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.

Full details of this week’s podcast:

The story behind the Kipling Club’s incredible, award-winning illuminated Shaftesbury Carnival entry. We chat to twins Matt and Steve who have given up most of their spare time on making this brilliant entry. (00:24)

We’re out with the judges, choosing Shaftesbury’s most creative window decorations in the Chamber of Commerce contest. (07:42)

We visit Ashmore to meet Susanne Harding, boss of the film and Dorset produce festival that she loved so much, she took it on. Susanne tells us about Screenbites. (13:07)

Dim the lights to boost winter tourism. How the Shaftesbury area could attract stargazing visitors and a potential observatory. We talk to Melbury Abbas resident William Kenealy, who is pushing for a reduction in light pollution. (20:11)

Five minutes with Rebecca Chambers, the Shaftesbury vocal coach, helping singers around the world boost their confidence and stage presence. And Rebecca has helped a local man with an important proposal. (25:15)

Alfred meets Geoff Coward, the Shaftesbury barber who was motivated to run the London Marathon after witnessing the bravery of a friend’s daughter. (30:10)