Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 11

Matt and Steve Appleby present a new episode of The Carnival Show, with a Bridgwater Carnival special. 

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Dates And Speakers For Shaftesbury’s First Literary Festival Announced

The first authors have confirmed attendance at Shaftesbury’s first Literary Festival next year. Organisers have chosen a name and date for the nature-writing themed weekend event. Now they’re keen to find funders.

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Storyteller Brings Different Perspective On Arthurian Legend To Shaftesbury

A professional storyteller will captivate her audience during the final autumn talk of 2019 at the Grosvenor Arms Hotel. Jane Flood’s stories will reveal a little-known aspect of the Arthurian legend – how powerful women supported King Arthur and his knights.

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Shaftesbury Meditation Teacher Offering A Calmer Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the season to be jolly, but if the pressure of the preparations make you feel stressed, a Shaftesbury meditation expert is offering help. Dr Karen Janes of Natural Healing Energy is hosting three sessions to help locals relax in the run-up to December 25th.

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Much Loved Shaftesbury Arts Centre Actor Remembered With Classic Comedy Play

You’ll be guaranteed laughs when Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Bedroom Farce’ is performed by the ‘Close To The Mark’ theatre company in three Shaftesbury area venues this month. The group was formed in tribute to popular East Knoyle actor Mark Boyden, who died in March.

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Shaftesbury Encouraged To Discover The Groundbreaking Female Writer Few People Know

Frances Burney’s writing inspired Jane Austen. Virginia Woolf considered her ‘the mother of English literature’. Yet few people know about the 18th century author.

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Barefoot Round Britain Runner Delights Shaftesbury Crowds

A crowd waited patiently outside Shaftesbury Library on Friday morning to meet an adventurer who is running barefoot across the UK.

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Adventurer And Host Of ‘Tough Girl’ Podcast Sarah Williams To Talk In Shaftesbury

Adventurer, life coach and motivational speaker Sarah Williams is coming to Shaftesbury. Her ‘Tough Girl’ podcast is in the 15% most listened to globally. Sarah seeks out women embarking on incredible physical challenges and puts them in the spotlight, sharing their stories.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 10

In another packed Carnival Show, Matt and Steve Appleby present the latest news, events and stories from the carnival circuit. Read More

Shaftesbury Resident Shares Stories Of The Happiest Place On Earth

It’s claimed that the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the happiest place on the earth. Shaftesbury resident David Grierson knows this. He’s been there, seen it and he’s got the T-shirt!

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