Sam Lee & Friends 03:11:2015

Lighthouse, Poole Having earned a Mercury Prize nomination for his debut album, Ground Of Its Own, and found praise heaped upon its follow-up, last year’s stunning The Fade In Time, it’s a tall order to keep expectation in check when faced with the 30-something singer who is almost routinely feted as both the guardian and Read More…

Cathy Tyson

Giving voice to a section of the community that’s routinely overlooked Michelle Inniss’ play She Called Me Mother played a two-night run at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on 15 and 16 October 2015. Respected actress Cathy Tyson brings all her 30 years’ acting experience – and more besides – to bear in the Read More…

Kate Rusby 2015

One of British folk music’s most celebrated voices, Kate Rusby, the Barnsley Nightingale, played Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on 18 September 2015 in support of her universally well received new album Ghost. Nearly a quarter of a century into a career that many have credited with reinvigorating folk music in this country, she remains Read More…

Gavin Carr

In-demand all over the world leading baritone and conductor Gavin Carr also makes time in his hectic schedule to fulfill his role as Music Director of Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and will conduct an ambitious staging of Mahler’s legendary Eighth Symphony at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 23 July 2015. One of the grandest Read More…

Carleen Anderson

Her godfather was the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Her mother is Brown’s explosive backing singer Vicki Anderson; her step-father, his right-hand man Bobby Byrd. She grew up with her grandparents during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and by the age of there was singing solos in her grandfather’s church.  Somehow the Read More…

Rex, camera, Durlston! – Purbeck Film Festival

Now in its 17th year, Purbeck Film Festival confidently lays claim to being Britain’s longest running rural film festival. It’s also one of the largest with more than 30 venues showing around 70 films to some 4,000 people during its two-week run last year. The Purbeck Shorts competition attracted more than 70 short films, while Read More…

Memory Point(s) 09:09:2013

It’s Lighthouse as you’ve never seen it before. In fact, Memory Point(s) is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Well it is, but not like this. Like a trip down someone else’s Memory Lane, this is a show with a difference, a multi-sensory art installation with a twist, an exhibition of the familiar in thoroughly Read More…

Kirill Karabits 2013

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 120th anniversary this coming May with a concert of music that has been particularly associated with the Orchestra – including Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture from the then Municipal Orchestra’s first ever concert under Dan Godfrey’s baton on 22 May 1893. ‘It seems as if the new band will catch on’, a contemporary newspaper Read More…

An Evening with Roger McGuinn 05:11:2011

Lighthouse, Poole In the canon of alternative guitar heroes, Roger McGuinn is right up there with Steve Cropper, Curtis Mayfield and his fellow Byrds’ old boy Clarence White. Alongside Gene Clark and David Crosby, McGuinn’s command of traditional styles and Beatles-influenced pop saw him create a blueprint folk-rock just as the first wave of Beatlemania Read More…

Masekela finds the future is in the past

Revered as a pioneering jazz musician and tireless political campaigner, all his life Hugh Masekela has striven to make tomorrow’s world a better place. And his fire is undimmed by the passage of time. At 71 he’s as passionate about music and freedom as ever, but where he has previously sought to incorporate modern developments Read More…