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HELENA MIDDLETOWN  founding member of internationally acclaimed theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble, a group dedicated to creating devised ensemble based theatre. Her film is based in part on personal experiences, HOME is a family drama set against the backdrop of the UK children’s care system.–4#/ UPPILI RAGHAVACHARI is an established director/writer. Having made documentaries, shorts for charities, […]

Jeremy Hardy


Jeremy Hardy returns to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 10 May. One of the UK’s foremost comedians, he is enjoying his fourth decade as a stand-up, which is a slightly more dramatic way of saying he started performing 32 years ago and, without a Lottery win, probably has at least another 32 years […]

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

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First there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl geared up to take on the world and coming to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 12 May. Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. She recently featured in Murdered By My Father (BBC Three) and No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (BBC 4). The Diary […]

The John Etheridge/Vimala Rowe Band

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Legendary English jazz guitarist John Etheridge is joined by sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe for an evening of passion and soul on 13 May at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by Vimala for an intimate guitar and vocal duo as […]

Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

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Mountaineer Simon Yates has made at least one of the toughest decisions a man can make – to cut the rope that bound him to his injured climbing partner. The man behind the story that inspired the bestselling book and hit film, Touching the Void, talks about his many adventures at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the […]

Banff Mountain Film Festival


The UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which offers audiences the opportunity to travel the world and experience a selection of exhilarating, inspirational and unforgettable adventures from the contrasting comfort of a theatre chair returns to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 11 May. The festival tour showcases a diverse collection […]

Handle With Care

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In a world of easy consumerism and changing lifestyles, the self-storage facility has become a ubiquitous part of towns up and down the country, crammed full of stories of our lives past and present. Written and created by award-winning playwright Chloe Moss and Dante or Die founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, Handle With Care is a new […]

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clark

The original ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for Arts along with special guests Mike Garry and Luke Wright on Wednesday 10 February. Since shooting to prominence in the 1970s, his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in […]

Claire Sweeny on dating and her new show – Sex in Suburbia

Sex in Suburbia

By Lisa Moro Claire Sweeney stars in and co-writes Sex In Suburbia, a brand new comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right. Ahead of Sex In Suburbia arriving at Lighthouse on 25 April, Claire Sweeney told us all about it. She said:  “It’s about the eternal subject of love and romance and the quest to […]

Shh… Bang

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A dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise, Shh… Bang arrives at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Saturday 11 April. ‘Quiet’ lives in a muffled world of clouds and softness. Right next-door ‘Loud’ collects more and more noises and wild sounds. In drawers and suitcases there are boings, splashes, bangs and swooshes. […]

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