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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On 29th September, thousands of people will line the town’s streets to take in the spectacular sight of the floats and walking entries in the 141st Shaftesbury Carnival. For many locals, the grand illuminated evening procession provides the highlight of the day. But putting on this huge show requires a massive amount of planning, coordination and volunteers.