A retired TV executive, who made programmes about the arts, is heading up a new blues band performing its first, full-length gig in Shaftesbury this Sunday. Alan Benson used to produce and direct TV’s ‘The South Bank Show’ and ‘Omnibus’.
People are passionate about trees in Shaftesbury. Just the fact that our town has its own Tree Group reveals the strong level of interest.
The volunteers arranging England’s third largest fringe festival never really stop. Preparations are ongoing almost all year round. And as we head towards the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe, between 5th and 7th July, an experienced Shaftesbury event organiser has stepped in to help head-up the weekend.
The Australian press made a fuss about Adelaide’s Fringe, featuring a 92-year-old performer. Scottish newspapers marvelled when a 90-year-old woman took to the stage at Edinburgh’s event. But once again, Shaftesbury is going one better!
‘The pen is mightier than the sword’, according to the saying. But the power of the protest song could be considered even more potent in demonstrating discontent, uniting activists and bringing about change. Read More
Members of Shaftesbury Town Silver Band say they are ‘ecstatic’ following their success in a regional band competition last Saturday.
You will never have a boring conversation with Shaftesbury businessman Rob Neely. He became friends with Roxy Music when he lived in a commune. He jammed with the Sex Pistols and spent six weeks creating art in the dark. Now the co-owner of The Dorset Store is staging a Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery exhibition, where each piece on display promises to be as colourful as his stories.
Rock and pop royalty could be in North Dorset this weekend. Few people are aware that there’s a recording studio that attracts household names, tucked away in Motcombe.