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Box Office reopens Tuesday Aug 28. 10am - 12:30pm Monday to Saturday. 01747 854321.
Tickets for next season now available online.
Supported by Rutters Solicitors and Proctor Watts Cole Rutter

September 1: Pop Up Cafe Fundraiser

Come and sample once again the delicious home made offerings from our team of Arts Centre cooks!

Succulent soups...fabulous flans...riotous roulades.....cracking cakes....beautiful biscuits.....terrific tarts......(well, that should bring you in!).....and salubrious salads

......and the bar will be open as well.

September 1: Mark Jennings 'The Art of Guitar: an Evening of Virtuoso Classics'

Master of classical guitar, Mark Jennings, performs the great classic virtuosos.

Performed on Classic FM and on the BBC, Mark's programme will include Tarrega's Receuedos de la Alhambra, Albeniz's Granada, Rodrigo’s Adagio, J.S.Bach, and Cavatina (theme music to the Deer Hunter).

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

August

15Augallday21alldayFeaturedPercy Lizzard(All Day) Type:Gallery

22Augallday28alldayFeaturedNick Andrew and Tanya Hinton 'Southleigh Summer And Wild Wood'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Sat25Aug11:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedBook Launch: 'Always Summer - Fishing from Two Angles'11:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

29Augallday04SepalldayFeaturedSimon Baddeley and Michael Beecham(All Day) Type:Gallery

September

29Augallday04SepalldayFeaturedSimon Baddeley and Michael Beecham(All Day) Type:Gallery

Sat01Sep11:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedPop Up Cafe and Bar11:00 am - 3:00 pm Type:Fundraiser

Sat01Sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedMark Jennings 'The Art of Guitar: an Evening of Virtuoso Classics'7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Type:Music

05Sepallday11alldayFeaturedNeil Colclough(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri07Sep10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Fri07Sep8:00 pm10:10 pmFeaturedThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)8:00 pm - 10:10 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat08Sep7:30 pmFeatured'Sounds like the Seekers' featuring Samantha7:30 pm Type:Music

12Sepallday18alldayFeaturedKarren Burkett and Amanda House(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri14Sep7:30 pmFeaturedShaftesbury Abbey Lecture - 'Mary's Paradise Garden'By architectural historian Jonathan Foyle7:30 pm Type:Lecture,Other Events

Sat15Sep7:30 pm9:30 pmFeaturedFilm Special: The Post (12A)7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Type:Film,Film Special,Fundraiser

Tue18Sep2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSeniors' Film: Finding Your Feet (12A)2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Type:Film,Seniors' Film

19Sepallday25alldayFeaturedNew Dorset Art Group(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed19Sep2:30 pmFeaturedShirley Allum Fashion Show2:30 pm Type:Other Events

20Sep(Sep 20)10:00 am26(Sep 26)3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm (26) Type:Course

Fri21Sep8:00 pm10:05 pmFeaturedThe Death of Stalin (15)8:00 pm - 10:05 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

26Sepallday09OctalldayFeaturedLin Walker, Rob Adams and Sue Fawthrop 'Conversations - Working from the Figure'(All Day) Type:Gallery

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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 exhibition to see this weekend is Percy Lizzard's one man show in the gallery. Open all weekend 10am-4pm - continues to 21 August. #yellow #flocksofbirds #Matissecolours #selfportraitaspredator #tiger #Rousseau #contemporaryartist #localartist http://ow.ly/Nzlw30lrWgu

    shaftesburyarts: "The exhibition to see this weekend is Percy Lizzard's one man show in the gallery. Open all weekend 10am-4pm - continues to 21 August. #yellow #flocksofbirds #Matissecolours #selfportraitaspredator #tiger #Rousseau #contemporaryartist #localartist http://ow.ly/Nzlw30lrWgu"
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  • In the gallery this week Percy Lizzard until 21 August with his colourful flocks of birds. He says he makes 'happy paintings'! It's not just birds though here are 5 goldfish glowing in the deep. #birds #happyart #localartist @theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/EtmP30lqubm

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week Percy Lizzard until 21 August with his colourful flocks of birds. He says he makes 'happy paintings'! It's not just birds though here are 5 goldfish glowing in the deep. #birds #happyart #localartist @theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/EtmP30lqubm"
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  • Last chance to see 'New Journeys' in the gallery ... closes Tuesday 14 August. Diane Roberts, Catherine Pitchford, Patrick Whitehead. #monoprints #woodblocks #collagraphs #carborundum #etchings #linocuts #solaretching http://ow.ly/XQzH30llTMY

