Arts

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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Belle Street Put Their Own Lives In the Spotlight In New Show

Popular Shaftesbury singing group Belle Street has announced a new musical departure. For one of their three Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 events, the women are performing an autobiographical show offering a humorous insight into how they juggle everyday life with their passion for performing and their dream of being discovered.

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Shortened Shakespeare Classic Will Immerse Audience In The Action

Skulls, skulduggery, ghosts and gravediggers filled Shaftesbury’s Library on Thursday night, as a group of local actors offered an after-hours preview of their new, slimmed-down production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

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Shaftesbury’s Trees Feature In New Arts Centre Exhibition

Trees seem to be the most popular single subject for local artists exhibiting in the Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery. If you love the leafy foliage of Park Walk and Shaftesbury’s wooded slopes you might enjoy Karren Burkett’s exhibition that opened today, Wednesday.

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Book Revealing Special Wiltshire Stories and Places Launches In Tisbury

Two journalists known for reporting Shaftesbury area news have published a new book that uncovers Wiltshire’s stories and curiosities. Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir launched ‘Deepest Wiltshire’ in Tisbury on Sunday.

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How Penguins Will Persuade Shaftesbury Shoppers To Donate £1,000

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is trying a new approach to fundraising this weekend. They want you to go to the bank, withdraw some cash and hand it over to one of their volunteers.

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