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Dorchester ARTS Spring 2011 Box office: 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk Spring Programme 2011 Dorchester ARTS Centre Happy New Year and.... Happy Birthday Dorchester ARTS Dorchester Arts! School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XR Corn Exchange Over 30 years Dorchester Arts has enriched the Box Office: 01305 266926 cultural life of our community and we plan to go Email: email@example.com on doing so for many years to come. In tough www.dorchesterarts.org.uk financial times we are following the example of others and launching a Legacy Scheme to enable Staff supporters to remember Dorchester Arts in their Sharon Hayden Artistic Director will (reg charity 1015546). If you are interested in Irene Archibald Administrator knowing more, do please come and talk to us. A Kathy Webb Finance Officer small legacy in years to come could make all the Mike Furse Membership Secretary difference. Julie Loyd Marketing Officer There are some great treats in store this Spring - from spectacular dance company Tavaziva to Freelance Staff story telling experts Devil’s Violin with Opheus Kathie Prince Community Outreach (Choir) and Greek Myths and a pre-show screening Mickey Wills Music Group Leader (Pop Club) of one of our children’s animations. Portrait, Jo Simons Drama Group Leader (DYT) the county youth dance group, showcase their Chris Huxley Strategic Development performance created with dance company State of Emergency as a curtain raiser for their stunning Board show Dessert Crossings. Alastair Nisbet Chair, Tina Hicks Vice Chair, Louise Sheaves Treasurer, John Bullock, Jane Thomas Hardye School Finally, a special welcome to best-selling author Burden, Suzy Cox, Andy Jacobs, Selina Malins, Tracy Chevalier who came to the Festival in 2010 Wendy Petitdemange, Simon Barber, Amy Dorchester ARTS Centre is registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 2752793. Registered Charity No. 1015546 and now joins us as a patron! Eastwood Patrons Tracy Chevalier, Penelope Hobhouse, John Sharon Hayden Hubbard, Ann Jellicoe, Elizabeth McGregor, Artistic Director Lynne Reid Banks, Graham Snow, Minette Walters Friday 21 January Dance Tavaziva Dance Double Take Dorchester Corn Exchange • 8pm (doors 7.30pm) • £10 / £8 members / £6 under 18s There are two sides to every story… Saturday 8 January Through adversity… there comes triumph Bluesnight Through pain... there comes love After a storm... comes a calm Thomas Ford & the Dirty Harmonys With fantastically exuberant dancers Bawren Tavaziva unravels an inspirational soundtrack Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar accompanied by African vocalist Tsungai 7.30pm) • Advance £11 / £5.50* Door £12 / £6* (* Tsikirai. An intense double bill revealing under 18 / NUS cardholders) the impact of black dance choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva on the This Devon-based band is led by vocalist, harp contemporary dance landscape in Britain. player and slide guitarist Thomas Ford. The A celebration of culture, hardship, agony full line-up includes Wildcards legends Vince and joy. Lee (guitar) and Al Wallis (bass) plus Timmy Langsford (drums), Becca Langsford (vocals) There will be an opportunity for dance and Junior Pearson (saxophone and keys). The students to work with Tavaziva Dance in a band released their debut album ‘Separation workshop on Thursday 20 January. Street’ in May 2009 to critical acclaim. What a great way to welcome in 2011! A joint promotion with Dorchester Town Council Visit www.myspace.com/thomasfordblues Saturday 29 January, Sundays 30 January, Saturday 30 April 27 February and 27 March Workshop Workshop Magic Drum Afrobeat Workshop Dorchester ARTS Centre • 2.30pm - 4.30pm • £5 / Dorchester ARTS Centre • 3pm - 5.30pm • £8 £4 under 16s As the triple Tony award winning show Fela Magic Drum return with their family-friendly plays to rave reviews at the National Theatre, drumming and percussion workshop, to which one of the pupils of Nigerian music legend all are welcome regardless of experience or Fela Kuti - Lekan Babalola - returns to age. Express yourself freely through rhythm Dorchester Arts with his Afrobeat workshop. and work together to create music that you could dance to if you were not so busy Assisted by Clarinetist Kate Luxmoore, he drumming! Under 16’s must be accompanied draws on the rhythmic patterns and grooves Friday 4 February Angel Heart Children’s Theatre return to Dorchester with their magical production by an adult who can join in and have fun. All of Traditional Yoruba music to explain the drums and percussion provided but feel free Afrobeat genre and explore the related music Children’s Theatre Malina’s Dream. A spell-binding show with to bring your own. of African origin such as Gospel, Reggae, Malina’s Dream breath-taking puppets and live music exploring the themes of friendship and finding the way Funk, Jazz, Calypso, Hip hop and more. Enquiries 01305 848026/853479 between two worlds. