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Playhouse reopens with six week season 

SALISBURY Playhouse will re-open in October with a socially-distanced six-week season of theatre, dance, music and live screenings, running between 14th October and 21st November. To follow government guidelines for indoor performances and social distancing, the capacity of the main house will be reduced from 512 to 148, with audiences sitting in their household bubbles…

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Wiltshire Music Centre reopens

WILTSHIRE Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon has reopened after nearly six months, with a programme of concerts from classical to jazz to folk. In July the centre launched a £60,000 Community Fundraising Appeal to help to reopen the venue for an autumn and winter programme that puts the community centre stage. With the closure affecting more…

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Two steps to save grassroots music venues

LIVE music venues, including the David Hall at South Petherton, the Cheese and Grain at Frome, Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Bristol’s Fleece and Fiddlers, Southampton’s Joiners, and Moles, Komedia and Chapel Arts Centre at Bath, have signed an open letter to the UK Government highlighting the need for an immediate £50 million financial…

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Singing to thank her own healthcare workers

SINGER and bassist Miranda Sykes has spent the lockdown period making regular journeys to the Ricky Grant Unit at Tobay Hospital, re-located to  Newton Abbot. Just before the country came to a standstill, Totnes-based Miranda was diagnosed with breast cancer, and five cycles of chemotherapy began. The singer best known for 16 years with Devon…

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Songs for a Somerset solstice

SOMERSET folk singer Reg Meuross will be performing songs for the solstice in a Zoom online concert, streamed to 90 households by Petherton Arts Trust on Sunday 21st June. Ordinarily, the event would take place in South Petherton at The David Hall, owned and run by Petherton Arts Trust (PAT), but with the venue closed…

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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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