Digital Diary

Tue 1 Sep 2020

Keep #CulturallyConnected with Artsreach

Whilst we aren't able to welcome touring performers to our community venues at present, many of them are working hard to keep in touch with us all releasing lots of lovely creative content online. Here we pull together just a few of the things we have found taking place digitally over the coming days and weeks that you might like to connect with:


Ondervinden - The Folk Effect: 2-7 November

The Folk Effect is a free, online, high-speed music-writing event programmed over six days. Five folk bands from across the UK will each have twenty-four hours to write a new song directly inspired by the one created and live streamed the day before in a celebration of creativity and togetherness.

See songs released here at 7pm everyday from 2-7 November


The Devil's Violin presents 'The Thief's Tale'

The Devil's Violin return with a second season of their podcast. This time, instead of each episode containing a single story, Devil's Violin will retell one magical adventure over five ten-minute episodes. In the best tradition of both Scheherazade and Eastenders, each episode will end with a cliffhanger. Be warned: as you would expect from this season, The Thief's Tale is definitely one for the grown ups! Be prepared to be charmed, thrilled and chilled...

Listen to 'The Thief's Tale' here


The Living Spit Podcast

Living Spit continue their weekly podcasts looking back at past shows, and discussing a whole host of things, with a dose of their usual humour! Tune in every week;

Listen to the Living Spit Podcast


Miracle Theatre: The Magnificent 3

"This will be the first summer in 40 years that Miracle hasn’t been able to bring live theatre to the nooks and crannies of Cornwall, the Scilly Isles and the South West. We hope these films will bring back some happy memories and go some way towards filling the gap!” said Miracle Theatre’s Artist Director Bill Scott.

The Magnificent Three first toured to Dorset in the summer of 2015 - and the show is now available to enjoy again online!

Click to watch 'The Magnificent Three'


Scratchworks Theatre - Stories from the Sticks

We've toured many of their shows over the years, which is why we are so pleased to announce their brand new podcast Stories from the Sticks. It brings together the city-dwelling Scratchworks members (Sian, Alice & Laura) with special guests from isolated communities who invite you into their village and share stories of love, history, local myths and community spirit, especially during this time of lock-down. 

Listen to the Scratchworks podcast here


Theatre Alibi - I Believe in Unicorns

Theatre Alibi produce imaginative theatre for all ages. Their 'Fish Eye' show toured with us a few years ago at Gillingham to great acclaim. In response to the current climate they have made a range of content accessible online for free- including past shows and activities for home. We toured their production of 'I Believe in Unicorns' to Broadmayne Village Hall back in 2013 and now they have released it as a recording for free on their website, along with a learning resource back for teachers and parents. 

Watch I Believe in Unicorns for free here


'Owdyado: Twisted Tales in Lockdown

Cornish company 'Owdyado Theatre have been providing work for writers across the UK with a new writing competition, Twisted Tales in Lockdown, and creating an epic series of short audio plays for you to enjoy from... well anywhere really... you can listen to them whenever you like on 'Owdyado's new website...

Listen to the Twisted Tales here


James Rowland: Songs for Friendship

Award winning storyteller James Rowland has toured his SONGS OF FRIENDSHIP trilogy - Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations - to Dorset in recent years. Now James has released  a unique audio series based on the shows.

Listen to the audio series here


Ninebarrow Live Concert: Saturday 17 Oct

Award-winning folk duo Ninebarrow have toured three times with Artsreach, and been involved in various projects too.

Since lockdown, Jon and Jay have hosted a series of live online concerts so you can enjoy their music. For their 6th online concert, they'll be taking you to the beautiful indoor space of St Nicholas' Church in Studland.

Find out more and book an e-ticket here