Listen To Alfred – Life In Shaftesbury – Episode 40

Marma-Fest comes to Shaftesbury | Motcombe’s quirky recording studio | Local shopkeeper Rob Neely on his Arts Centre exhibition | Improvements planned for Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool | Mayor shares his vision for the town’s new Lidl store

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

We’re at Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s marmalade making contest and we meet the newbie who won the first Marma-Fest. So what did Andy put in his award winning preserve to impress the judges?

Alfred visits Motcombe’s quirky music studio. High profile people have recorded inside Tom Jobling’s Airstream caravan.

Shaftesbury shopkeeper Rob Neely doesn’t want you to take the art at his Arts Centre exhibition too seriously. He explains why. Rob talks about his inspiration and shares stories of his cool college days, jamming with the Sex Pistols.

Shaftesbury’s Oasis Swimming Pool will be improved in time for spring. And manager Ryan Baker says new water-based workouts are planned for this season.

Why Shaftesbury’s Mayor doesn’t want our town’s new Lidl to look anything like Blandford’s. Alfred talks with Piers Brown after Tuesday’s town meeting.