Boyle’s Pages of the Sea to be washed away at Wey­mouth

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FI­NAL­ISTS AN­NOUNCED FOR 2018 DORSET TOURISM AWARDS BOURNEMOUTH’S

FIRKIN SHED CEL­E­BRATES

A former Block­buster shop turned in­de­pen­dent mi­cropub has been named the Na­tional Cider Pub of Year 2018 by the Cam­paign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The Firkin Shed in Bournemouth, which opened its doors in 2015, is run by ex-painter and dec­o­ra­tor Paul Gray and his wife, Lisa. The venue on Hold­en­hurst Road has al­ready won a num­ber of ac­co­lades for its wide range of real ciders and per­ries, six The fi­nal­ists have been an­nounced for the 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards. The glit­ter­ing awards cer­e­mony, hosted by BBC Break­fast in Dorset pre­sen­ter Steve Har­ris at Light­house Poole on 8 Novem­ber, will fea­ture some new cat­e­gories in­clud­ing ‘Tourism In­no­va­tion & New Business’ The Dorset-based com­pany Activate Per­form­ing Arts are tak­ing part in Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s com­mis­sion for 14-18 NOW to mark the cen­te­nary of Ar­mistice Day. On 11 Novem­ber, the pub­lic is in­vited to gather on beaches across the UK for an in­for­mal, na­tion­wide ges­ture of re­mem­brance for the men and women who left their home shores dur­ing the First World War.

Activate Per­form­ing Arts will be lead­ing events at Wey­mouth Beach, where a draw­ing of a large-scale por­trait of a ca­su­alty from the First World War, de­signed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye, will be washed away as the tide comes in. The pub­lic will be asked to join in by creat­ing sil­hou­ettes of peo­ple in the sand, re­mem­ber­ing the mil­lions of lives lost or changed for­ever by the con­flict.

Danny Boyle said: “Beaches are the per­fect place to say a fi­nal good­bye and for com­mu­ni­ties to come to­gether to re­mem­ber the sac­ri­fices that were made.” Find out more at page­soft­he­sea.org.uk con­stantly-chang­ing cask ales, mead and rum, in­clud­ing lo­cal Cider Pub of the Year and Beer Drinker’s Pub of the Year for the East Dorset branch area both in 2017.

Paul Gray said that they are thrilled with the award. “We ac­tively buy from tra­di­tional cider mak­ers and small pro­duc­ers, many of whom have cul­ti­vated their own or­chards and share the same ethos. We hope that our suc­cess has shown there is a place for real cider in all pubs.” Find them on face­book.com category and ‘Re­spon­si­ble and Eth­i­cal Tourism’ to re­flect the in­creas­ing con­cern about sin­gle use plas­tic. Suc­cess­ful busi­nesses in the Dorset Awards will be fast tracked into the South West Tourism Ex­cel­lence Awards in Fe­bru­ary 2019, with the pos­si­bil­ity of rep­re­sent­ing Dorset in the 2019 Na­tional Visit Eng­land Awards later in the year. See the list of this year’s fi­nal­ist at dorset­touris­mawards.org.uk

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