TLW Dance in Shaftesbury brings their 6th full length production to the Exchange, following their sold out performance of the Nutcracker in 2016.
The Book of Legends celebrates literature and legendary musical icons.
Act 1 is a classical ballet based around fairytales, showcasing ballet students from the of age 5 to 18. From Alice in Wonderland to Peter Pan, this act will take you off to a magical world full of imagination and beauty.
TLW Dance Company presents a modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet in Act 2, showing a versatility of styles and our youth companies talent and dedication.
Finally Act 3 showcases our Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Students as they dance to some of the biggest musical legends of all time.
Not to be missed! Come and support over 160 local talented dance students.
Tickets on sale June 4th, 9am
Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society present The New Hardy Players, celebrating Dorset in word and song.
During the interval light Dorset nibbles will be put on each table. There will also be a raffle.
ANYTHING THAT MOVES
The children will be making things out of wood with real woodworking tools.
You will have a go with drawknives and shaving horses, drills, gauges and mallets to saw, hammer, carve and construct something of your own making. It might be a mobile hanging in the air, a vehicle rolling along, a boat floating on water or anything else that moves you.
Please wear shoes or trainers and bring your lunch!
SPACE AGE SCENES
It will be 50 years next year when Man first stepped on the moon. Help us celebrate this adventure and create an amazing Space Scene with planets, rockets and astronauts.
Cutting and sticking, paper mâché and collage. Darrell has been providing exciting children’s 3D art workshops for over 25 years.
Dress for mess and bring your lunch!
T’Pau became one of the most successful and biggest selling bands of the 1980s with huge hits like China In Your Hand, Heart and Soul and Valentine. Led by flame-haired singer Carol Decker, they rode the crest of a wave, also enjoying a quadruple platinum number one hit with their debut album, Bridge Of Spies. The album produced a string of worldwide hits, which saw Heart & Soul, staying on the U.S billboard chart for 6 months, peaking at No 4, & of course most notably China In Your Hand, which occupied the No1 slot in the UK for 5 weeks.
Platinum albums Rage & The Promise followed adding to the band’s global success.
T’pau toured continuously with the likes of Bryan Adams & Nik Kershaw eventually selling out their own arena shows such as Wembley & The NEC.
Performing a rare full band show, Carol is looking forward to rocking out with her army of amazing musicians.
DECORATOR CRABS MESSY ART
Oops Wow messy art groups are perfect for kids who love to make art and make a mess, and a wonderful opportunity for those children who think they don’t. In this workshop the children will decorate their own crab shell, which they can then wear and see if they can hide from the sharks, just like real decorator crabs do. Then we will go on a massive drawing adventure, creating the story as we make our marks on the enormous piece of paper, through tunnels
DECORATOR CRABS MESSY ART
Oops Wow messy art groups are perfect for kids who love to make art and make a mess, and a wonderful opportunity for those children who think they don’t. In this workshop the children will decorate their own crab shell, which they can then wear and see if they can hide from the sharks, just like real decorator crabs do. Then we will go on a massive drawing adventure, creating the story as we make our marks on the enormous piece of paper, through tunnels.
Please note any under 5 year old must be accompanied by an adult
Parents and toddlers can enjoy making marvelous mini beasts - starting with homemade delicious bread caterpillars. Then using a selection of colourful craft materials you can create butterflies, caterpillars, spiders and other bugs finishing up with fun creepy crawly songs and a handmade puppet show version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
DEDICATED TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST MUSIC LEGENDS OF ALL TIME, THE ONE AND ONLY 'ROD STEWART'.
Garry Pease brings his amazing sound and resemblance to the stage with hits ranging from the late 60’s to the present day. Backed by his powerhouse band, this show will have you spellbound from the very start!
WITH HITS SUCH AS 'MAGGIE MAY', 'DA YA THINK I'M SEXY', 'SAILING', AND MANY, MANY MORE, THE ROD STEWART EXPERIENCE WILL HAVE YOU WISHING THE SHOW WOULD NEVER END!
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Starring Hugh Jackman
Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening starring four stunning sopranos in an enchanting production crossing over from classical arias to contemporary pop classics.
Nella Fantasia, The Flower Duet, One Fine Day, Time To Say Goodbye, and many more including Nessun Dorma.
Bring Him Home, The Circle of Life, The Show Must Go On, I Will Always Love You, and many more including a rousing selection from Last Night Of The Proms.
Amazing Voices ... Stunning Sopranos....Beautiful Costumes... A Magical Night To Remember.
Direct from London’s West End... Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for
an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s! From the birth of Rock 'n' Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of
the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Cilla Black
and many more. Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country’s top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun. Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your
dancing shoes and let the good times roll!
2 hours of live family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great Britain.
For 1 night only The Exchange will be transformed into a superb wrestling arena to capture the live atmosphere that you would normally only see on your TV screens.
Tickets on sale now for this great event suitable for the whole family.
