Drama, dance and all forms of visual art course through its veins, but ever since it opened more than 40 years ago the beating heart of Dorset’s Lighthouse has kept time to the rhythm of bass, guitar and drum.
In celebration of the part popular music has played in its rich history and in the lives of generations of its audiences, Lighthouse has commissioned Dorset-based artist Lorna Rees of Gobbledegook Theatre to write a song about it.
The song, And the Floor Bounced’ performed by The Lockdown Band – Lorna, husband Adam and children Dylan and Rufus – can be viewed on social media channels and online at lighthousepoole.co.uk.
For inspiration, Rees took to social media to appeal for people’s memories of gigs at Lighthouse, and has included many of those who contributed in the video for the song.
Although the curtain is down on all shows at Lighthouse for the time being, in the interval enforced by coronavirus, Poole’s centre for the arts is staying in touch with its audiences by curating creative content online and commissioning new work from its associated local artists.
The Lockdown Band post songs on social media and their blog Silly Songs For Serious Times, which includes a version of the Kim Wilde hit Kids In America.
More info: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk