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ON LINE – the Inside Out Piano

SARAH Nicholls introduced her Inside-Out Piano to a virtual audience at Southampton’s Turner Sims on International Piano Day, Sunday 29th March at 3pm. You can watch and listen to the concert on line until next Sunday, 6th April. Log on to www.turnersims. co.uk/events/the-inside-out-piano/ This is a piano like never before: strummed like a guitar, singing like a…

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A vision for the future at South Petherton

WE all need some good news at present – or at least positive signs of an arts organisation that is looking beyond the current crisis. Petherton Arts Trust, which runs the David Hall at South Petherton, launched its ambitious Vision 2025 project just before the coronavirus pandemic really bit, and will be working towards its long-term…

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Poole Lighthouse closed

POOLE’S Lighthouse Centre for the Arts has been closed until at least 14th April, in an effort to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus. Watch the website, www.lighthousepoole.co.uk, for more details.  

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No parting glass but many postponements

THE popularity of the Dubliners’ music is such that tribute band Seven Drunken Nights is out on a year-long tour with its story of Ireland’s folk legends. Several of the nine scheduled performances in the south and west have now been postponed. Contact your local venue for details. Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of…

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An ode to John Peel and radio

FOR thousands of music-lovers, John Peel was THE voice of radio, so John Peel’s Shed, an affectionate tribute to the inspirational DJ and broadcaster, on tour with Take Art in Somerset, is a welcome opportunity to remember the great man. The tour continues at the Black Swan at Langport on Friday 20th March, Norton sub…

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Drumming on Sunday in Tisbury

CHERUBIM Music Trust has organised a co-operative drumming day of workshops for children and parents on Sunday 15th March. In the morning, primary age children and their parents can discover the exhilaration of collective drumming. Secon­dary age tweens and teens can develop rhythmic coordination and interplay in the afternoon. The workshops, in the Vic­tor­ia Hall…

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Minima, live music for the silent screen

BRISTOL-based quartet Minima specialise in creating live accompaniment to screenings of silent films and there are two chances for Artsreach audiences to enjoy these spellbinding events, at Studland on Saturday 21st March and Alderholt on Sunday 29th. Minima, like the better-known Dodge Brothers with Mark Kermode, bring the excitement of live performance to the magic…

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Come dance with Artsreach

A BAND made up of some of Dorset’s best known and most accomplished folk musicians will get toes tapping and feet dancing at Ashton Barn, Martinstown, on Friday 20th March, at the first of this year’s 30th anniversary special events for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity. The birthday barndance will feature caller Angela Laycock…

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Dementia friendly music

A TRIO of musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Or­c­h­estra will visit Blandford Connect Community Centre on Tuesday 10th March to perform a dementia-friendly “cake concert’, starting at 2pm. Promoted by Artsreach, the trio of flute, harp and cello will perform popular classical hits and light music as the listeners enjoy tea and cakes. It is accepted…

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