The Arts Section

Moon landing Prom for BSO

FRANCO-Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović makes his BBC Proms debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits on Sunday 21st July, Their programme at the Royal Albert Hall marks the anniversary of the moon landing, which the BSO will celebrate with a performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst. They will also play Barber’s Violin…

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Great Divides with Massy Ferguson

SEATTLE-based band Massy Ferguson is in the UK for a short tour, continuing at  Poole’s Beer and Bluegrass Fest on Saturday 27th July. Formed 13 years ago, the band has proudly planted their boots on both sides of the country-rock divide, carving out their own brand of amplified Americana. They are promoting their fifth album,…

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Love and loss – Hardy’s Emma poems

SCOTTISH academic Phillip Mallett is coming to Kingston Maurward College near Dorchester on Thursday 25th July to give a talk called “Love, praise, indifference, blame: Hardy’s Emma Poems.” The talk will look at some of the 120 or so poems which Hardy wrote about his first wife, Emma, after her death in 1912. It begins…

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Kids go wild with Lost Words

THE start of the school summer holidays finds parents looking for inventive and creative ways to keep their children entertained. They need look no further than the Artsreach summer programme of activities, which runs from 26th July to 30th August. This summer’s programme is inspired by The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s stunning…

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Spooky songsters from down under

AMONG the many talented performers to make the long journey from Australia to England, the Spooky Men’s Chorale must be one of the most entertaining! Catch this choir from New South Wales making a welcome return to Dorchester Corn Exchange on 26th July. The Spooky Men are described as being “as thunderous as a herd…

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Tivoli summer rep

THE Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne has its first summer rep, when Dramatic Productions stages three plays from 25th July through to 10th August. The Dorset-based company returns to the Tivoli with a comedy, a thriller and the re-staging of a popular television sitcom. The season starts with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s comedy A Bunch…

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Amelie, Bristol Old Vic and touring

IF you love actor musicians playing their socks off on a stage crowded with people and instruments, and if you loved Lady Di, you will probably be one of the whooping, squealing audience that adores Amelie, Watermill Theatre’s touring musical version of the award-winning film. Most of the reviews of this Michael Fentiman production, on stage…

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Kids go wild with Lost Words

THE start of the school summer holidays finds parents looking for inventive and creative ways to keep their children entertained. They need look no further than the Artsreach summer programme of activities, which runs from 26th July to 30th August. This summer’s programme is inspired by The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s stunning…

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A Squashbox full of curious creatures

THERE is summer fun for families when Artsreach brings Squashbox Theatre and its collection of Curious Creatures to Blandford Corn Exchange on Friday 26th July, and Martinstown village hall on Saturday 27th, both at 2.30pm. Welcome to the Curious Creatures wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson, the world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Discover the…

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