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.
A Motcombe-based photographer has asked ThisIsAlfred readers for help in identifying the woman who features in a highly acclaimed photograph.
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.
You’ll be able to browse and buy sculpture, pictures and paintings by Shaftesbury artists at a new monthly arts showcase starting next month.
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.
‘The Stage’ newspaper has described Samantha’s vocal range as ‘remarkable’ and said that her voice is ‘perfection’. And spurred on by a series of sell-out shows and the best cabaret performance award at this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe, Samantha is embarking on a world tour, performing in South Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s summer musical, Mack and Mabel, opens this evening. The show, which runs until 21st July, tells the story of the early 20th-century film director Mack Sennett and his on-going relationship with the actress Mabel Normand.
A group of Buddhist monks is in Shaftesbury this week. And they’re inviting you to learn about their beliefs, their traditions and to view them creating beautiful art.
It’s Shaftesbury Fringe this weekend (29thJune to 1stJuly) and members of Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s creative writing group will be presenting a series of short stories, reflecting the life and history of the town.