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DorchesterARTS AUTUMN 2012

Box Office 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk


DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE ● CORN EXCHANGE

● DORCHESTER WEST STATION

● DORCHESTER SOUTH STATION


DorchesterARTS AUTUMN 2012 ‘Involve, Inspire and Entertain’ - Dorchester Arts’ mission in three words. In this season’s brochure you will find plenty of ways to get involved: you could become a member and get reciprocal benefits at our partner venues, join our wonderful volunteers and help to bring performances and arts projects to the whole community, or get involved creatively, by enrolling for a workshop or joining in during Kepow Theatre’s interactive improvisation shows. You will also find a rich mix of inspiring performances, from ahab’s Americana harmonies to Ballet Theatre UK’s classical dance, along with plenty to entertain you - with acclaimed performers like Jeremy Hardy and the Devil’s Violin Company in the programme, we are confident that there is something for everybody this season. We look forward to seeing you - and are delighted to announce the arrival of our brand new chairs at the Arts Centre, so you can finally be entertained in comfort!

DORCHESTER ARTS School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XR Box Office: 01305 266926 Email: enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk Website: www.dorchesterarts.org.uk STAFF Mark Tattersall Artistic Director Julie Loyd Marketing Officer Mark Smith Administrator Kathy Webb Finance Officer ASSOCIATES Kathie Prince Community Outreach Jo Simons Youth Theatre Director Mickey Wills Youth Music Director BOARD Louise Sheaves (Chair), Simon Barber, Jane Burden, Tina Hicks, Terry Hooley, Andy Jacobs, Selina Malins, Ashley Matthews, Wendy Petitdemange, Suzy Rushbrook, Jem Shackleford PATRONS Tracy Chevalier, Penelope Hobhouse, John Hubbard, Ann Jellicoe, Lynne Reid Banks, Graham Snow, Minette Walters BROCHURE Designed by Simon Barber • Printed by Octavo

Mark Tattersall Artistic Director, Dorchester Arts

Dorchester Arts Centre is registered in England & Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 2752793. Registered Charity No. 1015546.

Box Office 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk


Friday 7 September

THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII COMEDY THEATRE DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • £10 / £9 members / £7 concessions Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There's no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn't really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go... Living Spit theatre company present the Six Wives of Henry VIII devised with Bristol Old Vic Ferment. The play was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic and with live original music, embroidery, Barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you'll never forget. After their previous self-funded two-man historical drama is savaged in the press the two actors are at their wits’ end. Then they hit upon an idea for a show that could change everything... but can they put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other? “The best 100 minute comedy show outside of the Edinburgh Fringe” Western Daily Press www.livingspit.co.uk

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Sunday 9 September

SARAH DE WARREN MUSIC DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • £5 Local singer-songwriter Sarah de Warren has been writing and recording her own material since the age of 13. Quoting influences that range from Jeff Buckley and Beth Rowley to the XX she has created an impressive back catalogue of haunting melodies overlaid with emotionally fraught and emotive lyrics that hint at an insight and intelligence that transcend her 18 years. The world is waking up to Sarah’s talent - she was a finalist in Live and Unsigned 2012 at the 02 Arena and a semifinalist two years running in the UK Songwriting Contest - so catch her at your local venue while you can... www.sarahdewarren.com

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BLUES

SOCIETY The ever popular BLUESNIGHTS returns for its fourteenth annual season, bringing to Dorchester Arts Centre top quality national and international artists - bands, trios, duos and solo performers All blues styles are featured including contemporary compositions bringing the music right up to date Why not join us in our all seater venue where we create a wonderful ambience that brings audience members back month on month Check out our website and look out for the DORSET BLUES SOCIETY logo in this and future brochures - your guarantee of quality live blues We look forward to welcoming you soon! BLUESNIGHTS LIVE BLUES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL SINCE 1999 www.bluesnights.co.uk

Saturday 22 September

SO LONG ANGEL BLUESNIGHTS DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £12 / £6* in advance • £13 / £6.50* on the door • Senior Citizens £10 in advance / £11 on door • *Under 18s / NUS cardholders Formed in 1996, So Long Angel is a quartet fronted by vocalist/bass player Fran McGillivray and guitarist Mike Burke. Well-known in and around their London base, they have also played festivals, arts centres and theatres across the UK and mainland Europe. Their music is a fusion of blues and roots, with dashes of soul and jazz. A great band to start the new Bluesnights season! www.solongangel.com www.bluesnights.co.uk

