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 £7 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

Shaftesbury Ukulele Band

Classes run Tuesday evenings during school term times.

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

Beginners: 4.45 - 5.30, £5
Intermediates: 5.30 - 6.45, £6
Advanced: 6.45 - 7.15, £4
Discounts available for block bookings

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

 

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

Music, movement, singing, rhymes & FUN.

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

Payment is made direct to Emma, rather than the Arts Centre.
Contact: Emma House 07983 464202 , email emmahouse1@outlook.com
Facebook.com/Emma-The-Magic-Bag

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  • In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf"
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  • An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups. #fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown

    shaftesburyarts: "Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups.
#fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown"
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  • Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings  http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd"
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  • Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook. Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook.  Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea"
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  • In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC"
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  • Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM"
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  • There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ

    shaftesburyarts: "There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart  #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl"
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