Month: June 2019

New Chamber Of Commerce Chair Shares Her Vision For More Events and Landlord Engagement

Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce has a new Chairman. Virginia Edwyn-Jones hopes to create more events in our town’s calendar, and she wants engagement with landlords to ensure that our High Street remains vibrant, with many independent stores.

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Dorset’s First Young Traders’ Market Offering Free Stalls In Shaftesbury

Young entrepreneurs are being offered free trading space at Shaftesbury’s monthly Sunday High Street market. Alfred spoke with organiser Steve Dauwalder and heard why he’s establishing Dorset’s first ‘Young Traders Market’.

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A Shaftesbury-Based Artist Is Hoping To Change Lives Through His Art

David Viña has witnessed the power of artistic expression in his home country of Venezuela, which is in the midst of an economic and humanitarian crisis. The 22-year old Father’s House volunteer is now preparing for his first Shaftesbury art display, during Fringe 2019.

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Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 53

We meet the Semley businessman making a success of tree climbing events at summer festivals | Peking to Paris in a Pink Rolls Royce – a fundraiser for a church in The Donheads | Why overseas students come to Shaftesbury to learn English | Shaftesbury’s swimming pool offers water-based fitness sessions | Shaftesbury Fringe uses street art to promote its 179 performances Read More

Street Art Will Showcase The Best Of Shaftesbury Fringe

Anyone who visits Shaftesbury Town Centre over the next few weeks will be in no doubt that the fourth Shaftesbury Fringe is on from 5-7th July.

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Matt And Steve Appleby Present The Carnival Show – Episode 4

Matt and Steve Appleby of Kipling Carnival Club present news and information from the carnival circuit.

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Shaftesbury’s Free Benefits And Legal Advice Sessions Are Supported By Council

Shaftesbury Town councillors have praised North Dorset’s Citizens Advice Bureau and they have awarded the service £4,000 in funding.

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Why Overseas Students Spend Their Summer Learning English In Shaftesbury

Every summer, overseas students come to Shaftesbury to learn English. The teenagers stay at Wincombe Park, an impressive 19th-century house set in 375 acres of park and woodland. 

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Tales Of Peking To Paris In A Pink Rolls Will Fundraise For Local Church

A Shaftesbury man who drove a classic British car 15,000 kilometres from Peking to Paris is sharing his story to raise funds for Donhead St Andrew’s church.

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The Semley Tree-Climbing Expert Touring England’s Summer Festivals

Mark Hawes quit the London rat race and moved to the Shaftesbury area to pursue his dream. He wanted to work with trees. His Semley-based tree-climbing business now operates across England and at prestigious summer festivals.

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