The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Hampshire and beyond, from Thursday 14th to Thursday 28th February 12019

Thursday 14th February

Fest West, various venues at Corsham, Salisbury and Trowbridge, to 2 March.

BATH, Theatre Royal, Noel Coward’s A Song at Twilight, with Simon Callow and Jane Asher, to 23 Feb, 7.30, Thurs/Sat matsUstinov Studio, Ray Fearon in Blue Door by Tanya Barfield, UK premiere, to 9 March.
Rondo, Playing Up Theatre Co in Polly Stenham’s That Face, to Sat, 7.30.
The Forum, West Wilts Dance Festival, Love Is …
Komedia, Sound of the Sirens.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion Dance, James Wilton Dance, The Storm, and Fri, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Dirty Dancing, film, 11am: Amelie, French film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, Wise Children, to 16 Feb.
Hippodrome, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery, to Sat, 7.30, Thur/Sat mats 2.30.
Tobacco Factory, The Jamie Wood Trilogy, clowning, Oh No.
St Georges, Duo Dorado, violin and harpsichord, Bach, 1pm: Norwegian singer Silje Nergaard, jazz, 8.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Hello Again, Neil Diamond, tribute, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound, Theatre Fest West, to 2 March. The Levelling, 2015 film, 11am and 7.30pm

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Film Society, In the Fade.

EXETER, Northcott, Singalonga The Greatest Showman, 7.

GILLINGHAM, School, Minima, live music with The Phantom of the Opera 1925 silent film, 7.30. AR

HONITON, Beehive, Comedy Club with Suzy Bennett, Tom Glover and Morgan Rees, 8.

MERE, Lecture Hall, The Wife, Moviola film.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Off the Middle in In Other Words, play about effects of Alzheimer’s with music from Frank Sinatra, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Drum Studio, Pains Plough and Theatre Royal in You Stupid Darkness, to 23 Feb.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, and Playhouse Salberg Studio, Theatre Fest West, new plays, dance, talks, workshops etc, to 2 March.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, The Full Monty, to Sat.
Nuffield Campus, Jodie Prenger in Abigail’s Party, to Sat.
Nuffield City, Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory, to 2 March.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Sleepless in Seattle, (1993), 7.30.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, SNADS in Treasure Island, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.30.

TAUNTON, Tacchi-Morris, The SPACE Co in Big Smoke, contemporary dance,  7pm.
Brewhouse, Hancock’s Half Hour, three episodes, 7.30.

TIVERTON, Wellhayes Vineyard, Clayhanger, Concerts in the West, Trio Sora, Schumann, Brahms, Clara Schumann, 7.30.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, Theatre Fest West, to 2 March: Brymore Productions in The Bureau of Untold Stories, 7pm.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Colette.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, As One in Escaping the Storm, play about Marie Stopes, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli,  The Favourite, film: Orphan Colours, 7.30.

WOOKEY HOLE, Club, Madame, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Armonico Consort, Love Handels – music for Valentines, soprano Eloise Irving, alto William Towers, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi, 7.30.
The Hub, Rainbow Fish Speak Easy, A Love-in Against Loneliness, with Jonny Fluffypunk, 7. TA

 

 

Friday 15 February

BATH, Komedia, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, 7.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Chicago Blues Brothers Mission Motown.
Shelley Theatre, Jack Maguire, Valentine Violin, 7.30.

BRADFORD-ON-AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Cordelia Williams, piano, Chopin, Prokofiev, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Mike Osman as Donald Trump, The Funding Wall Tour, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Concerts in the West, Trio Sora, Schumann, Brahms, Clara Schumann, 11am.
Electric Palace, Roddy Radiation and the Ska Billy Rebels, 8.

BRISTOL, Tobacco Factory, The Jamie Wood Trilogy, clowning, I Am A Tree.
St Georges, Piers Lane and the Goldner Quartet, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Korngold, 7.30.
Fiddlers, Dorian Concept and Jameszoo.

