Clock turned back for dotty plot

Clock turned back for dotty plot

By Fanny Charles Enter Salisbury Playhouse’s main auditorium and you are greeted by a two-story crumbling house, overshadowed by railway signals. As the lights drop and the set slowly revolves, a pitch-perfect dowdily 1950s house is revealed – dainty knick-knacks,...
An unexpected match made in Heaven?

An unexpected match made in Heaven?

By Andy Datson Harp and Tap, the brainchild of harpist Harriet Earis and tap dancer Lee Payne, is at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday, October 21. Harriet has played pedal harp and the Celtic harp for many years, the latter when she began playing after her Celtic...
Studio Theatre actor in classic role

Studio Theatre actor in classic role

By Fanny Charles A familiar and versatile member of Salisbury Studio Theatre company, and now studying at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, James Bradwell from Durrington, is in the school’s summer tour of Dylan Thomas’s masterpiece radio play, Under...
Dancing Notes and Frantic Fingers

Dancing Notes and Frantic Fingers

Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Dancing Notes” on Saturday, July 1, at 7.30pm at The Minster Church of St. Denys, Church Street, Warminster. The musicians perform the Carnival of the Animals with two pianists, show tunes from Gilbert &...
Headliners return to Southampton Common

Headliners return to Southampton Common

Common People the ultimate bank holiday bonanza is back on Southampton Common May 27 and 28. DJ legend Pete Tong will top the bill on Saturday and king of the dancehall, Sean Paul will headline The Common Stage on Sunday night bringing Common People 2017 to a close....
Social satire is a hit at Salisbury Playhouse

Social satire is a hit at Salisbury Playhouse

By Fanny Charles Rodney Ackland, once known as the English Chekhov, is now being enjoyed by new audiences after years of neglect and the latest revival, of Before the Party, is a triumph for Salisbury Playhouse. Like his contemporary Terence Rattigan, Ackland’s...
Late-night economy re-lit at nightclub

Late-night economy re-lit at nightclub

By Will Bradley The team at The Chapel Nightclub, an iconic building in the historic city of Salisbury, is hoping to attract more people to the premier night entertainment venue this summer. Adam Batchelor and Matthew Cusens have been busy arranging a variety of new...
Entries invited for Mere LitFest poetry competition

Entries invited for Mere LitFest poetry competition

Fanny Charles Mere Literary Festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, in inviting entries for its popular biennial poetry competition, organised by Pennybank Writers of Mere. Poems can be on any subject and of no more than 40 lines.  The closing date...
Nick Andrew and Wylye Valley Art Trail

Nick Andrew and Wylye Valley Art Trail

By Fanny Charles Nick Andrew, who was one of the founders of Wylye Valley Art Trail, will be opening his studio at Bull Mill, Crockerton, for this year’s trail from May 27 to June 4. But Nick is also looking for a London gallery to show the paintings he has been...
Sarum Radio official literary partner

Sarum Radio official literary partner

Sarum Radio is the official radio station for the inaugural Salisbury Literary Festival, October 27 to 29. Working with festival founder Tom Bromley, Sarum Radio will bring news, features and interviews before the event, and broadcast live during the festival. The...
Worlds colliding on Salisbury Plain

Worlds colliding on Salisbury Plain

By Fanny Charles The past is another country – they do things differently there,” said LP Hartley at the beginning of his most famous book, The Go-Between. It is true, but history has also made us what we are. We can learn much about our lives and who we are...
Racecourse gallops to success

Racecourse gallops to success

By Will Bradley Significant investment for another premier season at the popular track is giving Salisbury Racecourse a good run into the new season. The racecourse team are gearing up for another successful summer of 16 flat-race meetings and live-music events at the...

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