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Material: Earth at Messums

THE  new exhibition at Messums Wiltshire in the 700 year old tithe barn at Tisbury celebrates the use of clay in contemporary art, by leading contemporary potters and ceramic artists, including Grayson Perry, Edmund de Waal, Hans Coper and Sandy Brown. On show until 1st May, Material: Earth is the first in a series of…

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AUB on the West Side

WEST Side Story provides the inspiration for a striking exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth’s gallery and part of the vibrant Bernstein score is one of the highlights at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert at Poole Lighthouse on Wednesday 22nd March. The orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto also includes by The…

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From the waterfront to the Regent

CHRISTCHURCH Sailing Club returns to the town’s Regent Centre for the eighth annual exhibition, From The Waterfront, on until 24th March. The show reflects the coastal, river and boating subjects that are associated with the town and the club, which is Christchurch’s oldest sporting society. Other subjects by members of the sailing club’s art and…

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Taking tea with Beaton

AUTHOR and international designer Andrew Ginger, who lives near Shaftesbury, will be talking about his book, Cecil Beaton At Home, at Beaton’s Tearooms in Blandford, on Sunday 26th March at 4.30pm. Andrew has had events for the book in London, New York and Chicago and the original Beatons Tearooms at Tisbury Beatons Tearooms and is…

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Top textiles at Ilminster Arts Centre

TEXTILE artists and anyone with an eye for beautiful fabrics will head to Ilminster Arts Centre on Wednesday 22nd March for the spring Vintage Textile Fair at the Meeting House. The fair is curated by Talent for Textiles, a group of vintage textile dealers, takes place on Wednesday 22 March. Exhibits will include an enticing…

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Dartmoor Artisans at Devon Guild

THE thriving and varied creative community on Dartmoor – including sculptors, soap-makers, potters, painters, honey-farmers and hide-tanners – is on show at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s gallery in Bovey Tracey until Monday 3rd April. In this new Riverside Gallery exhibition, travel photographer and journalist Suzy Bennett goes behind the workshop walls to produce an…

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The Future Can’t Wait at Black Swan

BLACK Swan Arts at Frome has a powerful exhibition by fine arts students of Bath Spa University from 18th March to 15th April, coinciding with the arts centre’s involvement in BBC’s nationwide Get Creative event on Saturday 8th April, from 2-4pm. The Future Can’t Wait features work by 30 MA postgraduate students across four disciplines…

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Jazz Age comes to Bath

THE Jazz Age was glamorous and dangerous, a dazzling confection of fashion and music which came to prominence at the height of Art Deco style – you can learn more as an exhibition dedicated to the period in fashion and photographs opens at the American Museum at Bath on 18th March. The exhibition of the…

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