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Salisbury Arts Centre announces Spring season

SAC season
18 January 2019
  • Rosie Kay Dance Company performs a thrilling portrait of army life in
    5 Soldiers
  • Visual art includes an exhibition of Clancy Steer’s award-winning costume design
  • Expanded film programme includes new Wednesday matinee screenings

Public booking opens 18 January

Salisbury Arts Centre has announced a packed multi-arts programme for Spring 2019 including 5 Soldiers from Rosie Kay Dance Company, featuring a serving soldier, and an evening of the best of the BE Festival (Birmingham European Festival).

Visual arts at Salisbury Arts Centre includes a focus on the work of theatre and film costume designer Deirdre Steer, working as Clancy Steer, winner of a Bafta for her Mrs Brown costume designs.

Starting in January, Salisbury Arts Centre will present an expanded film programme which will include regular Wednesday matinee screenings of well-loved classics such as Rebecca, West Side Story and Cinema Paradiso. Wednesday evenings will see screenings of some of the latest releases including Disney’s Christopher Robin, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and The Happy Prince starring Rupert Everett.

Music at Salisbury Arts Centre includes a new show from Wiltshire-based folk musician Nick Harper and live lunches from local groups including the Girls Only Jazz Orchestra and the Salisbury Ukulele Band. Cara Dillon, one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish folk song in the world, also takes to the Arts Centre stage.

Esteemed composer and musician Jim Carey and his band the Saboteurs will perform an enthralling evening of songs originally written for Kneehigh Theatre, in Riots and Lobsters.

Dance performances at Salisbury Arts Centre include 5 Soldiers from Rosie Kay Dance Company, who performed as part of Wiltshire Creative’s Lift Off weekend in August 2018, and Yorke Dance Project who will celebrate the past and the present in YDP20 as they mark their 20th anniversary.

The Best of the BE Festival – for one astounding night only – features an exhilarating medley of circus, theatre and illusion.

The eighth annual Fest West (14 February – 2 March), a multi-arts celebration of new work from across the South West, this year includes circus artist Hazel Lam, Plymouth’s Narwhal Ensemble and multi award-winning choreographer James Wilton.

Comedy at Salisbury Arts Centre comes from stand-ups Alfie Moore and Stuart Goldsmith (@ComComPod).

Theatre at Salisbury Arts Centre includes Frozen Light returning to the venue with The Isle of Brimsker, a multisensory story for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Tickets for all events go on sale on 18 January and can be booked by calling Ticket Sales on 01722 320333 or by visiting


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Notes to Editors:

Salisbury Arts Centre is part of Wiltshire Creative, a pan-arts organisation incorporating Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Salisbury Arts Centre was formerly St Edmund’s Church, named after St Edmund who taught “the arts” at Oxford in the early 13th Century. Salisbury Arts Centre was founded in 1975 and, from small beginnings, developed into a fully-fledged community arts centre with live performances, film screenings, visual arts exhibitions and a creative workshops programme.