Arts

Melbury Abbas Man Set To Impress With Enhanced Shaftesbury Fringe Performance

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.

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A Shaftesbury-Based Artist Is Hoping To Change Lives Through His Art

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.

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Street Art Will Showcase The Best Of Shaftesbury Fringe

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.

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Shaftesbury’s New All-Youth Drama Group Ready For Debut Show

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’.

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Young Shaftesbury Dancers To Perform In Saturday Fundraiser

Bell Street Dance School will prove that ‘Shaftesbury’s Got Talent’ when their young dancers perform two shows on Saturday afternoon.

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The Story Of Shaftesbury’s Original Pop-Up Art Shop

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.

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Second Book Of Shaftesbury Stories On Sale This Summer

A group of locals who write for fun will publish a second book of Shaftesbury-inspired stories in time for Fringe.

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Ten Days Of Art On Shaftesbury’s Doorstep

The Wylye Valley Arts Trail launches on Saturday, 18th May. Around 400 local artists will be displaying and selling their work from their homes or galleries within a short drive from Shaftesbury.

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Biggest Ever Shaftesbury Fringe In 2019

In 2018, Shaftesbury Fringe became England’s third-largest fringe festival. And the fourth event, taking place between 5th and 7th July 2019, will be even bigger than last year.

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Your Shaftesbury Inspired Pictures Could Make You Money

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.

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