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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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EXTRA SEATS: An artist’s impression of the proposed new theatre interior, above, and exterior, main picture

New £23m Octagon theatre planned

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Councillors were set to debate a potential £23 million investment for arts and entertainment in South Somerset – including a new building for Yeovil’s...
An artist’s impression of how the new theatre will look

A standing ovation for theatre plans

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Councillors have agreed in principle to proceed with plans to invest £23 million in arts and entertainment in South Somerset. Members of South Somerset’s...

Arts venue now a jabs hub

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Sturminster Newton’s community building The Exchange is being used as a vaccination hub. Assistant manager Sharon Clifton said: “We are immensely proud to be...
The Bath & West Country Festival

Country Festival now postponed until August

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The Bath & West Country Festival, which replaces the traditional agricultural highlight this summer and was set for early June, has been postponed until...
RECOVERY AWARD: Westlands Entertainment Centre has received £38,926 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The show must go on after venue handed £38k lifeline

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Westlands Entertainment Centre in Yeovil has secured £38,926 from the government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund to implement covid-secure measures to allow the community access...

Your chance to play a part in tale of dastardly villainy

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The community of Kilmington is planning to stage a new play about dastardly events of over 450 years ago. The community play, due to...
GOVERNEMENT FUNDING: Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre

£10m funding boost in bid to expand Octagon Theatre

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A project to turn the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil into a popular cultural polestar is £10million closer to reaching the £23.1million needed for its...
£50k seating area artwork defended

£50k seating area artwork defended

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The final unveiling of the new canopied seating area at Badbury Heights, Blandford, commissioned as a public artwork which tells the history of Blandford,...

Railway theme for artists in museum’s new competition

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As part of the ongoing Art at the Museum programme at Blandford Town Museum, local artists have been invited to enter an original work...

Band all keyed up to start playing again

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After 12 months in isolation, members of the popular Blandford Stour Valley Band (BSVB) are looking forward to being able to get together again...

Latest Arts & Entertainment Stories

The plot thickens as Rural Redemption treads the boards

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Sturminster-based Rural Redemption Theatre Company is performing A Woodland Plot at the Stour Connect Centre. Written and directed by Craig White, Sam and Malcolm...

New sponsors for SAW’s open studios

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Somerset Art Works’ (SAW) biennial Open Studios event runs until October 3. Some 205 venues will be showcasing the very best of the county’s...

Singers all set for Christmas

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The Gillingham Singers will be raising the roof of Wyke Primary School at their rehearsals every Monday between 7.15pm and 9.15pm. This friendly, non-auditioning,...