Music Groups

Music

The centre is home to its own acoustic music group as well as host to live bands, solo singers and concerts for a wide range of musical tastes and styles, from pop to classical throughout the year. These events involve both professional outside bookings and amateur musicians who come together for the centre’s own shows.

For bookings contact: Richard Longfoot 01747 828397 or email bookings@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

For hirings contact Val Baker: 01747 854788 or email hirings@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk 

Palida A Cappella Choir

The well known Palida Choir meet each Tuesday from 7.30-9.30pm in the Rutter Room. They are a close harmony group singing group, covering folk, jazz, madrigals and anything else in between!

Cost is £6 per session.

Contact Karen Wimhurst on 01747 850978 or email karen@karenwimhurst.co.uk.

Pop along, or find out more info on their website: www.palidachoir.com

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Members of the Palida choir in action

The Palida choir singing with the Shaftesbury Ukelele Band at the Arts Centre Open Day, September 2015

Shaftesbury Ukulele Band

Classes run Tuesday evenings during school term times.

Everyone welcome (children to be accompanied by an adult).
Instruments provided

Beginners 17.00 - 17.45  £5
Intermediates 17:45 - 19:00 £6
Advanced 19:00 - 19:30  £4
Discounts available for block bookings

Contact Robin Walter on 07824 552414 or email robinhdwalter@gmail.com

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Members of Shaftesbury Ukulele band warming up for their appearance at the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival, February 2015.

 

Shaftesbury Ukelele band at the Arts Centre Open Day, September 2015.

Music for children

 

Toddler Workshops

A musical session with dance, music and mime for 2.5 - 4.5 year olds, run by qualified and caring staff.

Runs Monday and Tuesday, 9.30-11am.
Contact Ros Shaw 07841 600432 www.toddlerworkshop.co.uk

Emma and the Magic Bag

Emma runs regular music sessions for pre-school children and babies
Tuesday mornings, two sessions, the first starting at 9.30 and the second at 10.15am.

Fees are £5 per child per session (concessions on application).
No prior booking is necessary,

Payment is made direct to Emma, rather than the Arts Centre.
Contact: Emma House 07983 464202 or email emmahouse1@outlook.com

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