Watercolour Club in Dorset: 5th – 8th September

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Watercolour Club at Mere Lecture Hall, Salisbury Street, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6HA, Monday 5th September 7.00-9.00pm and at Vicarage School Room, Gillingham on Thursday 8th September 2.00-4.00pm. Watercolour for Beginners, Friday 9th September 10.30am – 4.30pm at Mere Lecture Hall. 7 sessions for £85.00. Enrol at www.laura-jolliffe.co.uk


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In just a few days, thousands of music fans will descend on Vivary Park to raise awareness and funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice. Status Quo, Will Young and Jools Holland will take to the stage for Somerset Rocks, this weekend. Status Quo will kick-off the three-evening music event on Friday, with a sell-out show. Will Young with special guests Philippa Hanna and Scouting for Girls will perform on Saturday night, with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra along with guests, Red Sky July, bringing the much-anticipated weekend of live music to a close on Sunday. Full story: Read more

Three million passengers in 30 years! Moors Valley Railway celebrates thirty years of steaming success!

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The south’s longest, fully signalled, narrow gauge 7¼” steam railway will celebrate its 30th birthday over the weekend of 17 and 18 September. The first Moors Valley Railway steam engine pulled away from Kingsmere Station at Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood back in 1986. Thirty years, and three million passengers later, the Railway is celebrating its birthday in style with a special anniversary gala weekend of steam. Full story: Read more