Podcast

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 21

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

‘Project Belle’ announce plans for Shaftesbury’s empty Co-op building. ThisIsAlfred speaks to Jackie Upton King, the group’s Acting Chairman about the community-led bid for the site. (00:35)

Alfred spends an evening with Tiffany Longley-Wolff to hear some of the success stories from her Shaftesbury performing arts school. And we visit her brand new, bespoke building to discover what a difference the new facilities make. (04:02)

Shaftesbury is getting electronic vehicle speed indicators, but which streets will have them? And why? ThisIsAlfred asks the Mayor. (12:21)

Alfred meets Keith Bunting, the Shaftesbury man making real sundials, not mass-produced factory fakes. Keith creates outdoor timepieces for clients all over the world. (16:12)

Have you got a well? Then Gold Hill Museum wants to know about it. Janet Swiss will explain what she wants to find out as she plans her 2019 exhibition. (25:06) Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 20

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

There was a full turnout for Dorset’s toughest running event. We brave the rain to chat with runners and volunteers at Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill 10k. (00:30) Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 19

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

A Shaftesbury artist wins an award with his eco-message ash tree painting. Alfred chats to West Melbury man Gary Cook about his distinctive and beautiful Dorset landscapes. (00.32) Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 18

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The story behind the Kipling Club’s award-winning Carnival entry. | Choosing Shaftesbury’s most creative windows in the Chamber of Commerce contest. | Ashmore – home of Screenbites – the film and Dorset produce festival. | The Shaftesbury area could attract stargazing visitors and an observatory. | Vocal coach Rebecca Chambers helps singers around the world. | Shaftesbury barber Geoff Coward is running the London Marathon after witnessing the bravery of a friend’s daughter. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 17

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Dorset buttons will feature in a Hollywood Blockbuster. Alfred chats with Shaftesbury artist Anna McDowell. / Shaftesbury Carnival’s Rich Mullins talks about his ‘eye-opening’ discovery on taking on the co-chair role. / Lose pounds with adult playground games as Rabble comes to Shaftesbury. / Writer Myra McDadd offers a sneak peek of the pantomime, The Nutcracker. / The Grosvenor Arms’ new boss Kirsty Schmidt reveals future plans for the hotel and shares a spooky cellar story. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 16

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: Apple pressing in The Donheads. How to make sure your juice tastes great. / Free car parking for Shaftesbury’s Christmas shoppers. / A new IT and web marketing business launched by two mates who met playing cricket. / A robin delays the Gold Hill Hovis loaf refurb. / Your pooch could win you prizes at Shaftesbury’s biggest dog show. / Shepherd huts are trendy again – and Shaftesbury was prime location for these structures. We preview a talk by the UK expert. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 15

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: The future vision for Shaftesbury’s Sunday market. / Meet the craftsman creating handcrafted leather bags named after Shaftesbury area villages. / Walkers keep joining Shaftesbury’s fastest growing community group. / We’ll find out why clipboard-bearing volunteers are questioning visitors. / A Shaftesbury artist can’t always get a full night’s sleep. We meet Karren Burkett as she opens her Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery exhibition, soon after the well-attended Town Hall Art Fair. Read More

Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 14

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We go ‘speed dating’ in Shaftesbury with the North Dorset Business Group. / A TV archaeologist shares his theory on where Shaftesbury’s original abbey lies. / Another pop up shop for the High Street. How the Chamber of Commerce is tackling empty shops / Shirley Allum previews her charity fashion show. / We look ahead to a talk on yew tree myths and legends. / A Shaftesbury student treks to Everest base camp for charity. / We debunk an urban myth about a king who died in Shaftesbury.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 13

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire: We meet the couple behind a Semley business with a bright future. Sylvie create stunning wooden veneer lightshades. / Shopkeepers and shoppers can win money to spend in Shaftesbury in a carnival-themed shop window contest. / Shaftesbury Arts Centre is hosting an art auction. / A Motcombe photographer’s picture is commended in a national competition. / The creative workshops designed to improve wellbeing and reduce stress. / Bavaria comes to Barton Hill for 2 nights of Oktoberfest.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 12

This time on Alfred, the podcast for Shaftesbury, The Vale and Chase areas of North Dorset and West Wiltshire:

A designer whose work is seen on TV opens a colourful new Shaftesbury store. Alfred meets Georgie Faulkner Bryant on the eve of her opening ‘Decor By Georgie’ on Salisbury Street. (00:25)

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