The Arts Diary

What’s on stage and screen in Dorset and Somerset, Devon, Hants and Wilts and beyond, from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July 2018


Friday 22 June

AXMINSTER, Minster, East Devon Music Festival, Pocket Sinfonia, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Martinu, Grieg, 7.30.

BATH, Theatre Royal, Ustinov Studio, Summer Season, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory in Henry V, with Ben Hall, to 21 July: the egg, M6 Theatre in Whatever the Weather, 10am and 1pm, and Sat 11.30am and 3pm.
Komedia, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club.
Mission Theatre, Next Stage Theatre in Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, to Sat, 7.30. Sat mat 2.

BISHOPSTONE, Village Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Thriller Live, to Sat.
Shelley Theatre, Battle of the Sexes, Moviola film.

BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre, Cloudbusting, Kate Bush tribute with Mandy Watson, 8.
Macmillan Theatre, Muses in Singin’ in the Rain, to Sat, 7.30, Sat mat 2.30, Sun 3pm.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Kasai Masai, African dance, 8.
Lyric Theatre, Spandex Ballet, workshop-comedy-dance celebrating the 1980s, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Miss Saigon, and Sat 7.30, Sat mat 2.30.
Tobacco Factory, BOVTS in Welcome to Thebes, to 30 June.
Eastville Park Swimming Poole, Insane Root in Romeo and Juliet, to 29 July, various times.

DEVIZES, Wharf Theatre, world premiere of Annie L Cooper’s new play Broken Wing, to Sat, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, The Producers, blues, 8.

DULVERTON, Town Hall,BOVTS in The Mill on the Floss, 7.30.

EAST DEVON, various venues, ED Music Festival, to 30 June.

EXETER, Northcott Theatre, Tilted Wig in Great Expectations, to Sat, 7.30, Wed/Sat mats 2.30.
Cathedral, Handlebards (Women) in Romeo and Juliet. 7.
Corn Exchange, The Drifters, 8.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Classic Rock USA.

FARLEY, All Saints Church, Farley Music Festival, Isabelle Oehmichen, piano, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, 7pm.

FROME, Merlin, Sellwood Academy students in Bugsy Malone, to Sat, 7.
Memorial Theatre,  That’ll be the Day, and Sat, 7.30.

HONITON, Smeatharpe Stadium, Miracle Theatre in The Cherry Orchard, 7.30. ViA
Beehive, The Leisure Seeker, film, 7.30.

IFORD, Festival, to 4 Aug.

ILMINSTER, Arts Centre, Renata D’Aiello, saxophone, 8.

ISLE OF WIGHT, Festival, to Mon.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Back to the Shack, blues and Americana, 8.

MONTACUTE, House, The Pantaloons in The Importance of Being Earnest, 7.30pm.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Fringe Friday with Hayley Ellis and Adam Hess, comedy, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Titanic  the Musical, to Sat: Drum Studio, Tamaritans Theatre Co in Neil Simon’s Rumours, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Hatful of Rain, contemporary folk, 8: Cinema, Book Club, and Sat, Tues-Thurs.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Love on the Links, new play adapted from PG Wodehouse’s golfing stories, to 23 June.

SHAFTESBURY, Abbey, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 7.30.

SHERBORNE, Studio Theatre, APS in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Sat, 7.45.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Francis Durbridge’s Fatal Encounter, to 26 June.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Combined Arts Drama Group in Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind, to Sat, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Casus Circus in Driftwood, contemporary circus from Australia, 6.30: The Wound, film, 7.45: Mitch Corrigan, a Young Filmmakers’ Journey, inc Q and A, 5pm

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Nick Heyward.

TATWORTH, Village Hall, Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri, Moviola film.

TAUNTON, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Patsy Cline and friends, tributes.

TISBURY, Nadder Centre, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, That Good Night, to Mon, 7.

WATCHET, Village Hall, Edie, Moviola film.

