Five years ago, Noel Bowman left the Met for the peace and quiet of Melbury Abbas. After swapping London’s toughest beats for leafy North Dorset, Noel concentrated on his music. Now the former Metropolitan Police Choir member returns to Shaftesbury Fringe, after a year of polishing his performance skills.
David Viña has witnessed the power of artistic expression in his home country of Venezuela, which is in the midst of an economic and humanitarian crisis. The 22-year old Father’s House volunteer is now preparing for his first Shaftesbury art display, during Fringe 2019.
Anyone who visits Shaftesbury Town Centre over the next few weeks will be in no doubt that the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe is on from 5-7th July.
At the end of February, a group of Shaftesbury youngsters met in the Arts Centre to discuss forming a youth drama group. This week, the cast of secondary school-age actors is getting ready for their first production, ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Emerald of Alcazar’.
Bell Street Dance School will prove that ‘Shaftesbury’s Got Talent’ when their young dancers perform two shows on Saturday afternoon.
Pop up galleries have become trendy recently. But Shaftesbury artist Kate Toms was ahead of the curve when she launched her annual art sale, nineteen years ago.
Have you taken a photograph or painted a picture that you think is good enough to sell? If your creative work features Shaftesbury, or was inspired by our town, it could earn you money or win you a cash prize with the Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s ‘Portrait Of Shaftesbury’ exhibition.