The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Devon, Hants and Wilts and beyond, from Friday 8th to Sunday 31st December 2017

 

Friday 8 December

ANSTY (Dorset), Old Brewery Hall, Madcap Productions in The Musketeers, and Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 4.

BATH, Theatre Royal, John Monie, Nick Wilton in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 7 Jan: Ustinov Studio, The Open House, UK premiere, to 23 Dec: egg, Little Mermaid, to 14 Jan, various times.
Komedia, Krater Comedy Club Christmas party, to 9 Dec and 14-16 and 21-23 and 31 Dec, 8.30..
Chapel Arts, The Shillings, folk, 8.
Rondo, Exit Stage Left in Disenchanted, musical satire on fairytales, to Sat 8, Sat mat 4.
Mission Theatre, Oooh Arrr in Cinderella, and Sat, 7.
Chapel Arts, Flaming Feathers Christmas Cabaret, burlesque, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Jack and the Beanstalk, to 1 Jan.
BIC, John Bishop, and Sat.
Pavilion Dance, AUB dance students in What Would Alice Do?  7.30.
Shelley Theatre, Keith James, The Songs of Nick Drake, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, European Arts Co in A Christmas Carol, solo performance, John O’Connor, 8.

BRISTOL,  Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl, to 14 Jan.
Hippodrome, Aladdin, with Joe Pasquale and Marti Pellow, to 7 Jan.
Tobacco Factory, Beauty and the Beast, to Sun 14 Jan.
The Lantern at the Colston Hall, Kid Carpet in Snow Globe, to 7 Jan.
Redgrave Theatre, BOVTS in The Wizard of Oz, to 19 Dec.
St Georges, Cosmos and Friends, 1pm.
Colston Hall, Benjamin Clementine.
SWX, Saint Etienne.

CHARD, Guildhall, Despicable Me 3, Moviola film.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Filmstars Don’t Die in Liverpool, film, and Mon/Tues, various times.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, All on a Winter’s Night, Johnny Coppin with Paul Burgess and Dik Cadbury, 8.

EXETER, Northcott, Dick Whittington with Steve Bennett, various times to 7 Jan.

EXETER, Phoenix, Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister.

FROME, Memorial Theatre, One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen, 7.30.

HALSWAY, nr Taunton, Manor, John Kirkpatrick, Carolling and Crumpets

HONITON, The Beehive, Police Dog Hogan, 8.

HULAVINGTON, Village Hall, Last Baguette Theatre in The Little Matchgirl, 6. RAW

ILMINSTER, Warehouse, Goodnight Mr Tom, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.30.
Arts Centre, Classic Jazz, New Orleans style, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Naz Osman Oglu with Flo and Joan, comedy, 8.

MARNHULL, Village Hall, Christian Garrick Quintet, Spirit of Stephane, west bank jazz, 7.30  AR

MILBORNE PORT, Village Hall, The New Scorpion Band at Christmas, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Stephen K Amos, comedy, and Sat, 7.30.

NUNNEY, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Lyric, Birmingham Rep in Nativity, the Musical, to Sun: Drum Studio, Stuff and Nonsense in The Enormous Turnip, to 13 Jan, various times.
Pavilions, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley with special guest Jose Feliciano.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinderella, to 6 Jan: Christmas with the Rat Pack, 7.30: Cinema, Surburicon, to Thurs.

RODE, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Jack and the Beanstalk, to 7 Jan, various times.
Studio Theatre Ashley Road, Four Candles, to Sat.
City Hall, Peter Hook and The Light.
Arts Centre, Balley Cymru in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

SHAFTESBURY, St James’s Church, Motcombe Community Players and Choir, Rock Nativity. 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Town Band Christmas concert, and Sat 7.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield Theatre, Hetty Feather, to 7 Jan.
Mayflower, Slava’s Snowshow, to Sat.
Turner Sims, Varttina, Finnish folk and laments, 8.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Nutcracker, encore Sun 10 Dec, 2pm.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Wells Cathedral School in Beauty and the Beast, to Sat, 7.30: Murder on the Orient Express, 2017 film, and Sat/Tues 7.45, Sun 3pm, Mon/Tues 7.30.

STURMINSTER MARSHALL, Village Hall, Farnham Maltings in Brilliance, 7.30. AR

TARRANT GUNVILLE, Village Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 7.30. AR

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Travelling Light in Snow Mouse, to Sat, various times.

TINCLETON, Gallery, Duncan Honeybourne, piano, Schuman, Brahms, Niels Gade, and Sat.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, to Thurs.

