An evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France. This really was the “Swing” era, full of irresistible rhythms and all the musical indulgence there was to offer.
Ben (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart (Gypsy Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the USA over the last 8 years. Previously they made up half of the highly acclaimed band ‘Gypsy Fire” and now are focusing their creative juices on this project.
"The Barrelhouse Blues Band is back at the Exchange with some familiar faces and some you may not know. 2018 marks 10 years since Paul Hart, who started the Barrelhouse Orchestra back in 2003 died, so we are remembering him and the musical impact he had on the town. Since his passing a group of us has kept his passion alive with a changing line-up of highly regarded musicians. As Paul did, we’ve always tried to keep local musicians who knew and worked with him involved in the band and like him, we are keen to ring the changes to ensure a varied and exciting evening and to give you something a bit different each time.
Some of the stars that Paul introduced to us in the Barrelhouse big band blues events range from Howey Casey (Paul McCartney, Wings), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Andy Sheppard, Pete Brown (Cream songwriter), John Etheridge and Johnny Mars to name just a few. One of the strengths of the Barrelhouse are the names you’ve never heard of before who turn out to be amazing performers such as John Kenzey who appeared at the last Barrelhouse gig in 2016. Be prepared for some new faces who will turn out to be aces!
A great mixture of rock & roll, rockabilly and blues from Chuck Berry to Peter Green and Imelda May."
Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra endurance and adventure. Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling world record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day. Mark's epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving capsizing in the Atlantic.
Nick Heyward is a British singer-songwriter and musician.
Nick starting his music career in 1980, as a member of Haircut 100, a band who burnt briefly and brightly as the ultimate group of friends who hit the big time within a year of getting together and releasing music.
Nick released his debut solo album, ‘North of a Miracle’, later the same year, which hit #10 in the UK Albums Chart. His career continued through the next two decades with the likes of supporting Wham! at Wembley at their farewell shows, whilst continuing to release records, like 'From Monday To Sunday' and 'Tangled'. He experienced many record company deals, with both major labels and sizable indies; Arista, Warner, Sony and Alan McGee's Creation have all sought him out.
His latest release was ‘Woodland Echoes’ in August 2017 via Gladsome Hawk, and Nick is now set to embark on a UK tour in the summer of 2018 which The Exchange is proud to be a part of.
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
NORTHERN SOUL LIVE, A SOUL & MOTOWN PARTY with THE EDWIN STARR BAND featuring ANGELO STARR with special guest Northern Soul icon LORRAINE SILVER.
INCLUDES ALL THE EDWIN STARR HITS - WAR (What is it good for), S.O.S (STOP HER ON SIGHT), 25 MILES, (EYE TO EYE) CONTACT, H.A.P.P.Y RADIO PLUS GET READY, HIGHER & HIGHER, SUPERSTITION, DANCING IN THE STREET,
Special guest is LORRAINE SILVER with her Wigan Casino classics ‘LOST SUMMER LOVE ‘ & ‘LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER’.
She has just released a new single, ‘STANDING AT THE INTERSECTION’
They all appeared live on Children in Need – TONY BLACKBURN BIG SOUL NIGHT OUT –BBC RADIO LONDON – KOKO CAMDEN NOVEMBER 2017
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents
The Mill on the Floss
By George Eliot
Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Directed by Paul Clarkson
“They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them.”
In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, Helen Edmundson (Queen Anne, Coram Boy, The Heresy of Love) turns George Eliot's unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines.
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.
With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel and here Edmundson loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love. This production tours Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
‘With rare theatrical vibrancy, Helen Edmundson’s free adaptation distils the essence of George Eliot’s feminist novel’ – Evening Standard
‘…not only re-invents the novel, but pushes the boat out theatrically way beyond its usual moorings…' The Guardian
‘An intensely moving dramatisation – stylised, but free of empty theatrics’. The Times
Winner of the year's Academy Award for Best Picture.
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
Starring Sally Hawkins. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Academy Award for Best Director 2018)
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.
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.
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’.
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.
MATT MONRO….HIS LIFE…….HIS MUSIC…..PORTRAYED BY ……MATT MONRO JNR.
THE MATT MONRO STORY
“THE SINGER’S SINGER”
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF THE LEGENDARY MATT MONRO.
THE MATT MONRO STORY IS AN INSPIRED AND UNFORGETTABLE SHOW. A UNIQUE EVENING OF MUSIC, WARMTH AND LOVE, KEEPING THE MEMORY OF HIS MUSIC ALIVE.
FROM ‘BORN FREE’ TO ‘WALK AWAY’ TO ‘POTRAIT OF MY LOVE’ BE PREPARED TO BE TRANSPORTED IN TIME BY THIS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST POPULAR AND ENDEARING SINGERS NAMED “THE SINGER’S SINGER” BY HIS PEERS.
THE SHOW IS ENHANCED BY AUDIO VISUAL AND NARRATION
‘MATT MONRO IS ONE OF THE FINEST MALE VOCALISTS
IN THE SINGING BUSINESS’ – FRANK SINATRA
THE MUSIC OF THE LEGEND THAT IS MATT MONRO LIVES ON