Month: August 2018

Shaftesbury Student To Trek To Everest Base Camp For Charity

A Shaftesbury student is about to begin a challenging trek through the Himalayas to raise cash for a charity undertaking life-saving research.

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Eat And Dress Like A Viking At Free Shaftesbury Abbey Event

You can eat like a Viking at Shaftesbury Abbey this Sunday (2nd September). ThisIsAlfred.com spoke with the Abbey’s Claire Ryley to learn more about the free fun day being held in honour of a Viking king who loved our town.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 13

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We meet the couple behind a Semley business with a bright future. Sylvie create stunning wooden veneer lightshades. / Shopkeepers and shoppers can win money to spend in Shaftesbury in a carnival-themed shop window contest. / Shaftesbury Arts Centre is hosting an art auction. / A Motcombe photographer’s picture is commended in a national competition. / The creative workshops designed to improve wellbeing and reduce stress. / Bavaria comes to Barton Hill for 2 nights of Oktoberfest.

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Another Pop-Up Shop For Shaftesbury’s High Street

A new, temporary shop will start trading on Shaftesbury’s High Street tomorrow (Thursday). The short-term store will offer vintage and pre-owned women’s’ clothing and home furnishings.

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Pop Up Café And Auction Launch Arts Centre Autumn Fundraising

Shaftesbury Arts Centre launches its autumn fundraising programme next week.

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Free Your Mind With Art In Shaftesbury

If you make something creative with your hands, it could help free your mind from everyday stresses. That’s Sue Gibson’s experience. As a former professional artist, the Shaftesbury-based social worker says that she understands the connection between arts and wellbeing.

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The Bright Idea Putting Semley In The Spotlight

Semley’s industrial estate is full of surprises. There are antique stores, coffee roasters and, at number 10, a new business is getting ready.

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Win Prizes With Shaftesbury Carnival

Carnival is coming! On Saturday 29th September, Shaftesbury’s streets will be filled with colourful floats. And Shaftesbury’s Chamber of Commerce is arranging the annual shop window display competition.

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Can You Identify The Local Woman In This Highly Acclaimed Photo?

A Motcombe-based photographer has asked ThisIsAlfred readers for help in identifying the woman who features in a highly acclaimed photograph.

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Bavaria Is Coming To Shaftesbury’s Barton Hill This October

A little bit of Bavaria is coming to Barton Hill as Shaftesbury hosts two evenings of traditional German music and merriment.

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