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Feb 23 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Living Spit return with a brand new show……Giants of Science! Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. ​Stu Mcloughlin knows even less. ​Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting[...]
Feb 28 @ 19:30 The Exchange
DAVID STARKEY. HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER? Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first[...]
Mar 1 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Pull on your neon and dust off your shoulder pads, it’s the eighties show you Just Can’t Get Enough of! The Zoots will keep you Hungry Like The Wolf, as they play floor-fillers, party anthems,[...]
Mar 2 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join this nationally acclaimed seven-piece gypsy folk-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne for an evening of lively music and tall tales. Influenced by an eclectic range of music, HMATC play an exciting and visceral blend[...]
Mar 6 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join us for a wonderful evening of music performed by the Yeovilton Military Wives Choir. Directed by the talented Matthew Rock, the choir will perform a mix of remembrance songs from their latest album ‘Remember’[...]
Mar 8 @ 19:30 The Exchange
One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame appears in concert at The Exchange, for one night only. With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame[...]
Mar 9 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Since 1959 the tradition at Ronnie Scott’s has always been to have house musicians – that tradition continues with The Ronnie Scott All Stars. Co-hosted by saxman Alex Garnet and pianist James Pearson, Ronnie Scott’s[...]
Mar 13 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Amy Shakeshaft Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Mar 14 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Well, Living Spit’s Living Quiz is a quiz night, with a refreshing twist! A quiz night that’s sprung to life, with every question being acted, sung, mimed or danced by Living Spit’s very own Howard[...]
Mar 15 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Well, Living Spit’s Living Quiz is a quiz night, with a refreshing twist! A quiz night that’s sprung to life, with every question being acted, sung, mimed or danced by Living Spit’s very own Howard[...]
Mar 16 @ 19:00 The Exchange
  TLW Dance Company perform their 2nd Showcase, which includes choreography from well known artists as well as original choreography by both Students and Teachers of TLW DANCE. This year the Junior and Intermediate Programme[...]
Mar 22 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings. As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by[...]
Mar 23 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The Exchange welcome Altered Images, an early 1980s Scottish New Wave/post-punk band. Led by lead singer Clare Grogan, the band branched into mainstream pop music, and had six UK Top 40 hit singles and three[...]
Apr 4 @ 19:30 The Exchange
We are delighted to welcome back Rhodri Miles in his new one man show Shylock. Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play[...]
Apr 5 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The Counterfeit Sixties presents[...]
Apr 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Workshop with Elizabeth Pelley Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Apr 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Well-known in and around Sturminster Newton, The Mill Singers is a male voice choir, priding itself on its musical standard and the warm camaraderie among its members. The Choir makes music, together with their musical[...]
Apr 13 @ 10:45 The Exchange
The Sturminster Newton Orchestra is a group of musicians of all standards and all ages who meet on Saturday mornings to play a variety of music: folk songs and dances; light classics; music from the shows;[...]
Apr 13 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Winner of The National Music Tribute Awards 2018, Jimmy Jemain is the Official UK No.1 Cliff Richard Tribute. A Winner Of Stars In Your Eyes, Jimmy has been singing now for nearly 30 years… Jimmy[...]
Apr 25 @ 19:00 The Exchange
Apr 25 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join Neil Sands for his biggest ever matinee show with more singers, more stunning costumes, more memories and even more fun. This brand new production for 2019 is guaranteed to have you singing along from[...]
Apr 26 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Get dressed up to the nines and party like 007 at this unique Bond themed party. On arrival you will be welcomed with a cocktail and a ‘fun casino’ (no money involved) will be open[...]
May 3 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same[...]
May 8 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Julia Harrison Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
May 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
With a 4 piece live band, this show will transport you back to the 70’s through the biggest hits of the world’s favourite band, ABBA!! Live vocals, stunning musicianship, authentic costumes and exciting choreography all[...]
May 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017. Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top[...]
May 29 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who[...]
May 31 @ 19:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 1 @ 12:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 2 @ 12:00 The Exchange
With 20 different real ales on offer & a good choice of ciders there will be plenty for you to sample and enjoy over the weekend. Ales and ciders will be available from 7pm on[...]
Jun 6 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her latest book – Thinking on my Feet – as well as her life working with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and[...]
Jun 14 @ 09:30 – 13:00 The Exchange
Sturminster Newton Floral Group – Club Show Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for[...]
Jun 15 @ 09:30 – 13:00 The Exchange
Sturminster Newton Floral Group – Club Show Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for[...]
Jun 20 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Adapted by John Hartoch. A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry.[...]
Jun 22 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high octane, adrenaline-pumping musicamash up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new[...]
Jun 29 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film Brassed Off. Since the[...]
Jul 5 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 6 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 7 all-day The Exchange
  For three days Sturminster Newton is alive with the sounds of Boogie Woogie. There are too many venues to list, too many events to describe. For a programme and tickets visit the festival website[...]
Jul 10 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Christine Evans Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Jul 20 @ 10:45 The Exchange
The Sturminster Newton Orchestra is a group of musicians of all standards and all ages who meet on Saturday mornings to play a variety of music: folk songs and dances; light classics; music from the shows;[...]
Sep 11 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Elizabeth Witcombe Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Oct 9 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Workshop with Allison Finch Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Nov 13 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Demonstration by Katie Baxter Sturminster Newton Floral Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month. We meet in The Exchange at 7:30 pm and all are welcome. Contact numbers for any enquiries are[...]
Nov 30 @ 20:00 The Exchange
  We are thrilled to be welcoming back Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK’s premier pedal steel player). One of the UK’s most popular[...]
Dec 14 @ 10:45 The Exchange
The Sturminster Newton Orchestra is a group of musicians of all standards and all ages who meet on Saturday mornings to play a variety of music: folk songs and dances; light classics; music from the shows;[...]