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This film acts as the prelude to a large-scale collaborative documentation of the night skies above Dorset, England. Dorset is the only county in the UK without a city, with the county town being Dorchester. In vast swathes of the region, stargazing is a delight and an absolute pleasure.

This video was created by Bridport filmmaker Stephen Banks (aka DorsetScouser: The final Dorset by Night film will be shot by photographers across the county, so that a more accurate rendition of Dorset can be made. If you want to get involved, visit the Facebook page - - or @DorsetbyNight on Twitter -

Locations, in numerical order, or as follows:

1. Sculpture by the Lakes - Search for Enlightenment
2. Sculpture by the Lakes - Search for Enlightenment
3. Man o' War Bay
4. Durdle Door, looking towards Weymouth and Portland
5. Boats at Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
6. Eggardon Hill
7. Eggardon Hill
8. View of Weymouth and Portland Harbour, from outside HMP The Verne
9. West Milton Bus Stop
10. Off A35, heading towards West Compton, near Stancombe Coppice
11. RSPB Arne, looking towards Poole Harbour
12. Eype Beach
13. Charmouth Beach
14. Sculpture by the Lakes
15. View from Felicity's Farm Shop, Morcombelake
16. Hill on B3157 (Coast Road), just before Abbotsbury, looking towards Weymouth along Chesil Beach
17. Portland Bill
18. Weymouth Beach
19. Corfe Castle
20. Hardy's Monument
21. Boats on Lulworth Cove
22. Lulworth Cove
23. Milton Mill
24. Hill on B3157 (Coast Road), just before Abbotsbury
25. Charmouth Beach
26. RSPB Arne
27. Eggardon Hill Radio Tower
28. Rampisham Communication Masts
29. Farm barn off A35, heading towards West Compton, near Stancombe Coppice
30. Lyme Regis from The Cobb
31. Man o' War Bay
32. Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock,
33. St. Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury
34. Lyme Regis Harbour

Big thank you to the following:

Bridport Tourist Information Centre, who will be showing the film throughout the Bridport Festival of Culture
Douglas Dare Music:
Tamsin Chandler and the team at the Spirit of Bridport Festival of Culture:
Watershed PR, who kindly sponsored the film and supported Stephen throughout the making of it:
Wessex FM:
Advantage Digital Print, for supplying banners for the Bridport TIC windows free of charge:
Robert Farrington and everyone at RSPB Arne (near Wareham)
The National Trust (@JurassicCoastin on Twitter
Margaret Morgan-Grenville
The Channel Guest House, Weymouth
Lorne Cooper
Simon Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes:
HM Prison The Verne
Dorset Police

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