What’s On

Poetry Slam with Angie Porter

Shire Hall Museum Cafe High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

An open mic event for local writers and poets Join us to hear local poets and writers read and perform their work. To sign up to participate please contact us ... Poetry Slam with Angie Porter

£8.00

Rory Cellan-Jones – Sophie From Romania

The Dorford Centre 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

|How do you welcome someone new into your home and heart? A week before Christmas 2022, former BBC journalist and award-nominated podcaster Rory Cellan-Jones received a special delivery that changed the course of his life. This is the story of #SophieFromRomania, told in full for the first time.In January 2022, the Cellan-Jones-Coyle family said goodbye ... Rory Cellan-Jones – Sophie From Romania

£12.00

John Suchet – In Search of Beethoven: A Personal Journey

The Dorford Centre 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

John Suchet, previously well-known TV news reporter and newscaster and now regular presenter on Classic FM, is an acknowledged authority on Ludwig van Beethoven. He has written seven books on the subject and sold over 23,000 copies of Beethoven: The Man Revealed. His latest release, In Search of Beethoven, stands apart as a deeply personal ... John Suchet – In Search of Beethoven: A Personal Journey

£12.00

Saul David – Sky Warriors

The Dorford Centre 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

The legendary ‘Red Devils’ were among the finest combat troops of the Second World War. Created at Churchill’s instigation in June 1940, they began as a single parachute battalion of 500 men and grew into three 10,000-strong airborne divisions: the 1st, 6th and 44th Indian, each composed of parachutists and glider-borne troops. Wearing their distinctive ... Saul David – Sky Warriors

£12.00

Kate Mosse – The Map of Bones

The Dorford Centre 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

A sweeping and epic story of adventure and courage, injustice and triumph, The Map of Bones by Kate Mosse is the sequel to the number one bestselling The Ghost Ship.Olifantshoek, Southern Africa, 1688. When the violent Cape wind blows from the south-east, they say the voices of the unquiet dead can be heard whispering through ... Kate Mosse – The Map of Bones

£12.00

Ben Macintyre – The Siege

The Dorford Centre 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

Britain’s best-selling historian writes the first definitive account of the famous televised SAS storming of the Iranian embassy in London in 1980 On April 30, 1980, six heavily armed gunmen burst into the Iranian embassy on Princes Gate, overlooking Hyde Park in London. There they took 26 hostages, including embassy staff, visitors, and three British ... Ben Macintyre – The Siege

£12.00

Wessex Writers – A Literary Walk

Thomas Hardy Statue The Grove, Dorchester, Dorset

12 Midday Sunday 13 October 2024 During this walk the Chairman and Academic Director of the Thomas Hardy Society, Mark Damon Chutter, will guide you through Dorchester and Fordington to explore the architect, writer and poet Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), the  Dorset dialect poet and philologist, William Barnes (1801-1886), and the LGBT pioneer Sylvia Townsend Warner ... Wessex Writers – A Literary Walk

£12.00

Michael Peppiat – Francis Bacon: a Self-Portrait in Words

Dorset Museum High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

A new collection of letters, statements, studio notes and interviews reveals the innermost thoughts of Francis Bacon, one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. Expertly annotated by Michael Peppiatt, the documents selected for Francis Bacon: A Self-Portrait in Words illustrate Bacon’s sharp wit and ability to express complex ideas in highly personal, memorable language. ... Michael Peppiat – Francis Bacon: a Self-Portrait in Words

£12.00

Gavin Pretor-Pinney – Cloud Spotting For Beginners

Dorset Museum High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

An introduction to the wondrous world of clouds, by the internationally bestselling founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society and a prize-winning children's book author and illustrator.Have you ever watched a cloud being born?Clouds come in all manner of shapes and sizes, from low-lying Stratus to high-flying Cirrus via roll clouds, banner clouds and tornados. This ... Gavin Pretor-Pinney – Cloud Spotting For Beginners

£12.00

Jack Cornish – The Lost Paths

Dorset Museum High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

A History of How we Walk From Here to There A journey across Britain’s millennia-old network of pathways, revealing key moments throughout our history. Hundreds of thousands of miles of paths reach into, and connect, communities across England and Wales. By 2026, 10,000 miles of undiscovered footpaths around Britain stand to be lost. Jack Cornish ... Jack Cornish – The Lost Paths

£12.00

Nigel Toon – How AI Thinks

Dorset Museum High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

Those who understand how AI thinks are about to win big. Leading British AI entrepreneur Nigel Toon explains why it’s so exciting and how it can be controlled. How AI Thinks shows us how we can harness the electrifying intelligence of machines. Unlike other books on AI which often scare us, through storytelling that shows ... Nigel Toon – How AI Thinks

£12.00

Jim Down – Life in the Balance

Dorset Museum High West Street, Dorchester, United Kingdom

A Doctor’s Stories of Intensive Care Dr Jim Down brings us to the very heart of the intensive care unit – the section of the hospital where the sickest patients are brought to be cared for until their condition improves. With honesty, humility and a streak of dark humour, Dr Down describes the quietly heroic ... Jim Down – Life in the Balance

£12.00