• Artsreach - Dorset's rural touring arts charity

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    Since the launch of its first programme in March 1990, Artsreach has been committed to working with volunteers across Dorset to overcome the barriers of rural isolation by providing communities with access to professional arts events, firmly believing that engagement enriches quality of life.

    Funded by the Arts Council and Dorset Council, and a member of the National Rural Touring Forum, Artsreach is vital in meeting the cultural needs of rural communities across Dorset, supporting the personal, social and emotional wellbeing of a diverse range of residents of all ages.

    Every year, Artsreach programmes over 150 live events, with over 11,000 audience visits in around 55 rural communities. Working through a network of around 300 local volunteers, over £30,000 is raised each year to directly benefit village halls and community organisations through the Artsreach programme. Show less
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    All of the short clips below are for shows, companies and performers that will be touring Dorset with Artsreach this season.
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  • Past Artsreach Event Footage Play all

    Take a look at some of the shows, events and performances that have taken place on the Artsreach circuit
    • Last Chance Saloon on tour in Dorset! - Duration: 39 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Ahead of their Dorset tour, the boys from Last Chance Saloon introduce their comic double bill!
    • Golden Weekend 2015 Landmark Anthem at Clavell Tower - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The Golden Moment at Clavell Tower.
    • 'One Man & His Cow' Pub Tour by Living Spit - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Artsreach and Bristol based Living Spit embarked on a pub tour during June 2014, aimed at boosting trade in rural pubs during the week and reaching out to new audiences. Supported by West, North an...
    • Big Bounce - Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      'The Big Bounce' -- A fabulously playful outdoor performance for children under 5
    • Viking Tales & Legends at Portesham - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      As part of the Artsreach Children's Creative Summer Programme, Rattlebox Theatre ran a workshop all about 'Viking Tales and Legends' at Portesham Village Hall. As well as sharing details of viking ...
    • 'The Hare & The Harp' performed at St George's Church, Portland - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      The Hare & The Harp is a special composition that Sammy Hurden was commissioned to write for her choir, thanks to a generous grant from Johnnie Boden. The piece, titled 'The Hare & The Harp' was in...
    • Alaw - Lord Caernarfon's Jig - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Alaw play Lord Caernarfon's Jig and Jig Owen @ Halstock Village Hall, Dorset. Thanks to Artsreach for promoting this performance.

    • The Devil's Violin - Child Okeford 2013 - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The Devil's Violin performed the final night of their 'A Love Like Salt' tour with Artsreach at Child Okeford Village Hall, to a highly appreciative audience. With a unique combination of storytell...
    • The Hare and The Harp - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      Hare and Harp written by Sammy Hurden. Supported by Johnnie Boden.
      Performed by BSO Resonate Strings, the Freedance Choir and the Powerstock Bells directed by Sammy Hurden.

      BSO Resonate...
    • Hare and Harp Introduction - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Hare and Harp written by Sammy Hurden.
      BSO Resonate Strings, the Freedance Choir and the Powerstock Bells directed by Sammy Hurden.

      Sunday 25 November 2012.

      Recorded by David Rogers
      Produced at D...
    • 'Mermaid Soul' - Chalk Legends at St. Catherine's Chapel - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      BSO Resonate Strings and the Chalk Legends Choir directed by Sammy Hurden. Mermaid Soul written by Sammy Hurden.

      BSO Resonate Strings
      Penny Tweed: Violin
      Vicky Berry: Violin
      Judith Pres...
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