The Importance of Being Earnest, Regent Centre publicity poster

The Importance of Being Earnest

Regent Centre Review by Janine Pulford This brilliantly written farcical play treated the audience to some of Oscar Wilde’s wittiest lines. The actors delivered with clear diction and the costumes were excellent, but somehow the overall performance lacked lustre. The redeeming character was Merryman the butler, who stole the show. His funny walk, wobbly hands,…

Five young Jitsu stars

Five very proud young gentlemen from Ferndown Jitsu Club are pictured showing off the silver trophies they won in the World Jitsu Foundation International Championships held in Edinburgh last week. Chairman of the Ferndown club, John Hanrahan said, “We would like to say thank you to John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, Zone Eight Community Fund and West Moors Parish Council for their help in making it possible for our young people to attend this International event.”

Recruiting support workers

In response to the increasing demand for support workers to assist adults with disabilities in the local area, Dorset-based charity Diverse Abilities Plus is expanding its Supported Living service. The charity will host a support worker recruitment open day on Monday 22 July between 4pm and 9pm at its head office in Poole, near Tower…

Let off steam at Luscombe Valley

Popular local attraction, Luscombe Valley Railway is once again opening its doors to the public on July 27 – 28 with its Summer Gala in support of local charity, Lewis-Manning Hospice. The major fundraising event is open on both days from 11am – 4pm at 17 Brudenell Avenue, Lilliput, Poole BH13 and will include all…

Bournemouth sees top action on court

Ann Keothavong, the British No 5, who competed at Queen’s Club and Wimbledon this year, represented the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club at this weekend’s Aegon Team Tennis National Open Finals at West Hants Tennis Club in Bournemouth. The finals included eight women’s and eight men’s teams from all over the country who had won through their league and/or playoff stages to earn the right to play for the National Open Team Title.

Remember Mobile Homme?

Inside Out Dorset is set to transform the landscape of the county in September next year, with 10 days of free outdoor theatre, performance, dance, circus and visual installations. As winner of the 2012 Poole Tourism Award, the festival that brought internationally acclaimed Harmonic Fields to Portland and Mobile Homme to Poole Quay, is now…