November, 2019

Fri22Nov7:30 pmFeaturedDavid Burnett 'Lost Dorset'7:30 pm Type:Fundraiser,Other Events

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Lost Dorset, The Villages & Countryside 1880-1920

In the late 19th century the General Post Office introduced a halfpenny stamp for postcards,  with  an image on one side, the writing  and address on the other. The picture postcard had been born.  By 1910 not far short of a billion were being handed over post office counters or pushed into pillar boxes. Many were the equivalent of a modern text message –  written in the morning, posted in the afternoon and delivered the following day. Deliveries took place seven days a week, whatever the weather. Bloxworth’s first postman, Frank Squire, is reckoned to have walked 165,000 miles during his 42 years of service.

Choosing the 350 or so postcards in Lost Dorset from Barry Cuff’s remarkable 10,000 card collection was never going to be easy. It was not our intention to select only those of a place that is truly ‘lost’ – though many do. Nor to include one of every village in Dorset: there are many for which no early postcard exists. What I have tried to do is give a sense of the way of life in rural Dorset in the late 19th and early 20th centuries – a period of upheaval and change as great as any in its history, and one marked by considerable hardship. The postcards chosen may seem a window into a vanished world, but the men, women and children who face the camera in Lost Dorset’s 200 pages helped shape the Dorset we live in today.

Tickets £12.50

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750694

Time

(Friday) 7:30 pm

Location

Theatre

13 Bell Street Shaftesbury SP7 8AR

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From today in the gallery until 19th November – The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral#floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists#visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/new-dorset-art-group/

From today in the gallery until 19th November – The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of paintings, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset

Last two days for ‘Land Marks’ from Zara McQueen. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #wintrylandscapes #abstract #expressive #collage #oilpainting #mixedmedia #contemporaryart The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/FA5V50wSbOh

Final weekend for this stunning exhibition from Zara McQueen. Open 10am – 4pm including Sunday, finishes Tuesday 5th November. Don’t miss it! #shaftesburylandscapes #gardenshapes #honesty #autumnfields #visitshaftesbury #localart #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/7QfV50wSb3d

Continuing this week and until 5th November, ‘Land Marks’ from Zara McQueen. #neighbours #jenneywren #shaftesburycommunity #springlandscape #oilpainting, #collage #mixedmedia #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/CMC450wSaaz

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  • Make sure you check out this group exhibition over the weekend (closed Sunday) and into next week. The New Dorset Art Group is of serious artists, each with their own distinct style but with a common desire to create in whichever medium they prefer. http://ow.ly/rc4k50x3yaO

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you check out this group exhibition over the weekend (closed Sunday) and into next week. The New Dorset Art Group is  of serious artists, each with their own distinct style but with a  common desire to create in whichever medium they prefer.  http://ow.ly/rc4k50x3yaO"
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  • From today in the gallery until 19th November - The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral#floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists#visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/new-dorset-art-group/

    shaftesburyarts: "From today in the gallery until 19th November - The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral#floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists#visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/new-dorset-art-group/"
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  • Last two days for 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #wintrylandscapes #abstract #expressive #collage #oilpainting #mixedmedia #contemporaryart The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/8IMg50wSbOg

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days for 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #wintrylandscapes #abstract #expressive #collage #oilpainting #mixedmedia #contemporaryart The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/8IMg50wSbOg"
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  • Final weekend for this stunning exhibition from Zara McQueen. Open 10am - 4pm including Sunday, finishes Tuesday 5th November. Don't miss it! #shaftesburylandscapes #gardenshapes #honesty #autumnfields #visitshaftesbury #localart #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/IlIs50wSb3l

    shaftesburyarts: "Final weekend for this stunning exhibition from Zara McQueen. Open 10am - 4pm including Sunday, finishes Tuesday 5th November. Don't miss it! #shaftesburylandscapes #gardenshapes #honesty #autumnfields #visitshaftesbury #localart #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/IlIs50wSb3l"
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  • Continuing this week and until 5th November, 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. #neighbours #jenneywren #shaftesburycommunity #springlandscape #oilpainting, #collage #mixedmedia #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/ecCY50wSaav

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and until 5th November, 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. #neighbours #jenneywren #shaftesburycommunity #springlandscape #oilpainting, #collage #mixedmedia #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/ecCY50wSaav"
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  • Open all weekend, including Sunday, solo exhibition from Shaftesbury artist, Zara McQueen with paintings, collage, drawing and mixed media works. The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #dorsetartist #melburyhill #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/8cxv50wS9mH

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend, including Sunday, solo exhibition from Shaftesbury artist, Zara McQueen with paintings, collage, drawing and mixed media works. The Shaftesbury Group  #shaftesburyartist #dorsetartist #melburyhill #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/8cxv50wS9mH"
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  • In the gallery from today until 5th November, Zara McQueen with 'Land Marks'. Lovingly observed images of her local surroundings portrayed through drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. #dorsetlandscape #honesty #selfportrait #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/3z4z50wS8UX

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery from today until 5th November,  Zara McQueen with 'Land Marks'. Lovingly observed images of her local surroundings portrayed through drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. #dorsetlandscape #honesty #selfportrait #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/3z4z50wS8UX"
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  • Last two days to see 'Coastline' multi disciplinary exhibition from Laura Joliffe, closes tomorrow at 4pm. #jurassiccoast #stairhole #lulworthcove #rockstrata #seabirds #ceramics #watercolours #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/K5No50wMvLw

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'Coastline' multi disciplinary exhibition from Laura Joliffe, closes tomorrow at 4pm. #jurassiccoast #stairhole #lulworthcove #rockstrata #seabirds #ceramics #watercolours #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/K5No50wMvLw"
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  • The gallery is open all weekend !0am-4pm and until Tuesday 22 October. Solo show from Laura Joliffe - 'Coastlines'. #kimmeridgbay #seaoverrocks #painting #ceramics #carvedwoodenboxes #etching #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/D23c50wMvBt

    shaftesburyarts: "The gallery is open all weekend !0am-4pm and until Tuesday 22 October.  Solo show from Laura Joliffe - 'Coastlines'. #kimmeridgbay #seaoverrocks #painting #ceramics #carvedwoodenboxes #etching #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/D23c50wMvBt"
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  • 'Coastlines' continues in the gallery this week and to 22 October. Multi talented Laura Joliffe studies the Jurassic coast through painting, ceramics, printmaking and jewellery. #diptych #acrylicpainting #seaswell #silverpins #seashells #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/gG8b50wMvk5

    shaftesburyarts: "'Coastlines' continues in the gallery this week and to 22 October. Multi talented Laura Joliffe studies the Jurassic coast through painting, ceramics, printmaking and jewellery. #diptych #acrylicpainting #seaswell #silverpins #seashells #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/gG8b50wMvk5"
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