Postponed or cancelled

Lighthouse panto postponed – but look out for Plan B

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre has announced, with regret, that the management has taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s traditional family pantomime – Beauty and the Beast – to next year.  It will be the first time in the centre’s 42-year history that there will not be a pantomime. Ticket holders are being contacted…

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Beethoven concerts cancelled

THERE was disappointment on 6th August when Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival announced that the Beethoven concerts scheduled for 4th and 5th September had been cancelled. The statement from the festival said “Unfortunately, on 31st July the Government postponed the planned re-commencement of indoor concerts and this has left us with no choice but to…

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Inside Out and b-side postponed

TWO of Dorset’s most exciting and imaginative festivals, Inside Out Dorset and b-side, have been postponed, because of the coronavirus crisis, to September 2021, according to an Earth Day statement by the artistic directors. Both biennial events had been due to take place this September, with Inside Out’s programme of outdoor arts events across the…

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Ticket holders donate to Lighthouse

GENEROUS audience members have donated hundreds of pounds to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre, which has closed in line with the latest advice on COVID-19. Ticket holders to shows including BalletBoyz and English Touring Opera’s productions of Cosi Fan Tutte and Giulio Cesare have elected to donate the price of their tickets to the venue rather…

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Salisbury Festival cancelled

WILTSHIRE Creative has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Salisbury Arts Festival. “It is with great disappointment that, following continued government and industry advice, we are writing to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Salisbury International Arts Festival, due to run from 22ns May to 6th June….

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Food award schemes on hold

THE country’s leading food awards scheme, Great Taste, run by the Guild of Fine Food based in Gillingham, Dorset, has been suspended due to the Covid19 crisis, and the regional scheme, Taste of the West, is delaying judging. Judging of this year’s 12,000-plus Great Taste entries began as planned on Monday, 16th March, and was…

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Bach cancelled in Sherborne

THE Sherborne Chamber Choir has postponed its 40th anniversary concert, a performance of JS Bach’s Mass in B minor at the Abbey on Saturday 21st March. “We’re gutted to have to cancel our anniversary performance due to the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus. We intend to reschedule the performance and updates will be posted on our…

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