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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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Roosters from the bayou

THE music of the Louisiana swamps and bayous comes to rural Dorset when The Cajun Roosters Trio makes a four-date debut tour with Artsreach, starting on Thursday 12th March at Sandford Orcas village hall. The tour continues at Broadwindsor Comrades Hall on Friday 13th, Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall on Saturday 14th and Ashmore village hall…

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Celebrating human movement at Salisbury

LEADING musicians, athletes, dancers and artists from around the world will gather in Salisbury for this year’s International Arts Festival, running from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 6th June. Performers will include Hofesh Shechter and his dance company, violinist Harriet Mackenzie, inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood jazz star Jacqui Dankworth, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and world champion…

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Exciting all-star Bath Festival programme

THIS year’s Bath Festival line-up features some of the biggest names in literature and music, from Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver and Joanna Trollope to Charles Hazlewood and his Paraorchestra, queen of punk Patti Smith, the Gesualdo Six, and McFly, Scouting for Girls and KT Tunstall over the finale weekend. The stellar line-up for the festival,…

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Still dreaming the dream

THERE are a few seats left in the gods at Bristol Hippo­drome to see Susan Boyle on Saturday 7th March, when the Scottish singer will be celebrating ten years since her sensational  Britain’s Got Talent appearance. Her UK tour, with only a handful of dates, supports the newest album, TEN, and Susan will be supported…

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Kathryn and Sean’s tour cut short

KATHRYN Roberts and Sean Lakeman, celebrating 25 years of making music together with their On Ref­lection tour, have cancelled the remaining dates and hope to re-instate them later in the year. Photograph by Nikki Bidgood

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