Month: August 2018

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 12

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

A designer whose work is seen on TV opens a colourful new Shaftesbury store. Alfred meets Georgie Faulkner Bryant on the eve of her opening ‘Decor By Georgie’ on Salisbury Street. (00:25)

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Teenage Fundraisers Plan Friday Fete To Help Young Carers

You don’t usually get the chance to attend a fete on a Friday. But on 24th August, eleven teenage volunteers will kickstart the Bank Holiday weekend with stalls and fun activities on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk.

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Children Encouraged To Find ‘Special’ Gold Hill Museum Mice

There are mice in Gold Hill Museum. And the Museum Chairman would like your children or grandchildren to try and track them down!

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Empty Shaftesbury Shop Transformed Into Pop Up Gallery

An empty shop on Shaftesbury’s High Street has been transformed into a pop-up gallery, displaying the work of two 19-year-old art students.

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Guaranteed Cash For Cancer Charity Fundraiser In Shaftesbury

A cancer charity has been guaranteed at least £500 from a Shaftesbury fundraiser after the Town Council waived Town Hall hire costs and made a significant donation.

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New Monthly Fair Will Showcase Shaftesbury’s High Quality Art

You’ll be able to browse and buy sculpture, pictures and paintings by Shaftesbury artists at a new monthly arts showcase starting next month.

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Semley School Pupil Sorts Out Shaftesbury Litter Spot

Any Shaftesbury resident can help make our town a better place to live, whatever their age. That’s Aoife Henty’s experience. The 9-year old Semley School pupil wrote to Shaftesbury Town Council with her concerns over the amount of litter piling up in foliage behind the Tesco car park recycling bins.

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Channel 4 TV Designer Opens New Shaftesbury Store

You will have seen Georgie Faulkner Bryant’s creative designs on a popular Channel 4 home interiors programme. And today, the Shaftesbury-based artist and entrepreneur is opening her first retail space on Salisbury Street. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 11

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

Gold Hill Museum’s Ray Simpson shares the story of a Shaftesbury family who found fame, fortune and infamy in the New World. Ray has researched the Upjohn’s. Some of the family built important public buildings in the USA. The Upjohns helped found a major pharmaceutical company. And one Upjohn executed a notorious outlaw. (00:32)

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Pink Sheep, Champagne-Style Cider And Shaftesbury’s Starry Skies – Alfred Visits The Gillingham And Shaftesbury Show

I’ve been drinking craft cider. Then I started seeing stars and I stumbled across a pink sheep. That’s normal on one day of the year, anyway. It’s what makes the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show special. You expect the unexpected.

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