AN almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi musical and the launch of a new gin club feature in the new season at Salisbury Arts Centre.

New for 2020 are Exhibitions on Screen including cinematic immersions into exhibitions by the modern master Lucian Freud and by global icon Frida Kahlo. Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait will be streamed from the Royal Academy of Arts in London on January 23 revealing the painter’s life and work through a unique exhibition of his self-portraits. Frida Kahlo’s Exhibition on Screen follows in July.

The arts centre will host a solo exhibition of work by artist Nicola Bealing to coincide with a production of Lorca’s Blood Wedding at Salisbury Playhouse. Three Acts and Seven Scenes runs from January 27 until March 28.

Dance takes centre stage on March 21 as James Wilton Dance presents The Storm, combining break-dancing, martial arts and contact work performed by seven dancers to a soundtrack of electro-rock.

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And Levantes Dance Theatre tell the story of 1970s one hit wonders Sandy and Bruno on April 23 through dance, theatre and circus.

Comedy comes from Living Spit’s Swan Lake which promises to be the "funniest micro-ballet ever" (January 24-25) as well as stand-up comedians Tom Stade (February 7), Joz Norris (February 22), Jen Brister (March 12) and Flo and Joan (March 5), recently seen at the Royal Variety Performance. Regular Barnstormers comedy nights continue from January 31.

Music offerings includes Ensemble Bash (February 15), pictured below, using the music of West Africa as an influence. Paul O’Donnell presents an almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi musical (March 28). The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original live score to Keaton’s 1926 comedy The General (April 3). And singer-songwriter Louise Jordan brings her show Florence to the arts centre, shining a light on the Lady of the Lamp and her Salisbury connections in the 200th year of her birth (May 1).

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July sees the first Gin Club at Salisbury Arts Centre with four gins, tonics and garnishes to sample while learning about their ingredients.

There is a full programme of films throughout the season as well workshops from pottery to stand-up comedy and art classes.

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