BROCKENHURST, Village Hall, Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again, Moviola film.

CHEDDON and WEST MONKTON, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Pam Ayres, and Sat, 7.30, Sun 5pm.

CHURCHINFORD, Village Hall, Two Gents in Earnest by Oscar Wilde, 8. TA

CORSHAM, The Pound, TFW, Hurley Burley in Over the Moon, first opera for little people, 10.30am, 1.30 and 3.30pm.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Lucy Stevens, singer and actress, in Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle, new play with music, 8.

EXETER, Northcott, The Big Chris Barber Band, 7.30.
Cygnet Theatre, Autact Theatre in The Duck, play, 7.30.
Corn Exchange, Fairport Convention, 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Amy, tribute to Amy Winehouse.

BRAMPTON, Village Hall, She’koyokh, klezmer from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, 7.30. AR

FROGHAM, Village Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

FROME, Merlin Theatre, Pip Utton, And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You, 7.45.
Memorial Theatre, Toyah, acoustic set.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Lost Dog Dance in Juliet and Romeo, 7.30. AR

HARDINGTON MANDEVILLE, Village Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, Mortal Engines, film, 7.30.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Concerts in the West, Trio Sora, Schumann, Brahms, Clara Schumann, 7.30.

LAMYATT,Village Hall, Emily Hennessey and Sheema Mukherjee, Kali, storytelling, music and Kathak dance, 7.30. TA

MILBORNE PORT, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

NETHER WALLOP, Village Hall, The Wife, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Brendan Cole, Show Man, dance, 7.30: Sherling Studio, James Taylor Quartet, jazz: Cinema, Stan and Ollie, and Sat.

RODE, Village Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, A Mirror Crack’d, to 9 March: Salberg Studio, TFW, The Shouting Mute in Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate, Birdspeed in Firebird and Chris White and Poppy Pedder in Kin, 6.30.
Arts Centre, TFW, Emily Souter-Johnson in Home:An Investigation, 2pm: Marcus Bazley in Orlando 3pm: Bea Roberts in Wasp Woman, 5pm.
City Hall, Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti’s Holy Holy, 8.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Loveless, film, 8.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Town Band and guests, popular classics, 7.45.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Mary Queen of Scots, film, and Sat/Mon/Wed/Thurs: The Front Runner, film, and Sat.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, TFW, Wassail in Over the Wall Picking Apples, 7.30.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, How to Train Your Dragon – the Hidden World, daytimes to 22 Feb: Beautiful Boy, to Mon, 7.10.

WATCHET, Village Hall, Leave No Trace, Moviola film.

WESTBURY sub MENDIP, Village Hall, The Wife, Moviola film.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Music Hall Tavern.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Money for Nothing, tribute, 7.30.

WOOTTON FITZPAINE, Village Hall, Kinetics, film about Parkinsons, 7pm. AR

YEOVIL, Octagon, Hello Again Neil Diamond, tribute.
Westland, Mayor’s Charity Ball, raising money for Yeovil Hospital and Yeovil Freewheelers.

 

 

Saturday 16 February

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Whispering Woods in Star Flower, dance and acrobatics, and Sun, 11.30am and 3pm.
Chapel Arts Centre, Big Boy Bloater and The Limits, blues, 8.
The Forum, Fairport Convention.
Komedia, Krate Comedy Club, Jake Lambert, Jeff Innocent, Stephen Grant and Steve Sanyaski.

BOTHENHAMPTON, Village Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Dirt in the Gate Movies, Nightmare on Elm Street I and II, 7pm.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Just So Dance in When I Grow Up, and Sun, 3.30pm, and Sun 12.30pm.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Story Pocket Theatre in AniMalcolm, musical for children, 11.30am and 3pm.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Lucy Porter, comedy, 8.
Electric Palace, Colette, film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Tobacco Factory, The Jamie Wood Trilogy, clowning, Beating McEnroe.
St Georges, Julian Baggini, The Philosophical Times, 11am.
Redgrave Theatre, Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids, 3.30.