WATCHET, Village Hall, Time of Their Lives, Moviola film.

WESTBURY SUB MENDIP, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

WILTON, Community Centre, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, 6.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Steeleye Span, 8.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Cinderella, with Jack Glanville, to 7 Jan.

 

 

 

Saturday 9 December

BATH, Chapel Arts, Club Cairo, music and dance from the Middle East, 8.

BEMERTON, Methodist Church, New Sarum Singers, dir Keith Thomasson, Mary Douglas, Andy Bell narrator, Christmas Through the Ages, in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 7.30.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Dirt in the Gate Movies, The Shining, 7.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Gwilym Simcock, jazz, 20th anniversary launch concert, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Electric Palace, Doctor and the Medics, 8.
Arts Centre, The Nutcracker, recorded from Royal Ballet, 5.30.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Aladdin, with Joe Pasquale and Marti Pellow, to 7 Jan.
Colston Hall, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley with special guest Jose Feliciano, and Sun.
Redgrave Theatre, BOVTS in A Starry Night – A Nativity Tale, 11am, and Sat 16 at 10am and 11.30am.
SWX, Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister.
St Georges, Vocal Works Gospel Choir, Pure Gospel, 7.30.

BROADOAK, Village Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 7.30. AR

CHILD OKEFORD, Village Hall, A Winter’s Evening with Poacher’s Moon, 7.30.

CHRISTCHURCH, Priory, Bournemouth Bach Choir, cond Tim Hooper, Handel’s Messiah.
Regent Centre, Barry Steele and Friends, The Roy Orbison Story Christmas Special, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Police Dog Hogan, 8.

EVERSHOT, Village Hall, Christian Garrick Quintet, Spirit of Stephane, west bank jazz, 7.30  AR

EXETER, Corn Exchange, Kickline Theatre in Cinderella, to 1 Jan, various dates and times.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, One Night of Queen, 8.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Steeleye Span.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

LARKHILL, Garrison Church, Larkhill Choral Society, dir Sarit Aloni, Christmas concert, Vivaldi etc, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Singalonga Frozen, 2pm: Viva Santana, 8.

MILBORNE PORT, Village Hall, The Audience, Moviola film.

MOTCOMBE,  St Mary’s Church, Motcombe Community Players and Choir, Rock Nativity. 7.30.

NEROCHE, Hall, Farnham Maltings in Brilliance, 7.45. TA

POOLE, Lighthouse, Stuff and Nonsense Theatre in Three Little Pigs, day times to 24 Dec: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, 7.30: Cinema, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and Tues/Thurs.

SALISBURY, Cathedral, City of London Sinfonia, Salisbury Cathedral Choir, cond David Halls, Ruby Hughes, Robin Blaze, Thomas Walker and Stephen Loges, Handel Messiah, 7.30.
City Hall, The 2-Tone Tribute Tour.
Arts Centre, Live Lunch with the Lost Revellers.

SEATON, Gateway, Olde Tyme Variety Show, 7.

SIDMOUTH, Parish Church, Sidmouth Music, Julia Pusker, violin, Renata Konyicska, piano, Beethoven, Bartok, Szymanowski, Schubert, 3pm.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, A Christmas Carol – the musical, to 30 Dec, various times.
Tacchi-Morris, Reamba Theatre in Jack and the Beanstalk, to 23 Dec, various times.  (professional pantomime,  do more)

WELLS, Cathedral,  Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, Handel’s Messiah, cond Matthew Owens, Music for Awhile, Amy Carson soprano, Louise Innes mezzo, Paul Phoenix tenor, Craig Bissex bass, 7pm.
Little Theatre, The Three Musketeers, to 16 Dec.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Sleeping Beauty, to 1 Jan, various times.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Aladdin, with John Altman, to 31 Dec, various times.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Blues Band, 8.

 

 

 

Sunday 10 December

BATH, Komedia, Clyve’s Funky Christmas Show.

BOURNEMOUTH, BIC, Greg Davies, comedy.
Shelley Theatre, Last Baguette Theatre in The Little Matchgirl, 2.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Sound of the Sirens, duo from Exeter, 8.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Wessex Military Band Winter Concert, 3pm.

BRISTOL, St Georges, City Voices Bristol, We Need a Little Christmas, 7.
Tobacco Factory, Travelling Light in The Ugly Duckling, to 14 Jan.

CROWCOMBE, Village Hall, Hampstead, Moviola film.

