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What Does East Dorset Mean to You?

Posted on 22 Oct 2016
What is important about the area of East Dorset as a community and place to live? A research student, Emma Ayling, from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in conjunction with the Priest's House Museum & Garden, the Museum of East Dorset, is hosting a number of workshops around East Dorset, to explore how residents in East Dorset view their locality. The workshops, which will be led by artist Hazel Evans, will be held at the following venues and dates: Friday 28th October – Hinton Martell Village Hall – 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Friday 28th October – Corfe Mullen Library – 2.00 to 3.25pm, 3.30 to 5.00pm Saturday 29th October – The Cecil Memorial Hall, Cranborne - 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Saturday 29th October – Priest's House Museum - 2.00 to 3.25pm, 3.30 to 5.00pm Monday 31st October – Ferndown Library - 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Tuesday 1st November – Verwood Library - 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Tuesday 1st November – West Moors Library - 2.00 to 3.25pm, 3.30 to 5.00pm Wednesday 2nd November – Wimborne Library - 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Wednesday 2nd November – Colehill Community Library – 2.00 to 3.25pm, 3.30 to 5.00pm Thursday 3rd November – Sturminster Marshall Village Memorial Hall - 10.00 to 11.25, 11.30 to 1.00pm Through the Mapping Community project participants will be asked to produce a visual expression of what is important to them about their locality, and how as residents of East Dorset they connect with their surroundings. This is an opportunity to get hands on and produce a work of art that captures a personal response to this subject. These workshops form part of Emma's research into a community museum – in this case the Priest's House Museum & Garden, the Museum of East Dorset. She wants to understand how community is made up and how community museums form relations with people, in this case the East Dorset area and beyond. The workshops are FREE. Participants must be over 18 years old. Each workshop will last 1½ hours. All materials will be provided, as will tea/coffee. Places are limited and booking is advisable. If you are unable to attend the workshops but would like to participate in this research by being interviewed then please contact Emma Ayling. For further information and to book a place please contact Emma Ayling at the Priest's House Museum and Garden, Museum of East Dorset, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR or telephone Emma on 01202 882533 or e-mail eayling@priest-house.co.uk. Please note that all data will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This research has been approved by the UCL Ethics Committee: Number: 6577/001