Events

More Shaftesbury Paranormal Nights Planned After Event Sells Out in 24 Hours

Organisers of a paranormal investigation at one of Shaftesbury’s oldest buildings will host additional events after their first evening sold out in 24 hours. Alfred met the Stranger Nights team and heard about their scariest experiences so far.

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Respected Nature Writer To Be Shaftesbury Book Festival Patron

The Town Council has welcomed plans for Shaftesbury’s new literary festival. During Tuesday’s meeting, they heard that the programme for November’s event reads like a ‘who’s who’ of British countryside and nature writing.

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Jazz, Soul, Funk And Latin Nights Starting In Shaftesbury

A group of professional musicians hope to encourage new talent with regular jazz, soul, Latin and funk jams in Shaftesbury. The organisers told Alfred that the monthly Father’s House sessions should appeal to both performers and the public.

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Shaftesbury Spring Talks Launch With TV Expert’s Guide To Achieving Rest

Do you find it difficult to switch off and take a break? Award-winning broadcaster and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond will offer tips from her book, ‘The Art of Rest’, in the first of the Grosvenor Arms Hotel’s spring talks series.

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Uplifting Military Peacekeeping Stories To Raise Cash For Motcombe Church

A Motcombe man will share personal reflections on his military peacekeeping duties as a fundraiser for the village church this Saturday evening.

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Shaftesbury In Bloom Plan More Summer Flowers Following Council Donation

Shaftesbury in Bloom hope to extend the town’s floral displays this year. And the volunteers will be better equipped to maintain the town centre flowers after the Town Council donated time-saving equipment.

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Return Of Shaftesbury Outdoor Music Event Delayed Until 2021

Plans to reinstate ‘Music in the Park’ in Shaftesbury have been postponed until 2021. The organiser says he has received significant interest in his proposed daytime music and performance event, which will now form part of next year’s Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Expert To Share Ideas And Inspiration For Your Winter Garden At Shaftesbury Talk

The director of the Yorkshire Arboretum is the headline speaker at next month’s Shaftesbury Snowdrops Study Day at the Arts Centre. Dr John Grimshaw has featured the flowers in several of his gardening books. He spoke with Alfred.

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New Shaftesbury To Wareham Walking Route Launches With Special Events In March

A new rambling route between Wareham and Shaftesbury will be launched with a series of special events in March. Shaftesbury Town Council has supported the initiative after some councillors recognised the walk’s tourism potential.

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Two New Stand-Up Nights Boost Shaftesbury’s Comedy Venue Reputation

Shaftesbury is famous for the iconic Gold Hill view. Now, with the launch of two comedy nights and dozens of stand-ups appearing at Shaftesbury Fringe, two comedians believe we could soon be known for humour, as well as the Hovis ad.

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