For most people, a visit to the hairdresser is a relaxing, personal pampering experience, sitting quietly in front of the mirror. But when Sam Allmark changed her hairstyle on Friday evening, it certainly wasn’t a peaceful experience! Read More
Month: September 2018
It’s Shaftesbury Carnival this weekend and for the 141st time, townspeople will be treated to a colourful procession of stunning, highly decorated vehicles and eye-catching outfits. Read More
Shaftesbury’s shop fronts are filled with vibrant Venetian masks, colourful streamers and ‘Day of the Dead’ skulls this week as town centre businesses embrace the Shaftesbury Carnival window dressing competition. Read More
This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Dorset buttons will feature in a Hollywood Blockbuster. Alfred chats with Shaftesbury artist Anna McDowell. / Shaftesbury Carnival’s Rich Mullins talks about his ‘eye-opening’ discovery on taking on the co-chair role. / Lose pounds with adult playground games as Rabble comes to Shaftesbury. / Writer Myra McDadd offers a sneak peek of the pantomime, The Nutcracker. / The Grosvenor Arms’ new boss Kirsty Schmidt reveals future plans for the hotel and shares a spooky cellar story. Read More
If you watch TV programmes like ‘The Hotel Inspector’ with Alex Polizzi, you’ll know that many hotels struggle to remain solvent, with only around 20% of their rooms booked. That’s something that Shaftesbury’s iconic Grosvenor Arms Hotel doesn’t have to worry about. Read More
As the nights draw in and Shaftesbury gets ready for the colder, darker days, there is one event that’s set to brighten up the bleak midwinter. Even though the kids have just returned to school, a team of Arts Centre volunteers is already preparing for this winter’s pantomime. Read More
Shaftesbury’s streets will be filled with sound and colour again this Saturday, as the two parades of the 141st Shaftesbury Carnival pass through town in the afternoon and evening.
Rob Marsh wants to help Shaftesbury residents get fit and forge friendships using an innovative new way for locals to work out.