Julian Richards, archaeologist, presents "A Career in Ruins", a witty, anecdotal talk..
Well known television and radio presenter of "Meet the Ancestors", Blood Of The Vikings" and Countryfile fame, Julian is also an author and authority on Stonehenge.
He is currently involved in a research project on Shaftesbury Abbey.
A chance to see live on stage, one of the only performing Rock'n'Roll pioneers in the world today.
Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking Rock'n'Roll years.
With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.
A fantastic evening awaits as Marty and the band entertain you on this stunning musical roller coaster, which has become one of the most acclaimed shows in the country today.
Don't miss it!
With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.
As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor, TJ has starred in 21 episodes of Psychic Private Eyes for Zone Reality, which she filmed at the same time as investigating murders and missing people cases for CBS Reality Television.
Alongside her own very successful annual live UK theatre tours, TJ co-presented ‘The Three Mediums’ theatre show at four major UK cities including a sell-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, London and also appeared on Sky Living’s: ‘Colin Fry Live with TJ Higgs’.
Tchaikovsky - The Man Revealed. A Troubled Genius.
It may be hard to believe, but the man behind such joyous music as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The 1812 Overture and many more of the best loved music ever written, was a deeply troubled individual unsure of his own talent and tortured by his sexuality.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s life – and premature death – has long been mythologised and misunderstood. John Suchet draws back the curtain to show us the real man behind the music.
A shy, emotional child, Tchaikovsky came late to composing as a career. Doubting himself at every turn and keenly wounded by criticism, he went on to become one of the world’s best-loved composers. Yet behind the success lay sadness: the death of his mother haunted him all his life, while his incessant attempts to suppress his homosexuality took a huge toll.
From his disastrous marriage to his extraordinary relationship with his female patron, his many amorous liaisons and his devotion to friends and family, Suchet shows us how the complexity of Tchaikovsky’s emotional life plays out in his music. Long hidden behind sanitised depictions by his brother and the Russian authorities, Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed examines the complex and contradictory character of this great artist, and how he came to take his rightful place among the world’s greatest composers.
Ticket price includes a cocktail on arrival followed by a 3-course 70s style dinner (starter: prawn cocktail vol-au-vents, mini quiches, cheese and pineapple sticks, sticky glaze sausages - main: coq au vin or mushroom stroganoff - dessert: black forest gateau). After dinner a live band will be playing disco classics by Chic, Diana Ross, The Tramps, Sister Sledge etc accompanied by amazing lighting.
Tickets will NOT be available on the door.
TV wildlife presenters from Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch broadcasters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams present the wild and exciting WILDLIFE ROAD TRIP
Natural history broadcasters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams team up to perform this informative and amusing wildlife show packed with fascinating facts and fun. Their exciting journey is filled with real life stories and takes the audience behind the scenes of the wonderful world of wildlife and TV presenting.
Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 YEARS since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year.
Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and big screen action, this 30th Anniversary Special is unmissable.
With tributes to, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Nobody’s Child, Last Night and many more.
Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike’s to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the Solo Hits of the Famous Five. Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, the Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the Million-Selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show.
This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
In an emotional and unique evening of music and warmth, Matt Monro's son, Matt Monro Jnr, will be performing unforgettable songs such as Born Free, Walk Away and Portrait of my Love. Matt Monro was one of Britain's most popular and endearing artists. Known to his peers as the 'Singer's Singer', he would frequently pack out concert halls and stadiums all over the world, leaving a lasting legacy and inspiring some of today's most popular acts including Michael Buble, Monica Mancini and Rick Astley. Monro Jnr is a performer in his own right and has been in the public eye since the age of 13 when he appeared with his father on Opportunity Knocks in 1977. Since then, he has gone on to tour with Cannon and Ball as well as Hinge and Bracket. He continues to tour and record as he strives to keep his father's music alive for all to enjoy.
Celebrating the life & music of the legendary
Be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain's most popular & endearing singers, named 'the singer's singer' by his peers.
"Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business" - Frank Sinatra
The show is enhanced by audio visual & narration.
A Christmas Night at the Opera features some of the greatest arias and ensembles from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan. The artists appear in sumptuous period evening dress recreating the atmosphere and grandeur of past times accompanied by a pianist.
Join in the Christmas spirit by singing popular carols with the soloists!
The programme will be introduced by the baritone Philip Blake-Jones.
London Festival Opera has a considerable reputation and brings together world class artists who have appeared with the major opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne with exceptional young singers. The company has appeared throughout the UK and Europe including in one of the world’s greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice during the recent Carnival celebrations.
‘A stirring performance and the audience loved it’ THE TIMES
‘Opera at its very best’ THE OXFORD TIMES
Jason Donovan & His Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour
Jason is delighted to announce that he is extending his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour into 2019 with a final series of dates. This is a tour with a twist!! These intimate evenings will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!
Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.
Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other!