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Bath Ustinov joins Write to Play

BATH Theatre Royal’s Ustinov Studio will work alongside Graeae Theatre in 2019 in the sixth year of the Write to Play programme, a national writing partnership, promoting D/deaf and disabled writers Five South Western writers – The writers for year six of the programme are announced as: Sally Davis, Kellan   Frankland, Daisy Higman, Anita MacCallum…

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English Country House reborn

THE story of England’s country houses in the decades after the Second World War was often an unhappy one. Many had been commandeered by the War Office, and suffered the general depredations of troops preparing for battle and less than mindful of the centuries-old grandeur of their surroundings. Others became schools as children were evacuated…

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New collection from Pam Kelly

SHAFTESBURY poet Pam Kelly has published a new collection of poems, Lost and Found, which she says was influenced by “looking at old photographs – reliving moments that make up a life.” Lost and Found, Pam’s eighth book, has a more outgoing and optimistic approach than its predecessor, Close to the Edge, which was poignantly…

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Honeybuns – second delicious cookbook

FANS of Honeybuns, the gluten-free bakery at Holwell near Sherborne, have been waiting several years for the follow-up to founder Emma Goss-Custard’s first cookbook – but it’s been worth the wait. Emma made her name with her delicious and original Honeybuns cakes, bakes and bars, all gluten-free, free of chemicals and additive, many free of…

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Tall tale, Lost Tail

A NEW Dorset theatre company that has already wowed audiences in Edinburgh, comes to Dorchester Arts at the atmospheric Wolfeton Riding House on Friday 21st at 7pm and Saturday 22nd at 4pm. Lost Lore, performed by Lost Tail Theatre, uses breath-taking sound design and enchanting animation, to transport the audience to a world of witches,…

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Come as you are

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre celebrates diversity a weekend festival, Come As You Are, starting with Scratch Night on Thursday 29th November, in the Sherling Studio, from 6.30pm, with three 20 minute performances of new ideas in development by local trans, non-binary and gender queer artists. The festival continues to Saturday 1st December, with a range…

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Honest outsiders by The Liberty Tree

TO live outside the law you must be honest! Discover some of the many tales of outsiders, dissenters and honest outlaws who stole from the rich to help the poor in The Liberty Tree, an evening of storytelling, at Chetnole on Friday 23rd November, Blandford on Saturday 24th and Sandford Orcas on Sunday 25th. For…

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