Private View

The moon and musical box

FROME based composer Helen Ottoway is premiering her work for voice and musical box, Wind and Unwind, on Sunday 7th July, as part of the Dorset Moon weekend at Sherborne Abbey. Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, a seven-diameter global depiction of NASA photography, which has been travelling the world, is at Sherborne Abbey from…

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Diane Maclean goes Beyond at Salisbury

SALISBURY Cathedral’s summer exhibition, inside the cathedral and on the lawns outside, is Beyond, new work by the award-winning international sculptor Diane Maclean, on show until the end of September. Beyond, which has been curated by the Cathedral’s visual arts adviser Jacquiline Creswell, comprises of eight large-scale pieces in stainless steel or feather-light aluminium. Diane…

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One Giant Leap at “Moonbury” Rings

THOUSANDS of Dorchester residents are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, with events including Dorchester Arts’ spectacular lantern parade and a music performance of Apollo – One Giant Leap at Maumbury Rings, on Friday 19th July. Schools across Dorchester and beyond have been preparing for the performance for weeks, and…

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Messums celebrates the spoken word

MESSUMS Wiltshire, the inspirational contemporary arts centre at the 700 year old Tisbury tithe barn, celebrates poetry and the voice in the Festival of the Spoken Word weekend, from 5th to 7th July. The opening night poetry performance features poet, playwright and actor Ben Norris (pictured) and music by singer-songwriter and spoken word performer Jade Cuttle….

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Masterpiece tours at Stourhead

VISITORS to the National Trust’s Stourhead House in Wiltshire can learn more about the house’s stunning art and antique collections on one of a series of Masterpiece tours. A team of volunteers has researched and created these extended guided tours, which showcase highlights from the collection an­d explain the connections between them and the world-famous…

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The Kingcombe Group at Ilminster

THE new exhibition at Ilminster arts centre at the Meeting House features work by the Kingcombe Group from West Dorset, on show until 28th June. The natural beauty and unspoilt rural landscapes of West Dorset are the inspiration for the group of 11 textile artists who meet and stitch at Kingcombe, a study centre and…

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Reflections in the Cathedral Refectory

WORLD-famous light installation artist Bruce Munro is on Wiltshire home ground with his latest work, Confluence, created for Salisbury Cathedral’s Refectory restaurant. Confluence, a shimmering display of five large panels, each made up of 240 colourful recycled CDs, was inspired the Cathedral’s site at the confluence of five rivers – the Avon and its tributaries…

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Beyond The Edge at Poole Lighthouse

NEW Forset-based artist Malcom Crocker is showing a selection of future landscapes in Beyond The Edge, in the Top Floor Gallery at Poole’s Lighthouse centre for the arts, running to Saturday 15th June. The artist explains: “We exist within an endless expanse of time and space. The patterns of change, destruction, renewal, evolution, life and…

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Madrid to Tyntesfield – the Spanish connection

A NEW theme at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield, house near Bristol running through 2019 and 2020 will give visitors the chance to discover more of the estate’s historic Spanish connections. “From Madrid to Tyntesfield: A story of love, loss and legacy” reveals the life of Tyntesfield’s founder, William Gibbs, who was born in Madrid, the…

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