The Arts Section

Sunday for Wedmore gospel singing

HAVE you ever wanted to do some gospel singing? Wedmore Opera has organised a one-day workshop, followed by a short, early evening performance  this Sunday 25th February at the Village Hall. The workshop starts at 11am  and the day contiues until 6.30pm. There is no need to be an experienced singer or to read music….

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The Taming of the Shrew, BOVTS at Circomedia, Bristol

SHAKESPEARE’S early play The Taming of the Shrew is one of the most difficult for modern audiences, and never more so than in these post-Weinstein, equal pay, equal opportunity days. Bill Alexander’s sparkling production for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at Circomedia (the 18th century former St Paul’s Church)  doesn’t duck away from the story….

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Remembering the Sixties with Brigid Keenan

BRIGID Keenan was only 21 in 1961 when she became the fashion editor of the Sunday Times – she recalls the decade that changed the way we look when she gives an entertaining illustrated talk at Bruton’s At The Chapel on Thursday 1st March. The Sixties And Me, part of At The Chapel’s Meantime series,…

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Two courses, two plays at Winfrith

WINFRITH Drama Group is org­an­ising two evenings, each with two one act plays and a two-course supper, at the village hall on 2nd and 3rd March. The plays are Funeral Tea and All Shapes & Sizes, and they begin at 7.30, with supper served between. There is a warning that some of the content is…

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Uncovering the links between Iberia and Britain

DORSET County Museum’s fascinating series of talks, Archaeology Unearthed, continues on Friday 2nd March at 7pm with Verging on the Atlantic: Bronze Age connectivity between Iberia and the British Isles. Dr Catriona Gibson, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Reading, will talk about the Beaker and Early Bronze Age periods (2650-1700 BC), when Atlantic Europe…

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Being Dylan Thomas

RHODRI Miles comes to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 1st March and Shillingstone’s Portman Hall on 11th March, giving a solo performance in Dylan Thomas: Clown In The Moon, a portrait of the great Welsh poet, drawing on his writings and broadcasts. Clown In The Moon, taking its title from a poem…

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The lure of the right wing

WINTER Solstice, coming to the Ustinov Studio in Bath from 28th February to 3rd March, explores the lure of the right wing. It’s Christmas Eve and Bettina and Albert aren’t happy. Bettina’s mother is coming to stay for the holidays, which is awkward, not least because she has met an apparently kindly old man on…

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Marlow’s Faustus on tour

TANGLE,  the African Caribbean theatre company based in South West England, is touring a new pro­duction of Christopher Mar­lowe’s Doctor Faustus, stopping at six venues in our region before its London season. It features South African inspired music and song, and is interwoven with rousing performances from a trio of actors including Joshua Liberd, who…

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