World class organist Jonathan Vaughn is playing in Shaftesbury on Sunday 21st July. The performer, who now lives and works in the United States, has added our town to his UK tour dates because he maintains strong Shaftesbury connections.
Thousands of locals and visitors filled Shaftesbury High Street, Park Walk and the Abbey Gardens on Sunday for the annual Gold Hill Fair. The event ran in tandem with the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. Alfred was there.
This weekend’s fourth Shaftesbury Fringe has been the most successful in terms of attendance, the number of shows and atmosphere. Keri Jones from Alfred spoke to organisers and artists.
Shaftesbury Fringe-goers queued for the chance to see former Shaftesbury School pupil and BBC TV ‘QI’ regular, Cally Beaton, perform her latest stand-up show at St Peter’s Hall last night.
Orkney-based singer songwriter Jo Philby has a loyal following. Her fans love her folk, roots and country influenced songs that tell her stories of the sea and island life. And visitors to Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 are in for a treat. Jo is performing an impromptu, and unplugged, gig tonight (Friday) at the Grosvenor Arms at 8.30pm.
Shaftesbury is the place to be this Sunday, 7th July. The traditional Gold Hill Fair promises a range of fun events to complement a busy Shaftesbury Fringe weekend programme of over 170 shows.
A new Fringe app, sustainable fashion, improved car-parking arrangement and a chance to win cash with your photos are new additions to Shaftesbury Fringe.
Nine singers who formed a group with the sole intention of performing at Shaftesbury Fringe are putting the final touches to their debut show this weekend.
Many of Enmore Green’s private gardens will be open to visitors this weekend. The self-guided tour offers the perfect Sunday afternoon pursuit for anyone seeking gardening inspiration or who is simply nosy!