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Plays, talks, family activities, music, debates – there is something for everyone at Shire Hall! Keep an eye on this page to see what’s coming up.

Exhibition
Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice

4 June - 31 August 2018
Journey to Justice explores the stories of the less well-know men, women and children in the US Civil Rights movement.
Exhibition
Radical Dorset

Radical Dorset

4 June - 31 August 2018
Explore 500 years of protest in Dorset through a series of fictional social media pages, 'radbook'.
Family event
Free family summer holiday activities

Free family summer holiday activities

All day 21 July - 5 September 2018
Fun creative arts & crafts activities for families with a new theme every week!
Family event
Creative workshop: Awesome Australian Art!

Creative workshop: Awesome Australian Art!

22 August 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Taking inspiration from Shire Hall's Australian connections, create a unique sculpture.
Family event
Creative workshop: Masterpiece Masterclass!

Creative workshop: Masterpiece Masterclass!

22 August 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Explore the eerie side of Shire Hall and get inspired to make a piece of junk sculpture!
Talk
Justice cafe: An archaeology of the Greenham Women’s Peace Camps

Justice cafe: An archaeology of the Greenham Women’s Peace Camps

6.30pm 30 August 2018
A rather different look at a very well-known protest, with Dr Yvonne Marshall & Dr Kayt Armstrong.
Workshop
Learn how to be a Community reporter in 30 minutes

Learn how to be a Community reporter in 30 minutes

10am - 4pm 8 & 15 September 2018
Online community media group Dorset Eye lead a session on how to become a community reporter.
Performance
Music in the Cells

Music in the Cells

4.15pm 10 September 2018
Violinist Russell Dawson performs folk music in the poignant setting of Shire Hall's historic cells.
Exhibition
Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth

Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth

10am - 4pm 17 - 28 September 2018