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Mamma Mia madness

CHRISTCHURCH is going Mamma Mia mad this summer, celebrating the arrival of the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the smash hit 2008 movie Mamma Mia. The Regent Centre has been showing the new film, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, since 3rd August and the jollifications come to a climax on Saturday 25th August with a Mamma…

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August Americana in Bristol

TIM Martin brings two more Americana performances to Bristol this August, starting at The Tunnels on Wednesday 22nd August with Lee Baines III and the Glory Fires. If you don’t like noisy, opinionated, angry and confrontational music, stay away, he says. The band from Alabama also make music that’s passionate, honest and thoughtful. Their new…

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The Cuban Brothers at Lyme Regis

A FAVOURITE festival band, whose fans include Elton John, Richard Branson and Robbie Williams, the Cuban Brothers will be bringing their funk and soul review to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 24th August. Half-music, half comedy, their residency at Rob da Bank’s celebrated Sunday Best parties led to the band hosting the main…

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Party band comes home for LiftOff!

A POPULAR party band that was formed in Salisbury in 2005, The Deloreons will be the headliners at Wiltshire Creative’s LiftOff! free evening of music and fireworks in Salisbury Cathedral Close on Friday 24th August from 7pm. The Deloreons played in Salisbury in 2012, when they headlined the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. They sold out at…

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John Law at Beaulieu

FROME-based pianist John Law is the next guest in the Music at Beaulieu sessions, performed in the beautiful Abbey. John, described as “one of the UK’s most versatile jazz pianists” will be at the Hampshire venue on Saturday 18th August from 7pm. For more information, visit the website, www.musicatbeaulieu.org, or telephone 07770859900.

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Music at GMC – the summer Sunday series

THE Music at GMC series continues at  3pm on Sunday 19th August with a welcome return visit from Peter Lattimer. Peter was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. After his National Service he read music at Oxford where he was also assistant organist at the Cathedral. He taught at Hurstpierpoint College and then at Bryanston School,…

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Rod recaptured

GARRY Pease dedicates his working life to his idol, Rod Stewart, and he’ll be demonstrating his skill at paying tribute at Sturminster Newton Exchange on Friday 17th August from 7.30pm. His Rod Stewart Experience takes in Rod’s hits from the 60s to the present day, and Garry both looks and sounds remarkably like the original….

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Lift Off! for Salisbury’s biggest free party

FOUR days of free entertainment over the August Bank Holiday weekend will celebrate the arts across the city of Salisbury and launch Wiltshire Creative’s first season of programming. The programme includes live music, street theatre, circus, fireworks and a new opera by Salisbury-based composer Howard Moody. The Lift Off! weekend runs from Friday 24th to…

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Swinging Night at the Movies

THE Swing Unlimited Big Band returns to the Regent Centre in Christchurch for A  Night at the Movies on Saturday 11th August at 7.30pm. Founded more than a decade ago, the band has built a reputation as the South of England’s premier big band. Their extraordinary repertoire includes material from Glenn Miller and the American…

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