WELLS, Little Theatre, Cathedral Lower School in Peter Pan and Wendy, to Sat, 7.
Cathedral School Cedars Hall, Thea Musgrave at 90, Wells Cathedral School contemporary ensemble, 1pm: Kuniko plays Marimba, 7.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Jackson Life with CJ, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Crooners, 7.30.

WINTERSLOW, Village Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

YEOVIL, Octagon, What the Ladybird Heard, children’s show, to Sun, 1.30, Sat/Sun mats 10.30am.




Saturday 23 June

BATH, Theatre Royal, Katherine Kingsley in Dusty, by Jonathan Harvey, world premiere, to 7 July, mats 30 June/5 and 7 July 2.30.
Chapel Arts, Circe’s Diner, country folk, 8.
Komedia, Krater Comedy Club with Rob Rouse, Nick Doody, Matt Richardson and Alex Boardman.
Rondo, Ooh Arr in A Night at the Movies, favourite film songs, 8.

BEAMINSTER, various venues, Festival, to 1 July.
Square, Street Party in the Square, local bands etc, 5 to 9pm.

BRADFORD ON AVON, Wiltshire Music Centre, Big Family Music Day, 11am to 5pm.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Nick Harper in A Wiltshire Tale, 7.30.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, cond Karin Henkrickson, Gershwin, Dvorak, Barber, 7.30.
Clifton Cathedral and various venues, Clifton International Festival of Music, to 30 June, inc Oriole Quartet, Kings’ Singers, Figo Baroque Ensemble, and Clifton Festival Chamber Choir.

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Norwich Puppet Theatre in The Pied Piper, 11.30am and 2.30pm.

DOULTING, Village Hall, Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri, Moviola film.

EXETER, Lemon Grove, Public Image Ltd with John Lydon.

EXMOUTH, Queen’s Drive Space, Miracle Theatre in The Cherry Orchard, 7.30. ViA

FARLEY, All Saints Church, Farley Music Festival, Sapori Vocale, A Night at the Opera, arias and ensemble, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, Rameau, Gilbert and Sullivan, Rodgers and Hammerstein, 7pm.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, All Roads Lead to Frome, with Mallory Knox, Blue Neck, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, etc, noon to 11pm.

HONITON, Beehive, Alun Cochrane in Alunish Cochranish, comedy, 8.

HYTHE, Village Hall, Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri, Moviola film.

IFORD, Cloister, Iford Arts, Partenope, and 26/28/30 June, 3/4 July.

LAMYATT, Speeds Farm, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 7.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, LR Comedy Club with Sean McLoughlin, Phil Cooper, Paul Ricketts and Tom Glover, 8.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, The Producers, blues, 7.30.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Coastal Comedy with Rob Deering, 8: Broadstone Community Band, from Bach to Boogie Woogie, 7.30: Cinema, 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968), and 6 July.

SALISBURY, Cathedral, Salisbury Musical Society and Symphony Orchestra, cond John Challenger, Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle, 7.30.
Arts Centre, The Book of Genesis, tribute band.
Bishop Wordsworth School, Rain or Shine in Much Ado About Nothing, 7.

SHERBORNE, Abbey, Sherborne Chamber Choir cond Paul Ellis, Music for a Summer’s Evening, inc Parry Songs of Farewell, 7.30.

SIDMOUTH, Parish Church, East Devon Music Festival, Isca Ensemble, cond Roger Hendy, Luka Okros, piano, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Glen Sherman and Katie Pritchard, comedy, 7.45: My Generation, documentary film, 7.30.

SWANAGE, Durlston Country Park, Rude Mechanicals in Oberon’s Cure.
St Mary’s Church, Dorset County Orchestra, cond Ian Pillow, George Owen, cello, Mozart, Elgar, Dvorak, 7.30.

TAUNTON Greenway Farm Hall, The Pantaloons in The Importance of Being Earnest, 3 and 7.30.
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Stage Struck in Travels Through Time.

