Indian love poems performed in style

Dorset Echo:

9:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

SENSUAL and bewitching sounds and stories are coming to Dorchester Arts Centre on Saturday.

Landscape artist Colin Willey shows paintings

Dorset Echo:

9:58am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE sunny summer of 2014 has brought a vintage crop of fresh landscape pictures from Dorset painter Colin Willey.

New choir sounds like a great idea

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10:01am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW choir is meeting up for the first time in Weymouth tonight.

Turning trash to treasure with Antiques Roadshow's Eric Knowles

Dorset Echo:

1:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

JOANNA Davis speaks to Antiques Roadshow stalwart Eric Knowles, who is bringing his What’s It Worth show to Weymouth Pavilion tomorrow

Enjoy this fast-paced ride across the West

Dorset Echo:

6:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Award-winning physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete are touring to Dorset through Artsreach this October, and are set to wow audiences with their biggest show to date, Once Upon A Time In A Western.

Make a puppet

Dorset Echo:

6:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Lyric Theatre’s Puppet Club will start again with a new course running every Monday for six weeks from 15th September to 20th October, 5pm-6.30pm.

Pianist to perform in concert

Dorset Echo:

6:17pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Friends of Beaminster Festival continue their series of concerts and welcome back pianist Madalina Rusu.

Artistic trio to show work in exhibition

Dorset Echo:

6:19pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Devon-based artist trio Hive will treat visitors to Lyme Regis to a three-week long exhibition of their new works.

Ensemble in full harmony

Dorset Echo:

6:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Acclaimed singing ensemble Northern Harmony will perform in Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall as part of a two-date Dorset leg of a European tour.

Tune into Roots on radio

Dorset Echo:

6:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

For one week only fans of Roots Music, the general term for traditional styles, can listen to their favourites on our own local radio station Bridport FM.

Wendy’s poetry on real lives

Dorset Echo:

6:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Acclaimed poet Wendy Cope will read a number of her works at The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.

Fun with ‘the mad cat lady’

Dorset Echo:

4:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour and will hit Lyme Regis next month.

Lisa warms up for band tour

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The arts centre will host a performance by musician Lisa Knapp as she embarks on a full-band UK tour.

Get ready to get up and dance

Dorset Echo:

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Hayseed Dixie will bring back their own barn-storming-foot-stomping-banjo-playing style to the Marine Theatre for the first time since 2011.

Workshop to form part of Lyme Arts Fest

Dorset Echo:

3:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

INVIGORWRITE!, the Lyme-based creative writing specialists, have developed a new creative writing workshop, A Flash in the Pan, for Lyme Arts Fest 2014.

Shakespeare after the curtain closes

Dorset Echo:

9:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

A LOOK at what might have happened to some of the well-known characters from Shakespeare’s most popular plays is coming to Melbury Osmund.

Outstanding young musicians to play concert at church

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THREE of Dorset’s outstanding young musicians can be heard in concert.

Award-winning play tackles tragedy of war

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

JOURNEY’S End, the Tony award-winning play by R C Sherriff is coming to the Mowlem Theatre in Swanage on September 26.

Expect chaos in the Wild West with stage show

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AWARD-WINNING physical theatre is coming to a venue near you.

Show promises not to be pants

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIP-ROARING comedy for the whole family comes to Dorchester in the highly acclaimed children’s show The Queen’s Knickers.

Spectacular journey through town's history

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

I SAT down for this sound and light show expecting to sit through a dry, bottom-numbing history lesson on Weymouth.

All you need to know for a fun-packed weekend

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THERE’S a chance this weekend to enjoy some sporting action, meet a celebrity and show your support for the Portland Coastguard. Here’s all you need to know.

Only way is Wessex for Hardy’s Players

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THERE are more chances to see The New Hardy Players’ performance of Wessex Scenes later this month.

The Story Giant missing tale

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A TIMELESS story straight from the windswept landscape of Dartmoor comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on September 27.

Illuminating way to showcase the arts

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

B-SIDE Festival gets under way today with a plethora of arty activities and sights to see on Portland until September 14.

Enjoy the choral concert

Dorset Echo:

11:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

DORCHESTER Choral Society (DCS) is holding a concert at St Mary’s Church on Saturday November 1 at 7.30pm.

