Shepherd huts are currently all over the home and lifestyle magazines. Celebrities are snapping them up and fitting them out with today’s high-end luxuries. But originally, these shelters would have provided the most basic living conditions for agricultural workers. And the Shaftesbury area was full of them.
Month: September 2018
This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The future vision for Shaftesbury’s Sunday market. / Meet the craftsman creating handcrafted leather bags named after Shaftesbury area villages. / Walkers keep joining Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group. / We’ll find out why clipboard-bearing volunteers are questioning visitors. / A Shaftesbury artist can’t always get a full night’s sleep. We meet Karren Burkett as she opens her Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery exhibition, soon after the well-attended Town Hall Art Fair. Read More
Karren Burkett has a reason to be cheerful. She’s just opened her weeklong exhibition in the Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery, following the success of the first Art Fair in the Town Hall, arranged with fellow artist Andrea Jenkins.
The Berwick St John Country Fayre takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week (14th–16th September) and organisers are promising a packed programme of live music, displays, agricultural events and activities for the entire family.
Have you seen people with clipboards, quizzing the visitors who stop to admire the iconic view down Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill? It’s part of an extensive market research exercise that will continue for the next month.
Walking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes. And since Walking For Health launched in January, dozens of locals have become fitter and have forged new friendships on the weekly walks arranged by Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group.
Did you know that you can buy a leather bag named after a Shaftesbury area village? You could pop to the shops with your Semley tote or head to the tennis club with your Donhead duffel!
This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We go ‘speed dating’ in Shaftesbury with the North Dorset Business Group. / A TV archaeologist shares his theory on where Shaftesbury’s original abbey lies. / Another pop up shop for the High Street. How the Chamber of Commerce is tackling empty shops / Shirley Allum previews her charity fashion show. / We look ahead to a talk on yew tree myths and legends. / A Shaftesbury student treks to Everest base camp for charity. / We debunk an urban myth about a king who died in Shaftesbury.