Activities

Activities

Art

Activity-Art
The interests of artists are catered for by the Art Group that meets regularly for a varied programme of work in any medium chosen by its members.

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Crafts

Activity-Crafts
Crafts exhibitions are a regular feature of the centre's gallery, and workshops in crafts such as pottery are supported through nearby crafts centres.

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Dance & Fitness

Activity-Dance
Dance and keep fit classes for a variety of ages and tastes are organised on various days by different groups. Whether it's gentle keep fit, traditional English dancing, or relaxing yoga, we have something to suit all tastes.

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 Drama

Activity-Drama
The centre supports a strong drama group for both adults and young people and has a year-round programme of both amateur and professional productions.

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 Film

Activity-Film
An international programme of top quality films for all ages and tastes is shown for most of the year through the centre's extremely popular and highly thought-of film society. A small independent community film-making unit also operates at the Arts Centre.

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Music

Activity-Music
From live rock, blues, jazz, folk and you-name-it gigs by visiting professional musicians to workshops on classical music, the centre aims to appeal to every age and musical taste.

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 Photography

Activity-Photography

A regular group for those interested in photography.

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Reading and creative writing

Activity-Literature

The needs of literature lovers are catered for by a poetry group run by published poet Pam Kelly, Viv Rudd's long-established reading group, and a creative writing group led by Cuca, Beth Stewart and Becky Bye.

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In the gallery from today four artists – Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine – until April 2nd. #ceramics #paintings #fusedglass #silverjewellery #inspiredbynature # https://t.co/3qp75ECFR9

Saturday 23 March
Sinnober
A welcome back to Shaftesbury for Sinnober following their Fringe debut.

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Check out one of our Spring Plays! ‘Audience’

Tickets on sale at the box office.

#justgoodfun

Tuesday 19 March, 2pm. Swimming with Men (12A)
A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Rob Brydon and Jane Horrocks star in this laugh out loud… https://t.co/Z0WnzKTFFM

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  • In the gallery from today four artists - Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine - until April 2nd. #ceramics #paintings #fusedglass #silverjewellery #inspiredbynature # http://ow.ly/wuiM30o7yPL

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery from today four artists - Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine - until April 2nd. #ceramics #paintings #fusedglass #silverjewellery #inspiredbynature # http://ow.ly/wuiM30o7yPL"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition of two local artists, Rob Neeley and Eric Bailey. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #camouflage #nestingbox #elevatedhideout #assemblage #conversationpiece #oilpainting #expressiveart #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/YMaQ30o2MwI

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition of two local artists, Rob Neeley and Eric Bailey. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #camouflage #nestingbox #elevatedhideout #assemblage #conversationpiece #oilpainting #expressiveart #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/YMaQ30o2MwI"
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  • Great article about the gallery in the BM mag this week, but don't just 'happen' upon the Gallery, make a point of checking out the exhibitions every week if you have any interest in art at all or are just curious. #bvmmagazine #artforveryone #localartists #shaftesburyartscentre #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/rqA630o4fwc

    shaftesburyarts: "Great article about the gallery in the BM mag this week, but don't just 'happen' upon the Gallery, make a point of checking out the exhibitions every week if you have any interest in art at all or are just curious. #bvmmagazine #artforveryone #localartists #shaftesburyartscentre #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/rqA630o4fwc"
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  • Check out this exhibition of expressive painting and quirky assemblages from Eric Bailey and Rob Neeley. Continues to 19 March 10am - 4pm daily. #vaticanminibar #birdstage #foulplay #stilllife http://ow.ly/rWdY30o2Max

    shaftesburyarts: "Check out this exhibition of expressive painting and quirky assemblages from Eric Bailey and Rob Neeley. Continues to 19 March 10am - 4pm daily. #vaticanminibar #birdstage #foulplay #stilllife http://ow.ly/rWdY30o2Max"
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  • In the gallery this week - Rob Neeley and Eric Bailey until 19 March. Many a fascinating conversation piece along with expressive paintings. #castrelief #transferprints #oilpainting #philosophy #football. http://ow.ly/Vmve30o1SoI

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - Rob Neeley and Eric Bailey until 19 March. Many a fascinating conversation piece along with expressive paintings.  #castrelief #transferprints #oilpainting #philosophy #football. http://ow.ly/Vmve30o1SoI"
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  • Last two days of this special exhibition - Peter Gardner with Charlotte Dooley. Peter has over 80 years experience as a painter and Charlotte just four, encouraged by him. Ends Tues 4pm #londonstreets #beautyofthecity #memory #experience #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/XVsz30nWy1K

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days of this special exhibition - Peter Gardner with Charlotte Dooley. Peter has over 80 years experience as a painter and Charlotte just four, encouraged by him. Ends Tues 4pm #londonstreets #beautyofthecity #memory #experience #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/XVsz30nWy1K"
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  • Posted @withrepost • @yourvalleynews Shaftesbury Arts Centre welcomes gardener and broadcaster Alan Power, who gives a richly-illustrated spring lecture on gardens that he loves. Wednesday 13th March 7.30pm, tickets available from Shaftesbury Arts Centre @shaftesburyarts #shaftesburyabbey #alanpower #gardens #gardening #horticulture #presenter #gardenersworld #myjourneythroughgreatgardens #headgardener #stourheadgardens #stourheadnt #nationaltrust @ntstourhead

    shaftesburyarts: "Posted @withrepost • @yourvalleynews Shaftesbury Arts Centre welcomes gardener and broadcaster Alan Power, who gives a richly-illustrated spring lecture on gardens that he loves. Wednesday 13th March 7.30pm, tickets available from Shaftesbury Arts Centre @shaftesburyarts #shaftesburyabbey #alanpower #gardens #gardening #horticulture #presenter #gardenersworld #myjourneythroughgreatgardens #headgardener #stourheadgardens #stourheadnt #nationaltrust @ntstourhead"
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  • Posted @withrepost • @shaftesburyfringe Thinking of performing at Shaftesbury Fringe? There’s just over a month to go before registration closes on 14 April. See website for details, and help us to make this the best Fringe yet! . . . . . . . #shaftesburyfringe #shaftesbury #visitshaftesbury #fringefestival #artsfestival #whatsonindorset #dorsetevents #arts #performance #drama #comedy #music #theatre #poetry

    shaftesburyarts: "Posted @withrepost • @shaftesburyfringe Thinking of performing at Shaftesbury Fringe? There’s just over a month to go before registration closes on 14 April. See website for details, and help us to make this the best Fringe yet!
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#shaftesburyfringe #shaftesbury #visitshaftesbury #fringefestival #artsfestival #whatsonindorset #dorsetevents #arts #performance #drama #comedy #music #theatre #poetry"
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  • Charlotte Dooley has been painting for the past four years and exhibits with her mentor and friend, professional artist, Peter Gardner in the gallery until Tuesday 12 March. #ageisjustanumber #ageconcern #ruralart #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/jImh30nWxyW

    shaftesburyarts: "Charlotte Dooley has been painting for the past four years and exhibits with her mentor and friend, professional artist, Peter Gardner in the gallery until Tuesday 12 March. #ageisjustanumber #ageconcern #ruralart #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/jImh30nWxyW"
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