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A music workshop for players of semi- Dorchester ARTS Centre • 1pm* and 6pm • £7 / www.magicdrum.org.uk professional and professional ability using £6 Members/ £5 Child / £22 Family / £20 family A family show for everyone over 4 years old. any instrument or voice. Bring your own Members • *matinee especially for primary schools amplification if you need it. and young children www.angelhearttheatre.com Superscrumptious caloristictasty & nutritious It’s not Mary Poppins, it’s a Cornish Pasty! From The Celtic Kitchen, Antelope Walk. Baking carefully made Pasties and cakes since 1996 Traditional, alternative & vegetarian varieties ADBLK123_22 131x59.5:ADBLK123_22 Dorchester 131x59.5 23/11/2010 16:25 Page 1 Saturday 5 February Friday 11 February Bluesnight Music Kris Dollimore Andy Grant Trio + support Curiously, most home insurers don’t Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • Advance £11 / £5.50* Door £12 / £6* (* under 18 / • £9 / £7 members & under 18’s have a branch in Dorchester. NUS cardholders) But at NFU Mutual... Innovative guitarist, singer-songwriter Andy Kris Dollimore makes a welcome return to Grant, double bassist Simon Rushbrook, and Bluesnight following his outstanding solo show drummer Lee Miller return with their funky We do. So you know, that we know exactly where in 2009. His repertoire embraces both traditional acoustic blend of delta blues, jazz and folk. blues and self-penned songs reflecting a musical Showcasing material from their latest release career of more than two decades. With new ‘Champagne on Beer Budget’ along with some you’re coming from. For a home insurance quote, call album ‘No Ghosts in this House’ due for release older fan favourites. Andy Grant is joined by NFU Mutual on Dorchester 01305 266411. in early 2011, this Bluesnight audience can supporting musician Wille (from Wille and the expect a musical treat par excellence! Bandits). Agent of The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited. www.krisdollimore.com www.andygrant.net We do right by you Monday 21, Tuesday 22 Goddesses, an evil Medusa and a brave Friday 25, Saturday 26 February hero’s quest. Bring characters to life using stop frame animation techniques and get a February Half-term Animation Workshop copy on DVD. Parents will be invited to view Drama Dorchester ARTS Centre • 10am - 4pm • £36 / the rushes at the end of the second day. The film will be screened in the Corn Exchange as Duet For One £30 for siblings a curtain raiser to Orpheus and Other Greek PDL Extension Theatre Myths at 7.30 pm on 4 March. Join community film-maker Alastair Nisbet to create a short animation from storyboard Watch previous films at Dorchester ARTS • Centre 8pm (doors and bar to final film in two days. Delve into the www.nisbetmedia.co.uk 7.30pm) • £9 / £7 members & under 18’s Greek myths to tell a story of Gods and Duet for One - inspired by the tragic life of cellist Jacqueline du Pre - is the story of a gifted violinist whose artistic voice is stilled by multiple sclerosis and her relationship with the psychiatrist who challenges her to open her heart. Tom Kempinski’s 1980 play, made into a film with Julie Andrews and Alan Bates, was revived in 2009 with Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman playing to sellout audiences in London. A moving and powerful production from Zimbabwean director Melanie Hooley who brought us riveting performances of Doubt last summer. All proceeds from these shows will help support Dorchester ARTS work in the community. Saturday 12 March Drama Nursery Crimes and East End Tales Dorchester Youth Theatre Thomas Hardye School • 2.30pm & 7pm • £5 adults / £3 under 18s Friday 4 March Saturday 5 March Nursery Crimes by Damian Trasler Storytelling + music Bluesnight On the surface Nursery Land seems an idyllic place but underneath crime and murky deeds Orpheus and other Greek Myths Papa George Band are rife! A series of short scenes trying to find Devil’s Violin the answer to top crime stories including: what happened to Humpty Dumpty? Did he fall or was he pushed? and Puss in Boots investigates Dorchester Corn Exchange • 8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm) Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) the case of Cinderella’s stolen slipper! • £10 / £8 members / £6 under 18’s & conc. • Advance £11 / £5.50* Door £12 / £6* (* under 18 / NUS cardholders) East End Tales by Fin Kennedy Dorchester Arts audiences will remember the A series of short stories telling the tales of Devil’s Violin sellout performance of Singing Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Papa George individuals living in London’s East End - Bones last year. This time Daniel Morden needs no introduction to Bluesnight audiences. a gritty production originally devised by the (storyteller) and Sarah Moody (cello) bring Having appeared here twice previously, in both Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets. haunting melodies and dramatic storytelling to band and duo formats, we are thrilled to have The stories range from short reflections on the explore the dreamlike myths of Ancient Greece. him back. nature of East London, through to longer tales of domestic violence, the drudgery of low- The evening begins with a premiere of a short Prepare to be knocked out by Papa George’s skilled jobs, petty crime and high-density living. animated film of Greek mythical characters potent blend of self-penned and traditional made by children at our half term workshop. material, played in his own inimitable style – A double bill with East End Tales suitable for simply unmissable! ages 12+. Younger children may leave in the A joint promotion with Dorchester Town Council. interval. www.papageorge.com Friday 18 March Friday 18 March Music Café Scientifique A Sublime Folk Concert Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine Dorchester Corn Exchange • 8 pm (doors & bar 7.30 on Trial pm) • £10 advanced tickets Dorchester ARTS Centre • 7.30pm (doors and bar A fantastic concert featuring ace traditional 7pm) • Free but donations welcome Irish piper Catherine Ashcroft, singer, songwriter and guitarist Maurice Dickson from Simon Singh and his co-author Professor Friday 25 March Northern Ireland, Bournemouth’s favourite Edzard Ernst investigated the evidence for and Drama who calls himself Geppetto, she falls into acoustic duo Tinderbox and Bridport’s banjo & against alternative therapies and published a bewildering journey of deception and fiddle whiz Stompin’ Dave. their conclusions in “Trick or Treatment?” Geppetto dysfunction. Singh will discuss the origins, philosophy and Cube Theatre For more information and etickets please visit testing of acupuncture, homeopathy and other Combining electric dialogue of two performers www.sublimefolk.com alternative therapies as well as commenting Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar with mesmerizing puppetry, Geppetto, by Jon www.mauricedickson.com on the impact of libel laws on scientific 7.30pm) • £8 / £6 members & conc. Welch, is a heart-rending, often hilarious story www.tinderboxacoustic.com journalism. of a broken man’s obsessive search for his www.stompindave.com In 1950’s New York, a teenage girl answers own puppet-boy. A partnership event with the Thomas Hardye an advert for a production of Pinocchio, An independant promotion. School. but when she meets the ill-at-ease man www.cube-theatre.co.uk Friday 1 April Dance Desert Crossings State of Emergency Fully Licensed Indian Restaurant Dorchester Corn Exchange • 8pm (doors 7.30pm) • £10 / £8 members / £6 under 18’s & conc. & Take Away Sate of Emergency contemporary dance With the facility for up to 150 diners, The Spice Centre offers the very finest party venue. company present Desert Crossings, inspired by the similarities between the Open 7 days a week including Bank Holidays UK South West Jurassic Coast and the Sunday - Thursday Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Ancient 12.00 noon - 2.00pm / 5.00pm - 11.30pm traditions, beliefs and mythologies emanating from mosques, churches and Friday & Saturday ancient caves. From Timbuktu far beyond 12.00 noon - 2.00pm / 5.30pm - 12.00 midnight the Jurassic Coast, acclaimed South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma www.thespicecentre.co.uk examines human evolution and how the Tel: 01305 267450/267850 landscape influences us all. 37-38 High West Street Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP Five dancers from different cultural backgrounds create life forms which are at times neither fish nor bird, man nor woman, spirit nor flesh but united through their shared history of the rocks on which they stand. www.stateofemergencyltd.com A joint promotion with Dorchester Town Council The Old Tea House Built 1635 Open for breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas. Bed and breakfast available Business lunches, private bookings and parties etc catered for. Saturday 2 April Tel: 01305 263719 Bluesnight 44 