The erection of a traditional Mongolian yurt has been practiced by Mongolians for thousands of years and whilst Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century never made it to Dorset the Yurt has arrived in the form of the Yurt Village Holiday village at Herston near Swanage.
Amid the leafy avenues of Bournemouth’s East Cliff sits this astonishing block of flats, its swoops and curves organised around that triumphant central staircase tower – a very common pattern in Deco buildings of this type. In fact the central-tower pattern can be found in a number of blocks and hotels in surrounding streets, including Burley Grange in Weston Drive; Weston Grange in Gervis Road; the Majestic Hotel, further along Derby Road; and Berkeley Mansions in Christchurch Road, along with others forming a really amazing collection of ’30s buildings crammed into this pretty small area.
A frosty day at the Stanpit Marsh and Nature Reserve which covers nearly a 130 acres of low lying land just beyond the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour at the Western end of Christchurch Harbour.
Traditionally groups of swimmers, young and old, gather in West Bay, for a Boxing Day dip in the sea. It is not that warm in July, so in December you can imagine just how brave these people are. (Jack Barnett).
AMBITION, drive and determination – there's one empowering woman in north Dorset who has got it all. But as Laura Jones gears up for her next challenge, she tells Jessica Rees how training for the Everest Marathon starts right here where the heart is – at home.
WITH half term here, children and families can look forward to some brilliant live theatre events taking place across Dorset through Artsreach, including a special tour of Tin Forest from Britain’s top puppet company PuppetCraft.
WITH half term just around the corner, children and families can look forward to some brilliant live theatre events taking place across Dorset through Artsreach, including a special tour of Tin Forest from Britain’s top puppet company PuppetCraft.
ONE of Lyme’s best-known artists – Christine Allison, is returning to the Town Mill’s Malthouse Gallery for a solo exhibition that brings together for the first time her awe-inspiring paintings of birds of prey, fish and other large-as-life animals.
I’M what is generally referred to in these times of selfies and belfies as a ‘big old unit’. I’m 6ft4 and tip the scales at more than 15 stones. Walking through Bournemouth Square from the Triangle heading towards the Echo’s Richmond Hill HQ on Tuesday night at around 9.30pm, though, I felt apprehensive. A bit scared if I’m honest.