Events

Shaftesbury Photo Exhibition Will Challenge Your Climate Change Opinions

A Shaftesbury photographer is hoping that his Shaftesbury Arts Centre exhibition will encourage people to consider their own carbon footprint.

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Rediscovered Penguin Picture Prompts Falklands Talk In Shaftesbury

The Hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967, when Commander Vernon Phillips was sent to the Falkland Islands to put the craft through sea trials.

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Success For Shaftesbury Carnival – Voted Best In Wessex

Shaftesbury’s Carnival has been voted the best in the Wessex Carnival circuit. It’s the first time that our town has taken the top award in the five years that judges have scored each procession.

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Shaftesbury Snowdrop Event Organiser ‘Not Concerned’ By Early Flowering

180,000 Snowdrops have been planted around Shaftesbury since 2012. Tim Cook, who was Mayor at the time, had a vision of creating Britain’s first ‘Snowdrop Town’ as a legacy of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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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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