Songwriter Graham's Dee-lightful performance

Dorset Echo: GOOD MUSIC IN STORE: Graham Dee

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LEGENDARY songwriter and producer Graham Dee is performing in Wimborne on Saturday in aid of Record Store Day.

REVIEW: April Lunchtime Chamber Concert, St Mary’s Church, Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEDNESDAY’S Weymouth lunchtime chamber concert was a rare musical treat.

Pirate Gran is setting sail in Dorchester and Bridport

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PIRATE Gran is taking to the stage this week in Dorchester and Bridport.

Banker's fate is in audience's hands

Dorset Echo: What will happen to Deepak?

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POWER Games, an entertaining and interactive dance show that will have the audience laughing and talking to the person next to them, is coming to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday, April 26 at 7.30pm.

Take a walk on the dark side

Dorset Echo: A Darker Shade of Fado

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PERFORMANCE artist Nuno Silva brings the world premiere of his new work A Darker Shade of Fado to Lighthouse in Poole on Saturday, April 26.

Painter Ann-Louise Bellis taking part in Coastline exhibition

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

PAINTER Ann-Louise Bellis, who lives near Dorchester, is one of the artists whose work is showcased in a new exhibition at Poundbury.

Grisly Tales from Tumblewater show offesr fun for all the family

Dorset Echo: HIT: Grisly Tales from Tumblewater

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Following a hugely successful tour including performances at Edinburgh Fringe and other prestigious venues around the UK, Teasel Theatre Company’s witty and magical hit family show, Grisly Tales from Tumblewater, is back on the road and heading to the South West for two dates during the Easter holidays.

Flock to the Palace for Swan Lake ballet

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12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CLASSICAL ballet takes centre stage at The Electric Palace, Bridport, on Saturday, April 26 at 5.30pm, when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company presents Swan Lake.

Musical maverick Nigel Kennedy set for concert

Dorset Echo: VIOLIN VIRTUOSO: Nigel Kennedy

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

VIOLIN virtuoso Nigel Kennedy is bringing his world acclaimed Bach Plus Concert Series to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

Grease is the word as young performers WOW reviewer

Dorset Echo: GREASE: Cassandra Grindley (16), Reinebeau Anderson Dudley (15), Megan Sers (17), Fern Pritchard (17)

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

CHEERLEADERS, hand jives and quiffs – it can only mean one thing.

Take to the stage with Puppet Laboratory

Dorset Echo: Take to the stage with Puppet Laboratory

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BOTH adults and children are invited to discover the hidden world of the puppet laboratory.

Interrogating Landscapes by Dorset Visual Arts

Dorset Echo: No Straight Lines? is the title of a photographic study of an area below Eggardon by Jill Kennington Courtauld

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AREAS of Dorset large and small are coming under intense scrutiny through the eyes of 30 artists taking part in a project.

Land Felt in Dorset from Artsreach

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10:29am Thursday 10th April 2014

LAND Felt, organised by Artsreach, Dorset’s rural arts organisation, is part of the South Dorset Ridgeway project.

Feeding time at Little Shop of Horrors

Dorset Echo: CLASSIC STUFF: BMT Productions

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CULT classic The Little Shop of Horrors is taking to the stage in Dorset.

Flute legend Sir James Galway to perform at Sherborne Abbey

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

SIR James Galway, known as the living legend of the flute, is performing at Sherborne Abbey on May 3.

Thought-provoking community play based on Hardy poem

Dorset Echo: TOWN PLAY: Drummer Hodge

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Writer and director Rupert Creed has penned a community play that is as stunning a piece of thought provoking entertainment that you could hope to see anywhere or at any time.

The Britain’s Got X Voice Opportunity Knocks talent night

Dorset Echo: The Britain’s Got X Voice Opportunity Knocks talent night

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

WHAT: The Britain’s Got X Voice Opportunity Knocks talent night

A week of holiday entertainment in one evening at Christchurch

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A BRAND new Easter show for all the family is coming to the Regent Centre in Christchurch from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20.