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Friday 28 September

Saturday 29 September

STAND UP DORCHESTER

ahab

COMEDY CORN EXCHANGE • 8.15pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £8 / £6 concessions Richard Morton “Audiences laughed longer and louder at Morton than any other act on the Fringe.” Sunday Times Simon Feilder “Highly Entertaining” TimeOut “Compelling to watch” Chortle.co.uk Matt Dwyer “Great jokes, great delivery, great guy - all round greatness!” Show Me The Funny, ITV Compere: Geoff Whiting “His audience technique and great material were a perfect warm-up for the main-billed acts.” Funny.co.uk May feature adult content A STAND UP DORCHESTER PRODUCTION

MUSIC DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £9 / £7 members and concessions ahab are the most exciting harmony-infused Americana / Pop outfit to emerge on the scene since Mumford & Sons. With two hugely popular EPs under their belt, an album in the pipeline, a sold out headline gig at HMV’s Next Big Thing Festival, a residency at ‘Tootsies Orchid Lounge’ in Nashville and rave support (and frequent airplay) from Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, ahab continue their climb to the top. They are selling out wherever they have been, so book tickets now. “They are blistering live - alt-country edge and sheer class.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 “ahab is the real deal - top-notch UK Americana featuring tight four-piece harmonies.” Simon Mayo, BBC Radio www.ahabofficial.com


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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 Tel: 01305 263719 44 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UT

Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October

ON GOLDEN POND THEATRE DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • £9 / £7 members Join us inside the Thayers' holiday home as they enjoy their 48th summer "On Golden Pond". Share and appreciate how past misunderstandings threaten to shipwreck their gently moving idyll. As the sun sinks on the lake and summer turns to autumn, we experience the bittersweet feelings of impending old age and unresolved family issues. This wonderful story allows us a glimpse of what lies beneath the stormy waters of family ties. Written by Ernest Thompson, and directed by Mel Hooley with a cast of local players including Dee Thorne, Trevor Williams, Georgie Willis, Davis Lucas, Paul Friese-Greene and Matt Daisley. A FUNDRAISING PRODUCTION TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF DORCHESTER ARTS


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Friday 12 October

Sunday 14 October

ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION

THE WORD

MUSIC DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £10 / £8 members and concessions Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion comes to the Arts Centre with her full six piece band to play blues, infused with a touch of jazz. The original songs penned by Zoë and guitarist Rob Koral are catchy and heartfelt with some classic covers showcasing Zoë’s unique voice. Her honest and emotive vocals are backed by a group of highly talented and accomplished musicians who have performed along with Nina Simone, Jim Mullen, Ben Waters and Paul McCartney to name but a few. Expect an exhilarating and thoroughly modern mix of blues and contemporary influences from this up-and-coming band. “Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own.” All About Jazz www.bluecommotion.com

SPOKEN WORD DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • £5 An evening of lyrical rhyme and acoustic British Hip Hop. Contemporary urban culture is taking the spoken word in some new and exciting directions and this Sunday Session brings some of our finest young local wordsmiths together with Bristol-based Steven Duncan. Steven is fast gaining a reputation as a unique and powerful voice on the UK performance poetry scene. Combining lyrical rhyme with rapid-fire reflections he is an arresting and charismatic performer using the benefit of his life experiences not only to entertain but also to educate.

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with STEVEN DUNCAN, DREADS, FRANCIS ANYANJO and GUESTS


Friday 19 October

Saturday 20 October

SEVEN AGES

WHOSE STORY IS IT ANYWAY?

COMEDY THEATRE CORN EXCHANGE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £10 / £8 members and concessions. Fresh from a sell-out world tour this delightful show by Kepow Theatre takes a comic look at the seven ages of life. After 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival it received a standing ovation on its opening and closing nights in London. Combining improvisation, masks and storytelling it explores going to school, falling in love, finding a job, becoming a parent and growing old disgracefully! Seven Ages - starring Kevin Tomlinson - combines comedy, drama and pathos as it explores two fundamental questions: ‘Why am I here?’ and ‘What's important in my life?’ “Kevin Tomlinson reminds me of a young Robin Williams...his enthusiasm is so contagious, you can't fail to have a good time.” Paramount Comedy www.kevintomlinson.co.uk

CHILDREN’S THEATRE DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 2pm • £7 adults / £5 members and children What happened when Harry Potter discovered he had a twin called Larry? Or when Charlie built his own Chocolate Factory? Come and find out! Kepow is one of Britain’s funniest, most creative theatre companies and this show is guaranteed to make children (and adults) laugh out loud as it celebrates the power of the human imagination. Kevin Tomlinson and Abi Hood take suggestions from their young audience, adapt old folk tales, create new ones and improvise stories full of action and adventure. Suitable for 5 - 11 year olds (and playful grown-ups). “Wonderful comedy theatre that all the family can - and certainly will - enjoy!” Evening Standard www.kevintomlinson.co.uk


