What is Try This... Dorchester?

Try This... is an annual event which offers the residents of Dorchester and the surrounding area the opportunity to participate in free workshops and taster sessions led by members of the community and local groups. The aim of the project is to provide a framework in which local residents can offer a workshop or topic they are passionate about, giving others the chance to try something new or to learn more about a subject that interests them.

Who is behind it?

The concept of 'Try This... Dorchester developed from an original idea of a former Thomas Hardye pupil during her first year at university. A group of volunteers embraced the concept, helped to turn it into reality and have continued to support it. 'Try This...' has been funded and supported by a number of national and local bodies over the years. We would like to thank our 2016 funders: Dorchester Town Council, West Dorset District Council and Union Learn. Plus a very special thanks to our local printers: Advantage Digital Print.


'Try This... Dorchester' has been supported by a number of national and local funding bodies over the years, and the Try This... Team would like to thank their funders for 2016 which include Dorchester Town Council, West Dorset District Council and Union Learn.