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Shaftesbury TV Comedy Star Cally Organises Surprise Second Gig

Shaftesbury Fringe-goers queued for the chance to see former Shaftesbury School pupil and BBC TV ‘QI’ regular, Cally Beaton, perform her latest stand-up show at St Peter’s Hall last night.

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Jo Philby Performing Unexpected Pop-Up Show At Shaftesbury Fringe Tonight

Orkney-based singer songwriter Jo Philby has a loyal following. Her fans love her folk, roots and country influenced songs that tell her stories of the sea and island life. And visitors to Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 are in for a treat. Jo is performing an impromptu, and unplugged, gig tonight...

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Perfect Forecast For Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Fair On Sunday

Shaftesbury is the place to be this Sunday, 7th July. The traditional Gold Hill Fair promises a range of fun events to complement a busy Shaftesbury Fringe weekend programme of over 170 shows.

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We Meet The Artists Behind Shaftesbury’s New Pop Up Shop

Could an outdoor art gallery, similar to Bournemouth’s Pine Walk, work well on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk? Alfred’s Keri Jones calls in on the husband and wife duo behind the High Street’s latest pop up shop.

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Residents To Decide Future Use Of Land On The Maltings

Residents of The Maltings will be asked what they want the Town Council to do with the land on the eastern side of Mampitts Square.

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Dozens Of Protestors To ‘Play Dead’ In Shaftesbury On Saturday

Climate change protestors will stage a ‘mass funeral’ on Gold Hill on Saturday. Natalie Carr from Shaftesbury’s Extinction Rebellion group told Alfred’s Keri Jones what her group is planning and why.

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How A New Group Is Trying To Save Shaftesbury’s Swifts

Shaftesbury’s swift colonies have probably been here since Saxon times. Modern construction means there are fewer gaps and spaces where the birds can nest. Now, a new Shaftesbury-based project hopes to secure the future of swifts in our town.

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‘Forest School’ Style Nature Workshops Planned For Shaftesbury Schoolchildren

Three parents, who are passionate about wildlife and the environment, hope to launch an outdoor learning experience for Shaftesbury-area youngsters.

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Final Countdown To This Weekend’s Biggest Shaftesbury Fringe Yet

A new Fringe app, sustainable fashion, improved car-parking arrangement and a chance to win cash with your photos are new additions to Shaftesbury Fringe.

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Better Enforcement Of Parking Restrictions Could Address High Street Safety Concerns

Shaftesbury Town Council will meet with traders and Dorset Highways to discuss High Street traffic problems caused by unloading, inconsiderate or illegal parking.

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Final Rehearsals For Shaftesbury Singing Group Formed Especially For Fringe

Nine singers who formed a group with the sole intention of performing at Shaftesbury Fringe are putting the final touches to their debut show this weekend.

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New Homes Resembling ‘A 1995 Tesco’ Opposed By Shaftesbury Council

A housing development proposed for the town centre crams too many homes into a high-profile site, according to Shaftesbury Town Council.

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THISISALFRED IS APPLYING FOR A COMMUNITY RADIO LICENCE FOR SHAFTESBURY

If we’re successful, the radio station will be based in Shaftesbury and will be broadcasting on FM next year.

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