During Jo Burt’s stellar career in music, he’s shared stadium stages with Freddie Mercury, Black Sabbath and The Troggs. The Dorset singer, songwriter and guitarist will tell stories of his time with these stars and perform unplugged interpretations of their classics in a candlelit concert at Fontmell Magna Church this Friday.
The Times and The Guardian suggested Tim Pears’ ‘The Redeemed’ as a recommended read for 2019. Some reviewers believe he’s the new Thomas Hardy because of his pictorial scene-setting. He will share his influences and inspirations during a talk at Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms Hotel.
It’s an incredible venue with some of North Dorset’s best views. And the trustees of Shaftesbury’s Trinity Centre want to showcase the former church’s qualities when they host their first wedding fair on 20th October.
Shaftesbury’s-own Radio 2 legend, Johnnie Walker, will share stories from his 53-year career at St James’s Church on 18th October. The former pirate radio DJ tells Alfred how The Sex Pistols and Mrs Thatcher got him sacked. And Johnnie explains why he’s convinced that there’s life after death.
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Shaftesbury’s MP says he will be listening to locals’ ideas on how to address climate change during a meeting he will chair on Wednesday.
A small audience gathered in Shaftesbury Library on Saturday morning to watch scenes from the Arts Centre’s autumn play, adapted from the first world war-set novel, ‘Private Peaceful’. Alfred saw how one of our town’s talented young actors has tackled a demanding lead role.
Shaftesbury Town Council is planning a major event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day next May. The music of the 1940s will feature prominently but a proposed fly-past of planes letting off fireworks could be canned, after the Council voted to halve its funding contribution.
Casablanca comes to Coppice Street on Friday when Shaftesbury’s Girl Guides host a Moroccan themed evening at the Football Club as a final fundraiser for their new hall. Alfred met the event organisers.
Helen Porter, vocalist with local jazz quartet Misbehavin’, will sing thought-provoking songs at her concert on the 5th October.