WEST BAY, Slader’s Yard, Alan Barnes, saxophone and clarinet, Ian Smith, trumpet, Denni Ilett, guitar, jazz, 8.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, Russell Watson, Serenade, 7.30.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Lee Mead, singer, 7.30.

WINKLEIGH, Nethercott House, Handlebards (Women) in Romeo and Juliet. 6.30.

YEOVIL, Westlands, Jane McDonald, 7.30.




Sunday 24 June

BEAMINSTER, Meerhay Manor, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 2.30.
St Mary’s, Gabrieli Brass Ensemble and Wells Cathedral Brass, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre, Peut-Etre in Shh…Bang!, three years and older, 10.30am and 1.30pm. TA

BRISTOL, St George’s, City Voices Bristol, dir Ben Pinnow, Home and Away, 7pm.
St Andrew’s Park, The Pantaloons in The Importance of Being Earnest, 7pm.

FARLEY, All Saints Church, Farley Music Festival, A Multitude of Voyces, lute song workshop, 2pm: Festival Evensong, 6pm.

FONTMELL MAGNA, Springhead, Tashi-Lhunpo Monastery Monks, workshop 4.30. Performance 7.30.  AR

LYMINGTON, Bath Road Recreation Grounds,  Rain or Shine in Much Ado About Nothing, 6pm.

STREET, Strode Theatre, I Claude Monet, exhibition on screen, 7: Madam Butterfly, encore from Glyndebourne, 6.30.

TOLLARD ROYAL, Larmer Tree, Handlebards (Women) in Romeo and Juliet. 5.30.

WELLS, Cathedral School Cedars Hall, Jamie Walton, cello, Richard Ormrod, piano, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Janacek, 8.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, The Bohemians, 7.30.

WINCHESTER, The Holt, Illyria in The Adventures of Dr Doolittle, 3pm.




Monday 25 June

BEAMINSTER, St Mary’s, Alexandra Lomeiko, violin, Antonina Suhanova, piano, Mozart, Ysaye and Elgar, 11.30am: Daisy Goodwin, Living with Victoria, history lecture, 2.30pm: Exeter Cathedral Choir, Choral Evensong, 6.
Public Hall, Baron von Schmidthaus, comedy singalong, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Jane McDonald.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, Flashdance, to Sat.

BROADCHALKE, Church Farm, Chalk Valley History Festival, to 1 July.

SALISBURY, Playhouse, Whiskey Galore, to Sat, 7.30, Thurs/Sat mats 2.15.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Edie, film, and Thurs 7.30, Wed 7.45: The Third Murder, film, 7.45.

YEOVIL, Westlands, Giovanni Pernice, from Strictly Come Dancing, 7.30.




Tuesday 26 June

BATH, Komedia, Keefer Sutherland, 7.

BEAMINSTER, St Mary’s, Tedesco String Trio, Beethoven, Schubert, 11.30am: Secret Pigeon Service, talk by BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera 2.30: Martin James Bartlett, piano, Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, Macmillan Theatre, Bridgwater and Taunton College dance platform, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Old Vic, BOV, BOVTS and Diverse City in The Elephant Man, to 7 July.
St George’s, Bristol Youth Choirs, 7pm.

CASTLE CARY, Caryford Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

EXETER, Northcott Theatre, Ballet Black in double bill by Cathy Marston and Arthur Pita, 7.30.
Barnfield Theatre, Terry Pratchett’s Mort, to Sat, 7.30.

HOLSWORTHY, Blackberry Farm, Miracle Theatre in The Cherry Orchard, 7.

HOLT, The Courts garden, Handlebards (Women) in Romeo and Juliet. 7.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Madame Butterfly from Glyndebourne, 7pm.