DURWESTON, Village Hall, Ridgeway Singers and Band, West Gallery Carols, 4pm. AR

EXMOUTH, 10 Bickton Street, Exmouth Players in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 17 Dec, various time.

HONITON, The Beehive, The Albion Christmas Band, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Charlie and Jake, Bristol vocal-piano jazz vocal duo, 8.

NETHER STOWEY, Village Hall, The Sense of an Ending, Moviola film.

PIDDLETRENTHIDE, Village Hall, Dave Mynne in A Christmas Carol, 4pm. AR

POOLE, Lighthouse, Wessex Youth Orchestra, Winter Warmers, festive favourites, 3pm.

SALISBURY, City Hall, Milton Jones is Out There, comedy.
St Martin’s Church, Sarum Voices, dir Ben Lamb, Christmas by Candlelight, 6.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, The Armida Quartet, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, 3pm.
Engine Rooms, Mark Lanegan Band.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Muppet Christmas Carol, film, 5pm.

STUDLAND, Village Hall, Christian Garrick Quintet, Spirit of Stephane, west bank jazz, 7.30  AR

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Young Marx, recorded from the Bridge Theatre, 2.15.

WINCANTON, Sports Centre, Wincanton Choral Society Christmas concert, cond Simon Twiselton, soprano Hannah O’Toole-Thrower, Sarah Shaw oboe, inc Geoffrey Bush’s Christmas Cantata with folk songs and seasonal music. 7.30.

YEOVIL, Westlands ballroom, Australian Ballet in Cinderella, film, 7.30.

YETMINSTER, Village Hall, Farnham Maltings in Brilliance, 7.30. AR

 

 

 

Monday 11 December

EBBESBOURNE WAKE, Village Hall, The Albion Christmas Band, 7.30.

EXETER, Northcott, Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience, and Tuesd, 7.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, with Seth Lakeman.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, Little Robin Redbreast, to 31 Dec, various day times.

SHREWTON, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, The Snowman, film, and Tues, 4.15.

YEOVIL, Westlands ballroom, Carmen, filmed at Lake Constanze, 6pm.

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 December

BOURNEMOUTH, BIC, Chris Rea. CANCELLED

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, The Nutcracker, from Royal Ballet, 7.15.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Green Gartside and Alexis Taylor, 8.
Colston Hall, Love Actually, film, with live orchestral score.

CLEVEDON, Theatre Shop at Queen’s Square, Living Spit’s Nativity, to 30 Dec.

EXETER, Cathedral, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, carols, and Wed, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Follies, recorded by satellite from the National Theatre, 1.30pm.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Christmas Classics with Blake, 7.30.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Neil Sands Christmas Memories, 2.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, The Nutcracker, from Royal Ballet, 7.

WELLS, Cathedral,  Wells Cathedral Junior School Christmas celebration, song, speech and instrumental music, and Wed, 7.

YEOVIL, Swan Theatre, Yeovil Community Orchestra Christmas concert, 7.45.

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 December

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Manor Singers Christmas concert, 7.30.

BRANSGORE, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Handel’s Messiah, 7.30.
Colston Hall, Greg Davies, comedy.

EAST KNOYLE, Village Hall, Their Finest, Moviola film.

EXETER, Northcott, Pip Utton, A Christmas Carol, 8.

FONTMELL MAGNA, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band.

HANGING LANGFORD, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, The Lab, A Cautionary Tale, and Thrus, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Laurence Cummings, Mhairi Lawson, soprano, James Hall, countertenor, Nicholas Scott, tenor, Edward Grint, bass, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Handel’s Messiah, 7.30: Cinema, Meet Me In St Louis (1944) dementia friendly screening, 2pm.

SHERBORNE, Digby Church Hall, Viceroy’s House, Moviola film.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Strode College Christmas concert, 7.30.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Young Marx, encore screening from The Bridge Theatre.

WARMINSTER, Civic Centre, Beauty and the Beast, Moviola film.

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

YEOVIL, College, Cinematheque, After the Storm, 7.30.

 

 

 

Thursday 14 December

BATH, Mission Theatre, JSLN Dance in Odile, new take on Swan Lake, and Fri, 7.30.
Rondo, Gatecrash Theatre in The Lost Present, family show, to 23 Dec, various times. (includes relaxed performances)

BOURNEMOUTH, BIC, Daniel O’Donnell.
Arts University Bournemouth, studio, AUB students in Alice, to Sat, 7.30, Fri/Sat mats 3pm.