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see 'New Journeys' in the gallery ... closes Tuesday 14 August. Diane Roberts, Catherine Pitchford, Patrick Whitehead. #monoprints #woodblocks #collagraphs #carborundum #etchings #linocuts #solaretching http://ow.ly/XQzH30llTMY"
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  • Be sure to see the exhibition 'New Journeys' in the gallery this weekend. Three of the Poole Printmakers are showing responses to their recent travels. Continues to 14 August #EastAsia #Malta #Sicily #Gozo http://ow.ly/JJXP30llTpw

    shaftesburyarts: "Be sure to see the exhibition 'New Journeys' in the gallery this weekend. Three of the Poole Printmakers are showing responses to their recent travels. Continues to 14 August #EastAsia #Malta #Sicily #Gozo http://ow.ly/JJXP30llTpw"
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  • This week in the gallery 'New Journeys'. Poole Printmakers Diane Roberts, Catherine Pitchford, Patrick Whitehead show a variety of print techniques to document their recent travels. #lino #etching #solaretching #woodengraving and more ... to 14 August. http://ow.ly/z5Zl30ljPcb

    shaftesburyarts: "This week in the gallery 'New Journeys'. Poole Printmakers Diane Roberts, Catherine Pitchford, Patrick Whitehead show a variety of print techniques to document their recent travels. #lino  #etching #solaretching #woodengraving and more ... to 14 August. http://ow.ly/z5Zl30ljPcb"
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  • Eric Bailey and David Marl have been joined by photographer Tim Edwards this week in 'Together Again'. Continues to 7 August - open Sunday. #serendipity #photography #decay #globalgraffiti #tornposters http://ow.ly/UNrW30lezmw

    shaftesburyarts: "Eric Bailey and David Marl have been joined by photographer Tim Edwards this week in 'Together Again'. Continues to 7 August - open Sunday. #serendipity #photography #decay #globalgraffiti #tornposters http://ow.ly/UNrW30lezmw"
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  • Last chance to see paintings by Carol Clarke in the exhibition 'Reaching Out' as Eric Bailey and David Marl will continue into a second week with another artist on 1st August #watchthisspace #oilpaintings #paletteknifework #impasto http://ow.ly/vgtJ30l7bHN

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see paintings by Carol Clarke in the exhibition 'Reaching Out' as Eric Bailey and David Marl will continue into a second week with another artist on 1st August #watchthisspace #oilpaintings #paletteknifework #impasto http://ow.ly/vgtJ30l7bHN"
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  • Gallery open all weekend 10am-4pm. 'Reaching Out' - paintings by David Marl, Carol Clarke and Eric Bailey. #stilllife #forest #landscape #symbolism #expression, #abstraction http://ow.ly/lKDk30l7bbM

    shaftesburyarts: "Gallery open all weekend 10am-4pm. 'Reaching Out' - paintings by David Marl, Carol Clarke and Eric Bailey. #stilllife #forest #landscape #symbolism #expression, #abstraction http://ow.ly/lKDk30l7bbM"
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  • In the gallery this week 'Reaching Out' an exhibition of paintings by Eric Bailey, Carol Clarke and David Marl #landscape #narrative #abstract #dorsetartists #contemporaryart #visualpoetry http://ow.ly/x6aG30l7aOX

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week 'Reaching Out' an exhibition of paintings by Eric Bailey, Carol Clarke and David Marl #landscape #narrative #abstract #dorsetartists #contemporaryart #visualpoetry http://ow.ly/x6aG30l7aOX"
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  • Last few days to see 'Elements' in the gallery - closes 4pm 24 July. Holly Norris and Stephen Yates show a selection of their work inspired by their travels and life on Portland. #embroidery #applique #weave #ceramics #painting #collaboration http://ow.ly/AEsW30kVZ1f

    shaftesburyarts: "Last few days to see 'Elements' in the gallery - closes 4pm 24 July. Holly Norris and Stephen Yates show a selection of their work inspired by their travels and life on Portland. #embroidery #applique #weave #ceramics #painting #collaboration http://ow.ly/AEsW30kVZ1f"
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