Words! Words! Words!

Best-selling author at Bridport screening

AUTHOR SJ Watson will be at Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday 21st February to answer questions and sign copies of his best-selling novel, Before I Go To Sleep, after a screening, which begins at 7pm. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, was a phenomenal international success, which won The Crime Writers’ Association Award…

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New poems from Gill Horitz

WRITER, poet and community theatre maker Gill Horitz has published a new collection of poems, All The Different Darknesses. She describes the work as exploring “our sense of what lies within or beyond the everyday, taking inspiration from the lives of objects, as well as familial memories and disturbances emerging from ‘the different darknesses …”…

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Cotton Lords at Halsway

FAUSTUS returns to Halsway Manor in Somerset, where they were 2016 artists in residence, to run workshops and give a public performance of Cotton Lords. From Monday 4th to Friday 8th February the trio will lead a From Page to Performance workshop for musicians and singers, and on Thursday 7th the doors will be open…

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The Inn Crowd with Jonny Fluffypunk

ANARCHIC performance poet Jonny Fluffypunk invites you to join the Inn Crowd at Salisbury and Corsham. The poet, who describes himself as a refugee from suburbia, will be at Salisbury Arts Centre on Thursday 28th February as part of  Fest West’s Hip Yak Poetry Shack  and at Corsham’s Pound Arts Centre on 1st March, also…

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Dan Snow praises Shire Hall

TELEVISION history presenter Dan Snow visited Dorchester’s Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, filming his new series, and described it as “a complete revelation … one of the best museums I have come to in ages.” Dan and his team spent the morning filming for his new History Hit show, Snow on the Road, in which…

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The ultimate Metaphysical poet

WE can all quote John Donne – No man is an island … I am a rock (thanks, Simon and Garfunkel), but how much do we actually know about the man? Find out at Sladers Yard, West Bay, on Thursday 7th February. The gallery’s regular poetry lecturer Graham Fawcett is back with John Donne: Life…

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Cathedral’s artistic response to Brexit

SALISBURY Cathedral’s stimulating and varied arts programme continues in February with two artistic responses to the Brexit debut involving poet Lemn Sissay and light artist Mary Branson. Ladders of Light is a new “constitution” for the UK, with words by Lemn Sissay and illuminated ladders by Mary Branson. It will be followed in March by…

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Musical fairytales by The Devil’s Violin

THE trio of storyteller and musicians, The Devil’s Violin, are coming to Bath Theatre Royal’s Ustinov Studio on Tuesday 29th January, with their magical story, Stolen. This visit follows The Devil’s Violin’s debut at Bath last year, and is another opportunity for the audience to enjoy the talents of master-storyteller, Welsh performer Daniel Morden, and…

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And then they came …

THE story of Anne Frank never loses its power, and continues to be told through memories, drama, poetry, music and in  And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, a multi-media play by the American writer James Still, at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 25th January at 8pm. The title comes…

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