BRISTOL, Colston Hall, The Darkness.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, My Cousin Rachel, film, 7.30.

CROSCOMBE, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Film Society, Lift to the Scaffold, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Bye Bye Baby, a celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, 2.30 and 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Rabbit Theatre, Dave Mynne, A Christmas Carol, and Fri, 7: Baden Powell and St Peter’s Schools, Christmas Concert, 7.

PORTLAND, Royal Manor Theatre, Near-Ta Theatre in Christmas Time, 7.30. AR

SALISBURY, City Hall, Slade.

SANDFORD ORCAS, Village Hall, Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh in A Festive Feast of Harp and Guitar, 7.30. AR

STREET, Strode Theatre, Sensation, ABBA tribute, 7.30.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, Exchange, Beauty and the Beast, Moviola film, 7.

WOOKEY HOLE, Club, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

 

 

 

Friday 15 December

BATH, Theatre Royal, the egg, Aurora, Christmas show for the under fours and their families, to 7 Jan, various day times.
Chapel Arts, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, crooning, 8.

BISHOPSTONE, Village Hall, Opera Dudes in Licensed to Trill, 7.30. RAW

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Ginger Boy in Scrooge, a musical play, to Sun and 19-24 Dec, various times.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Michael Collins, clarinet, and Friends, Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, Matricks, Believing the Impossible – the Christmas Show, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Bootleg Blondie, 8.
Electric Palace, Serial Killaz, jungle and reggae remixes, 9pm.

BRISTOL, The Lantern at Colston Hall, Ice Ice Baby, and Mon 10am, 11.30am and 2-pm, and Mon: Sat 9.30am and 1.30pm.
St Georges, Paul Lewis, piano, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, 7.30.

BROAD CHALKE, Village Hall, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, and Sat, 6.30.

BUCKLAND NEWTON, Village Hall, Near-Ta Theatre in Christmas Time, 7.30. AR

CHEDDON and WEST MONKTON, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

COLYTON, Village Hall, The Time of Their Lives, Moviola film.

DUNSTER, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

EXETER, Cygnet Theatre, Cygnet Carols and Readings, 7pm.
Powderham Castle, Exeter Cathedral Choir Christmas concert, 7.30.

HINTON MARTEL, Village Hall, Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh in A Festive Feast of Harp and Guitar, 7.30. AR

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, A Christmas Carol, jazz interpretation of the Dickens’ story, with readings, The Alan Barnes Octet, 8.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Fern Brady, comedy, 8.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, St Agnes Fountain, 7.30.

NORTON ST PHILLIP, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Lyric, Peter Pan, to 13 Jan.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Showaddywaddy, 7: Cinema, Battle of the Sexes, 2017, to Thurs.

SALISBURY, City Hall, Steeleye Span.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Lion, film, 8.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 7 Jan.
Talking Heads, Ferocious Dog.

STREET, Strode Theatre, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, film, 7.30, Sat 5.30: Happy End, film, 7.45, Mon 7.30.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Rock n Roll Back the Years, 7.30.

TATWORTH, Village Hall, Going in Style, Moviola film.

THEALE, Panborough Inn, Mr Punch’s Folk Club.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, The Lego Ninjago Movie, 4pm: Paddington 2, to Thurs.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Aladdin, to 1 Jan, various day and evening times.

 

 

 

Saturday 16 December

BATH, Chapel Arts, Miss Hope Springs Christmas Cabaret, 8.

BEAULIEU, Abbey, Music for Christmas with the Highcliffe Choirs, 7pm.

BOTHENHAMPTON, Village Hall, Whisky Galore, Moviola film.

BOWERCHALKE, Village Hall, Beauty and the Beast, Moviola film

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Paragon Singers, Puer Natus Est, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, The Mellstock Band, 7.30.
Electric Palace, Electric Groove Deluxe Christmas Show, 8.

BRISTOL, Colston Hall, Bristol Choral Society and Bristol Ensemble, cond Hilary Campbell, Christmas Classics inc Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.
St Georges, Bristol Bach Choir, Spirit of Christmas, 7.30.

BROADMAYNE, Village Hall, Near-Ta Theatre in Christmas Time, 7.30. AR

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Glad Rag Company Christmas Spectacular, to 24 Dec, various times.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Lyngo Theatre in Snow Play, noon and 3pm: Chloe Tyghe and Guillem Mitchel, singer-songwriters, 7.30.

MARTINSTOWN, Village Hall, Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh in A Festive Feast of Harp and Guitar, 7.30. AR

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Marcus Malone Band, 7.30.

