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Lighthouse commissions lockdown song

A SONG commissioned by Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre to celebrate the part that music has played in the history of the arts centre is a tribute to the famous “bouncing floor” in the concert hall. The multi-use centre hosts drama, dance and all forms of visual art but its beating heart has been popular music….

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Lau rescheduled at the Marine

FANS of the exciting contemporary folk trio Lau have something to look forward – the Lyme Regis gig scheduled for 29th May has been put back to the autumn, when, let’s hope, theatres and arts centres will be open and busy again. Like all venues, Lyme’s Marine Theatre is closed temporarily due to the coronavirus…

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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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