Events

Regular Stand Up Nights Start In Comedy ‘Black Spot’ Shaftesbury

19-year-old Andrew White is taking a gap year. But he’s not planning to trek in Costa Rica or visit Cambodia. He’s going to spend 2019 perfecting his stand-up comedy.

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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Registration Opens With A Discount To Encourage Locals

Online registration has opened for the 2019 Shaftesbury Fringe. The weekend event is England’s third largest open performance festival and will run between 5thand 7thof July 2019. Read More

Shaftesbury Mums Plan Child-Free Christmas Craft And Pampering Party

Christmas can be chaotic, especially if you have kids. That’s why two Shaftesbury mums are arranging an event where women can relax, buy unique stocking fillers and become inspired by some of our town’s most creative craftspeople.

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The Motcombe Sandwich Board Mum Encouraging Santas To Run

The lanes of Motcombe will be filled with dozens of Father Christmases on Sunday 2nd December. The school PTA is arranging a Christmas-themed fancy dress run and walk – the Great Motcombe Santa Run.

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93-Year-Old Shaftesbury Dancer Starting Monthly Tea Dances

Tony Hawkins loves ballroom dancing – and he wants you to enjoy it, too! The 93-year-old Bimport resident is hosting a tea dance at 3pm at the Town Hall this Saturday, 24th November.If the three-hour-long event proves popular, it could become a regular fixture.  Read More

Celebrating Shaftesbury’s Trees – A Day Of Fun At Duncliffe Wood

Shaftesbury’s residents are being invited to Duncliffe Wood for a special event later this month.

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Young Tenor To Return To Shaftesbury

Thomas Cameron is a 19-year-old tenor whose voice has been described as ‘velvet-like’. He was nominated for a Classical Brit Award this year and has just finished recording his debut album at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Read More

WW1 Remembered Through Powerful Words And Music

The Great War experiences of a Dorset soldier will be told through songs and stories in Shaftesbury on Saturday.

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Shaftesbury Author Recalls ‘The Dorset Soldier Who Won The First World War’

Few people who walk past the grave of General Henry Rawlinson, in the Dorset village of Trent, will be aware of the significant role he played in British history. But Shaftesbury-based author, Rodney Atwood, describes him as, ‘the Dorset soldier who won the First World War’. Read More

An Extra Market For Shaftesbury This Christmas Period

Shaftesbury will enjoy an additional festive market in the run-up to Christmas. The Mitre Inn has announced that they’re hosting their first seasonal celebration on the 8th and 9th of December. Read More