Month: July 2018

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 07

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

Alfred visits a new Shaftesbury business, The Botanical Candle Company. Amalia Pothecary has combined a High Street retail space for her beautiful candles with an international online sales operation. Alfred spoke to the young entrepreneur and learned why she is a role model for young people in Shaftesbury who have a business idea but don’t know how to make their dream a reality. (00:22)

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Shaftesbury-Based Candle Business Showing The Way On The High Street

Some people say that internet shopping is killing the retail sector on the High Street. But Shaftesbury businesswoman Amalia Pothecary is proving that’s not always the case.

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Shaftesbury Fringe Announces This Year’s ‘Best In Show’

A musical performance celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, fifty years since his assassination, has been declared the Best Event at Shaftesbury Fringe, by its panel of judges.

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Local Singer Planning World Tour

‘The Stage’ newspaper has described Samantha’s vocal range as ‘remarkable’ and said that her voice is ‘perfection’. And spurred on by a series of sell-out shows and the best cabaret performance award at this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe, Samantha is embarking on a world tour, performing in South Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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Shaftesbury Store One Of ‘Top Five’ In The Country

Shaftesbury store, Nature’s Treasures, has been named as one of the top five spiritual shops in the country by Soul and Spirit magazine.

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Mental Health Support Sessions In Shaftesbury Helping To Reduce Isolation

North Dorset is isolated and that can make accessing mental health support services difficult, especially if you don’t have a car. Finding people who understand what you have being going through can be problematic.

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Alfred Podcast – Episode 06

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

Alfred hears about plans to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Shaftesbury and 30 years of the Westminster Memorial Hospital League of Friends. Matron Helen Lawes wants your pictures and stories and she’s got some interesting tales to share before a big community event! (00:32)

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre Bringing Silent Movies To Life With ‘Mack And Mabel’

Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s summer musical, Mack and Mabel, opens this evening. The show, which runs until 21st July, tells the story of the early 20th-century film director Mack Sennett and his on-going relationship with the actress Mabel Normand.

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Shaftesbury’s Westminster Hospital Wants Your Memories On 70th Birthday Of NHS

It’s obvious why people in this country have such a strong affection for the NHS – most of us who were born in Britain don’t remember life before the health service. Events to mark its 70th birthday have been held all over Britain and in Shaftesbury, the Westminster Memorial Hospital team needs your help in making their celebration special.

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Shaftesbury’s New Dental Practice Opens

Shaftesbury’s new dental practice has begun treating patients. Eve Henkel and Geoff Cockrell opened the Ivy Cross Dental Surgery last Monday in a converted semi-detached property at 1 Grosvenor Road.

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