The Arts Section

Mark heads for the breach

MARK CAREY bings his touring play Into the Breach to the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter on Saturday 21st October. Set in the Second World War, it’s the story of George Crocker. Keen to liven up his dull life, he decides to join the village Drama Club, and what happens next turns his world upside down!…

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Love, life and masculinity

WHEN Big Foot comes to the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse on Thursday 26th October, the audience can expect to find out more about Joseph and his life. This is a coming-of-age story with a twist, where love, life and masculinity meet head-on. When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with…

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Integrity shining through

JIMMY Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith, justifiably regarded as one of the finest duos on the British folk and acoustic scene, have four dates in the south west on their current UK tour. The come to the Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford on Avon on Sunday 29th October, retturning west to Nailsea Folk Club on 17th…

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Rambert on tour

RAMBERT returns to Bath Theatre Royal on 2nd November with the current tour, showcasing Christopher Bruce’s unforgettable Ghost Dances, performed alongside the samba-fuelled party piece A Linha Curva. The triple bill is completed by Kim Brandstrup’s dramatic love story Transfigured Night. Rambert’s artisticdirector Mark Baldwin says: “This of modern masterpieces, from the award-winning modern masterpiece…

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Paying Lipservice to Miss Austen

FAR from his own stately pile in Derbyshire – or his creator’s Hampshire home – haughty Fitzwilliam Darcy is losing the plot in Devon, thanks to the wicked wordsmiths of Lip Service Theatre, making two more stops in the region on 27th and 28th October. Writer-performers Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding – who were responsible for the…

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Celebrating the ash at Springhead

DOZENS of people joined guided walks and listened to a new musical composition to celebrate the ash tree at Springhead, Fontmell Magna, for AshScape, the first ever symposium and festival devoted to this ancient European tree. Arboriculturists, experts in ancient trees, local school children, artists and singers all took part in the event, which included…

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A sailing life retold at Tollard

A NEW series of Tollard Talks begins in the barn at Tollard House, Tollard Royal, on Friday 27th October, at 7pm. The talk, “Sailing Around the World” is being given by Peter Forbes, who began his life afloat at the early age of eight, when his mother taught him to sail  in a felucca at…

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Storytelling times two at the Lyric

BRIDPORT’s Lyric Theatre hosts a return visit by Story Pocket on Saturday 28th October at 11am and 2pm with a new show, Storyteller, Storyteller. What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are THE Storyteller?…

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Carneval String Trio, Concerts in the West

Kamila Bydlowska violin, Shiry Rashkovsky viola, Timothée Botbol cello; performances in Lower Pulworthy, Hatherleigh; Bridport Arts Centre; Ilminster Arts Centre Ilminster and The Dance House, Crewkerne THE wonder of the violin, viola and cello trio is the immense possibilities that it holds for compositional creativity and listener response. The range of pitch, tone-colours and texture…

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