightful views of Weymouth Bay. It promises to be a great week of racing ahead of the Dragon World Championships to be held at the same venue in September. For more information visit

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Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 June

Thursday 6 June

Friday 7 June


Wren BanD

rainy DayS anD MOnDayS

exploring a rich vein of myth and legend through songs, tunes and stories.

a celebration of the music of one of the biggest bands of the 70’s.

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 June

Saturday 15 June

Thursday 20 June

Blue reMeMBereD HillS



Sell a Door Theatre Company present George Orwell’s classic ‘Big Brother’ story.

Dennis Potter’s charming and profound play is moving, funny and unforgettable.

When The Moon Is Full

a dark, modern, witty drama from FellSwoop Theatre set in america, blending live soundtrack, mime and text.

The Carpenters Greatest Hits Live!


according to this african comedian, Westerners are insane but africans are even crazier.

Saturday 22 June

Saturday 22 June

Sunday 30 June


BuFFalO GalS

THe PrOClaiMerS

Celebrating 50 years of number one songs. This non-stop spectacular features the massive hits of all the Detroit legends.

american roots with an intoxicating style incorporating appalachian, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass and Country.

The Twin brothers entertain with all the classics; Sunshine on leith, 500 miles, letter From america and more.

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