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Pop-Up Opera: Hansel and Gretel


Opera comes to the Shaftesbury Arts Centre!

Innovative touring opera company Pop-up Opera perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s popular operatic fairy tale in a semi-staged production.

A magical production for all ages.

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

February

21Feballday27alldayFeaturedJune Ridgway "The Next Step"(All Day) Type:Gallery

22Feballday04MaralldayFeaturedSAC Photographer's Group Exhibition(All Day) Type:Gallery

Mon26Feb6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedMaking the pencil work harder, with bigger paper6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Course

Tue27Feb7:30 pmFeaturedSummer Production "Mack and Mabel" Auditions7:30 pm Type:Theatre

28Feballday06MaralldayFeaturedSAC Art Group(All Day) Type:Gallery

March

22Feballday04MaralldayFeaturedSAC Photographer's Group Exhibition(All Day) Type:Gallery

28Feballday06MaralldayFeaturedSAC Art Group(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu01Mar10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri02Mar8:00 pm10:30 pmFeaturedThe Handmaiden (18)8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat03Mar10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedSummer Production "Mack and Mabel" Auditions10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Theatre

Sat03Mar7:30 pmFeaturedPop-Up Opera 'Hansel and Gretel'7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Mon05Mar6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedMaking the pencil work harder, with bigger paper6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Course

07Marallday13alldayFeaturedRon Homes - A Retrospective(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu08Mar10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Thu08Mar7:30 pm9:00 pmFeaturedArt For Everyone Exhibition7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Type:Course

Fri09Mar10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Sat10Mar7:30 pmFeaturedThe Bob Dylan Story7:30 pm Type:Music

Mon12Mar6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedMaking the pencil work harder, with bigger paper6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Course

14Marallday20alldayFeaturedRita Brown and Caz Scott 'Walking the Land 2018'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu15Mar10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri16Mar8:00 pm9:45 pmFeaturedThe Levelling (15)8:00 pm - 9:45 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

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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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  • 'The Next Step' in the gallery to 27 February. Open Sunday 10am-1pm, otherwise 10am-4pm. Meet the artist June Ridgway. #plastersculpture #exoticflowers #columns #collage #abstractart #contemporaryart http://ow.ly/gXfG30iyA82

    shaftesburyarts: "'The Next Step' in the gallery to 27 February. Open Sunday 10am-1pm, otherwise 10am-4pm. Meet the artist June Ridgway. #plastersculpture #exoticflowers #columns #collage #abstractart #contemporaryart http://ow.ly/gXfG30iyA82"
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  • The first solo show of 2018 starts today 21 - 27 Feb. June Ridgway 'The Next Step' #sculpture #painting #land #structure http://ow.ly/cQ7R30ivOkV

    shaftesburyarts: "The first solo show of 2018 starts today 21 - 27 Feb. June Ridgway 'The Next Step' #sculpture #painting #land #structure http://ow.ly/cQ7R30ivOkV"
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  • Last chance to see the Snowdrop Exhibition of 2018 ... finishes at 4pm today 18th February. #botanical #wintry #delicate #galanthus http://ow.ly/ddaE30ikErc

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see the Snowdrop Exhibition of 2018 ... finishes at 4pm today 18th February. #botanical #wintry #delicate #galanthus http://ow.ly/ddaE30ikErc"
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  • Snowdrops in Art announces Visitors Choice prizes - 3rd Amanda House 'Snowdrop', 2nd Jackie Brown 'Galant' 1st Andrea Jenkins 'Galanthus Chao', thanks to all who voted. last chance to see exhibition tomorrow 18th Feb 10am - 4pm. #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropsinart http://ow.ly/Db8630isFqq

    shaftesburyarts: "Snowdrops in Art announces Visitors Choice prizes - 3rd Amanda House 'Snowdrop', 2nd Jackie Brown 'Galant' 1st Andrea Jenkins 'Galanthus Chao', thanks to all who voted. last chance to see exhibition tomorrow 18th Feb 10am - 4pm. #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropsinart http://ow.ly/Db8630isFqq"
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  • Planning your weekend? Make sure you see the Snowdrop Exhibition in the Gallery. Finishes on Sunday 18th February ay 4pm. #snowdropsinthewild #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival #heraldofspring http://ow.ly/d4Jy30ikEfh

    shaftesburyarts: "Planning your weekend? Make sure you see the Snowdrop Exhibition in the Gallery. Finishes on Sunday 18th February ay 4pm. #snowdropsinthewild #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival #heraldofspring http://ow.ly/d4Jy30ikEfh"
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  • Snowdrops painted in pots in the gallery and real ones at the Potting Shed and at the Abbey. Snowdrop Exhibition continues to 18th February. #gardensnowdrops #knowyoursnowdrop #shaftesburysnowdrops http://ow.ly/Di3o30ikDUl

    shaftesburyarts: "Snowdrops painted in pots in the gallery and real ones at the Potting Shed and at the Abbey. Snowdrop Exhibition continues to 18th February. #gardensnowdrops #knowyoursnowdrop #shaftesburysnowdrops http://ow.ly/Di3o30ikDUl"
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  • So many different styles and interpretations of snowdrops in the gallery until 18th February. #symbolic #abstract #mythical #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival http://ow.ly/OPty30ikDA7

    shaftesburyarts: "So many different styles and interpretations of snowdrops in the gallery until 18th February. #symbolic #abstract #mythical #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival http://ow.ly/OPty30ikDA7"
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  • Out of the darkness ... Snowdrops Exhibition, everyday until 18th February. #painting #linocut #photography #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival http://ow.ly/1N4b30ikDpl

    shaftesburyarts: "Out of the darkness ... Snowdrops Exhibition, everyday until 18th February. #painting #linocut #photography #shaftesburysnowdrops #snowdropfestival http://ow.ly/1N4b30ikDpl"
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  • Celebrating the opening of the Snowdrop Exhibition in the gallery to 18 February. A special award for 6year old Innes #youngestexhibitor #shaftesburysnowdropfestival #snowdropseverywhichway #shaftesburycommunity #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/lgoD30ijonK

    shaftesburyarts: "Celebrating the opening of the Snowdrop Exhibition in the gallery to 18 February. A special award for 6year old Innes #youngestexhibitor #shaftesburysnowdropfestival #snowdropseverywhichway #shaftesburycommunity #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/lgoD30ijonK"
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  • Last day to see the 2018 showcase exhibition 'Welcome 18' - finishes at 4pm today. #dorsetlife #shaftesburysaturday http://ow.ly/Bayd30i7a7O

    shaftesburyarts: "Last day to see the 2018 showcase exhibition 'Welcome 18' - finishes at 4pm today. #dorsetlife #shaftesburysaturday http://ow.ly/Bayd30i7a7O"
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