Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Legend - Music of Bob Marley

Legend – The Music of Bob Marley at Weymouth Pavilion

WHEN you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley. Legend, the music of Bob...
The Maension

Californian hard-rockers The Maension to play live at The Crown Inn

THE MAENSION is an international band based out of Hollywood, CA and Naples, Italy, and they’ll be playing a hard-rocking live show at The...
Rodney Branigan

Branigan’s out to prove two guitars are better than one

EVER seen someone play two guitars at once? Rodney Branigan can play two better than most can play one! He returns to Dorchester Arts...
Keith James will perform the songs of Nick Drake

Two shows to celebrate folk icon Nick Drake

NICK DRAKE may have only recorded 31 songs during his short life but – following his suicide at the age of 26 – his...
Percy Pursglove

Quintet-essentially jazz!

MULTI-AWARD winning jazz pianist Dave Newton returns to the Ilminster Arts Centre, with his trio, with special guests sax player Andy Panayi and trumpeter...
Southern Tenant Folk Union

Southern Tenant Folk Union to play South Petherton gig

SEPTEMBER 2016 saw the release of the seventh Southern Tenant Folk Union album Join Forces. It was written following the May 2015 general election...

Jazz with a smile at Ilminster Arts Centre

Two of Britain’s brightest young jazz stars are making a return visit to Ilminster Arts Centre on Friday, September 29th. The Amy Roberts/ Richard Exall...

New folk dance production, Folklore, heads to Dorchester

FOLKLORE, a new dance production inspired by folk tales from Dorset, Somerset and Devon featuring original music composed by Ninebarrow (BBC 2 Folk Horizon...
Louise Parker Jazz Jurassica

Jazz Jurassica’s recipe to banish the winter blues

JAZZ Jurassica, Lyme Regis’s first pop up jazz supper club, is about to launch its second season in the town next month. Coming hot...
Ester Tal Incognito Flamenco

Flamenco goes Incognito in Bridport

INCOGNITO is a new production from international flamenco company, Mi Flamenco. Touring at various venues in the UK this Autumn, Incognito is a show,...
The XX

Bestival ticket competition now closed!

PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITON IS NOW CLOSED. Winners will be informed by email and/or telephone. - - - - - - TO CELEBRATE Bestival’s beautiful, brand-new home...

Mike’s vintage jazz session comes of age

PIANIST Mike Denham’s popular vintage jazz sessions at Ilminster Arts Centre come of age on Friday, July 14th. For his 21st Speakeasy at the...

Trumpeter Jay Phelps returns to Dorchester

TRUMPETER Jay Phelps came to Dorchester Arts’ attention playing superbly in the Miles Davis role in Kind of Blue – Revisited (September 2016) and he...
Dakhla Brass

Punchy ‘Dakhla Brass’ to play Bridport

DAKHLA BRASS weave glittering brass threads into intricate musical tapestries like no other band, and they will be performing at the first of two special...
Sam Bailey

X Factor Star Sam Bailey set to wow Weymouth

THIS year, former X factor winner and gold-selling artist Sam Bailey is delighting fans up and down the country on her ‘Sing My Heart Out’...
Joseph Parsons

US Rocker Joseph Parsons to play Topsham live gig

JOSEPH PARSONS is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label releases. Both live and with his recordings, Joseph Parsons...
The Undercover Hippy

Politically driven roots reggae folk-hop from The Undercover Hippy

BILLY Rowan, a.k.a. The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical...
Julian Stringle

Stringle and Barnes to jazz duel at Ilminster Arts Centre

MODERN and mainstream jazz aficionados are in for a treat on Friday, April 28th, with the return of two of the UK’s top jazz musicians...
Kate Rusby plays at Yeovil's Octagon Theatre

Kate Rusby to play Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre next month

OF ALL the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament, few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A career which spans across 25 years in music...
Sunset Cafe Stompers

A stompin’ good night at Ilminster Arts Centre

ARMCHAIR travel doesn’t get any easier than this. There’s no need to hop on a transatlantic flight to hear the unique genre of music produced...
Richard Digance

50 years of songs and stories

JOIN BAFTA nominated TV entertainer, award-winning composer, songwriter, poet, author and artist, Richard Digance at Dorchester Arts on Thursday, April 6th for a wonderful...
Jesse Molins

Jesse Molins weaves guitar magic in Lyme

JESSE Molins is a popular and versatile guitarist who has evolved his sophisticated style working in the South West and London. As well as leading...
Reg Meuross

Reg Meuross to play Colyton church fundraiser

REG MEUROSS will be performing in St Andrew's Church, Colyton as part of the Friends of St Andrew's Church fundraising programme to help support the...

On the Showbiz beat: If you can’t stand the heat get out of the…theatre

I’ve had a marvelous few days in Sydney. I was there to visit my sister and get a bit of sunshine, but I was...

On the showbiz beat: Local talent makes the big time

I get to see lots of local theatre and I’m often blown away by the wealth of talent in the area. We have a number...
Pet Shop Boys

A brand-new era for Bestival at new Lulworth home

BESTIVAL, based on the Isle of Wight for the past decade, has been given the green light for a move to its new home...
Anne-Marie is among the new names announced for Camp Bestival 2017

More big names announced for Camp Bestival 2017

FIRING up your imagination and getting creative is a big part of the Camp Bestival experience. From dressing up as Pop Stars and Rock Stars;...
The Longest Johns with Gareth Malone

From ‘The Choir’ to the Pilot Boat!

IF YOU'VE been following The Choir on BBC with Gareth Malone, you will undoudtedly have noticed a bunch of bearded Bristolian blokes who rather stand...
Mumbo Jumbo

Troubadours & Raconteurs at Henhayes Centre

THE Henhayes Community Centre in Crewkerne will be hosting an evening of entertainment by Mumbo Jumbo on Friday, February 24th when they present Troubadours &...

On the showbiz beat: A theatre overdose? Is that even possible?

I think I’ve done it. My theatre addiction has finally got the better of me and I overdosed this week. Six shows in four days,...

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