Events

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

Retired Bishop To Honour Priest Who Opposed Nazis

A former Bishop of Bath and Wells will honour an outspoken opponent of Hitler through words and music in Enmore Green next Tuesday.

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The Ups And Downs Of The Tough Gold Hill 10K

The relentless rain didn’t deter 250 of Dorset’s most dedicated runners this morning who ran the Gold Hill 10k Race. Read More

Discover ‘Reel’ Food At Dorset’s Film and Food Festival

How many films with food connections can you list? There’s ‘Chocolat’, ‘Eat Pray Love’ and ‘Ratatouille’. If you can think of more, you could help with the easiest part of arranging the Screenbites Festival. As well as film screenings, it’s a showcase for local food and drink producers. Read More

Shaftesbury Carnival The Culmination Of A Year Of Hard Work

It’s Shaftesbury Carnival this weekend and for the 141st time, townspeople will be treated to a colourful procession of stunning, highly decorated vehicles and eye-catching outfits. Read More

Shaftesbury Shop Windows Add To Carnival Atmosphere

Shaftesbury’s shop fronts are filled with vibrant Venetian masks, colourful streamers and ‘Day of the Dead’ skulls this week as town centre businesses embrace the Shaftesbury Carnival window dressing competition. Read More