Events

Organisers Of New Shaftesbury-Area Walking Festival Want Your Route Recommendations

A new walking festival will be held in the countryside around Shaftesbury later this year. Organisers say walk highlights could include Iron Age forts, Neolithic earthworks and a Roman road. Jon Woolcott from Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty told Alfred that volunteer guides are being recruited, too.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 15

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

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Shaftesbury Movie Features Stunning Drone Footage And Exciting Historic Discovery

If you enjoyed Countryfile’s aerial shots of our town, you’ll love ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’. The Arts Centre will screen the story of the recent archaeological digs in a film that features stunning drone footage and captures the most exciting local discovery in decades.

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Shaftesbury Singer And Artist Creates New Look For Fringe 2020 Programme

Shaftesbury Fringe has unveiled the vibrant new look to its publicity material. Shaftesbury artist and Fringe performer, Anne-Louise Richards, told Alfred what inspired her makeover of the festival’s programme cover.

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Fashion, Fast Food And Flying To Feature In Climate Emergency Author’s Shaftesbury Talk

A low-carbon campaigner is visiting Shaftesbury to share his thoughts on tackling the climate emergency. Guardian and Independent writer Chris Goodall will explain how fashion and fast food consumers are making a difference. He has ideas on how to discourage unnecessary flying without penalising package holidaymakers, too.

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Gillingham And Shaftesbury Show Announce 2020 Plans With ‘Early Bird’ Ticket Price Cut

It’s six months since James Cox was appointed secretary of the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. James says his plans for the 2020 event include more local producers, performing pigs and reduced-price tickets for early online bookers.

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Respected Travel Writer To Share Stories Of Siberia In Shaftesbury Talk

Dorset-based travel writer Sophy Roberts often reports from destinations that Brits are advised not to visit. In her forthcoming Shaftesbury talk, Sophy will explain how a series of chance encounters helped her uncover a special story from Siberia.

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Shaftesbury Turns Out For Countryfile Cameras

Dozens of locals grabbed trowels to plant snowdrop bulbs in the grounds of the Trinity Centre on Friday as the Countryfile cameras rolled. The BBC1 programme came to Shaftesbury to feature the snowdrop season.

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Joint Weekend Fundraiser For Shaftesbury Mental Health Groups

Two Shaftesbury clubs that support locals facing mental health challenges are hosting a joint fundraising drive on Saturday. The event organisers think that attendees will be impressed by the range of goods and prizes on offer.

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Free Training For Teachers To Inspire Pupils About Shaftesbury Area’s Rich History

Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty wants children to appreciate the history on Shaftesbury’s doorstep. They are inviting schoolteachers to brush up on their local knowledge in a workshop – and they will pay for supply staff cover, so teachers can attend.

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