Arts

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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Free Your Mind With Art In Shaftesbury

If you make something creative with your hands, it could help free your mind from everyday stresses. That’s Sue Gibson’s experience. As a former professional artist, the Shaftesbury-based social worker says that she understands the connection between arts and wellbeing.

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Can You Identify The Local Woman In This Highly Acclaimed Photo?

A Motcombe-based photographer has asked ThisIsAlfred readers for help in identifying the woman who features in a highly acclaimed photograph.

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Empty Shaftesbury Shop Transformed Into Pop Up Gallery

An empty shop on Shaftesbury’s High Street has been transformed into a pop-up gallery, displaying the work of two 19-year-old art students.

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New Monthly Fair Will Showcase Shaftesbury’s High Quality Art

You’ll be able to browse and buy sculpture, pictures and paintings by Shaftesbury artists at a new monthly arts showcase starting next month.

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‘Exquisite’ Classical Guitarist To Perform In Shaftesbury

Classical Guitar magazine described one of Mark Jennings’ performances as ‘exquisite’. This former London College of Music student has performed on the BBC and Classic FM. And now he’s bringing his concert, The Art of the Guitar – Virtuoso Classics, to a smaller audience for a more intimate performance at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday, 1st September.

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Motcombe Author Launches New Medieval Mystery Novels

A new series of medieval murder mystery novels will feature Shaftesbury, Enmore Green and Motcombe.

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