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Pride: ‘The biggest night in Poole’s calendar!’

Leap Year Day, traditionally a time when gender roles are reversed, and the perfect day to announce the full inclusive…
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On the trail of ‘Superman’ Sam

He may not have been quite as fast as a speeding bullet, but to many who met him Sam Rabin…
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Finding ‘a Neverland like no other’ at Lighthouse

A Neverland like no other, the rugged isle of Portland – a jewel in the Jurassic Coast – is to…
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Sanctuary ‘space race’ is on

Seen as a vital opportunity for new, emerging and established artists and performers to develop and hone new work, Lighthouse…
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Poole Pride: ‘Bring your dancing shoes!’

Lighthouse is delighted to announce new-drag superstar Bimini and queer club culture DJ collective Horse Meat Disco have been added…
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‘I have to be allowed to go sailing!’

Relentless in pursuit of her goals, Poole yachtswoman Pip Hare is one of just eight women out of ten who…
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Pride exhibition hails work of early activist

As part of the first Poole Pride, ‘We Didn’t Know If It Was a Revolution or a Party’ is a…
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Q&A with Gwyneth Strong

Perhaps best known to audiences for her role as Cassandra, the love interst and later wife of Rodney in Only…
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Meet the cast of The Full Monty

A new production of award-winning smash hit play, The Full Monty, starring TV favourites Danny Hatchard (EastEnders), Jake Quickenden (X…
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Original Music Awards celebrate the sound of Dorset

A celebration of original music talent and the creative services that support it, Dorset's prestigious annual Original Music Awards bring…
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Oh What A Lovely War – from stage to screen

Known as the ‘Mother of Modern Theatre’, influential director Joan Littlewood enjoys an unparalleled reputation for developing the Theatre Workshop…
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Schools stay behind to share in the magic

Hundreds of local school children enjoyed a rare peek behind the scenes as Lighthouse staged its first ever Behind the…
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Q&A with Nicky Allpress

A cornerstone of modern musical theatre and one of Britain's greatest stage satires, Oh What a Lovely War has been…
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Q&A with Alfie Moore

In the course of routine enquiries we had cause to stop and question the 'Fair Cop', policeman-turned-comedian Alfie Moore. After…
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Swankey Twankey – dressed to impress

Audiences and critics alike have been loving our magical family pantomime Aladdin. The in-house production is packed with references to…
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JOB LOT: Producing the goods…

With Aladdin putting wide smiles on the happy faces of Poole's panto audiences, in the latest of our occasional series…
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REVIEW: Jake Bugg + G!rlband + Galaxy Thief

Jake Bugg's show on 11 December was the first flat floor concert at Lighthouse for five years and student journalist…
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Lighthouse wins double at Dorset Tourism Awards

Lighthouse is celebrating a double win at this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards, retaining its Gold status as Business Events Venue…
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