Phase IV Development Funding Appeal

Dear Members and Supporters,

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is literally bursting at the seams. Each week is packed full of activities and entertainment.

As well as a chance to take part in our four shows a year with our Music and Drama Group, we offer you around 20 different activity groups; some of which are in-house groups and free to members, while others are run by professionals who make their own charges. All these activities, productions and events need space, so the Directors have decided that the time has come for us to begin to realise Phase IV of our development plan; to build our long awaited extension and fly tower. This will give us much needed storage, workshop, rehearsal and meeting space, and will incorporate our essential roof repairs.

We gained full planning permission for our extension in May 2017, and our attention now has turned to  putting the plans into action.

We do not have enough funds to complete the extension in one go, so have decided to break the project into bite sized pieces, starting with raising the sloping roof on the Proctor room. This will both implement the planning permission before it runs out and provide us with a large, stage sized room that will eventually become a dance studio available for use by our dancers and for other travelling dance companies.

Focus on funding

We are now pursuing every avenue in order to raise funds for our exciting extension. We are looking for donations and sponsors for many events and are applying for a number of grants, while at the same time our amazing fundraising team is putting on a fabulous programme of events.

Every penny counts!

We ask you to help by remembering that ‘Every penny counts!’ and we invite you to save your small change to donate to our building fund.

Follow our progress

We’ll keep you posted of our progress on the website and on the board above the ice-cream freezer in the Foyer.

Lastly, thanks to all of you who support the Arts Centre and to all the volunteers who work so hard to make it the exciting place it is.

Jenny Parker, Chairman

Image: PWCR


In support of this appeal, the Arts Centre holds a range of fundraising events which are indicated by this logo on the event page and by a "Funding our Future" indication on the programme ticket.

Should the project not require all the monies collected, the Arts Centre board retain the right to use them for other of the Arts Centre's charitable purposes.

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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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  • 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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