Saturday 20 October

DALE STORR with KIM STORR BLUESNIGHTS DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £12 / £6* in advance • £13 / £6.50* on the door • Senior Citizens £10 in advance / £11 on door • *Under 18s / NUS cardholders Over the last few years, Dale Storr has become one of the hottest properties on the British blues scene. Highly regarded for both his solo New Orleans-style keyboard playing and vocals, he has also developed a brilliant collaboration with international sax player Kim Storr. This gig has the unmistakeable promise of a night to remember. www.dalestorr.com www.bluesnights.co.uk

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 October

MAKE A DATE TO CREATE! HALF TERM WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 9.30am - 4pm • Bring a packed lunch

E! T EA R C

Tuesday 30 October

WEAVE A SCARF IN A DAY Learn to weave in a day on a rigid heddle loom and take your finished scarf home. All yarn, looms and tuition provided by staff from Frank Herring and Sons. Book early - numbers limited to 12 participants £25 • Suitable for children aged 8+

Wednesday 31 October

CREATE A PLAY IN A DAY Building on local stories, create a play around the theme of World War II evacuees in Dorset. A full day workshop with drama, games, improvisation and making props, led by Dorchester Youth Theatre director Jo Simons. £20 • Suitable for ages 7 - 14

Bookings 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk


Friday 16 November

JEREMY HARDY COMEDY CORN EXCHANGE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £14 / £12 members and concessions / £5 unwaged (limited availability) Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Jeremy is best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. “In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.” The Guardian “A comic genius.” Sandi Toksvig www.jeremyhardy.co.uk


Support DorchesterARTS Dorchester Arts is a charity that depends on your support to provide a full programme of arts for the local community. Here are some of the ways you can support us.

shows, concerts, workshops, exhibitions box office: 01308 424204 www.bridport-arts.com MARINE THEATRE Lyme Regis The Little Theatre by the Sea Box office: 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com

VOLUNTEER Volunteers play a huge part in the continued success of Dorchester Arts, contributing time and skills that are an invaluable resource for the charity. If you would like to join our friendly team of volunteers please call Mark Smith at the Arts Centre on 01305 266926. Email: enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk LEGACY GIVING Remembering Dorchester Arts in a legacy can help ensure the arts flourish in the future. Please consider including our charity as a beneficiary in your will. If you wish to discuss a legacy please get in touch with our director. Email: mark@dorchesterarts.org.uk


The Horse with the Red Umbrella

Saturday 17 November

THE MOTIVES BLUESNIGHTS DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £12 / £6* in advance • £13 / £6.50* on the door • Senior Citizens £10 in advance / £11 on door • *Under 18s / NUS cardholders The Motives brings together some of the finest talent from the European blues scene. Drawing their musical inspiration from ’40s New York, ’50s Chicago and ’60s London, they combine Matt Taylor’s electrifying guitar work with Jonny Dyke’s virtuoso Hammond and piano over the rock solid rhythm section of Roy Martin (drums) and Andy Graham (bass). www.the-motives.com www.bluesnights.co.uk

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Friday 23 November - Sunday 9 December

LIFE ON THE EDGE An exhibition of photography by Dorchester Camera Club VISUAL ARTS DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • Open daily 10am - 4pm • Free admission This exhibition is timed to coincide with the Café Scientifique event on November 23rd and shows the beauty, strangeness and diversity of endangered species and habitats, locally and globally, through the lenses of Dorchester Camera Club’s talented photographers. Image: Water Vole by Penny Piddock


Friday 23 November

Friday 30 November

EXTINCTION - WHAT’S THE FUSS?