Going overboard at Lodmoor's pirate extravaganza

Dorset Echo: Atlanta Davenport and Robert Santonna

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

GET ready to walk the plank at a pirate-themed family extravaganza in Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth on Sunday.

WOW production of Grease is electrifying

Dorset Echo: Ready for the dance contest at the high school hop

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

GREASE, the fast moving rock ’n’ roll musical, is this Easter’s production by WOW Youth Musical Theatre, which will be staged at the Pavilion Theatre Wednesday April 9 to Saturday, April 12.

Kepow brings On the Edge! to Shipton Gorge village hall

Dorset Echo: -

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Kepow brings On the Edge! to Shipton Gorge village hall today and to Halstock hall on Sunday.

Friends of Beaminster Festival support young performers

Dorset Echo: Glen Dempsey

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Friends of Beaminster Festival continue the theme of supporting young performers in St Mary’s Church, Beaminster on Saturday at 3pm with a recital on the Skrabl organ by Glen Dempsey.

Small Theatre Company meets in Martinstown

Dorset Echo: Mike Hayes and Jess Mitchell

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE gap between youth theatre and ‘drama clubs for grown-ups’ is about to be filled by a vibrant new group for would-be actors, directors and stagehands aged between 18 and 29.

Hunt for young musicians

Dorset Echo: OPPORTUNITY:South West Music School

3:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE internationally acclaimed South West Music School (SWMS) is still looking for young performing musicians aged between eight and 16, plus composers aged between 13 and 17, to join its ranks.

Discover the hilarious world of Terry Pratchett

Dorset Echo: HILARIOUS: Weymouth Drama Club members perform Maskerade. Pictures: Richard Budd

3:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

TERRY Pratchett’s hilarious and wry Discworld novel Maskerade comes to life later this week courtesy of Weymouth Drama Club.

Favourite return for Lyme Regis Jazz Festival

Dorset Echo: The Grand Umbrella Parade at a past jazz festival

10:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Fan favourites to return for festival ORGANISERS of the Lyme Regis Jazz Festival have announced the full festival line-up for this year.

The male troupe on a mission from Bard

Dorset Echo: Propellor perform their Pocket Henry V

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

PROPELLER, the all-male theatre company widely known for its mission to educate audiences and expand people’s knowledge of Shakespeare, returns to Dorset with their brilliant adaptation of Henry V.

Tuesday nights are alright for biking

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

POLISH your chrome and get ready to rev as April 1 sees the first BLD Dream Machines of 2014 roar into action.

IT’S all aboard for the Best of Dorset show at Weymouth Pavilion this weekend.

Dorset Echo: The Best of Dorset show

10:07am Friday 28th March 2014

IT’S all aboard for the Best of Dorset show at Weymouth pavilion this weekend.

Drummer Hodge, Dorchester’s sixth community play, set to be performed this month

Dorset Echo: Alistair Chisholm and Sonia Morris in Drummer Hodge

10:01am Friday 28th March 2014

IT has been almost nine months in the making but now the wait is over.

Budding musicians invited to set the stage at the Electric Palace

Dorset Echo: TRANSFORMER: Rachael Dadd

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

BUDDING local bands and musicians are being offered the chance to pursue their musical dreams on a national level gaining the attention of promoters and agents through the Electric Palace new music collective Transformer.

Ben Waters to sing the blues at Lions Club extravaganza

Dorset Echo: Ben Waters

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

FOLLOWING the success of previous events, the Lions Club of Bridport will be holding its third Charity Blues Extravaganza on Saturday, March 29, at the Freshwater Entertainment Centre in Burton Bradstock.

Long-running Agatha Christie murder mystery delivered with professionalism

Dorset Echo: Lighthouse in Poole

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AGATHA Christie’s iconic murder mystery starts with a scream and ends with, not a whimper, but a thoughtful sigh of relief.

Banjoist Leon Hunt goes back to his bluegrass roots

Dorset Echo: RENOWNED: Leon Hunt and colleagues

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AFTER over 25 years of playing almost every style of music, except the one usually associated with the banjo, renowned five-string banjoist Leon Hunt decided it was time to get back to playing some good old-fashioned bluegrass.

