Photographic competition organised by Dorset Youth Association

Since I arrived in Dorset last year, I have seen some of the most beautiful sights and places there is to be seen in Great Britain. As residents in Dorset you are very lucky to experience such a lovely place.
I have not gone around all of Dorset yet, so would like you to show me what it is about where you are from that is so special.
I am running a competition for all our members. I want you to take a photograph of anywhere that is special to you and send it to me and write a few lines as to why it is special to you and how special it is to Dorset.

The picture has to be IN FOCUS and clear for all to see. It cannot be a person as you will need their permission, but can be an animal.

The age groups are:
0-11 with the prize being a £10 Boots Voucher
12-19 with the prize being £10 Marks and Spencer’s Voucher
Entries in to me by 31st May 2013, with name, age and youth group of the photographer. The winners will be announced on the 7th June 2013.
I will publish the winning entry for all to see.
When you have taken the picture just e-mail it to me at 

Workshop opportunity

A fantastic workshop in blues guitar playing is taking place on Saturday 18th May at Dorchester Arts Centre with fantastic guitarist Brooks Williams. As well as being a superb singer/guitarist, Brooks is also an inspiring teacher of blues guitar who has run several workshops before his Bluesnights appearances.

He is offering a workshop from 2.30-4.30 p.m. on Saturday 18 May at Dorchester Arts Centre for intermediate level players; that is who can already comfortably play basic acoustic blues guitar and are looking to progress. Cost of the workshop is £12 adults/£8 under 18’s, which includes tea/coffee/biscuits mid-afternoon.

If you are interested please contact Martyn. We can’t provide transport but we maybe able to arrange car sharing etc. so every one that wants to can get there.


New cymbals finally arrive

Last week we took delivery of two new sets of cymbals. This means we can now have two drum kits up and running. This was possible because of the money you raised doing the gig at the George. If you want to buy more equipment, as I’m sure you do, then give us your money raising ideas and we will help you organise a suitable event.

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