PIMPERNE, Village Hall, A Winter’s Evening with Poacher’s Moon, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, The Lab, Ideas Lab, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Pete Harrison,  Last Night of the Christmas Proms, 7.30: Cinema, Lost in Paris, and Tues/Thurs.

SALISBURY, City Hall, That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show.
St Martin’s Church, The Farrant Singer and Farrant Brass, dir Andrew Mackay, Rutter, Gabrielik, Schutz and carols, 7.30.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Rutter Room, Bell Street Christmas Special, fundraiser for SAC, 7.30.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, The Dylan Project, 8.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Battle of the Sexes, and Thurs, 7.45, Tues 7.30.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, Dick Whittington, to 24 Dec.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Clare Teal and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, 7.

WILTON, St Mary’s Church, Salisbury Community Choir, did Jeremy Backhouse, Carols by Candlelight, 7.30.
Michael Herbert Hall, Salisbury Concert Brass, cond Chris Holmes, Winter Concert, 7.30.

WINCANTON, Parish Church, Pilgrim Singers, dir Jane Fenton, mezzo Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Christmas concert, in aid of The Growing Space, 7.30.

YEOVIL, Westlands, Back to the 80s with Toyah and Modern Romance, 8.

 

 

 

Sunday 17 December

BATH, Chapel Arts, The Supa Skas, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, BIC, That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show.
Pavilion Dance, The Nutcracker, recorded from the Bolshoi, 3.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, GBH Big Band and Cantamus, Now That’s What I Call a Merry Jazzy Christmas, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Bridport Young Performers Christmas show, The Demon Headmaster, and Mon.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Gasworks Gala, 2.30 and 7.30.
Colston Hall, Pui fan Lee and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Paddington and The Snowman, 3.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, The Ligeti Quartet, Diabate, Stef Connor – a Young Person’s Guide to the String Quartet, Adam and Charlotte Caird’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, with narrator Mark Tattersall, 3pm.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Voices of the Sea, Gail McGarva and the Sea Chorus, 7.45.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and 20-23 and 26 Dec.

SHILLINGSTONE, Village Hall, Near-Ta Theatre in Christmas Time, 7.30. AR

SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall, BSO and Inspiration Choir O Come O Come Emmanuael, 3pm.

WINFRITH NEWBURGH, Church, Ridgeway Singers and Band, West Gallery Carols, 4pm. AR

YEOVIL, Westlands, BBC Somerset Christmas Extravaganza, 7.30.

 

 

 

Monday 18 December

BRISTOL, St Georges, Bristol Ensemble and the Carnival Band, A Carnival of Carols, 7.30.
Colston Hall, Christmas with The Overtones.
Wardrobe Theatre, Blahblahblah Fest, Thick Richard in Swear School, 8pm.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Singalonga Frozen, 2pm.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Jason Manford, comedy.

HAWKCHURCH, Village Hall, The Red Turtle, Moviola film

RINGWOOD, Moors Valley Country Park, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, and Tues, 6.30.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, St Agnes Fountain, Christmas show, and Tues, 8.

WELLS, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall, Krysia Osostowicz, violin, Daniel Tong, piano, Beethoven Sonatas, 7.

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 December

BRIDPORT, Lyric, Meet the Christmas Creatures with Martin Maudsley, storyteller, Charlie Fuge illustrator and Declan Duffy, singer and musician, 11am.

BRISTOL, St Georges, G4, Christmas by Candlelight, 7.30.
Colston Hall, Bootleg Beatles.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Jethro, comedy, 7.30.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Another Mother’s Son, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Hugh Brunt, Pui Fan Lee narrator, The Snowman and The Nutcracker, 3 and 7: Cinema, Jane, documentary about Jane Goodall, 8pm.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Salberg Studio, Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol, to Sat, 7.45, Thurs mat 2.45.
Arts Centre, SAC and Smoking Apples in A Christmas Carol, to Sat.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Seniors Film, Their Finest, 2pm.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Spiritato, an Italian Baroque Christmas, Locatelli, Scarlatti, Torelli, Corelli, Vivaldi, etc, 8.

 

 

 

Wednesday 20 December

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Belshazzar’s Feast, An English Folk Christmas, 7.30.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Bristol Ensemble, Christmas Spectacular, and Thurs, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Squash Box Theatre  in The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Chrismasness, 2 and 4.30.

EXETER, University Great Hall, BSO, cond Pete Harrison, BSO Christmas Proms, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, It’s a Wonderful Life, film, 1946, 7.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Wonderwoman, film, 2 and 7.30.