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UT Bonfanti-Milner Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • Advance £11 / £5.50* Door £12 / £6* (*under 18 / NUS cardholders) Marcus Bonfanti (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Paddy Milner (keyboards, vocals) are ‘Peeling’ is Kaite O’Reilly’s darkly comic play two of the fastest-rising stars of the UK blues Friday 15 April about the choices women make and the things and roots music scene. In the year since their first sell-out appearance at Bluesnights they Drama they hide. Three actors depict a modern version of Trojan Women, waiting backstage for their have established a formidable reputation for Peeling cues. Devastating truths are uncovered as they their musical prowess, which encompasses traditional and contemporary blues, New Forest Forge Theatre Company peel away layers of pretence. A compelling and witty drama. Orleans R&B, Gospel, and a whole lot more. Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £8 / £6 members & conc. www.forestforge.co.uk www.marcusbonfanti.com www.paddymilner.com Saturday 30 April Bluesnight The Incredible Blues Puppies Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • Advance £11 / £5.50* Door £12 / £6* (* under 18 / NUS cardholders) drawn from Phil’s love of traditional tunes and Saturday 16 April American country rock. Phil’s instrumental The Incredible Blues Puppies are anything Music skills on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle but youngsters, all five of them being and mandolin are well documented as well as Phil Beer + Miranda Sykes his rich vocals. He’s been utilized by countless veterans of the UK blues scene. Bluesnights audiences will know Dino Coccia, Alan artists over the years, including The Rolling Glen, Bob Hadrell as the fabulous Dorchester ARTS Centre • 8pm (doors and bar Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. Barcodes; here they join forces with Costa 7.30pm) • £12 / £10 members and conc. Tancredi and John O’Reilly to produce one Phil is joined by expressive and critically of the most authentic Chicago sounds to be Phil Beer, of Show of Hands, and special acclaimed double bassist and singer Miranda found anywhere in the UK. guest Miranda Sykes present an evening of Sykes. blues, folk and country music. Visit: www.incrediblebluespuppies.co.uk Delivering a unique blend of ‘folk and roll’ www.philbeer.co.uk Community Clubs Just Dance Dorchester ARTS Centre Just Dance offers RAD ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap to all ages and abilities. Learn to dance in a healthy and happy environment with opportunities to perform and take examinations. Lisa Evans-Misailidou (RAD, CBTS, RTS, AISTD). Singing Arts and crafts Music Details and bookings: 01305 259937 Dorchester Community Choir Art Lab Pop Club Dorchester Arts • Thursdays • 7:30pm - 9pm Dorchester ARTS Centre • Mondays 9:30am - 3pm Dorchester ARTS Centre • Saturdays during term time • £5 / £4 concessions • Starting January 2011 (excluding half-term) 10:30am - 12:30pm • £45 (half price second sibling) If you love to sing join Kathie Prince and the Art Lab is an arts and crafts day service in Dorchester Community Choir! The group has Dorchester for adults with moderate/mild This Saturday morning club is a fantastic now entered its 4th year, meeting weekly during learning disabilities or autistic spectrum opportunity for young people to take part in and term time and exploring an eclectic mix of disorders. We offer a relaxed and supportive to experience live music performance. Each Roots music from all over the world. Kathie is a environment in which to develop creative skills in week Pop Club members get the chance to performer and director of Buzz Music Projects arts, crafts and design. engage in a diverse range of musical workshops who has a wealth of experience working with and perform through a professional sound professional and community groups in Britain For details of our spring programme, bookings system under the guidance of music producer and abroad. or an informal discussion, please email: Mickey Wills. Pop Club will showcase its work at email@example.com live gigs and festivals throughout the year. Visit:www.kathie-prince-singer-musician.co.uk or phone 07817 493696 (Tim) Details and bookings: 01305 259201 Event Information Dorchester Youth Theatre Dorchester ARTS Centre • Tuesdays • 11 January - Event Booking your tickets posted to you, there will be an additional charge of 50p. 5 April (excluding 22 February) In Person Online DYT Primary (6 -7 year olds) 4.45pm - 5.45pm• £40 The Dorchester ARTS box office is open Tickets for all Dorchester ARTS events can Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. now