CASTLE CARY, Caryford Community Hall, Two Gents in Earnest by Oscar Wilde, 7.30. TA

CHUDLEIGH, Community School Hall, Moscow Drug Club, 8. ViA

CLAPTON and WAYFORD, Village Hall, Emily Hennessey and Sheema Mukherjee, Kali, storytelling, music and Kathak dance, 7. TA

CREWKERNE, The Dance House, Concerts in the West, Trio Sora, Schumann, Brahms, Clara Schumann, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Tankus the Henge, 8.

DOWNTON, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Strictly Nashville, music.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Huey Morgan Block Party.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Streisand, tribute with live band, 7.30.

MAMHEAD, Village Hall, Cornwall’s Native Poet, film about Charles Causley with folk singer Jim Causely and film maker Jane Darke, 7.30. ViA

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Sherlock Gnomes, film, 10.30am: Patrick Monahan, #Gold, comedy, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Singalonga Grease, film, 7: Cinema, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Wed: Free Solo, and Tues/Thurs.

PORTESHAM, Village Hall, The Mela Guitar Quartet, 7.30. AR

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, TFW, Venus in the Landscape, talk by potter Mirka Golden-Hann and felt artist Sarah Waters, 2pm: Heather Walrond Co in The Rising, contemporary dance, 8.
City Hall, Ben as Michael Jackeon, tribute.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Roxy Magic, tribute, 7.30.

SHILLINGSTONE, Village Hall, She’koyokh, klezmer from Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, 7.30. AR

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Comedy Club, Daniel FitzHenry and guests, 8.
Parish Church, Sidmouth Music, Xinyuan Wang, piano, Leeds International Piano Competition 2018 winner, 3pm.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall,  Blue Rose Code, 8.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Jan Depreter, guitar, and Dedication, programme dedicated to Julian Bream, 8.

STREET, Strode Theatre, I’m Not Running, encore screening from National Theatre, 4pm: Three Identical Strangers, film, and Mon 25th.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Stuff and Nonsense in The Gingerbread Man, 1 and 3pm.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, Masqueraders in For One Night Only, hits from classics and musicals, 7.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Mikshake’s Monkey’s Musical, noon and 3.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, James Phelan, Trickster.

WOOTTON COURTENAY, Village Hall, Will Finn and Rosie Calvert, Beneath This Place tour, folk singer-songwriters from Newcastle, 7.30. TA

YEOVIL, Octagon, That’ll Be the Day.
Westlands, Jive and Swing with Kai Hoffmann.

 

 

Sunday 17 February

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Moana, film, 2: The Seagull, film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, 02 Academy, Blue October.
St Georges, The Sound of Sci-ence (for families) 3pm, for teens and adults, 6pm.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Lau, folk.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Peterloo, Moviola film.

NETHER STOWEY, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Bohemian Rhapsody, singalong, 3pm.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, film day, An Afternoon with Agnes Varda, Faces Places and Cleo de 5 a 7, from 3pm.

STREET, Strode Theatre,  Ardal O’Hanlon, works in progress, 7 and 8.45.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, That’ll Be the Day, 7.30.

 

 

Monday 18 February

BRISTOL, Circomedia, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Let The Right One In, to Sat, 7.30, Thurs/Sat mats 2.30.
Hippodrome, Anton and Erin – Those Magical Musicals, 7.30.
Redgrave Theatre, Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Draw-along, 2pm.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, The Old Man and the Gun, film, and Tues/Fri.

CORFE CASTLE, Village Hall, Uchenna Dance in Hansel and Gretel, 4pm. AR

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Tall Tales in Lily and the Albatross, 2.30.

MARTINSTOWN, Village Hall, Theatre Fideri Fidera, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, 3pm: Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop, 4.15pm.  AR

PIDDLETRENTHIDE, First School, Theatre Fideri Fidera, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, 10am: Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop, 11.15am  AR

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Soap Soup Theatre in The Pixies’ Scarf, 11am and 2pm.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Circus of Horrors, new show, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Mary Poppins Returns, film, to Wed, 2.30, and Tues 7.30: I’m Not Running, recorded by satellite from National Theatre, 7pm.