SALISBURY, St Thomas’s Church, St Johns Singers, cond Steve Abbott, The Magic of Christmas, 7.30.

WELLS, Cathedral,  Candlelight Christmas Concert with Wells Cathedral Choir, cond Matthew Owens, Jonathan Vaughan organ, and Thurs, 7.

 

 

 

Thursday 21 December

BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, pantomime, to 29 Dec, various times.CORSHAM, Pound Arts, The Beguiled, film, 11am and 7.30pm: Singalonga Frozen, 2pm.

FROME, Merlin, The Nutcracker, by satellite from Royal Opera House, 7.15.
Cheese and Grain, Cara Dillon, Upon a Winter’s Night.

HONITON, The Beehive, Mad Dog Mcrae, 8.

IBSLEY, Village Hall, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, 7.30.

SALISBURY, St Thomas’s Church, The Fieri Consort, A Crown of Roses, 7.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Katherine Jenkins.
Turner Sims, Darius Brubeck Quartet, jazz, 8.

 

 

 

Friday 22 December

ALDERHOLT, Village Hall, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales, 2.30.

BRIDGWATER, Town Hall, Mad Dog Mcrea, 8.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, The Little Matchgirl, 2pm.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Bristol Ensemble, Festive Fiesta, 7.30.

CHARD, Guildhall, The Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Moviola film.

COLINGBOURNE DUCIS, Village Hall, The Churchfitters, Christmas Cracker, 7.30. RAW

HONITON, Beehive, White Christmas, with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, 2pm.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Paddington 2, to 28 Dec (not 25th).

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, BSO, cond Pete Harrison, BSO Christmas Proms, 7.30.

SALISBURY, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Carols by Candlelight, and Sat, 7.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, The Star, 2.15: The Man Who Invented Christmas, to Thurs, (not 24/25).

WEST CAMEL, Davis Hall, The Red Turtle, Moviola film.

 

 

 

Saturday 23 December

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet, 3pm.

BRISTOL, St Georges, Bristol Ensemble, Children’s Christmas Carnival, 2 and 4pm: A Baroque Christmas, 7.45.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Last Baguette Theatre in The Little Matchgirl, 2 and 7pm, and Sun 11am.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, The Unravelling Wilburys.

POOLE, Lighthouse, BSO, cond Aviat, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus, Celebration of Christmas Carols, 7.30: Cinema, Murder on the Orient Express, to Thurs.

WEST TYTHERLEY, King Edward’s Hall, Forest Forge and Bumblefly in The Frog Prince and other Tales,  1.30pm.

 

 

 

Sunday 24 December

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Trio Entertainment in Cinderella, to 7 Jan, various days and times.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946, 4.15pm.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

BOXING DAY

 

 

 

Wednesday 27 December

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Paddington 2, film, to 3 Jan, various times.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Glastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society in Jack and the Beanstalk, to Sat, 2.30 and 7.30, Sun/Mon 2.30.

 

 

 

Thursday 28 December

FROME, Memorial Theatre, FMTC in Jack and the Beanstalk, to 1 Jan, various times.

 

 

 

Friday 29 December

POOLE, Lighthouse, Cinema, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Thurs.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth Dramatic Society in Jack and the Beanstalk, to 6 Jan.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Ben Waters Band, 7.30.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, The Son of Bigfoot, 2.15 to 4 Jan (not 31 Dec/1 Jan) :  The Battle of the Sexes, 7pm, to 4 Jan. (not 31 Dec/1 Jan)

 

 

 

Saturday 30 December

BRISTOL, Colston Hall, BSO, cond Aviat, New Year Johann Strauss gala, 7.30.

SALISBURY, United Reformed Church, Phil Daish-Handy, cello, and friends, Christmas New Year concert, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Ocean Room, Ben Waters, 8.

 

 

 

Sunday 31 December

BRISTOL, Colston Hall, Funk Yeah, New Year’s Eve Party.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Hairspray, film, 9.45pm.

EXETER, Northcott, Black Day at Blackhawton Manor, New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery with dinner and jazz, 8pm to 1am.

SALISBURY, Medieval Hall, The Philosopher’s Boy, Sarum Consort, dir Alastair Carey, Richard Brett, narrator, 8.

SEATON, Gateway, Sounds of the Sixties with The Zoots, and Mon, 8.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, New Year’s Eve ceilidh, 8.15.

 

 

AR is Artsreachwww.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

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