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Blackmore Vale Arts & Entertainment

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso
Find out what’s happening across the Blackmore Vale Arts & Entertainment scene.
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Conor Smith the busker

Busker on the beach

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Musician Conor Smith, who busks in Shaftesbury and Yeovil, has released his latest song, Please Don’t Go, accompanied by a video telling the story...
Poet Gerald Killingworth

New poetry collection

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Blandford St Mary author Gerald Killingworth has published his first collection of poems entitled Emptying Houses. Two of Gerald’s poems were short-listed in a competition...
Sculptor Laurence Edwards with one of his large-scale bronze figures

A tribe of walking men

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by Katrine ffiske Sculptor Laurence Edwards is exhibiting for the first time large-scale bronze figurative sculptures and small-scale maquettes and studies at Messums Wiltshire. The gallery...
The cast in rehearsals

Ghostly goings on behind the scenes

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Wincanton will soon be hosting the premiere of Rehearsal, an original play performed by the Wink Wink Theatre Company. The comedic and supernatural plot centres...
Sidney Blackmore, secretary of the Beckford Society and curator of Gold Hill Museum’s Fonthill Fever exhibition with scale model of Fonthill Abbey, loaned by Beckford’s Tower and Museum. Only the Lancaster Tower (lower left) is still standing. Though it resembles a cathedral with its 90-metre-high central tower, Fonthill Abbey was a Gothic Revival country house, and never a church.

Gothic folly was filled with expensive art

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September 1822 saw 700 sightseers a day flocking to Fonthill Abbey, the Gothic folly created by reclusive slaveowner William Beckford in west Wiltshire and...
Lady with dog showing art work

Showcase for artists

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Yeovil Art Space in the town’s Quedam shopping centre will feature new work from sculptor Chris Dunseath and artist Grażyna Wikierska during the Somerset...
Call of the wild: Saba Douglas-Hamilton among her beloved elephants

Inside the wonderful world of elephants

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Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton – known to millions for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries series – is...
Tiger 131 runs only twice a year at the Tank Museum at Bovington Camp.

Most famous tank in the world will be in action

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The world’s only running Tiger I tank will be in action on its last outing of 2022 at Tiger Day at the Tank Museum...
Members of Stanchester Quire at Yetminster Fair this summer.

Christmas is coming early for Quire

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It may seem early to be thinking about Christmas but members of the Stanchester Quire will resume meeting at the David Hall in South...
Students from the Artori Academy performed their end of term showcase at the Corn Exchange in Blandford to a packed audience.

Young performers in the spotlight

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Students from the Artori Academy performed their end of term showcase at the Corn Exchange in Blandford to a packed audience. The show, for all...

Latest Arts & Entertainment Stories

Busker on the beach

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Musician Conor Smith, who busks in Shaftesbury and Yeovil, has released his latest song, Please Don’t Go, accompanied by a video telling the story...

New poetry collection

0
Blandford St Mary author Gerald Killingworth has published his first collection of poems entitled Emptying Houses. Two of Gerald’s poems were short-listed in a competition...

A tribe of walking men

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by Katrine ffiske Sculptor Laurence Edwards is exhibiting for the first time large-scale bronze figurative sculptures and small-scale maquettes and studies at Messums Wiltshire. The gallery...