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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

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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

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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

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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

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A regular group for those interested in photography.

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Reading and creative writing

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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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Just a sneak peek from our dress rehearsal……The Nutcracker – a pantomime.

Keep watching for more pictures!

Tickets are on sale with a great first night offer!

It is Dress Rehearsal day for The Nutcracker – a pantomime!

We open next wed with a great first night ticket price, so don’t miss out on this pantomime. Full of adventures, evil plots, friends, laughs and… https://t.co/DF5vpXthMP

The Gallery opens its doors for 2019 with Welcome 19, a taster show with art representing each of the 32 exhibitions that are booked this year. A huge variety of style, technique and subject matter. Until 2 February. #oilpainting #impasto #collage https://t.co/CssswETIq3

In the Ron Holmes Gallery until 27 Jan – Footprints – photography by Neil Baird. Social commentary on the theme of climate change. What is your carbon footprint?
#climatechange #carbonfootprint #portraits #frequentflyer #longhaul #walking #driving https://t.co/9WPiC04UGn

Still wondering what to do on Friday night? Here’s an idea – a brilliant funny witty idea! Come along to Andrew’s Comedy Night at the arts centre.

He’ll be hosting regular events giving you a… https://t.co/5edmTfdPrZ

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  • The Gallery opens its doors for 2019 with Welcome 19, a taster show with art representing each of the 32 exhibitions that are booked this year. A huge variety of style, technique and subject matter. Until 2 February. #oilpainting #impasto #collage http://ow.ly/bMPE30nmONz

    shaftesburyarts: "The Gallery opens its doors for 2019 with Welcome 19, a taster show with art representing each of the 32 exhibitions that are booked this year. A huge variety of style, technique and subject matter. Until 2 February. #oilpainting #impasto #collage http://ow.ly/bMPE30nmONz"
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  • In the Ron Holmes Gallery until 27 Jan - Footprints - photography by Neil Baird. Social commentary on the theme of climate change. What is your carbon footprint? #climatechange #carbonfootprint #portraits #frequentflyer #longhaul #walking #driving http://ow.ly/L7h030nmNv6

    shaftesburyarts: "In the Ron Holmes Gallery until 27 Jan - Footprints - photography by Neil Baird. Social commentary on the theme of climate change. What is your carbon footprint?
#climatechange #carbonfootprint #portraits #frequentflyer #longhaul #walking #driving http://ow.ly/L7h030nmNv6"
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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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