The Lighthouse-Poole

Hexagonal Friday 1 March, Sherling Studio, 8pmA co-operative of musicians whose CVs include the likes of Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison and John Coltrane’s brilliant pianist McCoy Tyner.

Peril At Sea Saturday 2 March, Sherling Studio, 8pmA lonely boat struggles on as the greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast, while those left behind wait huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar. This brand new production from Up the Road Theatre presents a journey into our seafaring past and present.

BSO – Magical Fairytales Wednesday 6 March, Concert Hall, 7.30pm Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ion Marin performs music by Ravel, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, his first piano concerto with featured soloist Alexander Gavrylyuk.

Far From the Madding Crowd Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 March, Theatre, 7.30pm Hardy’s classic story performed by students from Arts University Bournemouth.

A Country Night In Nashville Friday 8 March, Concert Hall, Concert Hall, 7.30pm A celebration of country music’s greatest hits recreates the atmosphere of a buzzing Honky Tonk with the sounds of everyone from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to Alan Jackson, the Dixie Cups and Little Big Town.

Chris Wood Friday 8 March, Sherling Studio, 8pm Rare chance to see one of our greatest traditional singer songwriters up close and personal. Chris Woods is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking peoples.

The Boy and the Mermaid Saturday 9 March, Sherling Studio, 11am, 2pm A fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning with live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus and a shifting set of surprises for all the family.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Saturday 9 March, Concert Hall, 7.30pm The world’s finest Fleetwood Mac tribute celebrates 50 years since the band’s first recordings with a special blues set in honour of legendary guitarist Peter Green.

My Mother Said I Never Should Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 March, Theatre, 7.45pm (Wed mat 2.30pm) Bittersweet story of love, jealousy and the price of freedom follows four women in Manchester, Oldham and London through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Charlotte Keatley’s award-wiing play is the world’s most commonly performed work by a female playwright.

Robert White: The Tank Top Tour Thursday 14 March, Theatre, 7.30pm Last year’s Britain’s Got Talent runner up his the road with a suitcase full of his trademark vests and a set packed with musical stand up.

The Bob Dylan Story Saturday 16 March, Theatre, 7.45pm A set of classic tunes from the glory days of the Nobel Prize winning singer songwriter complete with stunning visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs.

Wessex Youth Orchestra Sunday 17 March, Concert Hall, 3pm A spectacular gala programme of Respighi spine-tingling Pines of Rome and Prokofiev’s atmospheric ballet music from Romeo and Juliet.

Exhibition: Roy Fraser Tuesday 19 March – Saturday 13 April, Mezzanine Gallery Show of work by the Poole-based fine art photographer.

BSO – Music for the Soul Wednesday 20 March, Concert Hall, 7.30pm Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and guest singers join the BSO for a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, his response to European disunity written during WW2 but given new resonance on the eve of Brexit.

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