September events at Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

For everyone who visits across August a free ice cream to cool you down.

September:

Event: Learn how to be a community reporter in 30 minutes.

When and Where: September 8th and 15th from 10am – 4pm, at the Shire Hall Café. This event is free.

More Info: The aim of the session is to introduce people of all ages and backgrounds to the opportunity of reporting on community experiences. From events to hobbies and politics to absolutely anything of interest, learn how to share it across the community and beyond. Meet the team behind Dorset Eye (the Dorset online independent media,) and let them show you how to register and submit content with some easy to follow guidelines on successfully communicating via a community media.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849.

Event: Dorset Architectural Week

When and Where: September 6th to 16th at Shire Hall. This event is free.

More Info: These free, bookable guided tours will show you behind the scenes of this historic courthouse. Explore the real-life story of one of the people to pass through this court with the multimedia guides or play interactive games and have a go at being a court reporter with the family guide. Throughout the day, there will be guided tours of the cells and courthouse, revealing some of the hidden histories of this building.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849.

 

Event: Forgiveness Project Exhibition

When and Where: September 14th to September 21st from 9am to 5pm at St Peter’s Church, Dorchester, in partnership with Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.
More Info:
 An acclaimed exhibition exploring the nature of forgiveness through the stories and pictures of victims and perpetrators from across the world

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849

 

Event: Heritage Open Day

When and Where: September 16th from 10am to 4pm, at Shire Hall. This event is free.

More Info: Free access to Dorchester’s historic cells and courthouse. Explore the real-life story of one of the people to pass through this court with the multimedia guides or play interactive games and have a go at being a court reporter with the family guide. Throughout the day, there will be guided tours of the cells and courthouse, revealing some of the hidden histories of this building.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849

 

Event: Forgiveness Project: What does forgiveness look like for us? A multi-faith panel discussion.

When and Where: September 17th at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Dorchester in partnership with Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.

More Info: An evening chaired by Canon Angela Tilby, with a multi-faith panel including the Bishop of Sherborne, will share their experiences and reflections on the theme of forgiveness.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849

 

 Event: Rebellious Sounds Archive

When and Where: September 17th to September 28th from 10am to 4pm at Shire Hall.

More Info: The fascinating Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth will allow visitors to listen to stories about women’s activism in the South West Region, including an imaginary meeting between the infamous suffragettes Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849


Event: Justice Café: Local Crime Community Sentence Group

When and Where: September 20th at 1.30pm at Shire Hall. This event is free.

More Info: The Local Crime Community Sentence (LCCS) are offering members of the public the opportunity to take part in an interactive presentation at Shire Hall, where the audience can decide whether the offender of a serious crime should go to prison or be given a community sentence. The presentation will cover the different aspects of a Community Sentence, which is called a Community Order. The presentation will take the audience beyond the newspaper headlines and show how the Magistrates Courts and Probation really tackle crime and also it allows the audience to have their say on how they think that offenders should be treated.

To Contact: Visit shirehalldorset.org or contact Shire Hall via 01305 261849