GET ready for a brand new season of music, dance and theatre as Artsreach reveals their autumn programme.

Audiences will be treated to a huge range of events, with more than 70 performances and a variety of workshops set to take place in village halls, churches, libraries and pubs across Dorset.

Music lovers will enjoy a medley of styles and genres, from The Orange Circus Band with their country roots to the acclaimed Belgian brothers, Trio Dhoore. Bob Whitley and Lee MacKenzie combine breathtaking vocals with guitar, mandola and cello, and Artsreach is continuing its partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, bringing the Resound and Symphonic Brass ensembles to venues across the county.

As the programme nears the festive season, The Ridgeway Singers and Band will present another traditional Dorset Christmas with West Gallery Carols, while folk legend John Kirkpatrick serves up an evening of Carolling and Crumpets.

Theatre-goers will be similarly spoilt for choice, and the action kicks off with the Cornish company Oddbodies' fast-paced and funny production of King Lear. Little Bulb Theatre are set to explore the roots of the country genre with Mountain Music, while Two Destination Language will recreate the childhood memories of Bulgarian-born Katherina Radeva in the production of Fallen Fruit, a play inspired by the fall of the Berlin wall. Dave Mynne will nudge the season towards its conclusion with a mesmerising performance of A Christmas Carol.

Artsreach is also presenting an exciting season of dance performances, starting with Knot, the internationally acclaimed circus and dance piece by Nikki & JD. Silence, the latest production from Norway's Panta Rei Danseteater, will then take to the stage, followed by a double bill of award-winning hip hop and street dance performed by Canadian troupe, Tentacle Tribe. Finally, Alleyne Dance will bring dynamism and athletic strength in their stunning duet, A Night's Game.

Families can enjoy The Boy Who Cried Wolf, an innovative adaptation of the Aesop's famous fable produced by tutti frutti. Theatre Fideri Fidera return with a brand new show about the world's first dog in Ogg n Ugg n Dogg, while Paddleboat Theatre will tell the remarkable story of a fearless wartime journalist in Claire Hollingworth & The Scoop of the Century.

The Artsreach autumn programme spans from October to December, with performances taking places at venues across the county.

Full details of dates, times and locations can be found online or in programmes available from libraries and tourist information centres in Dorset. For tickets, visit