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STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

STORIES AND MEMORIES WANTED OF EAST DORSET SURIVIVORS OF WW1

Colehill-based State of Play Arts and Wimborne’s Priest’s House Museum are looking for documentary material relating to soldiers, naval officers or aircraft personnel who left East Dorset to fight in World War One and returned home alive, possibly wounded. We are looking for handed-down memories and stories about how families dealt with the aftermath of the war. These may be told through artefacts – medals, photographs, diaries, newspaper articles, letters – as well as personal oral history testimonies. The resulting material may be used to form part of a new play written and performed by State of Play later this
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Remembered

Remembered

The very popular annual Milford on Sea Music and Arts Festival is almost upon us. Every year there is something different to look forward to and this year is no exception! Being the Centenary of the end of the First World War there is much going on in the country to reflect this. Therefore the Festival has chosen this as their theme and for the first time in its history there will be a theatrical production added for everyone’s enjoyment. The production ‘REMEMBERED’ takes place in the Community Centre for two nights only, namely 19/20 July at 7pm thus allowing
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Sing for the joy of singing

Sing for the joy of singing

A new, no pressure, non-auditioned choir for adults in the heart of Poole at The Spire, Poole High Street. Have fun, meet new people and most of all, sing for the joy of singing. The choir sing a mix of appealing music from pop and jazz to more classical pieces. The ability to read music is helpful but not essential. All that’s needed is a love of singing and a sense of fun! Performance opportunities include an informal concert for family and friends at the end of every term and members may also be offered the chance to perform with the other
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Present Laughter

Present Laughter

Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society’s summer production is ‘Present Laughter’ by Noel Coward directed by Jenny Green. Written by Coward in 1939 and first performed in 1942, the plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed matinee idol, Garry Essendine, as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa.  Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and estranged wife, cope with a crazed playwright, and overcome his mid-life crisis.  The story was described by Coward as
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