Events

Shaftesbury Carnival Must Be Supported For Future Generations Says Co-Chair

Shaftesbury’s streets will be filled with sound and colour again this Saturday, as the two parades of the 141st Shaftesbury Carnival pass through town in the afternoon and evening.

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St Mary’s School Holding Shaftesbury’s Answer To Crufts This Weekend

Beverley Roberts is a dog owner and she’s looking forward to the St Mary’s School Dog Show on Sunday 23rd September. It will attract dog lovers from around Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase. Read More

The Berwick St John Country Fayre – Why You Should Visit This Free And Fun Fundraiser

The Berwick St John Country Fayre takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week (14th–16th September) and organisers are promising a packed programme of live music, displays, agricultural events and activities for the entire family.

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Shaftesbury’s Amateur Models Taking To The Catwalk For Charity

You might expect the proprietor of a women’s fashion and footwear shop to know about all styles, stocktaking and VAT. You wouldn’t think the roles of ‘event organiser’ or ‘show producer’ would form part of the job description. But over the last 21 years, Shirley Allum has had to develop those additional skills. And she’s become rather good at her extra duties.

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Win Prizes With Shaftesbury Carnival

Carnival is coming! On Saturday 29th September, Shaftesbury’s streets will be filled with colourful floats. And Shaftesbury’s Chamber of Commerce is arranging the annual shop window display competition.

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Bavaria Is Coming To Shaftesbury’s Barton Hill This October

A little bit of Bavaria is coming to Barton Hill as Shaftesbury hosts two evenings of traditional German music and merriment.

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Pink Sheep, Champagne-Style Cider And Shaftesbury’s Starry Skies – Alfred Visits The Gillingham And Shaftesbury Show

I’ve been drinking craft cider. Then I started seeing stars and I stumbled across a pink sheep. That’s normal on one day of the year, anyway. It’s what makes the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show special. You expect the unexpected.

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Shaftesbury Will Be Promoted As Part Of Gillingham’s Walking Festival

Shaftesbury will be promoted as a destination during the Gillingham Walking Festival for the first time this year.

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Gillingham And Shaftesbury Show 2018 Preview

The Gillingham and Shaftesbury show takes place this week, on Wednesday 15th August. If you’ve driven between the two towns over the last few days, you’ll have seen the white marquees going up in the Turnpike showground fields on the Motcombe side of the road.

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Dates Announced For Shaftesbury Fringe 2019

Shaftesbury Fringe will be returning bigger and better in 2019. The event has grown to become England’s third-largest open access performing arts festival. Only the Brighton and Manchester Fringe events host more performances.

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