STAND UP DORCHESTER

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • Free All species are destined for extinction - it is only a matter of time. This isn’t a doom and gloom prediction based on the precarious world we inhabit today but a matter of fact based on the history of life on earth. So why should we be worried about the conservation of endangered species? Award winning photographer and zoologist NICK GARBUTT leads the debate. He has been an adviser for TV documentaries including Planet Earth and The Life of Mammals and is a regular contributor to National Geographic and BBC Wildlife magazines. In association with The Thomas Hardye School

COMEDY CORN EXCHANGE • 8.15pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £8 / £6 concessions Yianni Agisilaou “Sharp social commentary to compare favourably with Woody Allen” Chortle Dan Thomas “Dynamic, dramatic, and funny. Catch him while you can!” The Glee Club Chris Norton Walker “One of the best up and coming acts around.” Funny First Mondays Compere: Iszi Lawrence “Manages to be both intelligent and silly - a winning combination.” Jo Caulfield May feature adult content A STAND UP DORCHESTER PRODUCTION


Friday 1 December

A LOVE LIKE SALT THEATRE DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 7.30pm (doors and bar 7pm) • £12 / £10 members and concessions Love is put to the test in three tales by The Devil’s Violin Company as the audience is transported to King Arthur’s Camelot, the Breton shores and the ancient Britain of King Lear. Aided by the dramatic, driving rhythms of a skilled and inventive strings and accordion trio, Daniel Morden - one of the UK’s most compelling and applauded storytellers - lures the audience onto a rollercoaster ride in this haunting, hypnotic fusion of music and word. A Love Like Salt is a rich tapestry, peppered with magic and morals, lovers and villains, desire and disguise and even a man hell-bent on selling his soul to win a woman. www.fiddle.org.uk


Saturday 8 December

KING SIZE SLIM BLUESNIGHTS DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) • £12 / £6* in advance • £13 / £6.50* on the door • Senior Citizens £10 in advance / £11 on door • *Under 18s / NUS cardholders King Size Slim (aka Toby Barelli) is one of the most indemand solo artists on the UK blues scene. An explosive roots and blues guitarist moulding traditional standards and soaring own compositions with explosive musicianship and a unique vocal attack. Definitely a Bluesnight not to miss! www.kingsizeslim.com www.bluesnights.co.uk

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Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 December

A CHRISTMAS CAROL BALLET THEATRE CORN EXCHANGE • 7pm (doors and bar 6.30pm) • £14 / £12 members / £10 concessions Join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of Dickensian London. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny clutching old miser, his heart so cold and steely it cannot be softened by any amount of festive cheer. One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts, who show him there is more to life than work and money and slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of colourful characters, including Mr Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the comical Mr Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit. Filled with joy, laughter and heartbreaking moments Ballet Theatre UK’s new production combines traditional ballet with captivating theatre performed to a glorious classical score. www.ballettheatreuk.com


DorchesterARTS FESTIVAL 2012

The World Came to Town This year’s festival saw four fantastic days of music, comedy and outdoor performance with artists from all over the world.


We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make the festival such a success – staff, volunteers, our Board, our generous sponsors and Dorchester Town Council. Join us for the next one in 2014...


DorchesterARTS COMMUNITY

Dorchester Youth Theatre

Pop Club

DYT is for young people who have a passion for theatre and are interested in performing. It is led by Youth Theatre Director JO SIMONS using improvisation, games and devised scenarios. Drama and role play help develop children’s social and emotional well being as well as their creative and critical abilities. Dorchester Arts Centre • Tuesdays • 18 September - 4 December (excluding Half Term 30 October) • Primary (Year groups 2 and 3) 3.45 - 4.45pm, £40 • Junior (Year groups 4 and 5) 4.45 - 5.45pm, £40 • Intermediate (Year groups 6, 7 and 8) 5.45 - 7pm, £40 • Senior (Year groups 9 - 13) 7 - 9pm, £60 • All workshops half price for siblings • www.dorchyouththeatre.co.uk

Each week Pop Club members get the chance to engage in a wide variety of musical workshops and perform using a professional sound system under the guidance of music producer Mickey Wills. A fantastic opportunity for young people to discover and experience live music performance. Pop Club also plays live at gigs and festivals throughout the year. Dorchester Arts Centre • Saturdays • Term times • £45 (Half price for siblings)

DORCHESTER YOUTH THEATRE

Box Office 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk


Just Dance 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. Dorchester Arts Centre • Details and bookings: 07904 081854 or 01305 259937 (Lisa Evans-Misailidou, RAD, CBTS, RTS, AISTD)

Dance Afrika VIVA! Dorchester Community Choir If you love to sing, join VIVA! The Dorchester Community Choir! The group meets weekly during term time and sings a mix of music from all over the world. The choir will be starting this season with celebratory songs for autumn and winter. VIVA! performs regularly at local events and was recently involved in the Olympic opening ceremony on Weymouth beach! Plans for 2013 include recording the recently composed Song for Dorchester. Kathie Prince of BUZZ Music Projects leads the choir with her wealth of wealth of experience working with professional and community groups in Britain and abroad. Dorchester Arts Centre • Thursdays • 7.30pm - 9pm • £5 / £4 concessions • Details and bookings 01305 259201

