Arts by the Sea

20 September – 12 October 2013, with free outdoor opening weekend 20-22 September Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival will have a wonderful array of musical talent in this, its third year – spanning films accompanied by live score from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) through to classical Paginini by candlelight in the historic Shelley Theatre.Festival…

Litter Picking The Pits

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has teamed up with Urban Heath Partnership (UHP) to tidy up the heath mountain bike hotspot, better known as the Pits, after a summer of fun and sun. Armed with cakes and biscuits donated by the local Co-operative in Upton, DWT and UHP were joined by local young people and together managed to clear a shocking amount of litter from the site, most of which was plastic bottles.

Young cancer survivor onboard Great Britain leads the Clipper fleet in iconic parade out of London

Waved off by crowds in excess of 120,000 lining the bank of the Thames on Sunday 1 September, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust ambassador Kristie Reid (20) and her crew onboard 70-ft yacht ‘Great Britain’, led the fleet of 12 Clipper boats and a flotilla of spectator vessels in an iconic parade through Tower Bridge and down the Thames, as they embarked on the start of their 40,000 mile race around the world.