be booked online at: DYT Juniors (8 -11 year olds) • 6 - 7pm • £40 By Telephone: 01305 266926 www.wegottickets.com At all other times please leave your name, DYT (12 - 18 year olds) • 7 - 9pm • £60 telephone number and ticket requirements Disabled Access Saturday 19 March and we will call you back. Payment is There is good wheelchair access and a car (all workshops half price second sibling) required when booking. Dance Workshop park space for a disabled driver outside DYT is for young people who have the Dance Afrika Booking Fee Dorchester ARTS Centre. passion for theatre and are interested in There is a £1 booking fee unless you are Please email firstname.lastname@example.org performing. Led by drama teacher and Dorchester ARTS Centre • 2.30pm - 4.30pm • paying by cash or cheque. If you would like or call 01305 266926 for a copy of the actress Jo Simons, DYT uses improvisation, £8 / £5 under 16s programme in large type. games and devising to create drama. Come and dance to the live rhythms of Drama and role play help develop children’s Africa. Learn the principles of African social and emotional well being as well as movement and celebrate your own creativity their creative and critical abilities - on top of with Natasha Zubida known for her warm, that it’s great fun! energetic and contemporary approach to the traditions of African dance. All abilities welcome. To book a place email: natasha@ zmovements.co.uk or phone 07799677638 www.zmovements.co.uk Membership Form Banking Order Support Dorchester ARTS If you would like to pay by Bankers Order please Name: fill in this form and take/send it to your bank. Address: Your bank: Dorchester ARTS is a charity that depends Members and Friends on your support to provide a full programme Become a Friend and get up to 25% off Bank address: of arts for the local community. These are tickets, receive up-to-date mailings and priority some of the ways you can support us. Please pay now and on the 1st of bookings for events. Postcode: annually NATWEST (60-07-01) 49 South Street, Dorchester DT1 1DW Volunteer Membership includes all of the above plus an Dorchester ARTS account no. 69764751 Volunteers play a huge part in the continued opportunity to join the Dorchester ARTS Board, Telephone: success of Dorchester ARTS, contributing attend AGMs and play a central role in our The sum of £ time and skills that are an invaluable resource development. Email: Account name: for the charity. Account no: I am / wish to be a: Member Friend If you would like to join our friendly team of Rates Signed: Date: volunteers please call Irene Archibald at the Individual Member or Friend: £12 Signed: Arts Centre on 01305 266926. Family Membership: £20 (2 adults and up to 3 Gift Aid (for donations only) Email:email@example.com Date: If you are a tax payer we are able to reclaim basic tax children under 18) rate paid on any donation to us. Donations make a Organisation Membership: £30 considerable contribution to our budget. 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Dorchester ARTS and return form to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Frie Dorchester ARTS, School Lane, The Signed: Grove, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XR Date: Diary: Spring 2011 January Sat 8 Music Bluesnight - Thomas Ford 8pm DA Fri 21 Dance Tavaziva Dance - Double Take 8pm CE Sat 29 Drum Workshop Magic Drum 2.30 - 4.30pm DA Sun 30 Afrobeat Workshop Lekan Babalola 3 - 5.30pm DA February Fri 4 Children’s Theatre Malina’s Dream 1pm, 6pm DA Sat 5 Music Bluesnight - Kris Dollimore 8pm DA Fri 11 Music Andy Grant Trio + Support 8pm DA Mon 21 - Tue 22 Animation Workshop Half-term Animation Workshop 10am - 4pm DA Fri 25 - Sat 26 Drama Duet For One 8pm DA Sun 27 Afrobeat Workshop Lekan Babalola 3 - 5.30pm DA March Fri 4 Music & Story-telling Orpheus and Other Greek Myths 8pm CE Sat 5 Music Bluesnight - Papa George Band 8pm DA Sat 12 Youth Theatre Nursery Crimes / East End Tales 2.30pm, 7pm TH Fri 18 Café Scientifique Alternative Medicine on Trial 7.30pm DA Fri 18 Music A Sublime Folk Concert 8 pm CE Sat 19 Dance Workshop Dance Afrika 2.30pm DA Fri 25 Drama Qube Theatre - Geppetto 8pm DA Sun 27 Afrobeat Workshop Lekan Babalola 3 - 5.30pm DA April Fri 1 Dance Desert Crossings 8pm CE Sat 2 Music Bluesnight - Bonfanti-Milner 8pm DA Fri 15 Drama Forest Forge Theatre - Peeling 8pm DA Sat 16 Music Phil Beer + Support 8pm DA Sat 30 Drum Workshop Magic Drum 2.30 - 4.30pm DA Sat 30 Music The Incredible Blues Puppies 8pm DA DA = Dorchester ARTS Centre CE = Corne Exchange TH = Thomas Hardye School Box office: 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
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