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.

Full details of this week’s podcast: A Shaftesbury artist’s Dorset buttons will feature in a Hollywood blockbuster. We hear how Anna McDowell’s craft is encouraging tourists to town.

We preview Shaftesbury Carnival with the new Co-Chairman, Rich Mullins. He talks about the aspect of the event that he found most surprising when he took on the role.

Alfred meets Myra McDadd, the well-known local writer who has penned this year’s Shaftesbury Arts Centre pantomime, The Nutcracker.

Lose the pounds with playground games! Rob Marsh is starting free, fun team exercise sessions, called ‘Rabble’. We caught up with Rob on a windy Park Walk to hear more.

The Grosvenor Arms’ new boss Kirsty Schmidt reveals future plans for the hotel and shares their impressive occupancy rates. And she tells Alfred a spooky cellar story!