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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.

Stapehill
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.

Chideock
view Sat, 21/04/2018 - 19:00 - 22:00 Two guest speakers. From the association of Lighthouse Keepers

 Keith Moreton Presents "Lighthouses"

Roger Walker - From Friends of Hurst Castle, Presents "Hurst Castle" 

Stanpit
view Thu, 03/05/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Mysterious Wimborne - Malcolm Angel

 Wimborne Minster is steeped in the most surprising history. Both ancient and modern – it seeps from the very fabric of the place – it is a town rightly described as a jewel in Dorset’s crown and likened to a near perfect cathedral city in miniature.

Stapehill
view Sat, 12/05/2018 - 19:15 Roger Hirons, The Plant Doctor, gives tips on ‘Steps to make the garden easier, giving you more time to enjoy it’

 Roger Hirons is The Plant Doctor. Dorset born and bred, he has over 35 years’ experience in the horticultural industry and is a popular and enthusiastic speaker and broadcaster on all things plant-related. Originally qualified at Pershore College of Horticulture, he spent many years running plant centres.

As well as practical and labour-saving ideas he will bring plants that will help you achieve good results with minimum effort. Some plants will be for sale after his talk.

Chideock Village Hall, Saturday 12th May, 7.15 for 7.30 start

Chideock
view Thu, 05/07/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 Hidden Patterns in the Dorset Landscape - Jonathan Harwood - DEMG

 The positions of churches in the South Dorset landscape, when connected together by drawn lines (church symbol to church symbol on the 1:25,000 scale map of South Dorset) reveal deliberate meaningful patterns. Jonathon will be describing and analysing these patterns. The hypothesis is explored that these patterns were created in the late Roman period and that, where parish churches now stand, there were once early Christian sacred sites.

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view Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 DEMG - Madeleine Le Despencer Entwining of the Occult with Mainstream Organised Religion in 18th Cent. France

 Madeleine Le Despencer (Tau Archildaël II) is a visual artist and author whose varied interests range from Roman Catholicism, French Decadence, grimoires, traditional witchcraft, legerdemain, and Spiritualism. She lives in London.

All Talks are in Stapehill Village Hall, 224 Wimborne Road West, Stapehill, BH21 2DY
www.dorsetmysteries.org
Start Time 19:15
Entrance £5.00 (Members £2.00)
Contact - Steve Hawker
01258 881008
steve@blackcap.net

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view Thu, 04/10/2018 - 19:15 - 22:00 Louise Hodgson -Secret Places of Dorset - Dorset Earth Mysteries Group

 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.

Entry £5.00 - includes small buffet - contact Steve Hawker 07979 853683 for more details

 

Stapehill