Get involved in Walditch Show

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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

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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

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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.

Simply purrfect

Dorset Echo:

10:06am Friday 8th August 2014

CATS, Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical, is at Bournemouth Pavilion from Monday for one week only.

Happy feet at Dorset One World Festival

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Dance, food, activities and games are on offer this weekend at the Dorset One World Festival.

Spanish and African rhythms in harmony

Dorset Echo:

8:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Son Yambu Salsa are headed to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday, August 9, with their authentic ‘Son Cubano’ – a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that is the root of all salsa music.

Knicker comedy not expected to be pants

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2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A HILARIOUS romp through the history of the humble knicker is coming to Weymouth Pavilion on Friday, September 5.

BAFTA winner Emily Barker to lead festival with her band

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2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

MAIN stage star Emily Barker will be showcasing her side project, Vena Portae, in the Purbeck Folk Festival’s Duck Shed venue.

Jurassic fun at Portland Museum

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DOZENS of children enjoyed a day of Jurassic fun at Portland Museum, by taking part in some dinosaur-themed workshops.

Cabaret to raise money for the Weymouth Terras Under-18s Football team

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A CABARET Night is being held on Friday, September 12 to raise money for the Weymouth Terras Under-18s Football team.

Family fun time

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

FAMILIES who visit Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts this autumn and winter can enjoy story telling, a tap dancing mermaid, fairy tales and a gory trip back to the past.

Volunteers needed for b-side festival

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help make a biennial arts festival on Portland a success.

Sooty heads to town for new family show

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

IZZY Wizzy let’s get busy – The Sooty Show is live on stage at the Regent Centre in Christchurch, on Friday, August 15.

Singer Bob Drury is coming to Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

10:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

GET ready to sway along to Sweet Caroline.

Stirring sounds at stunning venue with International Music Festival

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Friday 1st August 2014

STIRRING sounds can be heard this weekend as a stunning venue hosts its International Music festival.

Storyteller and musician to open Dorset Food and Arts Festival

Dorset Echo:

10:10am Friday 1st August 2014

YOU may have heard the name but you probably wouldn’t recognise him.

Budding young folk stars Granny’s Attic to play St Edmund’s Church in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A TEEN folk trio who have attracted national plaudits are bringing their sound to Weymouth next month.

Internationally renowned musicians set to perform at Purbeck Chamber Music Festival

Dorset Echo:

12:21pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOUR concerts are to be given by musicians of international standing during Purbeck Chamber Music Festival.

Don't panic! Dad's Army star appearing on stage

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:47am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of the only two remaining cast members of the classic series Dad’s Army, are to reveal some of the secrets behind the show at The Regent Theatre in Christchurch.

Circus of Horrors set to thrill

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11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A SHOW that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is at the Electric Palace on Sunday.

Russell Kane - your mother would approve

Dorset Echo:

10:24am Friday 25th July 2014

THE ‘guyliner’ is no more and the hairstyle has gone from Cruella de Vil-esque quiff to a style your mother would approve of.

Evening of poetry

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10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN evening of poetry is being held in the garden of Portland Museum on Friday, August 1 from 7pm to 9pm.

Eclectic art project invites you to take part

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A CONTEMPORARY art project inviting audience participation is making its Dorset debut in Bridport.

Dance troupe puts on end of year show

Dorset Echo:

10:54am Friday 18th July 2014

TALENTED young performers from Portrait, Dorset’s youth contemporary dance company, will take to the stage for their end of year performance at the Bay Theatre, Weymouth College, 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Doctor stops off for Regent date

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:17am Tuesday 15th July 2014

DOCTOR Jonathan Miller – one of post-war Britain’s most intriguing polymaths – is appearing at the Regent Theatre in Christchurch on Thursday, September 18.

Vintage entertainment on the Quay

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

9:56am Monday 14th July 2014

A SERIES of vintage evenings of entertainment will be held at Poole Quay beginning on Thursday, July 24.

Choir’s on song for hospice fundraiser

Dorset Echo:

9:56am Monday 14th July 2014

HUNDREDS of singers belted out some classic pop and rock songs to raise money for a Dorset cause.

Barcodes will deliver the blues at Dorchester Arts Centre

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Barcodes are ready for a rip roaring blues night at Dorchester Arts Centre tomorrow from 7.30pm.

Summer skate jam at the Front in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

SOME freewheelin’ fun is on the cards tomorrow for girls who like to skate.

Review: The King's Shilling, Shire Hall, Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN atmosphere of harmony and mutual respect reigned among the four performers of folk group Time and Tide, above, which contrasted sharply with the material they delivered at this emotionally charged concert about the impact of war on ordinary people.

Singers share folksy sound

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CONCERT of folk songs can be heard in Portesham village hall on Sunday.

Murder’s on menu at village hall show

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

MURDER most horrid is coming to Dorset.

Tempest production really is a kind of magic...

Dorset Echo:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE TEMPEST Maumbury Rings, Dorchester SHAKESPEARE’S final play, full of ‘this rough magic’ has been given a good going over by Miracle Theatre and the result casts a whole new light on the work which even the most conservative fan of the Bard would applaud.

Battle of Agincourt inspires medieval month

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Battle of Agincourt is the inspiration for a medieval month at Corfe Castle with daily living history displays from 10am to 6pm and a packed events programme.

Disbaled performers get chance to grace stage

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A DRAMA workshop for adults with disabilities will be staged at Dorchester Arts Centre this summer.

Double dose of plays at island theatre

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TWO short plays are being performed at the Royal Manor Theatre on Portland tomorrow and Saturday.

Weymouth students to perform Little Shop of Horrors musical

Dorset Echo:

12:52pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A CARNIVOROUS musical is coming to All Saints School in Weymouth this week.

Fiddlers on the hoof

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

AN ENTHRALLING evening of fiddling tales and tunes from around the world is coming to the Bridport Arts Centre Story Café.

Get first-hand experience of Basil Fawlty's hospitality

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A THEATRE company which has taken to the stage at the hotel that inspired Fawlty Towers is bringing its tribute to Weymouth Pavilion.

Surreal fable based on Ovid poem

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

IN a town in the middle of nowhere, in the attic of his parents’ house, a man convinced he was born with wings flees from the chaos outside and picks through his confused past. Threnody for the Sky Children is a surreal modern fable that draws inspiration from Ovid’s epic poem Metamorphoses through poetry, music and mythology.



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