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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'.
Workshop
Shire Hall Creative Café

Shire Hall Creative Café

11am - 3pm 18 July 2018
As part of the Creative Café Project, writer Gail Aldwin will be hosting a drop in session for writers at Shire Hall Cafe.
Thomas Hardy Society Festival and Conference: Hardy Quiz (delegates only)

Thomas Hardy Society Festival and Conference: Hardy Quiz (delegates only)

6pm 19 July 2018
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival: Shire Hall shuttle bus visits

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival: Shire Hall shuttle bus visits

All Day 21 July 2018
Tickets for shuttle bus trips from the festival ground to Shire Hall, including bus fare and entry to the museum.
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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

10am - 5pm 6 - 9 & 13 - 16 September 2018
Free access to Dorchester's historic cells and courthouse.