Events

Shaftesbury Carnival Changes Will Make A Difference

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.

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Free Yoga Sessions Planned For Shaftesbury

During this summer’s Shaftesbury Fringe, fifty people took part in an open air yoga session in the Rose Garden on Park Walk. For some of the participants it was their first taste of this ancient practice for improving mind, body and spirit. The impressive turnout made an impression on Kirsty Elliott, the experienced yoga instructor who led the event.

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Tractors, Live Music And Great Food At An East Stour Fundraiser This Saturday

Look out for a procession of tractors along North Dorset’s lanes on Saturday lunchtime. They’ll be taking a short trip around the countryside from their base at the Udder Farm Shop, where they’ll be the main attraction at the Vintage Vehicle Rally and Family Fun Day, raising cash for Salisbury’s Hospital and Hospice.

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Discover The Healing Properties Of Herbs At Shaftesbury Abbey

An expert on the healing properties of herbs will answer your questions during a special event at Shaftesbury Abbey on Wednesday evening. And Julie Wood, who has been a practising medical herbalist since 2005 following a four-year degree, says she hopes to inspire people to start using herbs again.

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See Dozens of Classic Cars For Free This Weekend in Shaftesbury

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.

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Shaftesbury Fringe Announces This Year’s ‘Best In Show’

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.

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Head To The ‘Big Session’ At Six Penny Handley This Saturday

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.

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First ‘Jumble Trail’ Should Fill Estate Streets With Bargains

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.

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Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Fair Pulls In The Crowds

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!

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Shaftesbury’s ‘Amazingly Friendly, Tolerant And Supportive’ Community Made Fringe A Success

The co-chairman of Shaftesbury Fringe, Natalie Evans, says she is both ‘exhausted’ and ‘ecstatic’ following the success of the third annual performance festival.

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