Performance Listings

THE DEVIL SPEAKS TRUE
27 April
Sherling Studio, Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
8pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
A chilling exploration of the psychological effects of war.
BSO CONCERT: ‘RELAXED TEATIME CLASSICS’
23 April
Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
3pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
A relaxed performance of the best-known pieces of classical music brought to you by the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in an informal setting, conducted by Victor Aviat.
KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN
23 April
Corn Exchange, High East Street, DORCHESTER DT1 1HF
8pm - £14 / £12
01305 266926
One of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships.
RACEHORSE COMPANY: ‘SUPER SUNDAY’
25 April to 26 April
Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
7.30pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
Against an atmospheric soundtrack, tension builds as the six performers casually propel themselves higher and higher on trampolines, teeterboards and with catapults. A single slip and things could be messy!
BSO CONCERT: MAHLER FIVE
26 April
Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
7.30pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
Daniele Rustioni - Conductor Daniel Ottensamer - Clarinet The background of the Fifth Symphony is intimately tied to Mahler’s romance with Alma Schindler. He was smitten, and the love affair developed rapidly. Mahler proposed to Alma by sending her the Adagietto of this symphony. The movement is his love song to his bride, and one cannot help but think that the entire work is at least in part inspired by Mahler’s passion for Alma. Psychologically speaking, the Fifth proceeds from tragedy to triumph. The work opens with a lone trumpet announcing a funeral march. Mahler’s music wails with grief. He paints a huge canvas of cosmic emotion, using enormous brushstrokes of sound for the largest possible gestures. The effect is electrifying.
THE DEVIL SPEAKS TRUE
27 April
Sherling Studio, Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
8pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
A chilling exploration of the psychological effects of war.
REMEMBERING FRED
27 April
Lighthouse, Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
7.30pm
01202 280000 Visit Website
Step back in time and relive special moments from the career of Fred Astaire as Aljaz and Janette from Strictly Come Dancing take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment.
SKIMMITY HITCHERS + BLUETOWN RUMBLE + PALOOKA 5
28 April
Corn Exchange, High East Street, DORCHESTER DT1 1HF
8pm - £11 / £9
01305 266926 Visit Website
Since 2010 the Skimmity Hitchers have been ploughing a furrow through the West Country music scene unlike any other band. Their gigs are the stuff of legend – part hoedown, cabaret and folk-punk free-for-all – but always entertaining. These cider-drinkin’, badger-botherin’ reprobates are regulars on the festival circuit and we’re delighted to bring them back to Dorchester Arts to see if they can top last February’s sold-out show. Support comes from Dorchester’s returning ska-reggae heroes Bluetown Rumble and apocalyptic surf outfit Palooka 5.
BANTER
28 April
Maiden Beech Academy, Lyme Road, CREWKERNE TA18 8HG
7.30pm - £10
07877 206124
Ceilidh.
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