Category: Dorset Island Discs

Simon Hoare MP selects hisDorset Island Discs

Sandwiches and Statesmanship: the North Dorset MP’s path from shy child to a voice for pragmatism and local community, via his favourite music ‘I was...

Robert Cowley, MBE – magistrate, volunteer and plumber – selects his Dorset Island Discs

He graduated from Cambridge and, to his father’s consternation, went straight into the family plumbing business – and he’s never looked back Robert Cowley from...

Gwyneth Wentink, internationally acclaimed harpist, selects her Dorset Island Discs

She chose the harp over the recorder when she was five – Gwyneth talks about her life with her giant instrument as she chooses...

Head of Dorset Council Spencer Flower selects his Dorset Island Discs

Cllr Spencer Flower shares his journey from a Gillingham council estate to the leadership of Dorset Council as he chooses the discs he can’t...

Composer and Artmusic director Helen Ottaway selects her Dorset Island Discs

From folk to installation art: Helen Ottaway talks about about her multi-dimensional journey in music as she chooses the discs she can’t live without Frome-based...

Charlie North-Lewis: from the Stray Cats to Tivoli Theatre via BAFTA …

You can’t interview Charlie without a steady stream of name-dropping – his long and winding career is a musical tour through 40 years of...

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An open air summer of theatrical fun

From Shakespeare to new scripts, Gay Pirrie-Weir takes us through the 15 companies bringing Dorset its summer feast of drama under the stars Fifteen alfresco...

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