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Events and things to do in Dorset - February 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:42 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:42 03 February 2015

Olafur Arnalds; the man behind the sound of Broadchurch

Olafur Arnalds; the man behind the sound of Broadchurch


Helen Stiles rounds up her pick of events happening around the county this month


23 February - Music for Broadchurch - Ólafur Arnalds, the BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland, is the talented composer of the haunting music behind Broadchurch. This special concert featuring his ambient and electronic music, is introduced by Chris Chibnall the creator of the multi-award winning thriller which is filmed in West Bay. A must for Broadchurch fans!

Electric Palace 01308 428354



Until 13 Feb - Watercolours of Michael Jones - This West Moors artist draws inspiration from the Isle of Purbeck and its beautiful stone cottages and churches at the Regent, Christchurch.

Until 22 February - Through Different Eyes - Six artists show the different ways of seeing landscape, whether real or imagined, and how they communicate it through texture and colour at Sladers Yard, West Bay.

Until 1 March - Knit 1, Mend 1, Keep 1, Change 1 - Makers at Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne explore slow fashion, its meaning and the intrinsic beauty of reclaiming precious items through mending.



• 1 February - Melodic Passion - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is joined by pianist Danny Driver for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 at Bournemouth Pavilion; 0844 576 3000.

3 February - Curtis Stigers - The multi-platinum selling singer performs songs from his new album as well as soul classics at the Regent, Christchurch

01202 499199

6 February - Extreme Baroque - Relish the clarity and precision of authentic Baroque music in the clear acoustics of Sladers Yard with this exceptional group performing works by Biber, Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli, followed by a delicious buffet.

Booking 01308 459511

6 & 7 Feb - Concerts in the West - Pianist Martin Cousin performs Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Brahms at this Concerts in the West event. 6 Feb: Bridport Arts Centre 11am; 7 Feb: The Hub, Lyme Regis 7.30pm

7 February - Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era - A very special concert recreating the classic Big Band sounds of the 1940s and 50s with the Nick Ross Orchestra and featuring special guests Georgina Jackson and Sam Merrick

Tivoli, Wimborne, 01202 885566

7 February The Alibi - Probably Dorset’s finest ‘covers’ band performs at Come in Pink at The Allendale Centre, Wimborne in aid of Cancer Research UK and Poole Hospital Ladybird Unit.

Tickets 01202 887247

7 & 14 February - New Elizabethan Singers - Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem as well as Bruckner’s Motets feature in this spring concert. 7 Feb: St. Michael the Archangel Church, 6pm; 14 Feb: St Mary’s Church, Bridport, 7.30pm

8 February - Lyric Guitar Trio - Acclaimed classical guitarists John Mills, Cobie Smit and Raymond Burley perform in this afternoon concert at the Dorchester Arts Centre.

Booking 01305 266926

19 February - Peter and the Wolf - The Little Wolf Gang performs Prokofiev’s family-friendly musical masterpiece.

Lighthouse, Poole; 0844 406 8666



4-7 February - Cinderella - The Bridport Pantomime Players bring this enchanting fairy tale to life at the Electric Palace.

Bookings 01308 428354

6 February - Twitters & Titters - Barry Cryer, one comedy’s foremost writers and tellers of jokes brings his latest show to the Regent Centre, Christchurch Bookings 01202 499199

6 February - 80s Mania Show - Featuring 25 different tribute acts including Kim Wilde, Madonna, Duran Duran, Wham, Culture Club, Madness and The Human League. Leg warmers at the ready!

Weymouth Pavilion, 01305 783225

8 February - That’s Entertainment - The King and Queen of Ballroom, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag’s trip the light fantastic to hits from stage and screen.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth 0844 576 3000

11 February - Nursing Lives - A heart-warming wartime tale of bravery and love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre.

Layard Theatre, Canford School Bookings 01202 847525

12 February - LOL - Six cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online in their quest for romance at this dance performance by Protein at Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth.

Bookings 01202 203630

12 – 15 February - Dracula - Grab your garlic as David Mynee gives his own batty take on Bram Stoker’s Gothic pot-boiler. 12 Feb: Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall (01297 560948) 12 Feb: Marnhull Village Hall (01258 820381) 14 Feb: Halstock Village Hall (01935 891744) 15 Feb: Hinton Martel Village Hall (01258 840066)

15 – 19 February - Cirkus Spectakular - Angel Heart Theatre takes you into a topsy-turvy world of dreams in this family show. 15 Feb: Sandford Orcas Village Hall (01963 220354). 16 Feb: Thorncombe Village Hall (01460 30994). 17 Feb: Hazelbury Bryan Village Hall (01258 817212). 17 Feb: Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall (01305 269512). 18 Feb: Cerne Abbas Village Hall (01300 341332). 18 Feb: Durweston Village Hall (01258 452641). 19 Feb: Gillingham School (01747 833844)

26 February - Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music - Celebrate the much-loved musical’s 50th Anniversary by singing along with this film classic. Nuns and brown paper packages positively encouraged.

Lighthouse, Poole 0844 406 8666

• 27 February - Milton Jones & The Temple of Daft - Enjoy an evening of humour with comedy’s smartest idiot.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth; 0844 576 3000.


Best of the Rest

13 - 22 February - Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival - Enjoy snowdrop themed events including a Snowdrop Art Exhibition at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, a Snowdrop Lantern Parade and a snowdrop sale.

Find more details at

16 February – 1 March - Purbeck Literary Festival - Explore the landscape through literature with creative and blog writing workshops, poetry, performances and events featuring the works of Enid Blyton, T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and contemporary authors many who have been inspired by Purbeck. For more details


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