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January 18: Comedy Kerfuffle


Stand-up comedy comes to the Shaftesbury Arts Centre, playing host to some of the fastest rising talent on the UK Comedy circuit, hosted by resident compere Andrew White!

Part of a series continuing on March 30 and May 24 2019.

January 23 - February 2: The Nutcracker, A Pantomime!

It's that time of year again!
"The Nutcracker - a Pantomime" has all the colourful characters, songs, dance and repartee expected in a traditional panto.

Showing January 23 - February 2.
Get your tickets now !

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January

17Janallday02FeballdayFeaturedWelcome 19(All Day) Type:Gallery

17Janallday23alldayFeaturedNeil Baird 'Footprints'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu17Jan10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri18Jan7:30 pm9:30 pmFeaturedComedy Kerfuffle7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Type:Comedy

Wed23Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Thu24Jan10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Thu24Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Fri25Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Sat26Jan2:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!2:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Sat26Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Wed30Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Thu31Jan10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Thu31Jan7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

February

17Janallday02FeballdayFeaturedWelcome 19(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri01Feb7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Sat02Feb2:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!2:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Sat02Feb7:30 pmFeaturedThe Nutcracker, A Pantomime!7:30 pm Type:Panto,Theatre

Wed06Feb7:30 pmFeaturedSummer Production Read Through - Spamalot7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Thu07Feb10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

08Feballday17alldayFeaturedSnowdrop Exhibition 2019(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri08Feb10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Sat09Feb10:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedSnowdrop Study, Sale and Social Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm Type:Lecture,Other Events

Sun10Feb2:30 pmFeaturedHamlet Prince/ss of Denmark Read Through2:30 pm Type:Theatre

Sun10Feb3:30 pmFeaturedHamlet Prince/ss of Denmark Audition3:30 pm Type:Theatre

Wed13Feb7:30 pmFeaturedSummer Production Auditions - Spamalot7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Thu14Feb10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri15Feb8:00 pm10:10 pmFeaturedLoveless (15)8:00 pm - 10:10 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat16Feb10:00 amFeaturedSummer Production Auditions - Spamalot10:00 am Type:Theatre

Sat16Feb7:30 pmFeaturedRoxy Magic – A night of Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry7:30 pm Type:Music

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We are looking for volunteers to help us in these areas at the Arts Centre:

  • Gallery Stewards
    The gallery are looking for stewards to help with our in-house events in the New Year. Please pop in and say hello or contact gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org if you are interested.
  • Spreading the Word
    Would you like to advertise future events on a board outside your home, or could you help distribute posters and flyers around the town? Please call in at the Box Office  to register your interest and join our team of volunteers.
  • Light and Sound Technicians
    Training can be given. Please call in at the Box Office to register your interest.
  • Building Maintenance
    Interested in joining the buildings team? Please call in at the Box Office  to register your interest.

 

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The Nutcracker – a pantomime

Come and see The Seven Headed Rat Queen and some of her rat squad in our pantomime!

See how they plot and plan and do they win the day or not!

Tickets on sale at the box office. Photos by Ian Berry

Shake off those January blues and enjoy a great laugh with the first of several comedy nights at the arts centre from local comedian Andrew White.
You’ll be able to enjoy an evening of up and coming comedic talent, so get your giggle boots on and… https://t.co/UFi8Ng8FQa

This night of music from the ever talented Samantha should be an absolute corker – don’t miss out and get your tickets booked today! https://t.co/4gwjzNS7Oi

The gallery team have been busy refreshing the walls with their annual coat of paint ready for the first exhibition of the year ‘Welcome19’ which opens on 17 January. Find out more in this interview https://t.co/k2nnUw0okm #artinshaftesbury #tastershow https://t.co/jR7G0Bcm03

The Nutcracker -a pantomime.
Meet the family…..Clara, Freddie(her brother), her mother and father.

Come and follow their adventures!

