Events

Shaftesbury’s Biggest Summer Events Cancelled

The organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe have decided not to go ahead with this summer’s event, which was due to take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July.

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Shaftesbury Food Festival Cancelled And Spring Talks Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The Shaftesbury Food Festival and Gold Hill Cheese Races have, sadly, been postponed because of coronavirus.

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Shaftesbury Fringe Joint Chairmen Make Coronavirus Statement

It’s currently business as usual for Shaftesbury’s annual Fringe Festival. And the event’s joint chairmen have offered words of assurance for any performers who wish to register their show for July’s event.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 16

The latest edition of the ThisIsAlfred Carnival Show is all about the Associates Gangs and Features Presentation which was held on the 22nd February at Edgar Hall in Somerton.

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One Of Britain’s Biggest Selling Classical Artists Is Coming To Shaftesbury

The Times has described Emma Johnson as ‘Britain’s favourite clarinettist’. Alfred chatted about her forthcoming Shaftesbury concert, where she’ll offer inspiring chats with fellow clarinet players.

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Tales About Treasure Dug Up In Dorset – Archaeology Expert To Visit Shaftesbury

What would you do if you uncovered an unusual artefact in your garden? Dorset Council’s ‘finds’ expert, Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, is coming to Shaftesbury to explain how she identifies treasure and what happens if you find it. Alfred’s Keri Jones found out more.

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Shaftesbury Cooks Challenged To Produce The Town’s Tastiest Marmalade

Do you think you make great marmalade? If so, you’re being invited to have it judged by professional chefs next weekend, when Shaftesbury Arts Centre is hosting its second Marmafest.

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Top TV Wildlife Producer To Share Observations On British Birds During Shaftesbury Talk

Shaftesbury will be treated to an evening of interesting, unexpected tales about Britain’s best-loved birds at The Grosvenor Arms next week. BAFTA-winning Springwatch producer and president of Somerset Wildlife Trust, Stephen Moss, spoke with Alfred.

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Shaftesbury Artist’s Expressive Art Course Aims To Improve Mental Wellbeing

If you face mental health challenges, a Shaftesbury artist is offering to share the creative techniques she uses to improve her wellbeing. Maaike Pope tells Keri Jones that her course will teach the methods that better help her to deal with life’s situations.

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Shaftesbury Cycle Challenge Could Raise £20,000 For Prostate Cancer Thanks To New Sponsor And Record Entries

Shaftesbury Rotary Club say they hope to double the amount raised for prostate cancer research and charitable causes with this year’s North Dorset Cycle Ride. Volunteers organising the cycling circuit say there are a record number of entries for the event on Sunday 17th May.

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