Joni Clowrey, Susan Grant and Charlie Greenwood are ‘Belle Street’. The women have quickly established themselves as one of Shaftesbury’s much-loved musical assets.The trio were the most talked about act at this summer’s Shaftesbury Fringe, with their close-knit harmonies, sassy performance and sparkling stage presence. Read More
A West Melbury based environmental artist has won the top prize at a London art competition, entered by some of Britain’s best artists.
Shaftesbury Library will host pop-up theatre on Thursday afternoon, when actors will perform excerpts from a play that recounts how North Dorset celebrated the end of the First World War.
If you walk along St James St, you might notice the small poster on a board in Rebecca Chambers’ front garden. It advertises her professional services as a vocal coach.
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
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
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.
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.