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Supported by Rutters Solicitors and Proctor Watts Cole Rutter

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the three participants in the Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme at the Shaftesbury Tesco in November and December. So, if you want to help us bring live streaming to the Arts Centre, please use your blue token to vote for us!

  • Would you like to join our team of volunteers?
    We are looking for light and sound technicians. Training could be given to anyone wanting to learn.
    We are also looking for anybody interested in buildings maintenance to join the buildings team.

November 23: Soldier Poets 1914-1918 with John Shelton

Trench poetry recitals from the Great War.

Based in Ringwood, John Shelton has been reciting War Poetry for a number of years, covering the stories and lives of Poets during World War 1.

November 24: Christmas Bazaar


Homemade and handcrafted gifts galore.
Ceramics prints, decorations, books, jams, chutneys, pies, paper, textiles, cushions and much more. Browse many delightful Christmas stalls.

Enjoy a glass of mulled and spiced Christmas drink as you shop!

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

November

14Novallday21alldayFeaturedSt Mary's School Exhibition 'A Portrait of Autumn'(All Day) Type:Gallery,Other Events

21Novallday27alldayFeaturedCirca 5(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed21Nov7:30 pmFeaturedSpring Production Read Through7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Thu22Nov10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri23Nov7:30 pmFeaturedSoldier Poets 1914-1918 with John Shelton7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Sat24Nov10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Bazaar10:00 am - 4:00 pm Type:Fundraiser,Other Events

Sat24Nov7:30 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPhoebe Kemp 'May'7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Type:Theatre

28Novallday04DecalldayFeaturedStudio 90(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed28Nov7:30 pmFeaturedSpring Production Auditions7:30 pm Type:Theatre

Thu29Nov10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri30Nov8:00 pm10:10 pmFeaturedThe Grapes of Wrath (PG)8:00 pm - 10:10 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

December

28Novallday04DecalldayFeaturedStudio 90(All Day) Type:Gallery

Sat01Dec10:00 amFeaturedSpring Production Auditions10:00 am Type:Theatre

Sat01Dec7:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedJez Lowe's 'Thor'd Out'7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Type:Music

03Decallday10alldayFeaturedPoetry Group Exhibition 'Waiting'(All Day) Type:Gallery,Other Events

05Decallday11alldayFeaturedPerguadeo (rejoice)(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu06Dec10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri07Dec10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Fri07Dec5:00 pm6:45 pmFeaturedPam Kelly 'Lost and Found' Book Launch5:00 pm - 6:45 pm Type:Other Events

Fri07Dec7:30 pmFeaturedBell Street Christmas Special7:30 pm Type:Fundraiser,Music,Other Events

12Decallday01JanalldayFeaturedEeles Pottery and Keith Stott 'Pots and Pastels'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Wed12Dec7:30 pmFeaturedShaftesbury Tree Group TalkOld Trees Are Fascinating and Important7:30 pm Type:Lecture,Other Events

Fri14Dec8:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedHotel Salvation (PG)8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat15Dec7:30 pmFeaturedZoe Schwarz sings Billie Holiday7:30 pm Type:Music

Tue18Dec2:00 pm3:40 pmFeaturedSeniors' Film: This Beautiful Fantastic (PG)2:00 pm - 3:40 pm Type:Film,Seniors' Film

Fri21Dec8:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedThe Big Sick (15)8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

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Want to get involved?
We are looking for volunteers to help us in these areas at the Arts Centre:

  • Gallery Stewards
    The gallery are looking for stewards to help with our in-house events in the New Year. Please pop in and say hello or contact gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org if you are interested.
  • Spreading the Word
    Would you like to advertise future events on a board outside your home, or could you help distribute posters and flyers around the town? Please call in at the Box Office  to register your interest and join our team of volunteers.
  • Light and Sound Technicians
    Training can be given. Please call in at the Box Office to register your interest.
  • Building Maintenance
    Interested in joining the buildings team? Please call in at the Box Office  to register your interest.