YEOVIL, Westlands, Stan and Ollie, film, 3 and 6.30.

 

 

Tuesday 19 February

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, In the Fade, Bridport Film Society, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound, TFW, Eden’s Cave in Forests, 7pm: Arcadia, film, 7.30.

FROME, Merlin Theatre, Don Quixote, from the Royal Ballet, 7.15.

HONITON, Beehive, Honiton Community Theatre in Cinderella, to Sat, 7pm.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Christopher Robin, Moviola film.

MEMBURY, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

PEWSEY, Village Hall, Madame, Moviola film.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians and Terrible Tudors, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Story Pocket Theatre in David Baddiel’s Animalcolm, the Musical, 2pm: Sherling Studio, Yellow Earth in Under the Umbrella, play from China, 8: Cinema, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Sat.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Tall Tree in Lily and the Albatross, 11am and 2pm.

SANDFORD ORCAS, Village Hall, Theatre Fideri Fidera, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, 3pm: Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop, 4.15pm.  AR

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, seniors film, Alastair Sim and Terry-Thomas in School for Scoundrels, 1960.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, to Sat.
Nuffield Campus, Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom, to Sat.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Don Quixote by satellite from the Royal Ballet, and Mon 25th, 7.15.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Theatre Fideri Fidera, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, 10am: Oskar’s Hibernation Workshop, 11.15am  AR

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, How to be Brave, storytelling with The Story Bicycle, 11am: Don Quixote, from the Royal Ballet, 7.15.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, The Return of the Hero, to Thurs.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Banff Mountain Film Festival.

WINSFORD, Village Hall, Peterloo, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Chinese New Year Extravaganza,

 

 

Wednesday 20 February

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Uchenna Dance in Hansel and Gretel, to Sun, 11.30am and 3pm.
Komedia, Solve-Along-A Murder She Wrote, 7.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Shrek – the Musical, to Sat.
BIC, The X Factor Live Tour.
Shelley Theatre, Big Little Theatre School in Little Women, to Fri.

BRADFORD-ON-AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Don Quixote, from the Royal Ballet, 7pm.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, The Singing Mermaid, to Sun, 10.30am, 1.30 and 4.30 pm.
Tobacco Factory, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to 6 April.
Hippodrome, Tom Gates Live on Stage, to Sat, 7pm, Thurs mat 1pm, Fri morning 10.30am, Sat mat 2pm.
St Georges, Wild Words, Michael Loader, storyteller, Knud Stuwe, musician and Natalie Bibi, Arabic dancer, in Sindbad the Sailor, 11.45am.
Louisiana, Ohmme, improvisational art rock duo, 8.

CALNE, Town Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

CHILD OKEFORD, Village Hall, Angel Heart in Howling Tales Workshop, 1.30pm: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, puppetry and storytelling, 4pm. AR

CORSHAM, Pound, TFW, Travelling Light in I Wish I Was a Mountain, 3pm.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Townsend in Rouse, Ye Women!, 8pm.

ILMINSTER, Warehouse Theatre, IES in three one-act-plays, to Sat, 7pm.

MOTCOMBE, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviolafilm.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Fateful Fourth, BSO, cond Kees Bakels, Ronald Brautigan, piano, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, 7.30: Sherling Studio, Tall Tree Theatre in Lily and the Albatross, 11am and 2pm.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Paines Plough in Come To Where I’m From, 8pm.
Arts Centre, TFW, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, film, 2:  South West Shorts, films, inc films by Barney Norris, Matty Crawford, Jesse Lawrence and Simon Da Vision, 8pm.

SEATON, Gateway, Joanna MacGregor, piano, 7pm.

