The Arts Section

Attenborough at the Brewhouse

CLASSIC and new films and streamed performances from theatres are now being screened at Taunton’s Brewhouse arts centre. There are plans for the return of live performance, but no dates are confirmed. Watch the website. www.thebrewhouse.net for the latest news. There’s a second screening of David Attenborough’s A Life on our Planet on 3rd October.  

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Rebanks and Osman at BridLit Festival

LAKE District sheep farmer and author James Rebanks makes a welcome return to Bridport Literary Festival this year, and first-time novelist Richard Osman makes his debut at the Dorset event, which is due to run from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th November. BridLit director Tanya Bruce-Lockhart has been working hard to bring some much-needed light…

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Tudor mayhem from Living Spit

THE West Country’s favourite comic duo, Living Spit, are coming to Dorset with one of their best-loved shows, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, at three venues and with a free online screening, from 15th to 18th October. Dorset’s rural touring arts charity Artsreach is delighted to be back with its first indoor theatre tour…

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Cast announced at Bath Theatre Royal

THREE of the greatest plays of the late 20th century have been chosen for the reopening season at Bath’s historic Theatre Royal. The Welcome Back Season will run from 14th October to 12th December. The first of the three modern classics chosen to reopen the main house is Harold Pinter’s masterpiece of adultery and guilt,…

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Carrivick Sisters join local musicians at Wiltshire Music Centre

TALENTED folk star twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick head the line-up for a free community concert to mark the reopening of Wiltshire Music Centre, at Bradford-on-Avon, from noon to 4pm on Saturday 26th September.The concert will celebrate the local musical community, with performances by many of the ensembles and groups who regularly rehearse and…

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Live at David Hall

THE David Hall at South Petherton reopened on Friday 11th September, when Crewkerne-based folk singer Reg Meuross played a gig to launch the vinyl recording of his latest album, RAW. Petherton Picture Show, in conjunction with Moviola, will return on Friday 25th September with Sam Mendes’ acclaimed First World War drama, 1917. The socially distanced audience capacity…

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New rules scupper Love and Laughter

SHAKESPEARE Live, a company of talented and adventurous amateur actors, will no longer be able to perform Of Love and Laughter  (a Covid compliant compilation of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays) at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Saturday 26th September. Following the new regulations for amateur theatre, announced this week, the Merlin is unable to host…

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Young musicians play for the Ath

FOUR talented young musicians who live in or have connections with Warminster are taking part in concerts to raise funds for the historic Athenaeum theatre, on 26th and 27th September. The concert has been put together to showcase some of the talented artists who started their careers at the Ath and who now wish to…

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Moviola is back

MOVIOLA, the region’s rural cinema scheme, is back after the prolonged Covid-19 shut-down, but predictably the programme is reduced as fewer village hall partners are ready to commit themselves to putting on film evenings. The most-requested film for September is Military Wives, which is being shown at Hanging Langford, East Stour, Halstock (on both 25th…

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