Shaftesbury Couple Exhibit Their Photography For The First Time

Jo and Gary Wild have never shown their photography publicly before.

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Elizabeth Woodgate’s Shaftesbury Abbey Story – ‘Dissolution’

Our Sunday short story is written and read by Ludwell resident Elizabeth Woodgate.

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Shaftesbury Resident Lyn Wilton Wants To Make The Sturminstrels Our Most Popular Local Band

Lyn Wilton is treasurer of Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Museum, but she’s just agreed to take on a very different role – as manager of local band, the Sturminstrels.

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A Sci-Fi Recommendation From Our Shaftesbury Book Blogger – Karen Cole

Shaftesbury book blogger Karen Cole reviews a sci-fi book for this week’s recommendation.

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Wanted Artists-In-Residence Who Appreciate The Scenery On Shaftesbury’s Doorstep

If you’re an artist living around the Shaftesbury area, you could be paid for capturing the beautiful landscapes on our doorstep.

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Shaftesbury Youth Theatre – Developing Future Talent

Recently young actors put on their own show at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Following the success of Bugsy Malone, Alfred’s Jon Corry attended one of the Wednesday evening workshops.

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Flower Arranging Expert Will Share Inspiring Ideas At Shaftesbury Arts Centre

If you’re interested in flower arranging, an award-winning expert and Chelsea Flower Show winner aims to inspire you at Shaftesbury Arts Centre tomorrow.

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Our Sunday Short Story – ‘Solar Panels’ By Jenny Parker

There’s an environmental theme to our Sunday story this week.

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Shaftesbury Book Reviewer Karen Cole Recommends ‘Flight Of The Shearwater’

Our Shaftesbury book reviewer, Karen Cole, recommends ‘Flight of the Sheerwater’ by Alan Jones, the second book in his Sturmtaucher trilogy.

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Dorset Dialect Expert John Cluett On William Barnes’ Homemade Instrument

Enmore Green-based Dorset dialect expert John Cluett reads a poem describing a homemade instrument that would have been popular in the Victorian era, when poet William Barnes was alive. Read More