Events

New Shaftesbury Fringe Leader Shares Vision For Festival

The volunteers arranging England’s third largest fringe festival never really stop. Preparations are ongoing almost all year round. And as we head towards the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe, between 5th and 7th July, an experienced Shaftesbury event organiser has stepped in to help head-up the weekend.

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Will Shaftesbury Host The World’s Oldest Fringe Performer?

The Australian press made a fuss about Adelaide’s Fringe, featuring a 92-year-old performer. Scottish newspapers marvelled when a 90-year-old woman took to the stage at Edinburgh’s event. But once again, Shaftesbury is going one better!

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‘Better Than The Original’ Fleetwood Mac Tribute Plays Shaftesbury

A highly acclaimed Fleetwood Mac tribute band plays at Shaftesbury Arts Centre this weekend.

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How To Take Great Photos And Help Change Children’s Lives

A digital photography course with a difference is launching in Shaftesbury.

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Shaftesbury Men Claim Top Marmalade Awards In First Marma-Fest

Do men make better marmalade? The judges and members of the public attending Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s Marma-Fest fundraiser thought so! ThisIsAlfred’s Keri Jones joined the tasters, judges and winners to find out how to master the art of marmalade making.

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New Shaftesbury Pop Up Performance Venue Reveal Plans

Could a redundant farm barn just outside Shaftesbury become North Dorset’s coolest new entertainment venue?

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Stourhead Head Gardener Reveals ‘Dream Garden’ Ahead Of Shaftesbury Talk

Alan Power has been Garden and Estate Manager at Stourhead since 2004. During his career he’s worked in many of Britain’s most prestigious gardens. Alan will be sharing his experiences during Shaftesbury Abbey Museum’s spring lecture, My Journey Through Great Gardens, at Shaftesbury Arts Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th March.

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The Men And Westcountry Women Who Helped The Suffragettes

Just over 100 years ago, the suffragette movement achieved its first victory. The ongoing programme of civil disobedience, direct action and hunger strikes brought the vote for some property-owning women aged over thirty. It wasn’t until 1928 when all women aged over nineteen were given voting rights.

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One of The World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist Plays Shaftesbury

Juan Martin has been named as one of the top three flamenco guitarists in the world by America’s bestselling guitar magazine. Closer to home, The Times has described Juan as a ‘giant of the flamenco tradition’. And he’s coming back to perform at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday 9th March.

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Star Fest Offers A Chance To Explore Space From Near Shaftesbury This Weekend

You’ll be able to travel to Mars, get a sense of weightlessness and discover the stars this weekend as the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty hosts Star Fest at Sixpenny Handley.

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