SHERBORNE, Abbey, organ recital with Simon Gregory, 1pm, FREE.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Somerset Youth Theatre Festival, (with Actiontrack and Wassail), and Thurs.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, TFW, Hurley Burley in Over the Moon, first opera for little people, 10.30am, 1.30 and 3.30pm.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, film.
Civic Centre, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, Not Fade Away.
Swan Theatre, Cinematheque, Faces, Places, 7.30.

 

 

Thursday 21 February

BATH, The Forum, Barbara Dickson.
Chapel Arts Centre, Track Dogs, world fusions, 8.
Mission Theatre, Bath Spa University in Animal Farm, to Saturday, 7.30.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion Dance, The Ballet of the Nations, film, 7.30.

BRADFORD-ON-AVON, St Margaret’s Hall, Bradfordians Dramatic Society in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, and Fri, 6.30, Sat 11am and 2.30, Sun 2.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, 9 to 5, film, 11am: Before I Go To Sleep, film, with author SJ Watson, 7.
Electric Palace, Mike Lee Film Festival, Q and A with Mike Lee each night to Sun; Mean Time, 5pm: High Hopes, 7.40.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Maria Gilicel, violin, George Todica, piano, Beethoven, Penderecki, Franck, 1pm: Lau, folk, 8.

CHARMOUTH, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

CHETNOLE, Village Hall, Angel Heart in Howling Tales Workshop, 1.30pm: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, puppetry and storytelling, 4pm. AR

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Once Upon a Princess, children’s pop music, 11am and 2pm.

CORSHAM, Pound, TFW, Sarah Corbett in The Swimmer, and Pip Hambly in Kinkens, 7pm.

DITCHEAT, Jubilee Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

EXETER, University Great Hall, Fateful Fourth, BSO, cond Kees Bakels, Ronald Brautigan, piano, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, 7.30

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Mark Farrelly in Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse, The Hairy Bikers, 7.30.
Lighthouse and around town, Light Up Poole, festival of digital art, light art and participatory events, to Sat.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Jamie Wood in I Am A Tree, 6.30.
Arts Centre, TFW, Eden’s Cave in Forests, 5.30: James Wilton Dance in Leviathan, 8.
City Hall, Joan Collins, Unscripted.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Roderick Williams, baritone, Iain Burnside, piano, Schubert, 8.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Topaz Dance in Fame Junior, to Sat, 7, Sat mat 2pm.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Respect to Aretha, with Letitia George, 7.30.

WELLS, Cathedral, Callum Alger of St Peter’s Collegiate Church Wolverhampton, organ recital, 1pm FREE

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Wimborne Drama in Gaslight, to Sat, 7.30.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Credence Clearwater Re-Imagined.
Westlands, Carl Hutchinson, I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This, comedy.

 

 

Friday 22 February

BATH, The Forum, Peter Andre, Celebrating 25 years.
Chapel Arts Centre, Alter Eagles, tribute show, 8.
Komedia, The Ministry of Burlesque Cabaret.

BISHOPSTONE (nr Salisbury), Village Hall, Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again, Moviola film.

BISHOPSTONE (nr Swindon), Village Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

BRADFORD-ON-AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, The Busch Trio, Haydn, Schumann, Brahms, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Centre Stage Variety Show, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Jazz Cafe with Emma Sander and Philip Cloutts, songs of Billie Holliday, Peggy Lee, etc, 8.
Electric Palace, Mike Lee Film Festival, Q and A with Mike Lee each night to Sun; Naked, 4pm: Secrets and Lies, 7.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Ross Edgley, talking about swimming round Great Britain, 8pm.
University, Victoria Rooms, Fateful Fourth, BSO, cond Kees Bakels, Ronald Brautigan, piano, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, 7.30

COLLINGBOURNE DUCIS, Village Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

CORSHAM, Pound, TFW, Jamie Wood in O No!, 8.

CROWCOMBE, Village Hall, Cold War, Moviola film.

