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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.