Arts news

The Salisbury Museum is going potty!

YOU might well ask – why is The Salisbury Museum going potty? It is because the loos need updating and a campaign has been launched to raise £30,000 to refurbish and improve the accessibility of the men’s, women’s and disabled toilets. The museum moved into its present home in The King’s House in the Cathedral…

Read more...

Joanna Lumley at the Hippodrome

JOANNA Lumley is setting out on her first ever solo tour, and stopping at Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 18th October 2018. It’s All About Me is the title of the 30-date tour that starts in Belfast. Joanna will take audiences on a journey through hilarious and interesting adventures from a career spanning more than four…

Read more...

Bath Festival announces extended anniversary dates

NEXT year marks an exciting landmark for Bath Festivals – the 70th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the festival team has created an impressive programme building on the rich heritage of an event that is the cultural highlight of the city’s calendar for residents and visitors alike. The 2018 Bath Festival will take place…

Read more...

New dates for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

WHEN Shakespeare at the Tobac­co Factory returns to its Bedmin­ster base in 2018, it will be in September instead of the original February to May slots. The newly-timed season opens on Wednesday 11th Sep­tember with Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Elizabeth Freestone,  runnning until Saturday 6th Octo­ber. The touring production will open at a “major…

Read more...

Paraorchestra embeds in Bristol

BRISTOL Music Trust, which has run the Colston Hall since 2011, has announced that Charles Hazle­wood’s Paraorchestra and Friends will become the first  Associate Artists at the venue. Formed in 2015, The Paraor­ch­estra and Friends support the development of a range of ambitious and captivating large-scale music experiences. At its core is The British Paraorchestra,…

Read more...

National Theatre Live at the Rex

PURBECK theatre lovers can look forward to top productions, live streamed to the historic Rex Cinema in Wareham, starting with the acclaimed Follies from the National Theatre  on Thursday 16th November. The news that the Rex will be showing the National Theatre Live screenings follows requests from audiences after the success of ballet and opera…

Read more...

A voyage of discovery at Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY-based archaeologist Julian Richards will be hosting an event at Shaftesbury Abbey on Saturday 9th December to update local people on the SAVED project – Shaftesbury Abbey, a Voyage of Exploration and Discovery. Julian will be reporting on the exciting news that the preliminary results from the geophysical survey carried out in June by the…

Read more...

Composer-in-residence for BSO Change Makers

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has appointed a composer-in-residence for its new Change Makers programme – Alexander Campkin will be working with the project’s conductor  to develop repertoire for the new BSO ensemble. BSO Change Makers was officially launched in June 2017, with the appointment of James Rose, a disabled conductor, and the recruitment of a…

Read more...

New album and “final” tour from Baez

JOAN Baez, whose extraordinary voice retains its early power and purity into her seventh decade, has announed the end of her “formal extended touring” with the release of a new album in 2016 and a world tour to promote it. The ten-venue UK leg includes a stop at Bristol’s Colston Hall on 23rd May, and…

Read more...

Disney heritage screening at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON’s Mayflower Theatre celebrates its heritage with a one-off screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Sunday 19th November at 2pm. The screening of this classic animated film is part of Southampton Film Week. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first shown at the Empire Theatre (as Mayflower Theatre was…

Read more...