Events

Two New Stand-Up Nights Boost Shaftesbury’s Comedy Venue Reputation

Shaftesbury is famous for the iconic Gold Hill view. Now, with the launch of two comedy nights and dozens of stand-ups appearing at Shaftesbury Fringe, two comedians believe we could soon be known for humour, as well as the Hovis ad.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 14

Matt and Steve Appleby present their latest programme of Carnival news, events and gossip.

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The Coolest Jazz – Coming to A Village Hall Near Shaftesbury

The Dave Brubeck Quartet was arguably the coolest jazz group in history. Their music will be faithfully reproduced in Ashmore Village hall on 30th January. Alfred found out more.

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New Shaftesbury Guided Walks Programme Starts With Snowdrops

A programme of themed Shaftesbury walks will launch in February. The organiser aims to guide visitors and residents around our stunning viewpoints, and the first monthly event will showcase the impressive snowdrop displays around the town.

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Popular BBC TV Show Is Coming To Film In Shaftesbury

BBC1’s Countryfile is coming to Shaftesbury next month to feature our town’s snowdrop celebrations. Business and community leaders say that promotion on a programme watched by 4million viewers could provide a welcome boost to our visitor economy.

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Major Shaftesbury Employer Announces New Staff Recruitment Initiative

One of Shaftesbury biggest employers is opening its doors to potential new staff who want to find out more about the expanding business. Alfred heard why BV Diary is hosting its first recruitment open day.

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Britain’s Funniest Gag Writer Will Headline At Shaftesbury Fringe 2020

The comedian who won the award for the funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 will return to headline at Shaftesbury Fringe in July. Swedish stand-up Olaf Falafel has been recognised for his comedy material for three years in a row.

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Shaftesbury Library Offers Five Weekends Of Free Hobby Tasters

You’re being encouraged to discover new pastimes at Shaftesbury Library. Last year’s inaugural Hobbies Month has been expanded because staff understand how it helps to combat social isolation.

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Shaftesbury Fringe’s 2020 Vision Is For More Art and Street Performers

Registration has opened for Shaftesbury Fringe, with performers being offered a new, discount booking deal. And this year, organisers hope to transform the High Street into a space for public performance with artists displaying their creativity.

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Cancan Dance Highlights Anglo-French Connections In Shaftesbury Museum Talk

As Britain considers its future relationship with Europe, a University of Southampton historian will discuss cultural links between London and Paris during a Gold Hill Museum talk.

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