Crazy comedy show set to put the audience On The Edge

Dorset Echo: Crazy comedy show set to put the audience On The Edge

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE wonderfully bonkers Kepow Theatre Company, pictured, returns to Dorset next month with a comedy that touches on all the edgiest experiences of life.

Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston in the spotlight with Portland show

Dorset Echo: SOUND IDEAS: Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

3:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

EXPECT a fabulous evening of top musical talent when Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston take to the stage at the Royal Manor Theatre on Portland next month.

Folk on the Quay event returns to Poole

Dorset Echo: FUN: Dancing on the Quay

4:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

ENJOY two days of top quality live music and dance on June 28 and 29 when the Folk on the Quay festival returns to Poole.

Dorchester Youth Theatre - The Crucible

Dorset Echo: John Proctor played by Christopher Hoare with Abigail Williams played by Maisie Dean

12:00pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE CRUCIBLE, Dorchester Corn Exchange

Be a Dorset festival volunteer

Dorset Echo: -

10:42am Friday 21st March 2014

FOUR of Dorset’s most popular summer festivals are looking for Volunteer Champions to lead a field survey force.

Elvis McGonagall makes a welcome return to Beach and Barnicott

Dorset Echo: Elvis McGonagall

10:39am Friday 21st March 2014

THE flamboyant, zippy and charismatic Elvis McGonagall makes a welcome return to Beach and Barnicott tomorrow from 7.30pm.

Simon and Garfunkel – Through the Years - Bookends in Dorset

Dorset Echo: Bookends

10:37am Friday 21st March 2014

AN ECLECTIC line-up of music is being played across Dorset this weekend, as well as comedy and the best of the West End and Broadway.

Young stars of Portland set to stage new play

Dorset Echo: Cast of My Mother

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

PLAYMAKERS, the young stars of Portland’s Royal Manor Theatre, are back on stage tomorrow and Saturday with a brace of one-act plays.

Weymouth Choral Society on song for Easter concert

Dorset Echo: PERFORMING: Weymouth Choral Society

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

IN THE run-up to Easter, Weymouth Choral Society will present a performance of Stainer’s renowned work The Crucifixion: a Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer on April 5 at Holy Trinity Church.

Enrico Tomasso at Dorchester SpeakEasy night

Dorset Echo: Enrico Tomasso

12:07pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

PIANIST Mike Denham hosts another of his popular Dorchester SpeakEasy Nights on March 28 at 8pm at the Dorset County Museum. His guest this time will be trumpeter Enrico Tomasso, one of Britain’s truly world-class players and an engaging vocalist too.

Double bill of Shakespeare in West Dorset

Dorset Echo: Jimmy Whiteaker

12:03pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A DOUBLE bill of contemporary Shakespeare designed for adults and young people comes to West Dorset next week.

Mozart and cello concerto at Shaftesbury Orchestra’s Spring Concert

Dorset Echo: Benjamin Birtle, a versatile professional British cellist

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

THE Overture for Shaftesbury Orchestra’s Spring Concert is Mozart’s Idomeneo, followed by Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

Sparkling evening of burlesque at Yeovil

Dorset Echo: An Evening of Burlesque comes to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

FLUSHED with success and now entering its fourth fabulous year, An Evening of Burlesque comes to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil this month.

Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel comes to Dorset

Dorset Echo: CLASS ACT: Simon & Garfunkel tribute Bookends

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

A WONDERFUL tribute to one of America’s greatest musical duos comes to Dorset for two performances this week.

Gloriator meets Gladiator at the Lyric Theatre in Bridport

Dorset Echo: COMEDY: Gloriator is  coming to Bridport

2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

COME and find out what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant put on a show based on the Hollywood film Gladiator.

Music and entertainment from the wrong side of the tracks

Dorset Echo: COLLAGIST:  Ergo Phizmiz

2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

BRIDPORT’S popular If evenings of music and entertainment from the wrong side of the tracks continues in its sixth incarnation on March 22 at 8pm at the Chapel in the Garden, East Street.



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