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New musical opens at Southampton

AUDIENCES at the MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton will be first to experience an electrifying new musical prior to its London run, when Tokyo Rose opens for a short run from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th September. Following a try-out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, where it was described as the next big breakout…

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New work focuses on homelessness

A JAZZ and spoken word work called Comfort In Chaos will be premiered at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre in Bristol on Saturday 18th September. Composed by Harriet Riley (Paraorchestra) and Pete Judge (Get The Blessing), Comfort In Chaos highlights growing concerns about homelessness and the work of Bristol charity, 1625 Independent People, which works…

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Stellar line-up for Lyme Folk Weekend

THE line-up for 2021’s Lyme Folk Weekend really has something for all folk music tastes – from the lyric beauty of Fay Hield and her brilliant musicians to the foot-stomping excitement of Merry Hell. There is a lot to look forward over the four-day festival, from 27th to 30th August, performing at the Marine Theatre…

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Music returns to Tincleton

A REGULAR programme of chamber recitals resumes at Tincleton Gallery at Tincleton near Dorchester from the first weekend in September. The concerts, cancelled during the COVID lockdowns, start on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September with the duo of Melissa Phelps, cello, and Caroline Palmer, piano. Both performances start at 8pm. The programme will include…

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A Song for Dorset

A NEW song for Dorset, by composer Karen Wimhurst, had its online premiere on Wednesday 4th August, and is available at asongforus.org  for 12 months. The song, When Time Lost Its Edge, is performed by Palida Choir, VIVA! Dorchester Women’s Choir, Dorset County Hospital Staff Choir and students from Thomas Hardy School, Dorchester. It has…

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Grooves on the Green is back

ASHLEY Cross, Parkstone, is getting ready to party as Grooves on the Green prepares to return this year, for its 20th anniversary community music festival, on the weekend 7th and 8th August, from 11am to 7pm both days. Partly to celebrate the anniversary, but also to show how grateful local people are for the amazing…

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Audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre

LIVE audiences return to Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon with a new autumn-winter season of concerts. With one of the finest acoustics outside of London, the WMC is renowned for its diverse programme of classical, folk, jazz and world music, family shows and community concerts, and more recently to its successful foray into livestreaming.e. Classical…

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Nick Cave live at Poole

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre has scored a notable  success for music fans with a date on Nick Cave’s autumn tour. The constantly innovating and sometimes controversial musician is performing with Warren Ellis. In their first tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will play 20 shows across the UK in September and October, following the…

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A watery tale of love

A SHOW that began as a concept album, retelling one of the best known love stories in the Greek myths, is on a national tour, starting on 8th July in Exeter, and ending in Weston-super-Mare in September. Jack Dean & Company have converted Hero & Leander Or, I Love You, But Everything’s Under Water into…

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Simon Spillett at the Marine

THE British scene of the 1950s and 60s is evoked by tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett who brings his virtuoso quartet to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Thursday 22nd July. With his sharp suits and music inspired by the legendary British sax player Tubby Hayes, the Spillett quartet promise to transport the audience to…

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