Arts

Shaftesbury Area Artist Wins Top Award In Prestigious National Contest

A West Melbury based environmental artist has won the top prize at a London art competition, entered by some of Britain’s best artists.

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Pop Up Theatre Celebrates WW1 Peace At Shaftesbury Library

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.

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Quilting Group’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition Inspires New Members

The North Dorset Quilters should be pleased with their 20th anniversary exhibition after it inspired new members to join. Read More

Why Wannabe Vocalist Are Singing Rebecca’s Praises

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.

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Experienced Local Playwright Pens Shaftesbury’s Winter Panto

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

Shaftesbury Artist’s Work To Feature In Hollywood Blockbuster

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

A Shaftesbury Artist Shares The Secrets Of Her Success

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.

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Pop Up Café And Auction Launch Arts Centre Autumn Fundraising

Shaftesbury Arts Centre launches its autumn fundraising programme next week.

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Free Your Mind With Art In Shaftesbury

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.

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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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