Ray Humphries has no idea how many cool, classic cars will turn up at Barton Hill on Sunday morning, but that’s part of the excitment of the Car and Bike Show, which raises funds for Shaftesbury Carnival. In previous years, Ray says people have turned up with around 100 vehicles. And some have been incredible.
A musical performance celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, fifty years since his assassination, has been declared the Best Event at Shaftesbury Fringe, by its panel of judges.
If you’re looking for a day and evening out near Shaftesbury this Saturday, 7th July, head for Sixpenny Handley. The village is hosting a family-friendly day filled with food, fine music and entertainment.
If you love bargain hunting then Indus Road looks like the place to shop between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 29th July. It is currently the Shaftesbury street with the most homes registered for the town’s first ‘Jumble Trail’. But that could change as residents of different areas sign up to take part in this community buying and selling event.
It’s difficult estimating how many people attend Gold Hill Fair. There are no tickets or turnstiles. And because the event takes place around the High Street and Park Walk, people can come and go as they please. But it was obvious to anyone attending on Sunday that locals still love it. And why wouldn’t they? It’s fun and it’s free!
The co-chairman of Shaftesbury Fringe, Natalie Evans, says she is both ‘exhausted’ and ‘ecstatic’ following the success of the third annual performance festival.
Two annual North Dorset events launch today. Shaftesbury Fringe starts its three-day run and in Gillingham, Gillfest, a ten-day series of music and comedy shows, begins.