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)

A 9-year-old Semley schoolgirl sorts out a Shaftesbury litter spot, by writing a letter to the Town Council. Alfred chats with civic-minded Aoife Henty. (08:34)

Young artists transform an empty Shaftesbury shop into a pop-up gallery. We meet Motcombe-based Morganne and fellow artist Phillip to hear about the praise their initiative has received from the public. (11:04)

We meet the two local artists who plan to promote Shaftesbury as an arts destination, with the launch of a monthly arts fair. Alfred speaks with Andrea Jenkins and Karren Burkett. (18:10)

Gold Hill Museum wants your kids to find their special mice. And while the kids go hunting, Chairman Elaine Barratt would like adults to learn about a significant Shaftesbury industry of the past. (23:38)

Macmillan will receive at least £500 from a coffee morning – after Shaftesbury Town Council backed the cancer charity’s fundraiser. So how can you help? And how does Macmillan support people whose lives are affected by cancer? Alfred chats with deputy mayor, Lester Taylor. (26:24)