EAST STOUR, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

EDINGTON, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

EXETER, Northcott, Metta Theatre and Northcott in In the Willows, the hip hop musical, with Clive Rowe, to 2 March, various times.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Waterloo – the Best of ABBA.

FORDINGBRIDGE, Town Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

FROME, Memorial Theatre, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, Not Fade Away, 7.30.
Cheese and Grain, Bootleg Blondie.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral Quartet, jazz and blues, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Comedy Club with Carl Donelly and Tom Glover, 8.

MILBORNE ST ANDREW, Village Hall, Angel Heart in Howling Tales Workshop, 1.30pm: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, puppetry and storytelling, 4pm. AR

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr, folk, 7.30.

NORTON ST PHILIP, Village Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

PANBOROUGH, Inn, Mr Punch’s Folk Club, special guest night with Si Baron, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Salvation Army Youth Brass Band and Choir, 7pm: Spirit of the Dance, 7.45: Sherling Studio, Tatton and Tiernan in Simple Politics, for children, 11am and 2pm.

RINGWOOD, Trinity Centre, Avon Valley Concerts, Emily Sun, violin, Jennifer Hughes, piano, Beethoven Poulenc, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, 7.30.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Pip Hambly in Kinkens, 7.45: Rehearsal Room, The Last Baguette in The Bird Show, 1pm.
Arts Centre, TFW, The Narwhal Ensemble in 2020 Cornish Space Odyssey, 4pm: Barnstormers Comedy, 8.30.
Sarum College, Bill Benham, violin, David Price, piano, Brahms, 12.45pm.
City Hall, Sweet Caroline, tribute.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Phantom Thread, film, 8.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Twenty, 8.

STOCKLAND, Village Hall, Track Dogs, quartet of singer songwriters, 8.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Polina, film, and Sat.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Jason Donovan – His Amazing Midlife Crisis, 7.30.

TATWORTH, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Brew Cinema Awards Showcase, to Sun.

TOTNES, St John’s Church, Helen Porter solo, Constant as the World, 7.30.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, TFW, Lobstertale, 7.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, All is True, to Thurs.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, Tic Tac Toe Theatre in The Scandalous Love of Oscar Wilde, 8.

WELLS, Cathedral, High Sheriff’s concert, Sumorsaete Ealle: Celebrating Somerset, music, song, dance, theatre and storytelling from across the county, 7.30.

WEST CAMEL, Davis Hall, Christopher Robin, Moviola film.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Letitia George, Respect to Aretha, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Credence Clearwater Reimagined.

WINTERSLOW, Village Hall, Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Killer Queen, tribute.
Westlands, Colette, film, and Mon, 3 and 6.30.

 

 

Saturday 23 February

ALDERBURY, Village Hall, Christopher Robin, Moviola film.

BATH, Komedia, Krater Comedy Club, Vikki Stone, Andrew Bird, Eddy Brimson, Karen Bayley.
Chapel Arts Centre, Miss Rosie and the Moonshyne Runners, golden age of jazz, 8.
Rondo, Cici Noir’s Spring Fling Burlesque, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Edgelarks, Bournemouth Folk Club.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Box Tales Soup Theatre in The Turn of the Screw, 7.30.
Electric Palace, Mike Lee Film Festival, Q and A with Mike Lee each night to Sun; All or Nothing, 4pm: Vera Drake, 7.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Brothas with Attitude, 7.30: The Glass Studio, Up the Antics, great British mysteries, comedy sketches with a historical twist, 7.30.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Bohemian Rhapsody, film.

CORSHAM, Pound, TFW, Young Waters, neo-folk from Bristol, 8.

EXETER, Cygnet Theatre, Multi Story Theatre in Digging the Dirt, 2.30 and 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Katy V Taylor, Showdown, tributes.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, The Osmonds.

