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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
Ruth Singer: Criminal Quilts

Ruth Singer: Criminal Quilts

4th September- 8th November
Criminal Quilts is an exhibition of textile artworks created by Ruth Singer.
Event
Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells

Drinks in the Clink: Spells in the Cells

30, 31 October, 7.30pm
This is a brilliant and unique night out for any school of wizardry fan….
£6.00 Breakfast Club

£6.00 Breakfast Club

19th September
Join us for a yummy breakfast and endless tea and coffee!
Family event
Halloween half term fun

Halloween half term fun

26th - 31st October 2020
Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to spooky family-friendly fun.
Festive event
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

30 November - 31 December
Indulge in a glass of fizz and afternoon tea at Shire Hall this December.
Festive event
Shire Hall Christmas Market

Shire Hall Christmas Market

12 - 13 December 10am - 5pm
We are having our first Christmas Market.. on 12-13th December 2020
Festive eventPerformance
The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

17th & 18 December
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide, by the New Hardy Players supporting Dorchester Poverty Action
Talk
Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

30th January, 2pm
Transported for the rest of your natural life

Mike Randell
Headteacher of an 'outstanding' school for 30+ years
Talk
Teas and Talks – Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

Teas and Talks – Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

27th March, 2pm
Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

Brian Bates
Historian and Author
Talk
Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

24th April, 2pm
‘For the Benefit of Example’

Steve Poole
Professor of History and Heritage
University of the West of England
Talk
Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

26th June, 2pm
Dorset Buttons
Anna McDowell
Henrys Buttons

Talk
Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

24th July, 2pm
Whispers and Cries: Listening for the Voices of the Dead in a Nineteenth-Century Courtroom.
Tim Hitchcock