Pic: William Butt
By Bill Webb
Walk along Christchurch Road Boscombe and look for the statue of Charlie Chaplin inviting you to enter a small but quirky bar and restaurant. Don’t just stop here, as tempting as it may be to stand and watch the old Chaplin movie playing on the TV above the bar or to grab a board game and while away a few hours playing Scrabble with friends, read a book from the pub library or just wander around looking at the art work that pops up everywhere. Grab a drink and walk through the pub to the garden.
The Art Works is a hidden gem
Hidden just out of sight..
By Helen Hanbury
There is an event on at various places over Dorset coinciding with the release of Jurassic park , particularly at the Redhouse Museum in Christchurch. This event at the museum lasts till 27th June 2015. Called Dinofest 2015, you can get to visit various museums and galleries over Dorset over the course of the summer, you can get more info at http://dinofest2015.co.uk/ Continue reading
Pic: Helen Hanbury. Des shows off an upright banner made by Supply Shack
By Dave C
Tucked away in a small business park at the back of Hurn Airport, Supply Shack sells business supplies, printed stationery, signs and banners, point-of-sale material and branded merchandise. What makes it different to any other printer and stationer is that part of the profits the business makes get re-distributed, at the end of the financial year, to democratically chosen good causes.
This year they are supporting Life Education Wessex, specialists in providing high quality health and drug prevention education to children in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset and helping to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to lead healthier and happier lives. Supply Shack’s previous charity partners are Diverse Abilities Plus, The Butterfly Foundation, Hannah House and Crumbs. Continue reading
Nell O’hara, Information Services Librarian, at Poole Library
By Tom Collier.
Poole Enterprise Library, established first in 1887 has gone on to become one of the main hubs for information in the Poole and Bournemouth area. It now includes a public meeting and information facility within the main library; including an IT suite with laptops and seminar room. The meeting and information area offers access to business books, magazines and journals – alongside free access to Wi-Fi and public computers. Meetings for businesses, training programmes and seminars are held regularly. The Enterprise Library will also be of huge benefit to people considering setting up their own businesses and new firms looking for some help and advice. Continue reading
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