Classic Ealing Comedy Coming To Shaftesbury Stage

A classic British film comedy will be performed on stage this week when Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s music and drama group begin their four-night run of ‘The Ladykillers’ on Wednesday. Read More

Belles Of The Ball – Shaftesbury’s Singing Trio Host A Halloween Event

Joni Clowrey, Susan Grant and Charlie Greenwood are ‘Belle Street’. The women have quickly established themselves as one of Shaftesbury’s much-loved musical assets.The trio were the most talked about act at this summer’s Shaftesbury Fringe, with their close-knit harmonies, sassy performance and sparkling stage presence.  Read More

Shaftesbury Area Artist Wins Top Award In Prestigious National Contest

A West Melbury based environmental artist has won the top prize at a London art competition, entered by some of Britain’s best artists.

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Pop Up Theatre Celebrates WW1 Peace At Shaftesbury Library

Shaftesbury Library will host pop-up theatre on Thursday afternoon, when actors will perform excerpts from a play that recounts how North Dorset celebrated the end of the First World War.

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Quilting Group’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition Inspires New Members

The North Dorset Quilters should be pleased with their 20th anniversary exhibition after it inspired new members to join. Read More

Why Wannabe Vocalist Are Singing Rebecca’s Praises

If you walk along St James St, you might notice the small poster on a board in Rebecca Chambers’ front garden. It advertises her professional services as a vocal coach.

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Experienced Local Playwright Pens Shaftesbury’s Winter Panto

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 Artist’s Work To Feature In Hollywood Blockbuster

Every year, thousands of Shaftesbury visitors view and buy Anna McDowell’s Dorset buttons from the Cygnet Gallery in Swan’s Yard. And soon, millions of moviegoers will see Anna’s authentic reproductions of traditional buttons from 17th century Shaftesbury. Read More

A Shaftesbury Artist Shares The Secrets Of Her Success

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.

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Pop Up Café And Auction Launch Arts Centre Autumn Fundraising

Shaftesbury Arts Centre launches its autumn fundraising programme next week.

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