MARNHULL, Village Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Summer Holiday – the Musical, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Jamabhala, family show with music and audience participation, 7: Cinema, McQueen, documentary about designer Alexander McQueen, and Wed.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Solo: A Star Wars Story, film, 7.45, and Wed 7.30: Love, Simon, film, 7.30.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Born to Win, Giovanni Pernice and Strictly Come Dancing dancers, and 14 July, 8.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Lean on Pete, 6 and Wed/Thurs 7.

WIMBORNE, Tivoli, Wimborne Musical Theatre in 9 to 5, the Musical, to Sat, 7.30.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, The ELO Experience.




Wednesday 27 June

BATH, Rondo, Ian McGlynn (Rondo artistic director) in My Brave Face, to Sat, 8.

BEAMINSTER, St Mary’s, Gemma Summerfield, soprano, Sebastian Wybrew, piano, Trish Knight Webb, reader, The Lives and Loves of Women, 11.30am: Tom Cox, introduces book 21st Century Yokel, 2.30: Tom and Jonathan Scott, piano and organ, Mozart, Grieg, Liszt, 7.30.

BLANDFORD, Bryanston School, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in The Tempest, 7.

BOURNEMOUTH, Shelley Theatre, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Bristol Youth Choirs, Seniors, summer concert, 7.30.

DEVIZES, Wharf Theatre, BOVTS in The Mill on the Floss, 7.30.

EXETER, Northcott Theatre, Rob Lloyd in Who, Me, Dr Who over 54 years, comedy, 7.30.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Public Image Ltd.
Merlin Theatre, Madame Butterfly from Glyndebourne, 6.30.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Finding Your Feet, film, 2 and 7.30.

SALISBURY, City Hall, The Carpenters Story.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, The Battle of the Sexes, film, 7.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, What’s the Ladybird Heard?, 1.30 and 4.30, and Thurs 10.30am and 4.30pm.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Rhythm of the Dance.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Dan Snow, 7.30.




Thursday 28 June

BATH, Komedia, Nick Heyward.

BEAMINSTER, St Mary’s, David Halls, director of music at Salisbury Cathedral, organ, Bach, Wesley, Handel, Rawsthorne, etc, 11.30am:
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Debussy, Puccini, Franck, Clara Schumann, 7pm: Lizzie Ball, violin, and Morgan Szymanski, guitar, with Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Piazolla and the Great American Songbook, 9.30pm.

BLANDFORD, Knighton House School, The Pantaloons in The Importance of Being Earnest, 6.30pm.

BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre, Talon, the Acoustic Collection, 8.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Antonio Lopez 1970 Sex, Fashion and Disco, documentary film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, York Gardens Clifton, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 7.30.

CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, Dan Snow, An Evening with the History Guy, 7.30.

CROSCOMBE, Village Hall, The Greatest Showman, Moviola film

DORCHESTER, Corn Exchange, Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt (secret diaries of a junior doctor), comedy, 8.

HONITON, Beehive, BOVTS in The Mill on the Floss, 7.30.

PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, Drum Studio, The People’s Company in All Your Gold, to Sat.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Meet the Music: 20th Century, BSO musicians play Messiaen’s Quatuor pour La Fin Du Temps, 1pm.

SALISBURY, City Hall, Rhythm of the Dance.

SIDMOUTH, Manor Pavilion, Lloyd George Knew My Father, to Wed.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Zama, film, 7.45.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Darkest Hour, film.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Johnny Cash Roadshow, 7.30.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Stewart D’Arrietta and band, My Leonard Cohen, 7.30.
Westlands, Laughing Boy Comedy, lineup TBC, 8.




Friday 29 June

BATH, Chapel Arts, FolkLaw, 8.
Komedia, Ministry of Burlesque.

BEAMINSTER, School, Magnard Ensemble Wind Quintet, Mozart, Poulenc, 11.30am.
St Mary’s, Helen Rappaport talks about The Race to Save the Romanovs, 2.30: Lizzie Ball, violin and voice, Morgan Szymanski, guitar,  Vida la Vida con Frida, musical taste of Mexico and Frida Kahlo, 7.30.