LANGFORD BUDVILLE, Jubilee Hall, Mumblecrust Theatre, The Tale of the Cockatrice, 3. TA

MARTOCK, Parish Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Incredibles 2, film, 10.30am.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Yamato – the Drummers of Japan, 7.30: Lee Nelson, comedy, 8: Townsend Theatre in Rouse Ye Women, play with music, 8.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW in Owdyado Theatre in Twisted Tales, 2 and 7.45.
Arts Centre, TFW, Olu Taiwo in Yaruba Sonnets, storytelling and music, 8.
United Reformed Church, Sue Morgan and Hilary Brown, mezzo sopranos, with pianist, 7.30.
City Hall, Re-Take That, Greatest Hits, the Singalong.

STALBRIDGE, Village Hall, Ridgway Singers and Band, Barnes Supper, 7pm.  AR

STREET, Strode Theatre, Beautiful Boy, film, and Thurs, 7.45.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Living Spit in Giants of Science, 7.30.

TEFFONT, Village Hall, The Children Act, Moviola film.

WELLS, Cathedral School Cedars Hall, Wild Words and storyteller Michael Loader, Dylan’s Invisible Friend, music, 10.30am.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, James Taylor Quartet, jazz.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Singalonga Greatest Showman, 2 and 7.30.

 

 

Sunday 24 February

BATH, Komedia, Brian Fallon, Songs from the Hymnal, 7.30.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Natural Beauty, BSO, cond Michael Seal, Chloe Hanslip, violin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, 3pm.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Don Quixote, encore from the Royal Ballet, 6pm.
Electric Palace, Mike Lee Film Festival, Q and A with Mike Lee each night to Sun; Peterloo, 5pm.

BRISTOL, St Georges, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, cond Jira Rozen, Aleksey Semenenko, violin, Smetana, Dvorak, Beethoven, 7.30.
Colston Hall Foyer, Kathryn Joseph, Scottish folk, 7.30.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Don Quixote, encore from the Royal Ballet, 2pm: Tragedy of King Richard II, recorded at the Almeida, 7pm.

ILMINSTER, Warehouse Theatre, Sunset Cafe Stompers, 7pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Heather Wensley, singer, Jazz Goes to Hollywood, 8.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Don Quixote, encore screening from Royal Ballet.

WELLS, Cathedral School Cedars Hall, student showcase, 8.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Naturally 7, New York vocal instrumentalists, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Swinging at the Cotton Club with the Lindy Hop Dancers and the Harry Stutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, 5pm.

 

 

Monday 25 February

BATH, Theatre Royal, Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing, to Sat, 7.30, Wed/Sat mats.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Kinky Boots, to 9 March, various times.

EXETER, Corn Exchange, explorer Leo Houlding, talk, To the Ends of the Earth, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, to Sat.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, TFW, Gemma Prangle in Move with Me, dance etc, to Fri, 10am.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Raft, film, 7.45.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Blackeyed Theatre in Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four, and Tues, 7.30.

 

 

Tuesday 26 February

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Blood Brothers, to Sat.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Exhibition on Screen, Young Picasso, 7.30.

CASTLE CARY, Caryford Hall, The Little Stranger, Moviola film.

MARNHULL, Village Hall, Peterloo, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Middle Ground in The Verdict, to Sat, 7.45, Wed/Sat mats 2.30.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, TFW, Say That Again radio play with Wiltshire College music students, 7pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, National Theatre in Macbeth, to Sat.
Turner Sims, Endellion String Quartet, 40th anniversary, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Beamish and Kissin, premieres, 8.

TAUNTON, Tacchi-Morris, Heathfield Community School and local primary schools, Music Festival, and Wed, 7.30.

YEOVIL, Octagon, BalletBoyz in Them/Us, 7.30.

 

 

Wednesday 27 February

BATH, The Forum, Nish Kumar, comedy.
Chapel Arts Centre, Peter Knight (ex Steeleye Span) and John Spiers (ex Bellowhead) 8.
Komedia, Indiecomedymag Live with Alison Thea-Skot and Sarah Breese.

