An Oxford academic will soon share stories of the strange ways in which Wiltshire and Dorset people died during the Tudor years.
Next month, million-selling author Mark Dawson will encourage Shaftesbury’s would-be novelists to make money by self-publishing their work.
You’re being encouraged to explore Dorset’s churches on bike, foot or horseback next Saturday (14th September) to raise cash for their future repair. Many make ‘Ride and Stride’ a team challenge.
For seven years, all eyes were on Lieutenant-General David Leakey at the state opening of Parliament. David was Black Rod, the officer who traditionally bangs on the House of Commons door during the ceremony. David offers an insight into life at the heart of Parliament later this month as a fundraiser for The Soldiers’ Charity.
There will be some new developments at Shaftesbury Carnival this year. A new role has been created in the spirit of inclusivity. Alfred spoke with Co-Chairman Rich Mullins about the changes and met the town’s first-ever Carnival Prince.
Shaftesbury Carnival entrants have a new incentive for coming up with clever entries. A new award is being offered for ‘The Most Original Interpretation of a Theme’.
September is almost here, and that means the streets of our hilltop town will soon be filled with the sounds and colour of Carnival carts.
After the success of their Shaftesbury Fringe sustainable fashion show, Lucy Fosh and Georgie Faulkner-Bryant are planning a clothing recycling event that they promise will be fun and filled with ‘one off’ finds.
A Shaftesbury hotel is launching a regular programme of evening talks featuring special guests who are at the top of their game. The autumn ticket-only events feature a million-selling author, a female adventurer and a writer who has been compared to Thomas Hardy.