Come and join Z Movements (Natasha Player) in a workshop of West African dance accompanied by live percussion. Learn techniques such as ‘Loketo’ - pioneered by Zab Maboungou using the breath to align and ‘ground’ the body. To dance is to feel joy! Saturday 15 September: Dance Afrika • 2 - 5pm • £12 Saturday 13 October: NEW Over 50s Dance Afrika • 2.30 - 4.30pm • £8 Saturday 6 November: Dance Afrika • 2 - 5pm • £12 To book email info@zmovements.co.uk or telephone 07799 677638 Further details www.zmovements.co.uk/education


BECOME A MEMBER MEMBERSHIP RATES

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Individual Member: £12* Family Membership: £20* (2 adults, up to 3 children under 18) Organisation Membership: £30* *Runs for 12 months from first payment Life Membership: £100

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Why not become a Member?

Event Bookings

Members’ benefits include: ● Discounts on tickets for most events

BOOKING FEE

● Priority booking

TELEPHONE: 01305 266926

● Invitations to launches and previews

The box office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back. Payment is required when booking. You can also e mail your booking request to enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk.

● New season brochure mailed direct to you ● 10% off arts and crafts at Frank Herring & Sons ● Free Members’ party Membership also provides an opportunity to join the Dorchester Arts Board, attend AGMs and play a central role in our development. MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY Mike Furse: 01305 266926

There is a £1 booking fee unless you are paying by cash.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE: 01305 267992 ONLINE: www.wegottickets.com DISABLED ACCESS

NEW! Reciprocal Members Benefits

There is good wheelchair access and a car park space for a disabled driver outside Dorchester Arts Centre.

Members of DORCHESTER ARTS, THE MARINE THEATRE in Lyme Regis and BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE can now take advantage of members’ discounts at the other two venues.

Please email enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk or call 01305 266926 for a copy of the programme in large type.

All the venues offer special discounted rates to members on tickets for their events and the Marine Theatre offers members a 10% discount on drinks prices in their newlyrefurbished bar.

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Individual annual memberships are modestly priced, with joint and family options also available. Please quote your membership number when booking.

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LARGE TYPE PROGRAMME

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday 29 October DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE • 5pm MEMBERS ONLY REFRESHMENTS SERVED Members of Dorchester Arts are invited to our AGM when we will be reviewing the past year’s events and looking forward to an exciting year in 2013 If you would like to become a member please see the opposite page


DIARY: AUTUMN 2012 SEPTEMBER Friday 7 Sunday 9 Saturday 15 Saturday 22 Friday 28 Saturday 29

Comedy Theatre Music Workshop Bluesnights Comedy Music

THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII SARAH DE WARREN DANCE AFRIKA SO LONG ANGEL STAND UP DORCHESTER ahab

7.30pm 7.30pm 2 - 5pm 8pm 8.15pm 8pm

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Theatre Music Workshop Spoken Word Comedy Theatre Children's Theatre Bluesnights Workshop Workshop

ON GOLDEN POND ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION OVER 50s DANCE AFRIKA THE WORD SEVEN AGES WHOSE STORY IS IT ANYWAY? DALE STORR WITH KIM STORR DORCHESTER ARTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEAVE A SCARF IN A DAY CREATE A PLAY IN A DAY

7.30pm 8pm 2.30 - 4.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2pm 8pm 5pm 9.30am - 4pm 9.30am - 4pm

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NOVEMBER Saturday 6 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Friday 23 - Sunday 9 Friday 23 Friday 30

Workshop Comedy Bluesnights Exhibition Café Scientifique Comedy

DANCE AFRIKA JEREMY HARDY THE MOTIVES LIFE ON THE EDGE NICK GARBUTT: EXTINCTION - WHAT'S THE FUSS? STAND UP DORCHESTER

2 - 5pm 8pm 8pm 10am - 4pm daily 7.30pm 8.15pm

DAC CE DAC DAC DAC CE

DECEMBER Friday 1 Saturday 8 Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20

Theatre Bluesnights Ballet Theatre

A LOVE LIKE SALT KING SIZE SLIM A CHRISTMAS CAROL

7.30pm 8pm 7pm

DAC DAC CE

OCTOBER Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 Friday 12 Saturday 13 Sunday 14 Friday 19 Saturday 20 Saturday 20 Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31

DAC = Dorchester Arts Centre • CE = Corn Exchange

Box Office 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk


DorchesterARTS Autumn 2012