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view Thu, 06/07/2017 - 07:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Jonathan Black - The Sacred History

 The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. This tale of how people and peoples have been helped by angels and other angelic beings is woven into a spellbinding narrative that brings together Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, the angels who helped Hungarian Jews persecuted by the Nazis, and stories from African, Native American and Celtic traditions.

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view Thu, 03/08/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Colin Parker - How to Read Stonehenge

 An After-Sunrise Before-Sunset Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor.

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view Thu, 07/09/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Jeremy Harte - Wonders of Yew (change of speaker)

Brooding, mysterious, and very, very old, the ancient yew trees of England have inspired magical poetry and historical speculation. Where does the poetry end and the history begin? This talk looks at the churchyard yew in literature and archaeology. It takes the story back to the cultural melting-pot of the seventh century, when Irish, Briton and Saxon met in the land of Wessex on the cusp of Christianity.

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view Thu, 05/10/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Joe Crane - Aerial Views of Dorset

 See the County of Dorset and its interesting places from on high.. a fascinating series of images.

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view Thu, 02/11/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Gary Biltcliffe - Rediscovering the Sacred Omphalos Sites of Britain and Ireland

 The earliest tribes of Britain and Ireland marked their new kingdoms by locating and honouring its navel or mid-point, constructing mounds, stone monuments or re-shaping sacred hills to create a link to the cosmos. At these centres, we find dragon pathways aligned to the sun, crossings of trackways pointing to the cardinal directions and the worship of the Fire Goddess. Gary will share his discoveries for a forthcoming book of these centres of power at the omphalos of England, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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view Thu, 07/12/2017 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Chantelle Smith -Forged In The Flame: Music and Songs from Bríghid

 At the end of the world what songs will you sing? Chantelle Smith will perform the songs and music from the show 'Bríghid's Flame' and explain how her pieces have been inspired by Ireland and its myths. With guitar, bodhran and harp, Chantelle will weave the magic that has inspired her bardic creations. Chantelle is Wiltshire-based folk singer. She performs with contemporary folk singer-songwriter Talis Kimberley, with storyteller Kevan Manwaring as part of the duo 'Bríghid's Flame' and solo.

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view Thu, 01/03/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Louise Hodgson - Secret Places of Dorset

 Louise Hodgson, founder of Secret Landscape Tours, writer and artist, has spent most of her life in areas of natural beauty.
She was inspired from an early age to explore what she considered to be the roots of her spirituality, hidden and revealed in Nature.
With a pack-pony and greyhound, she has travelled some of the ancient track-ways of England. Louise has appeared on television twice, discussing sacred landscape related issues.

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view Sat, 17/03/2018 - 14:30 - 16:30 Birds of Prey Experience

A display by Allan Gates of Mere Down Falconry.

Tickets £7.50 on the door or £6.00 if booked in advance.  £4.00 for children under 16.  Possibly not suitable for children under 7 years old. 

Tickets available from the Cross Stores in Chld Okeford or telephone 01258 860118 for further details.

 

Proceeds will be donated to Julia's House and the Millenium Garden, Child Okeford.

 

Child Okeford VH
view Thu, 05/04/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Nicholas Cope - Importance and History of Ancient Civilisations in Britain

 His extensively illustrated presentation is based on many years of research for his book, 'The Knap of Howar and The Origins of Geometry'. The Knap of Howar is a remarkably well-preserved Neolithic 'dwelling' constructed about 3,500 BC on the remote Scottish island of Papa Westray, Orkney. Nicholas demonstrates that geometry informs the design of this 'crude' building and describes this within a symbolic context.

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view Tue, 10/04/2018 - 19:30 Why Should We Care What Happens In Lyme Bay?

 Celebrated author Horatio Morpurgo grew up in Devon and was educated at Cambridge. He returned to live in the South West and participated in the campaign to ban scallop dredging in parts of Lyme Bay. He has written extensively on the sea-bed's recovery since the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in 2008. 'The Paradoxal Compass' (2017), his most recent book, will feature at this year's Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. It explores the West Country's relationship with the sea, history and marine conservation.

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