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Summer Musical: Mack and Mabel  Follow the blog here.

May 25: Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Ex Steeleye Span fiddle player Peter Knight performs with his trio Gigspanner, who have established their reputation as a genuinely ground-breaking force on the British folk scene, described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”.

May 26: Film Special: Paddington 2 (PG)

Come along to a special film fundraiser and enjoy this magical all-ages adventure. A heartwarming story with the added bonus of Hugh Grant's terrific villain.

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

May

16Mayallday22alldayFeaturedMariella Wolff 'Ancient into new structures'(All Day) Type:Gallery

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedLocal Dorset Art Weeks (DAW) Taster Exhibition(All Day) Type:Gallery

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedSandy Roberts, Jane Shepherd and Victoria Garland 'Three Together'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu24May10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri25May7:30 pmFeaturedPeter Knight's Gigspanner7:30 pm Type:Music

Sat26May8:00 pmFeaturedFilm Special: Paddington 2 (PG)8:00 pm Type:Film Special

Wed30May7:30 pmFeaturedFoSA Spring Lecture: Professor Ronald Hutton ‘Britain’s Pagan Heritage’7:30 pm Type:Lecture,Other Events

June

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedSandy Roberts, Jane Shepherd and Victoria Garland 'Three Together'(All Day) Type:Gallery

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedLocal Dorset Art Weeks (DAW) Taster Exhibition(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed06Jun7:30 pmFeaturedAutumn Production "The Ladykillers" Read Through7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Fri08Jun10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Fri08Jun7:30 pmFeaturedJo Philby7:30 pm Type:Music

Sat09Jun8:00 pmFeaturedDyad Productions 'The Time Machine'8:00 pm Type:Theatre

13Junallday26alldayFeaturedCreative and Brave(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed13Jun7:30 pmFeaturedAutumn Production "The Ladykillers" Auditions7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Fri15Jun7:30 pmFeaturedBOVTS 'The Mill on the Floss'7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Sat16Jun10:00 amFeaturedAutumn Production "The Ladykillers" Auditions10:00 am Type:Theatre

Tue19Jun2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSeniors' Film: Paddington 2 (PG)2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Type:Film,Seniors' Film

27Junallday03JulalldayFeaturedSarah Humby and Jayne Soakell 'The Art of Staring Out to Sea'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri29JunalldayalldayFeaturedShaftesbury Fringe 2018(All Day: Friday) Type:Festival,Shaftesbury Fringe

Sat30JunalldayalldayFeaturedShaftesbury Fringe 2018(All Day: Saturday) Type:Festival,Shaftesbury Fringe

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Want to get involved?
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.
  • Chaperones
    To be present for productions where we have children performing. Must need to be willing to undergo the requisite checks. Please get in touch with Jenny Parker (Chair) if you can help.

 

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  • In the gallery to 23 May - 'Ancient into New Structures' - paintings by Mariella Wolff. #oilpaintings #vibrantcolour #contemporaryartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/9TZk30k4ec0

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery to 23 May - 'Ancient into New Structures' - paintings by Mariella Wolff.
#oilpaintings #vibrantcolour #contemporaryartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury
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  • In the gallery this week ... Val Morsman. #painting #collage #drawing #landscape #figure #animal #caricature #impressionist #expressive #dorsetliving #shaftesburytown #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/l0D530jVAzH

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week ... Val Morsman. #painting #collage #drawing #landscape #figure #animal #caricature #impressionist #expressive #dorsetliving #shaftesburytown #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/l0D530jVAzH"
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  • Last few days for 'What If' in the gallery. Solo show by Lin Walker. Ends Tuesday 8 May. #environment #discardedobjects #naturalhues #exploring #claylayers #dorsetlife #dorset_eye ow.ly/LkuQ30jJFzo

    shaftesburyarts: "Last few days for 'What If' in the gallery. Solo show by Lin Walker. Ends Tuesday 8 May. #environment #discardedobjects #naturalhues #exploring #claylayers #dorsetlife #dorset_eye ow.ly/LkuQ30jJFzo"
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  • Continuing in the gallery this week - 'What If' a response to human detritus by Lin Walker. #foundobjects #impressions #ceramiccasts #earth #comtemporaryarcheology #dorsetartist #wiltshireartist #wessexlife http://ow.ly/urjS30jJFlk

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing in the gallery this week - 'What If' a response to human detritus by Lin Walker.  #foundobjects #impressions #ceramiccasts #earth #comtemporaryarcheology #dorsetartist #wiltshireartist #wessexlife http://ow.ly/urjS30jJFlk"
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  • In the gallery to 8 May - Lin Walker solo exhibition 'What If'. Ceramic reliefs and sculptures responding to found objects in the environment. Closed Sundays #exploration #discardedobjects #texture #relief #contemporaryart #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/wUtA30jHlmA

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery to 8 May - Lin Walker solo exhibition 'What If'. Ceramic reliefs and sculptures responding to found objects in the environment. Closed Sundays #exploration #discardedobjects #texture #relief #contemporaryart #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/wUtA30jHlmA"
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  • Last chance to see the Southern Contemporaries vibrant group show in the gallery. Finishes tomorrow 3pm. #abstract art #contempraryart #dorsetartists #paintings #sculpture #mixedmedia http://ow.ly/TEFc30jtgnb

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see the Southern Contemporaries vibrant group show in the gallery. Finishes tomorrow 3pm.  #abstract art #contempraryart #dorsetartists #paintings #sculpture #mixedmedia http://ow.ly/TEFc30jtgnb"
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  • Don't miss the Southern Contemporaries group show. In the gallery until 24 April including Sunday. #distantlands #mixedmedia #naturalform #dorsetartists #contemporaryartists http://ow.ly/tsp330jtg6N

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss the Southern Contemporaries group show. In the gallery until 24 April including Sunday. #distantlands #mixedmedia #naturalform #dorsetartists #contemporaryartists http://ow.ly/tsp330jtg6N"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery - Southern Contemporaries - vibrant landscapes, moody seas just some of what their group is showing. #contemporaryart #abstractart #expressiveart #dorsetlandscapes #dorsetcoast http://ow.ly/Q9IL30jtfKe

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery - Southern Contemporaries - vibrant landscapes, moody seas just some of what their group is showing. #contemporaryart #abstractart #expressiveart #dorsetlandscapes #dorsetcoast http://ow.ly/Q9IL30jtfKe"
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  • In the gallery to 24 April - 'Southern Contemporaries' group exhibition. Diverse mediums, diverse subjects and styles. Open everyday inc. Sunday 10am-4pm #painting #stonecarving #abstract #impressionist #symbolic http://ow.ly/qCvi30jszKU

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery to 24 April - 'Southern Contemporaries' group exhibition. Diverse mediums, diverse subjects and styles. Open everyday inc. Sunday 10am-4pm #painting #stonecarving #abstract #impressionist #symbolic http://ow.ly/qCvi30jszKU"
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  • Last chance to see 'Altered Images' group show in the gallery. Six artists show diverse styles and content. Closes tomorrow at 4pm #westcountryartists #dorsetartists #somersetartists http://ow.ly/z9AH30jlCzb

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see 'Altered Images' group show in the gallery. Six artists show diverse styles and content. Closes tomorrow at 4pm #westcountryartists #dorsetartists #somersetartists http://ow.ly/z9AH30jlCzb"
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