Birth of Bangladesh

Dorset Echo:

11:35am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE birth of Bangladesh will be charted at Bridport’s Lyric Theatre on Friday September 12.

Have another look at b-side contemporary arts festival

Dorset Echo:

11:34am Thursday 4th September 2014

A LULLABY delivered by bike, art at the bus stop, a seaside puppet show with a twist, stories engraved on cutlery and a debate with a rabbit on Portland are all part of this year’s b-side festival, which begins tomorrow.

Light on their feet

Dorset Echo:

10:03am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FANTASTIC footwork will be on display when the Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour comes to Dorset.

Knickers to frowning at Rosemary’s gigs

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A BIT of British seaside humour is coming to a beachside theatre.

Watson's all set to show off his Flaws

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

MARK Watson is bringing his trademark wry, self-deprecating sense of humour to Weymouth Pavilion next week.

Tune into classical music

Dorset Echo:

11:10am Monday 25th August 2014

The autumn season at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis gets underway on 4 September with the return of Concerts in the West and their classical music evenings, this time blending the sounds of violin and harpsichord, which will include pieces from Bach to Handel.

The Searchers strike up at Weymouth Pavilion

Dorset Echo:

10:07am Friday 22nd August 2014

SIXTIES legends The Searchers are coming to Weymouth Pavilion next week. Joanna Davis spoke to front man and bass player Frank Allen about a music career spanning 50 years, his gratitude to the Fab Four, and never really getting to know Weymouth...

Musical feast for folk lovers

Dorset Echo:

10:12am Friday 22nd August 2014

BUMPER crowds are expected at The Purbeck Folk Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Take a step back to turn of the century

Dorset Echo:

10:02am Friday 22nd August 2014

A BLAST from the past will liven up Greenhill Gardens in Weymouth on Sunday afternoon.

Things to see and do

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12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EVENTS

Showtime for Youth Theatre

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

DRAMA, music and dance students are showcasing their theatrical skills tomorrow and Saturday.

Get involved in Walditch Show

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Walditch Show takes place at the Hyde Real Tennis Court on September 7 and everyone in the village, which is near Bridport, is invited to play a part.

Nothe Fort turning back the clock with Victorian Fayre

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COLOURFUL event for all the family will see the clock turned back at the Nothe Fort this weekend.

Jam along with rock star Chantel at the Palace

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ROCK and blues guitarist Chantel McGregor will be jamming at the Electric Palace on September 11.

Loads of talent to see live in autumn

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

AWARD-WINNING musical theatre and Australian opera will be shown live at Odeon Dorchester this autumn.

Riotous comedy of a family in turmoil

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A STORY full of misunderstandings and mishaps and characters jumping to the wrong conclusions is coming to Portland.

Maverick musical mash up at Lyme Folk Weekend

Dorset Echo:

10:01am Tuesday 12th August 2014

LYME Folk Weekend promises a full-on finale at the end of the month with a maverick musical mash up from riotous folk troubadours Demon Barbers XL.

Calling all avid pub quizzers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

THE Royal Manor Theatre at Fortuneswell, Portland, is hosting a fundraising pub-style quiz on Friday.

Make merry with Robin

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

BRIDPORT’S Millennium Green will be transformed into Sherwood Forest when Robin Hood is performed on Friday.

Step back to Regency times with Jane Austen classic

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

JANE Austen’s warm-witted romantic tale Sense and Sensibility is to be performed in the grounds of Athelhampton House on August 29.

Leaving us all NUMB struck

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

An exciting weekend of live music is promised at The Ropemakers in West Street next weekend, starting on August 15 at 9.15pm with Never Underestimate Musical Belief, or NUMB as they are more easily referred to.

Spaces still available for youth theatre workshop

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Dorchester Youth Theatre’s (DYT) summer arts project.

Well now everybody’s heard about the word

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Grease is the word – tickets have gone on sale for Bridport Musical Theatre Company’s latest production.

Evening of classical music across county

Dorset Echo:

10:48am Friday 8th August 2014

A FEAST of music is in store at The Wessex Festival 2014, which begins on Thursday.


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