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"An evening of live music from talented young people across Bournemouth and Poole, spanning a range of genres from classical to contemporary pop, folk and jazz.
Cadenza is the next event in SoundStorm’s acclaimed recital series, offering young musicians the chance to perform in unusual settings whilst developing their performance skills and learning from their peers.
SoundStorm is the award winning Music Education Hub for Bournemouth and Poole. Facilitating meaningful relationships between the music and education sectors, we aim to develop an inspiring approach to music education across the conurbation and the wider Dorset area."
Thursday 04 May 2017
Shelley Theatre presents
NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS (BBC 2) HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (BBC 2) THEY THINK ITS ALL OVER (BBC 1) IN BED WITH ME DINNER (ITV)
Bob Mills burst on to the London Comedy scene in 1985, turning the faltering "Alternative" establishment on its head with his unique, challenging brand of laddish irreverent stand-up.
Bob is supported by comedian, actress and writer Laura Lexx who is a uniquely gleeful performer who indulges her audience in an unrelenting childish attention. The warm, vibrant cheeky chap Phil Reid tops it all off, and the night is hosted by local comic Adrienne Coles.
VIP tickets - a select area plus the ability to order drinks and have them delivered to your table.
Friday 05 May 2017
Coda Films, Cinema Plus, Heritage Lottery Fund
Film: The Final Reel
This feature length documentary, narrated by celebrated actor Sir John Hurt, tells the fascinating and ever changing story of how cinemas have developed from the travelling showmen to the present day. The narrative, away from the usual urban centers, tells a different story of the rural and seaside towns of England. For many people their local cinema is one of their favourite places in the world, their spiritual home, and their last community space. The Final Reel is a film that celebrates the local cinema – past and present – and our timeless obsession with the buildings, films, film stars and the people that spend their lives in-thrall of them. We are delighted to welcome the films producer / Director to the event for a post show Q&A with the audience.
Saturday 06 May 2017
Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society
Highlights and finales - 70 years of the best of G&S in the South
Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and brings us some of the best loved highlights and the Act One finales from four of the most popular G&S operas. The Society performs annually at the prestigious Towngate Theatre at Lighthouse Poole and has taken many productions to the International Gilbert and Sullivan festivals in Buxton and at Harrogate, winning many awards down the years. They extend a warm welcome to you to join them at the Shelley to celebrate their platinum year!
Sunday 07 May 2017
Jo Philby presents
Jo Philby with Elaine Grieve
Jo gathers you up for a totally absorbing musical journey, utilising textures of folk & Americana to tell her stories of the sea and Island life. Jo is joined by Orcadian born Elaine Grieve who sensitively accompanies on mandola & guitar with beautiful haunting harmony vocals. With two albums already under her belt – 2009's Saltwater and Stone, and Beneath the Starry Sky, released in 2012 – Jo is Touring to promote her highly anticipated third album. The Duo perform throughout Orkney and regularly tour further south – with many a tour of Scotland and England. Jo & Elaine delight & entertain their audiences with their lovely personalities through their music, songs & laughter.
"Jo Philby's stunning, clear and captivating voice is accompanied by the highly gifted multi instrumentalist Elaine Grieve….a match made in musical heaven!" – Alan Grant – Celtic Music Radio
This event takes place in the Mulberry Room informally seated cabaret style around tables. Doors from 6.30pm.
Thursday 11 May 2017
Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar-Zohar
When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously create and record their own song on a mobile phone. Little do they know, their performance is spotted and they are reluctantly thrown into the spotlight as Israel's next official entry. After initial reservations about their new found celebrity status, they decide to just go for it and find themselves on the road to international stardom. They embark on a flamboyant journey that brings about hilarious end results.
An extravagant and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody bought to you especially to celebrate Eurovision week! With bright, Almodóvar-esque styling, a gloriously uplifting storyline and featuring a feel-good soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a refreshing ode to music, friendship and romance.
Friday 12 May 2017
You are cordially invited to (yet another) summer wedding
Our June's Wedding
It’s June’s big day! Time to crack out the bubbly, overly large hats and grandma’s pearls for a proper wedding, the happiest day in any woman’s life… However, what with a overly joyous father of the bride, nervous groom, lost best man, disgruntled mother-in-law-to-be, and a…well, where is June? Gather the children, throw the confetti, and save room for cake – this is going to be one family wedding where all the drama happens to someone else’s family. ‘Theatre Exchange’s site specific, immersive show is a lovely joyful thing.’ ★★★★ The Stage Note - your seat booking covers the first half of this event where the audience follows the wedding party through the ground floor areas.
Saturday 13 May 2017
Funky Little Choir presents
Funky Little Choir started in 2007 they are Dorset's largest choir and have performed nationally won competitions, sing annually at Camp Bestival and have recently taken part in Gareth Malone's best in Britain in 2016. In this one of concert it is time for the younger members to take centre stage in a one off concert featuring contemporary pieces as well as stunning solo and ensembles. Tickets £9 and £8 concessions
Sunday 14 May 2017
Fetchthedrinks.com and Shelley Theatre presents
Cider Festival featuring The Underdogs
Put a spring in your step with cider tasting from fetchthedrinks.com and food from the Perfect Pig. Music this times comes from The Underdogs, an acoustic group from Hampshire, covering a wide range of pop and rock hits from the 60’s to today. Admission includes a Shelley Cider Festival cup.
Friday 19 May 2017
Dorset born SISATA present Shakespeare's Othello in bold, bright and brilliant explosion of a performance, giving you a feast for all your senses. In this fast-paced telling of jealousy, love and ambition, four actors play multiple roles in this in this masterful debate on the human condition. SISATA's mission is to bring engaging and interactive performances of classic stories accessibly to modern audiences, highlighting the timeless issues that are presented. Bursting with energy and sincerity, in true SISATA style, there will still be laughter and song to tie together this extraordinary play.
Saturday 20 May 2017
ABCDoReMi First Birthday
ABCDoReMi is a music and language centre based in Southbourne. We teach music and French and have been open for one year! We are celebrating our first birthday by showcasing some of the fabulous musical talent that has passed through our doors. Acts include vocal solos and duets, violin, piano, ukulele and a special performance from our very own in house choir; Sing ‘n’ Tonics! We would love for you to come and join us to celebrate a very spectacular first year.
Thursday 25 May 2017
Bournemouth Folk Club
Blue Rose Code
Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, “Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen”. Blue Rose Code is three-piece for this concert. Blue Rose Code’s songwriting has been inspired by life partly on the Shetland Isles and partly in rural Dorset. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code’s second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014. He has worked lately with Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, Aidan O’Rourke and Kathryn Williams and various top jazz musicians.
Saturday 27 May 2017
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