Arts #ProgrammerPicks: Ed.4

The long weekend may be a distant memory, but do not fear as the weekly #ProgrammerPicks are out...giving you a mix eclectic and exciting alternative arts experiences to look forward to. Picked by our live comedy, music and theatre programmers at West End Centre, Ashcroft Arts Centre and Forest Arts Centre you’re in for a wonderful treat.

Let us know what you think every week using the #ProgrammerPicks hashtag!


She’s disabled, gay and northern - so, of course, triple-threat Rosie Jones has her own Radio 4 show. However, she’s not a great example of any of these communities and she’s tired of being asked to speak on their behalf. This show checks what’s really inside the boxes and throws most of it out. Catch the latest episodes on BBC Sounds right now!


To celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday, Louise Jordan has written a one-woman show exploring lesser known aspects of Florence’s life and work as a pioneering statistician, social reformer and political influencer. This celebration also comes with a brand-new album, Florence, which is due to be released tomorrow, Tuesday 12 May! Keep an eye out on Louise’s social channels for a full week of excitement.

We also hope to see Louise bring Florence to Ashcroft Arts and Forest Arts in spring 2021. In the meantime she’ll be bringing The Hard Way to Ashcroft Arts Centre when our doors reopen in Autumn this year.


Join the idiots in isolation! The Spontaneous, unpredictable and playful, touring theatre company Told By An Idiot are sharing one of their plays from their archive each week for you to enjoy at home. Not only that, they have a whole host of assets to explore on their idiots in isolation page, including the chance to book an appointment with the idiot doctor to see if he can diagnose your creative maladies if you’re wrestling with a creative idea.

See you next Monday for more #ProgrammerPicks


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Amy Watson

Senior Marketing Officer for all three arts centres at Hampshire Cultural Trust - Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham, Forest Arts Centre in New Milton and West End Centre in Aldershot.
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