Month: February 2019

One of The World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist Plays Shaftesbury

Juan Martin has been named as one of the top three flamenco guitarists in the world by America’s bestselling guitar magazine. Closer to home, The Times has described Juan as a ‘giant of the flamenco tradition’. And he’s coming back to perform at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday 9th March.

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Star Fest Offers A Chance To Explore Space From Near Shaftesbury This Weekend

You’ll be able to travel to Mars, get a sense of weightlessness and discover the stars this weekend as the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty hosts Star Fest at Sixpenny Handley.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 37

Why a Shaftesbury business has been voted the Best in Britain | The mysterious objects that have arrived at a Shaftesbury hotel | Pop-up themed restaurant is planned | The Shaftesbury mum surprised by the success of her running forum | TV Beauty expert Liz Earle talks the menopause at Shaftesbury Arts Centre | How a St James incident has brought out the best in the community Read More

Cars Written Off Overnight In St James Following Collision With Van

Residents of St James are counting the cost after a van collided with a number of parked cars in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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The Mystery Of The Medals and Bust Left Outside A Shaftesbury Hotel

Staff at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel are trying to reunite a wooden chest, filled with family heirlooms, with its rightful owner.

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Town Council Rejects New Housing Development With ‘Diabolical’ Access

Plans to build six homes alongside the Royal Chase roundabout were opposed by Shaftesbury Town Council last night. John Rodon Ltd wants to develop land at the end of Paddock Close, next door to the Half Moon pub.

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Themed Evening And Sunday Food Events Starting in Shaftesbury

Last year, Shaftesbury shoppers enjoyed the experience of one-off pop-up shops. Now a town centre café is offering new food choices through a series of pop-up restaurants.

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Books And Railway Memorials To Honour Shaftesbury Area WW1 Dead

The Blackmore Vale’s railway workers and residents who died during the Great War are being remembered through a series of three books and six memorials at local train stations.

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Meet Inspirational Health and Beauty Guru Liz Earle In Shaftesbury

Entrepreneur Liz Earle created and later sold an award winning skincare brand. Her services to the beauty industry were recognised with an MBE in 1997 and she’ll be discussing her book, Menopause Matters, at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on March 22nd.

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Shaftesbury Mum Excited By Supportive New Running Forum

A Shaftesbury mum has created an online community for runners to share their routes and advice. Laura Langley says she’s ‘excited’ at how quickly her Faceboook forum has developed, since its launch earlier this month.

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