Blues Band Perform First ‘Proper’ Gig In Shaftesbury Next Sunday

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’.

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Ancient Shaftesbury Oaks Celebrated In Art Exhibition

People are passionate about trees in Shaftesbury. Just the fact that our town has its own Tree Group reveals the strong level of interest.

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Shaftesbury Audiences Offered New Experience With Experimental Play

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is trying something different for their latest theatre production.

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New Shaftesbury Fringe Leader Shares Vision For Festival

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.

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Will Shaftesbury Host The World’s Oldest Fringe Performer?

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!

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Shaftesbury Choir Performs Songs That Helped Change British Life

‘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

Proud Shaftesbury Town Silver Band Members Celebrate Contest Result

Members of Shaftesbury Town Silver Band say they are ‘ecstatic’ following their success in a regional band competition last Saturday.

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Bums And Vatican Mini Bars – Shaftesbury Shopkeeper Prepares A Quirky Art Show

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.

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Motcombe’s Vintage Vehicle Recording Studio Attracting The Stars

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.

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New Shaftesbury Youth Theatre Group Plans To Stage A Musical

By this time next year, Shaftesbury’s secondary school-age pupils could be staging their own musical.

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