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  • The gallery team have been busy refreshing the walls with their annual coat of paint ready for the first exhibition of the year 'Welcome19' which opens on 17 January. Find out more in this interview http://thisisalfred.com/arts/shaftesbury-art-centre-previewing-this-years-gallery-artists/ #artinshaftesbury #tastershow http://ow.ly/kOiL30nhL7S

    shaftesburyarts: "The gallery team have been busy refreshing the walls with their annual coat of paint ready for the first exhibition of the year 'Welcome19' which opens on 17 January. Find out more in this interview http://thisisalfred.com/arts/shaftesbury-art-centre-previewing-this-years-gallery-artists/  #artinshaftesbury #tastershow http://ow.ly/kOiL30nhL7S"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott. #ceramics #pastellandscapes #pastelstilllifes #decorative #functional #crafts #postChristmasgift #artisforlifenotjustforchristmas http://ow.ly/xfw230n3Vly

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott. #ceramics #pastellandscapes #pastelstilllifes #decorative #functional #crafts #postChristmasgift #artisforlifenotjustforchristmas http://ow.ly/xfw230n3Vly"
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  • Walking off the excesses of the festivities? Wander into the gallery to see Eeles' Pottery and Keith Stott's soft pastels. Open every day until New Year's Day. #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset #swirlsandspirals #lustrousglazes #locallandscapes http://ow.ly/UO4e30n3V1p

    shaftesburyarts: "Walking off the excesses of the festivities? Wander into the gallery to see Eeles' Pottery and Keith Stott's soft pastels. Open every day until New Year's Day. #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset #swirlsandspirals #lustrousglazes #locallandscapes http://ow.ly/UO4e30n3V1p"
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  • Great for last minute Christmas shopping - Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott Pastels. In the gallery everyday except Christmas Day and Boxing Day until 1st January. #lustreglaze #tablelamps #vases #ceramics #landscapes #softpastels #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/Ssiw30n3TKA

    shaftesburyarts: "Great for last minute Christmas shopping - Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott Pastels. In the gallery everyday except Christmas Day and Boxing Day until 1st January. #lustreglaze #tablelamps #vases #ceramics #landscapes #softpastels #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/Ssiw30n3TKA"
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  • In the gallery until 1st January 2019 - Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott Pastels with their annual Christmas show. #studiopottery #ceramics #landscapes #affordableart #supportlocalartists #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/Vb1E30n16tH

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery until 1st January 2019 - Eeles Pottery and Keith Stott Pastels with their annual Christmas show. #studiopottery #ceramics #landscapes #affordableart #supportlocalartists #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/Vb1E30n16tH"
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  • Last two days to see this rich and diverse exhibition - Perguadeo closes tomorrow at 4pm. #collagraph #silvergoldjewellery #cyanotype #ceramicsculpture #mixedmedia #painting #supportlocalartists #giveartforchristmas #affordableart http://ow.ly/HvRH30mSeLF

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this rich and diverse exhibition - Perguadeo closes tomorrow at 4pm. #collagraph #silvergoldjewellery #cyanotype #ceramicsculpture #mixedmedia #painting #supportlocalartists #giveartforchristmas #affordableart http://ow.ly/HvRH30mSeLF"
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  • Make sure you see this group exhibition this weekend (open Sunday). Perguadeo (Latin for Rejoice) brings together seven artists with a varied mixed show. #landscape #minimalism #naturalform # abstract #stilllife #giveartforchristmas #affordableart http://ow.ly/iTsp30mSeqD

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this group exhibition this weekend (open Sunday). Perguadeo (Latin for Rejoice) brings together seven artists with a varied mixed show. #landscape #minimalism #naturalform # abstract #stilllife #giveartforchristmas #affordableart http://ow.ly/iTsp30mSeqD"
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  • In the gallery this week until 11 December - 'Perguadeo' - seven artists rejoice in their creativity. Andrea Jenkins, Anthea Parker, Genevieve Lavers, Jindra Jehu, Lydia Needle, Mark Held, Yvette Canon. #sculpture #printmaking #mixedmedia #jewellery http://ow.ly/H6UP30mSe72

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 11 December - 'Perguadeo' - seven artists rejoice in their creativity. Andrea Jenkins, Anthea Parker, Genevieve Lavers, Jindra Jehu, Lydia Needle, Mark Held, Yvette Canon. #sculpture #printmaking #mixedmedia #jewellery http://ow.ly/H6UP30mSe72"
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