 

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  • In the Ron Holmes Gallery until Friday 4pm ... 'A Portrait on Autumn' from St Mary's School photography and textiles students. #stourhead #autumncolours #depthoffield #closeup #lookup #focus #dewdrop #felted #windfall http://ow.ly/k1Bl30mFTA3

    shaftesburyarts: "In the Ron Holmes Gallery until Friday 4pm ... 'A Portrait on Autumn' from St Mary's School photography and textiles students. #stourhead #autumncolours #depthoffield #closeup #lookup #focus #dewdrop #felted #windfall http://ow.ly/k1Bl30mFTA3"
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  • Last two days to see this earthy show! 'Art Naturally' closes tomorrow at 4pm. Domestic and Pottery from Jonathan Garratt showing with Fine Art Limited Edition Etchings from Victoria Garland. #formandfunction #making #drawing #process #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/ifC130mE9FC

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this earthy show! 'Art Naturally' closes tomorrow at 4pm. Domestic and Pottery from Jonathan Garratt showing with Fine Art Limited Edition Etchings from Victoria Garland. #formandfunction #making #drawing #process #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/ifC130mE9FC"
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  • Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. 'Art Naturally' is Studio Pottery from Jonathan Garratt and Fine Art Etchings from Victoria Garland. Closes Tuesday 20 November. #dorsetetched #dorsettrees #localclay #fromtheearth #woodfired http://ow.ly/GVvo30mE9eQ

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. 'Art Naturally' is Studio Pottery from Jonathan Garratt and Fine Art Etchings from Victoria Garland. Closes Tuesday 20 November. #dorsetetched #dorsettrees #localclay  #fromtheearth #woodfired http://ow.ly/GVvo30mE9eQ"
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  • Continuing in the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt with his well known wood fired pots and Victoria Garland's exquisite etchings. #architecturalstructures #african #vessels # line #tone #texture #trees #wingreen #stormyskies http://ow.ly/Govd30mxkoA

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing in the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt with his well known wood fired pots and Victoria Garland's exquisite etchings. #architecturalstructures #african #vessels # line #tone #texture #trees #wingreen #stormyskies http://ow.ly/Govd30mxkoA"
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  • Meet the Artists ... visit the gallery today - chat to the artists Jonathan Garratt and Victoria Garland about their work and practice while enjoying a little refreshment. #studiopottery #africanpattern #fineart #originalprint #etching #wingreen #starling http://ow.ly/5fP330mxk1A

    shaftesburyarts: "Meet the Artists ... visit the gallery today - chat to the artists Jonathan Garratt and Victoria Garland about their work and practice while enjoying a little refreshment.  #studiopottery #africanpattern #fineart #originalprint #etching #wingreen #starling http://ow.ly/5fP330mxk1A"
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  • In the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt pottery and Victoria Garland etchings. #dorsetclay #romanfiring #woodfiredslipware #etching #aquatint #stilllife #colour #tone http://ow.ly/QANY30mxjHd

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally'  Jonathan Garratt pottery and Victoria Garland etchings. #dorsetclay #romanfiring #woodfiredslipware #etching #aquatint #stilllife #colour #tone http://ow.ly/QANY30mxjHd"
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  • Last chance to see this exhibition of landscapes and ceramics. Closes tomorrow 4pm. Anthony Atwood, Emily Van Eesteren. #weather #Britishlandscapes #oilpaintings #raku #naturaltextures #visitshaftesbury #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/qptr30mmW25

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see this exhibition of landscapes and ceramics. Closes tomorrow 4pm. Anthony Atwood, Emily Van Eesteren. #weather #Britishlandscapes #oilpaintings #raku #naturaltextures #visitshaftesbury #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/qptr30mmW25"
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  • Make sure you see this exhibition - open all weekend including Sunday and to 6 November. Anthony Atwood, landscape paintings and Emily Van Eesteren, ceramics. #mistymountains #tinyoilpaintings #raku #porcelain #visitshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/im4I30mmVDu

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this exhibition - open all weekend including Sunday and to 6 November. Anthony Atwood, landscape paintings and Emily Van Eesteren, ceramics. #mistymountains #tinyoilpaintings #raku #porcelain #visitshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/im4I30mmVDu"
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  • Continuing this week to 6 November - responses to British landscape, flora and geology from Anthony Atwood and Emily Van Eesteren. #oilpaintings #moorland #Westcountry #ceramics #raku #woodland #pressedferns #dorsetartists #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/jpTp30mmVnO

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week to 6 November - responses to British landscape, flora and geology from Anthony Atwood and Emily Van Eesteren. #oilpaintings #moorland #Westcountry #ceramics #raku #woodland #pressedferns #dorsetartists #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/jpTp30mmVnO"
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  • Open all weekend and until 6 November - British landscapes by Anthony Atwood and textured ceramics by Emily Van Eesteren. #littlegems #guiltframes #Britishmountains #raku #fossils #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/lrQg30mmUZN

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and until 6 November - British landscapes by Anthony Atwood and textured ceramics by Emily Van Eesteren. #littlegems #guiltframes #Britishmountains #raku #fossils #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/lrQg30mmUZN"
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