BRIDGWATER, Macmillan Theatre, Cilla and the Shades of the 60s, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Klezmer-ish, music, 8.

BRISTOL, St George’s, Julian Bliss, clarinet, Carducci Quartet, Haydn, Bruce, Brahms, 7.30.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Manos Puestas Trio, 8.

CROWCOMBE, Village Hall, Finding Your Feet, Moviola film

DORCHESTER, Max Gate, New Hardy Players, The Trumpet Major, 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Tina Turner Experience.

FORDINGBRIDGE, Town Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

FROME, Cheese and Grain, Martin Kemp, Back to the 80s, and Sat.

GILLINGHAM, various venues, Gillingham Festival, to 8 July.
School, Howling at the Moon, world music, and The Songsmiths, 7.30.

HONITON, Beehive, The Odd Couple, 1968 film, 2pm: On Chesil Beach, film, 7.30.

MILBORNE ST ANDREW, Milborne Players in Norman Robbins’  Nightmare, and Sat, 7.30.

NETHER WALLOP, Village Hall, Darkest Hour, Moviola film.

NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Stacy Mitchhart, blues guitar, 7.30.

NORTON ST PHILIP, Village Hall, Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri, Moviola film.

POOLE, Lighthouse: Cinema, The Happy Prince, to Sun, and Tues-Thurs.

SALISBURY, City Hall, The Magic of Motown, 7.30.

SHAFTESBURY, Arts Centre, Shaftesbury Fringe, music, comedy, theatre, etc, to Sun.

SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield Theatre City, Isango Ensemble in SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill, to 14 July.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Paddington 2, Moviola film.

SPETISBURY, Village Hall, SODS in Three Rough Plays for Coarse Actors, and Sat, 7.30.

STREET, Strode Theatre, Kuniko, Bach solo works played on the marimba, 7.30: Rahul Kohli and Steve Day, comedy, 7.45.

WAREHAM, Rex Cinema, Edie, to Mon, 7pm.

WELLS, Cathedral, Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra, cond Ben Glassberg, Ian Lum, cello, Holst, The Planet, Elgar Cello Concerto, 7.30.

WEST CAMEL, Davis Hall, Finding Your Feet, Moviola film.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Rock n Roll Dreams Came True – Meatloaf – the Show.

YEOVIL, Octagon, UK Pink Floyd Experience, 7.30.




Saturday 30 June

BATH, Abbey, Bath Phil, Philharmonia Chorus, cond Jason Thornton, Haydn The Creation, 7.30.
Komedia, Krater Comedy Club, with Paul Pirie, Robin Morgan, Paul Thorne and Danny McLoughlin.

BEAMINSTER, Public Hall, Magnard Ensemble with Rebecca Kenny, Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music, 10.30am.
School, Festival Hall, The Overtures, 60s tribute band, 8.

BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion, Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival concert, 7.30.
Pavilion Dance, Elite Academy of Dance, Let’s Dance 2018, and Sun, 5 and 7.30: Terraces, Company of Evolution, noon and 2pm.
Town Centre venues, C-12 Dance Theatre in Secret Encounters: The Hum.
Shelley Theatre, Julie Dunn Quartet, Hippest Cat in Hollywood, jazz.

BRIDGWATER, Macmillan Theatre, Madame Butterfly, from Glyndebourne, 7.30.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Tessa Bide in Perfect, 2pm: London Astrobeat Orchestra play Talking Heads, 8.

CORSHAM, Pound Arts, Littlemen, Wiltshire band, 7.30.

DORCHESTER, Watercombe, Watercombe House, New Hardy Players, The Trumpet Major, 2.30

EXETER, Northcott Theatre, Moonstone Theatre in  A Midsummer Night’s Murder, with dinner, 7.30.

EXMOUTH, Pavilion, Giovanni Pernice, Born to Win, dance.

