Events

From Scythes To Rat Poison – The Unusual Ways Of Dying In Tudor Dorset and Wiltshire

An Oxford academic will soon share stories of the strange ways in which Wiltshire and Dorset people died during the Tudor years.

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Vote For Your Favourite Shaftesbury Carnival Entry With A New App

You’ll be able to vote for your favourite Shaftesbury Carnival entry on a mobile phone app for the first time this year.

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Make Money By Writing A Novel – Successful Author Shares Tips in Shaftesbury

Next month, million-selling author Mark Dawson will encourage Shaftesbury’s would-be novelists to make money by self-publishing their work.

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Shaftesbury Prepares For Ride And Stride – The Countywide Church Chasing Challenge

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.

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Former ‘Black Rod’ Shares Stories Of Parliamentary Life At Shaftesbury Military Fundraiser

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.

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New Roles At Shaftesbury Carnival Herald An ‘Inclusive’ Approach

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.

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Shaftesbury Carnival Launches New Award For Clever Thinking

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’.

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Why Shaftesbury High Street Will Be Filled With Scarecrows This Month

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.

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Recycle And Buy Unique Clothes At Shaftesbury Fashion Swap

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.

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Engaging Speakers To Share Inspiring Stories At New Shaftesbury Evening Events

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.

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