Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 72

Artist Zara McQueen tells us about her love for Shaftesbury and why her art is constantly changing | Bee expert Brigit Strawbridge on plans for a second book and her recent international award | Shaftesbury area skies are awarded Dark Sky Reserves status | Which Shaftesbury streets needs an electronic sign to tell people how fast they are driving? | We talk to ‘Tough Girl’ podcaster Sarah Williams

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

Artist Zara McQueen tells us about her love for Shaftesbury and how her cancer treatment has changed her art. Zara is exhibiting her work at the Shaftesbury Arts Centre Gallery until 5th November. (00:27)

Bee expert Brigit Strawbridge plans a second Shaftesbury-set wildlife book and discusses her recent international award. It came as a surprise! (12:23)

Shaftesbury area skies are recognised for stargazing as we’re named one of only fourteen Dark Sky Reserves on earth. Alfred chats with Amanda Scott of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about why this matters. (19:50)

Which Shaftesbury streets needs an electronic sign to tell people how fast they are driving? The Town Council wants to know. (24:22)

Sarah Williams quit banking to become a full time female adventurer. The motivational speaker and ‘Tough Girl’ podcast presenter previews her Shaftesbury talk inspired by   women who achieve. (29:19)