Arts

Can You Identify The Local Woman In This Highly Acclaimed Photo?

A Motcombe-based photographer has asked ThisIsAlfred readers for help in identifying the woman who features in a highly acclaimed photograph.

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Empty Shaftesbury Shop Transformed Into Pop Up Gallery

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.

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New Monthly Fair Will Showcase Shaftesbury’s High Quality Art

You’ll be able to browse and buy sculpture, pictures and paintings by Shaftesbury artists at a new monthly arts showcase starting next month.

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‘Exquisite’ Classical Guitarist To Perform In Shaftesbury

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.

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Motcombe Author Launches New Medieval Mystery Novels

A new series of medieval murder mystery novels will feature Shaftesbury, Enmore Green and Motcombe.

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Local Singer Planning World Tour

‘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.

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre Bringing Silent Movies To Life With ‘Mack And Mabel’

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.

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Experience The Fleeting Beauty Of A Tibetan Sand Mandala At Gold Hill Museum

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.

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Fringe Festival Will Be Setting For ‘Shaftesbury Tales’

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.

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Shaftesbury and North Dorset Artists Open Their Studio Doors

Do you want to buy local art, direct from the artist? The Dorset Art Weeks event is on until 10th June 2018. It’s now one of Britain’s largest open studio events, with 313 venues open across the county.

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