Month: September 2019

Former Shaftesbury Singer Returns For Solo Concert And Vocal Coaching Workshop

Helen Porter, vocalist with local jazz quartet Misbehavin’, will sing thought-provoking songs at her concert on the 5th October.

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New Wine And Dorset Produce Shop For Shaftesbury High Street

A new wine shop offering tastings and gift packs of Dorset products is opening in Shaftesbury’s empty Gilyard Scarth offices. Alfred caught up with former Town councillor Joe Pestell, from Melbury Vale Vineyard, to hear about his vision to return the unused High Street shop to its historic use.

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A Lifetime Of Composition – Shaftesbury Musician Releases Book Of His Best Tunes

A Shaftesbury musician has published a book of his self-penned folk music.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 68

The Donheads and Shaftesbury celebrate Thomas Hardy with a new festival | We meet the couple who tackle isolation through Shaftesbury Car Link | Semley’s Glad Rags fancy dress shop closes | The American artists who have fallen in love with Shaftesbury | Award success for BV Dairy Read More

Shaftesbury Climate Campaigners Set Off For Studland On Foot

Shaftesbury-area residents who are opposed to oil drilling off the Dorset coast set off on a three-day, 43-mile ‘pilgrimage’ from Gold Hill to Studland this morning. Alfred was there.

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Best In The West Award For Shaftesbury’s BV Dairy

BV Dairy has been named ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Taste of the West Awards.

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Chairman Excited By Saturday’s Shaftesbury Carnival Plans

An outdoor bar and a larger selection of big cart entries should help make Saturday’s Shaftesbury Carnival a fun and memorable event.

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Arctic Explorer To Share Vision For Environmental Protections In Shaftesbury Talk

Explorer, adventurer and environmental champion Pen Hadow has seen how human intervention is threatening wildlife in the Arctic Circle. And it is likely to impact on everyday life across the planet.

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Lottery Grant For Countryside Project Bordering Shaftesbury

The National Lottery has this week awarded just under £62,000 to Dorset Wildlife Trust to highlight the heritage, landscape and wildlife of land between Shaftesbury and Gillingham.

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Why Six Visiting American Artists Are Smitten With Shaftesbury

A group of six visiting American artists have promised to promote Shaftesbury to their social media fans following the warm welcome and stunning sights they’ve experienced on their tour.

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