BOURNEMOUTH, BIC, Prof Brian Cox.
Shelley Theatre, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bath Philharmonia, cond Jason Thornton, Leon McCawley, piano, Janacek, Mozart, Dvorak, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater and Taunton College music student showcase, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Lady Windermere’s Fan, recorded at the Vaudeville, 11am.

BRISTOL, Tobacco Factory, Ad Infinitum in No Kids, to 9 March, 8pm, Sat mats 1.30.

EAST KNOYLE, Village Hall, Puzzle, Moviola film.

EXETER, Corn Exchange, Mark Thomas, Check Up Our NHS at 70, comedy, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Lady Windermere’s Fan, recorded at the Vaudeville, 11am.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, The Children Act, film, 2 and 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Super Human Strauss, BSO, cond Karl-Heinz Steffens, Andrew Tyson, piano, Beethoven, R Strauss, 7.30.

SALISBURY, Arts Centre, TFW, The Secret Spitfires, film, 2: Strike a Light in She’s a Good Boy, 6.30: The Levelling, film, 8.30.

SHERBORNE, Abbey, organ recital with Harold Jackson, 1pm, FREE.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Strode Theatre: What is the Future? talk by theatre manager Fares K Moussa, 3.30.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, TFW, Isadora – I Dance What I Am, 7.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, My My My Delilah, with Glen Leon, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, College Bay Theatre, Owdyado Theatre in Twisted Tales, three dark comedies, 7.30.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Dvorak in America with the Zemlinksy String Quartet, Mozart, Dvorak, Smetana, 7.30.

 

 

Thursday 28 February

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Muckers, to Sun, various day times.
The Forum, Beach Boyz, The Story of the Beach Boys.
Komedia, Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream.
Rondo, Chris Woods Grove One Man Orchestra, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, John Osborne in John Peel’s Shed, 7.30.
Pavilion Dance, Vincent Dance Theatre in Shut Down.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in The Dissociation of Shirley Mason, by Isabella Culver, in rep, various dates to 16th March.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Twynham School in The Wizard of Oz, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Film Society, Under the Tree.

FROME, Merlin Theatre, Frome College in Chicago, High School Edition, to Sat, 7.

HONITON, Beehive, Am American in Paris, 1951 film, 2pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Fleetwood Bac, tribute, 8pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Ardal O’Hanlon, comedy, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Soulful Night to Remember, inc Shalamar, Delfonics, Stylistics, Peabo Bryson, 7.30: Meet the Music Live, lecture recitals, Rachmaninov, 1pm.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Super Human Strauss, BSO, cond Karl-Heinz Steffens, Andrew Tyson, piano, Beethoven, R Strauss, 7.30.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, TFW, Cheap Date Dance in Dirty Words, 6.30.
Arts Centre, TFW, South West Symposium, 10am to 5pm: Hip Yak Poetry Shack, 8.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Nes/Ahlam, contemporary jazz and world music fusions, 8.

STOGURSEY, Village Hall, King of Thieves, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Strode College students in Chicago, high-school edition, to Sat, 7.30.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, David Starkey on Henry VIII, 7.30.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, The Blues Band, 7.30.

TROWBRIDGE, Town Hall Arts, TFW, Strike a Light in She’s a Good Boy, 7.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Jason Manford, comedy, Muddle Class, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Coldplace, tribute.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Joani’s Soul, with singer Gina Foster and Ronnie Johnson, guitar, 7.30

WOOTTON FITZPAINE, Village Hall, A Star is Born, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Goldhawks perform Quadrophenia Live.
Westlands, Laughing Boy Comedy Club.

 

 

 

AR is Artsreach – www.artsreach.co.uk or 01305 269512
TA is Take Art – www.takeart.org or 01460 249450
RAW is Rural Arts Wiltshire – www.poundarts.org.uk or 01249 701628
HTL is Hog the Limelight – www3.hants.gov.uk/hog-the-limelight    01962 846019  ??
ViA is Villages in Action – www.villagesinaction.co.uk  01363 773660

Moviola – visit www.moviola.org
PFF is Purbeck Film Festival