Calendar

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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 4 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Exchange favourites Howard & Stu from Living Spit are back with a live performance of their ‘greatest hits’ album!! ‘Pig, Pig, Pig’ ‘Anne of Cleves’ and more!! Featuring songs from all their past shows performed[...]
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 7 @ 19:30 The Exchange
STRAWBS 50 YEARS ON – A 50th ANNIVERSARY ACOUSTIC CONCERT The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside[...]
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 14 @ 19:30 The Exchange
“Can you see the fire’s still alight…. Burning into the night….” Genesis Legacy is an outstanding touring show paying respects to the musical careers of Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford’s “Mike and the Mechanics”,[...]
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 28 @ 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[...]
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 5 @ 19:30 The Exchange
“Working with Paul and Wings was one of the best periods of my life as a sax player”. Starting in the early 70’s with Band On The Run and being asked to tour on the[...]
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 13 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The Exchange are delighted to welcome back one of Wales’ most successful and popular male voice choirs. The ‘Boys’ accompanied by Aurelia on the piano, have delighted packed audiences for a number of years with[...]
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;[...]
Jul 26 @ 19:30 The Exchange
With an amazing 2018 behind them, 2019 brings folk/rock Holy Moly & The Crackers back out onto the stage with a brand new album and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride[...]
Jul 27 @ 19:30 The Exchange
A terrific show from the producers of the hit musical Forever In Blue Jeans present It is now just over 30 years since the legendary Karen Carpenter passed away, she left behind an amazing catalogue[...]
Aug 9 @ 19:30 The Exchange
Following the success of The Counterfeit Sixties Show, they now bring to The Exchange The Counterfeit Seventies Show. Featuring music from the decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between.[...]
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[...]
Sep 20 @ 19:30 The Exchange
The concert will see the accomplished live performer present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of[...]
Oct 5 @ 19:30 The Exchange
SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself! 23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits “Under The Moon[...]
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 6 @ 14:00 The Exchange
Neil Sands and his wonderful cast are back with their biggest ever production of their hit show, filled with, more songs and even more stunning costumes, bringing you an unforgettable afternoon of festive nostalgia, taking[...]
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;[...]