Artists across Somerset open their studio doors this autumn. Meet the artist, see work in progress and visit the creative source. Visit somersetartworks.org.uk for information.
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This lecture recital will consider Ralph Vaughan Williams’ settings of 6 sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1904). The first of these to be composed was 'Silent Noon’; singer Julia Hollander and pianist Peter McMullin will focus on this song, its relationship to the rest of the cycle and especially the theme of silence. They analyse […]
The way of life of a family of peach farmers is suddenly threatened when the land owner dies and his heir considers installing solar panels instead. This award-winning film was shot in Alcarràs in Catalonia, with a cast made up of local inhabitants. Director: Carla Simón, Spain/Italy, 2022, Subtitles, 120 mins Featuring: Josep Abad, Jordi […]
Join the Founder and General Director and the Artistic Director of Kyiv City Ballet for a talk, demonstration and film night in Shaftesbury. A perpetual life on the road was not a choice for the members of Kyiv City Ballet but a consequence of the escalation of the war in Ukraine. It is a constant […]
Well known as the fiddle playing front man of Americana band, Noble Jacks, Will Page is a folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sussex. Inspired from a young age after seeing Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) perform live at his local village hall in Chiddingly, East Sussex, Will has continued Swarbs’ legacy of British folk fiddle playing […]
You are warmly invited to our monthly, cathedral-style service of Choral Eucharist on Sunday 8th October at 10.30am in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. The music includes: Tye’s ‘Give almes of thy goods’, Schubert’s ‘Mass in G’ and Mozart’s ‘Ave verum corpus’. All are very welcome to the service and for refreshments afterwards.
One of the ‘World’s Most Spectacular Operas’ series – don’t miss it! Under the stars, on beautiful Lake Constance in Austria, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly comes to life on a majestic water stage. An internationally acclaimed team, including conductor Enrique Mazzola, director, Andreas Homoki and Michael Levine, along with the magical set design bring a […]
We are thrilled to announce that John Challenger (Assistant Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral) will be giving a recital to celebrate 200 years of there being an organ at St Peter’s Church on Monday 9 October. John’s performance will be preceded by a brief introduction from the eminent historian Max Hebditch CBE FSA. The […]
A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town. After being cleared he is reluctantly asked to assist with the investigation by the police chief. A classic Oscar-winning film, culturally significant and with fine performances. Director: Norman Jewison, US, 1967, 110min Featuring: Sidney Poitier, […]
In her irresistible new novel, Sunday Times No 1 bestselling author Victoria Hislop shines a light on the questionable acquisition of cultural treasures and the price people – and countries – will pay to cling on to them. Best-known for her evocative and thoroughly researched historical novels, set against the backdrop of southern Europe – […]