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.
Rage, Tears & Cider - Peace Day 1919
This original play is to be performed on the weekend when the country will celebrate the end of the Great War.
Set in Sturminster Newton on a single day, Peace Day 1919, the play uses both real and fictional characters to examine some of the social and emotional effects of the War on those left behind.
Those familiar with the history of Sturminster Newton may recognise the names of Mary Lowndes, Charlie Stride, Rev. Algernon Ward, Montague Scott-Williams and Sarah Fudge.
Specially commissioned, Rage, Tears and Cider is written by Tony Benge and Sue Ashby. Craig White directs a collective team of local actors, who are Taboo Theatre Commpany. Taboo came into being in 2006 in association with the Martinsey Isle Trust. Their initiative led to a production of Colder Than Here by Laura Wade that toured the UK for five years. This is their third subsequent production.
You are encouraged to sit in the stalls where you will become part of the action. Tickets are £8 and £4 for Under 18.
Rage, Tears and Cider is generously supported by Sturminster Newton Town Council, SturQuest Enterprises and the Dorset Rural Fund.
DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER?
Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money, all offering so very many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. A donkey, a camel and a new born lamb. A tiny baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a makeshift bed in a dilapidated farmyard outbuilding. But enough about what Stu’s bought Howard for Christmas.
With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of Christmassy comedy that you’ll never forget!
14+ (Warning: not for the faint-hearted or those of a religious disposition)