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The Veteran’s Dream – A ‘Young Persons’ Opera

The Veteran’s Dream – A ‘Young Persons’ Opera. Two of our dedicated young soloists, Eden and David, will be joining other members of the community who will be taking part in the opera on Saturday, 13th October at 2.30 p.m. … Read More

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St Mary the Virgin School

The children in our Outstanding Early Years Unit have had an exciting start to the summer term. Both our Reception Class and Shooting Stars Nursery have had visits from 8 day old lambs kindly brought in by in by a … Read More

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Jane Stokes – “Mere Mortal”

Local musician, Jane Stokes, has achieved a long-held ambition of recording her first album of Harp music. Jane, who lives in Child Okeford, plays fourteen tracks of varied music from the repertoire for Celtic harp. Much of the music Jane … Read More

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MermaidsUK takes part in brand new ITV series

MermaidsUK took part in a brand new ITV series, Give It A Year Episode 5 on ITV Monday 14th May 2018, 8pm. MermaidsUK took part in Give It A Year, a brand new ITV series. The company is run by Mother and Daughter … Read More

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Shaftesbury’s Unsung Heroes will be recognised through new annual awards

  Shaftesbury Civic Society will salute the town’s most community-minded resident, club or organisation with a new, annual prize. The winner of the first of the annual Rachel Caldwell awards will be announced during the society’s Civic Day event on … Read More

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Shaftesbury Fringe to feature award winning short films

Shaftesbury Fringe is adding independent movies to this summer’s event, in a new partnership with the Purbeck Film Festival. Three up-and-coming directors from the region will attend a screening of their works, each lasting approximately 12 minutes, at Shaftesbury Arts … Read More

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Shaftesbury will host England’s third-largest Fringe Festival

    Shaftesbury Fringe organisers say that the three-day event is now England’s third-largest open-access arts festival, based on performance numbers. When artist registration closed on Thursday night, 139 separate performances had been booked, a massive increase from the 83 … Read More

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Picnic Time on the Meadow

The Great Get Together picnic is being held on the Town Meadow in Gillingham on Sunday 24th June from 12 noon. Nationally, The Great Get Together encourages communities to hold an event to spend some time together and emphasise that we have … Read More

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Young Chamber welcomes BV Dairy as Sponsor of Shaftesbury School

Award-winning BV Dairy, one of the most respected and successful independent dairies in the South West of England and supplier of dairy products to national / international brands and the hospitality industry, has sponsored Shaftesbury School’s membership of Dorset Chamber’s Young Chamber … Read More

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BV Dairy Sponsor new Gold Hill Museum exhibitions

Gold Hill Museum opened for the season on Saturday 24th March with two new exhibitions, sponsored by BV Dairy. One of the displays features life on a North Dorset dairy farm in 1940. It reveals how we take modern luxuries for granted. … Read More

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