Our pick of the best events taking place near you this month...


September 12, tickets from £15

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen comes to the Tivoli this September, as part of his debut solo tour. As seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz.

T: 01202 885566 W: tivoliwimborne.co.uk


September 14, tickets from £29.25

As the very first UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. 2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour completely solo, with a date at Lighthouse, Poole on September 14.

T: 01202 280000 W: lighthousepoole.co.uk


September 16, tickets £26.50 Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show, El Hablador, including a date at Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre on September 16.

T: 0844 576 3000 W: bic.co.uk


September 19, tickets from £29.25

Having exploded into the industry and the public's hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor, G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals, which are incomparable to any other. The group visits the Concert Hall at Lighthouse, Poole, on September 19.

T: 01202 280000 W: lighthousepoole.co.uk


September 25, tickets from £39

The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show The League of Gentlemen Live Again! See BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country, including the BIC's Windsor Hall on September 25.

T: 0844 576 3000 W: bic.co.uk


September 25, tickets £95 The next in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and St Giles House season of concerts takes place at St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles. The evening comprises a Prosecco reception from 6.15pm, the concert beginning at 7pm, followed by a two-course dinner plus coffee, provided by award-winning caterers Beales Gourmet.

T: 01202 669925 W: live.com


September 29, tickets £24.75

Jonathan Agnew learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston, emerging from the notoriety of the gloriously funny 'leg over’ incident, to become BBC Radio’s voice of cricket. Join Aggers at Lighthouse, Poole in his first solo show as he takes audiences on a trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on the big screen.

T: 01202 280000 W: lighthousepoole.co.uk


September 30, tickets from £31.75 Everyone’s favourite 80s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much-loved album No Parlez in celebration of 35 years since its release. No Parlez was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single - The Marvin Gaye cover of Wherever I Lay My Hat and hits Come Back & Stay & Love of The Common People. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.

Paul will be at Lighthouse, Poole on September 30.

T: 01202 280000 W: lighthousepoole.co.uk


Until September 30, free entry Poole Museum is hosting a new exhibition of works Augustus John (1878-1961), hailed as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. The Welsh-born painter, draughtsman and etcher was famous for his bohemianism and contribution to British post-impressionism, who lived and worked in Poole.

The new exhibition, titled ‘Augustus John: Drawn from Life’, features around 60 art works from museums and galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, as well as from private collections around the UK.