FROME, Merlin, Clown in the Moon with Rhodri Miles as Dylan Thomas, 7.45.

GILLINGHAM, School, Ren Harvieu and Nuala Honan, singer songwriters, 7.30.

GREAT TORRINGTON, The Plough Arts Centre, BOVTS in The Mill on the Floss, 7.30.

HALSTOCK, Village Hall, Finding Your Feet, Moviola film.

HONITON, Beehive, East Devon Music Festival, Isca Light Orchestra and Music Deco, cond/MC Roger Hendy, Poulenc, Puccini, Shostakovich, Gershwin, premiere of work by Alfie Pugh, 7.30.

PANBOROUGH, Inn, nr Wedmore, Mr Punch’s Folk Club, open mic and guests, 8.

POOLE, Lighthouse: Cinema, The Breadwinner, animation, and Tues/Wed.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Southampton Youth Orchestra summer concert, cond Kevin Withell, Emmy Huang, violin, Oliver Veal, clarinet, Brahms, Saint Saens, Weber, Beethoven, 7.30.
Engine Rooms, Public Image Ltd.

STURMINSTER NEWTON, The Exchange, Edwin Starr Band, 7.30.

TAUNTON, Brewhouse, Ballet Cymru in Cinderella, 2.30 and 7.30.

TIVERTON, High School, The Festival Players in The Winter’s Tale, 7.30.

WARMINSTER, Athenaeum, Warminster Community Choir choral extravaganza, 6.30.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, LIONS Brass 4 Youth, 10th anniversary concert, 7pm.

WEYMOUTH, Pavilion, Beach Boyz, The Story of the Beach Boys.

WYKE, Old Brewery, Gillingham Festival, Atlantico, roots music of Colombia, 8.

YEOVIL, Octagon, The Dance Factory in Dance Infinity, showcase, 2 and 7pm.




Sunday 1 July

BEAMINSTER, St Mary’s, Festival Service, 11am: Choir of Clare College Cambridge, dir Graham Ross, Eleanor Carter and Ashley Chow, organ, Music from Purcell to McMillan, 7.30.
Beaminster Manor Gardens, Community Picnic, silver band, local bands, circus, noon to 5pm.

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, Phantom Thread, film, 7.30.

BRISTOL, Hippodrome, That’ll Be the Day.

BRYMPTON D’EVERCY, Brympton House, Phoenix Singers, Of Animals, Bird and Other Things, with strawberries, cream and wine, 7.

CHARLTON DOWN, Herrison Hall, Pop-Up Opera in Mozart double bill, 7.30. AR

EXMOUTH, Pavilion Gardens, Exmouth Town Concert Band, free, 2pm.

GILLINGHAM, School, Ralph McTell, 7.30.

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Lym Delta Rhythm Kings, 8pm.

MILTON ABBAS, Milton Abbey, Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir, cond David Gostick, 1000 Years of Majesty, Allegri, Barber, Rachmaninov, Tavener, Nystedt and Parry, 6pm.

POOLE, Lighthouse, Armonico Consort, with Choir of Gonville and Caius, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus,  Supersize Polyphony,  large-scale works from the 16th century by Tallis and Striggio, and Hildegarde of Bingen, etc, 7.30.

SOUTHAMPTON, Turner Sims, Southampton Music Hub and BSO, family proms, from noon.

SOUTH PETHERTON, David Hall, Stagecoach Yeovil in Beauty and the Beast, jar, 6pm.

TAUNTON, various venues, Taunton Live, to 21 July.

WELLS, Cathedral School Cedars Hall, vocal students showcase, 7.
Cedars Lawn, Jazz Ensembles, combos and orchestra, jazz picnic, noon to 3pm.

WESTON SUPER MARE, Playhouse, The Rocket Man, tribute to Elton John.

YEOVIL, Octagon, Helen Laxton School of Dance in Dance, Sing, Shine, 2.30 and 7pm.





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