22nd February 2009
2.00pm Bump-a-story Story Telling with Tim Laycock New Barn Field Centre, Bradford Peverell Join Tim inside an Iron Age round house to listen to tales beside the fire. Storytelling will begin at 2.30. Free
14th March 2009
10am - 4pm Where do you think you are? - researching your local history Portesham Village Hall A day organised by the Dorset History Forum and South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project looking at landscape and local history, with particular reference to the South Dorset Ridgeway. Speakers include Archaeologist Julian Richards and other experts. Free (Charge for lunch) Booking essential. Download the booking form
3rd April 2009
7.30pm Reflections on the Iron Age - Dorset Bronze Mirrors and beyond Dorset County MuseumA talk by Dr Jodie Joy of the Iron Age Collections, Department of Prehistory and Europe,The British Museum. The talk will include a nationally important group of records from South Dorset particularly the Portesham Mirror. Free to members of DNHAS £3.00 to non-members.
24 April to 2nd May 2009
Spirit of Place: The South Dorset Ridgeway Dorset County Museum Exhibition exploring the artists's relationship to the landscape, archaeology and natural environment of the South Dorset Ridgeway. Artists exhibiting are John Walker, Liz Somerville, Justin Cooke, Caroline Ireland, Mike Bowman, Yvonne Lee, Jane Burden, Virginia Evans, Jan Walker and Amanda Wallwork Free entry to the Exhibition
25th April 2009
Spirit of Place: Children's Workshop Dorset County Museum Workshop exploring the themes of the exhibition Spirit of Place
30th April 2009
7.30pm Archaeology, Representation and Romantic Culture Dorset County Museum A talk by Professor Matthew Johnson of Southampton University. Prof. Johnson will talk informally about first, the relationship between art and archaeology as he sees it, second, more specifically about WG Hoskins' classic book The Making of the English Landscape and the way it reflected the Romantic spirit of the time. Free
5th June 2009
6.00pm Guided Walk Walking the South Dorset Ridgeway - an exploration of the prehistoric monuments and their landscape. This DNHAS walk onto Pound Hill, Winterbourne Abbas is the seventeenth in this series, led by Peter Woodward, Curator of Dorset County Museum. Meet in Winterbourne Abbas at St. Mary's Church SY6188 9050. Free to members of DNHAS £3.00 to non-members.
3rd July 2009
6.00pm Guided Walk Walking the South Dorset Ridgeway - an exploration of the prehistoric monuments and their landscape. This DNHAS walk along Came Down is the eighteenth in this series, led by Peter Woodward, Curator of Dorset County Museum. Meet at SY61898910 Free to members of DNHAS £3.00 to non-members.