Season Previews

Dance, comedy and more at Salisbury Arts Centre

A VARIED programme for spring and summer season at Salisbury Arts Centre includes a new musical highlighting Florence Nightingale’s links with Salisbury, contemporary dance performances, comedy, a one-man Bon Jovi musical and the launch of the Arts Centre’s Gin Club. New for 2020 are Exhibitions on Screen, including a behind the scenes look at Lucian…

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New Year variety with Dorchester Arts

FROM an evening exploring David Bowie’s Berlin years to a woman who is the National Trust’s greatest super-fan, from an all-star jazz ensemble to poignant wartime letters, the new season at Dorchester Arts has music, theatre and entertainment for all tastes and ages. If you are one of the millions who loved (and still watches)…

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Concerts in the West 15th season

THE 2020 series of Concerts in the West marks the 15th anniversary of the music charity that brings rising stars of the chamber music scene to venues in Dorset, Somerset and Devon, from 17th January to 7th November 2020. There are three new venues in addition to the regular performance spaces, Bridport and Ilminster Arts…

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Artsreach celebrates 30 years of rural arts

ARTSREACH, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, is 30 in 2020 and will be celebrating the anniversary with a varied programme, including the first visit to Dorset by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre company, bringing three of the most popular comedies. The special birthday events begin with a barn dance at Ashton Barn near Martinstown on Friday 20th…

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What’s in store on the Lighthouse stages

POOLE’S Lighthouse, the country’s largest multi-purpose arts centre outside London, has a busy programme  for the late winter and spring, with concerts, plays and other events to tempt most tastes. As always, the most regular feature at the concert hall will be performances by the Bournemouth Symphony Orc­h­estra at their home venue. Between 15th January…

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Year of Artists in Bristol

DURING 2019 Bristol consolidated its position as one of the country’s most exciting cities for performing artists and their growing audiences, and the programme published by Bristol Old Vic – with Mark Rylance on the front – proves there will be no let-up in the coming year. Even before the end of the repeat run…

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