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Maddy Prior in Concert with Hannah James and Giles Lewin


A welcome return for Maddy Prior, performing with accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin , forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe.

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Upcoming Events

April

25Aprallday08MayalldayFeaturedLin Walker 'What If'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Fri27Apr8:00 pm10:10 pmFeaturedFrantz (12A)8:00 pm - 10:10 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat28Apr10:30 am12:30 pmFeaturedCoffee Drop-In10:30 am - 12:30 pm Type:Other Events

Sat28Apr2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedPaddington 2 (PG)2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Type:Children's Film,Film

Sat28Apr7:30 pmFeaturedViva Neil Diamond7:30 pm Type:Music

May

25Aprallday08MayalldayFeaturedLin Walker 'What If'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu03May10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri04May8:15 pm10:30 pmFeaturedCall Me By Your Name (15)8:15 pm - 10:30 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat05May7:30 pmFeaturedMaddy Prior in Concert with Hannah James and Giles Lewin7:30 pm Type:Music

09Mayallday15alldayFeaturedVal Morsman(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu10May10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri11May10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Type:Other Events

Fri11May8:00 pmFeaturedFilm Special: The Ladykillers (U)8:00 pm Type:Film Special

Tue15May2:00 pm3:45 pmFeaturedSeniors' Film: Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (15)2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Type:Film,Seniors' Film

16Mayallday22alldayFeaturedMariella Wolff 'Ancient into new structures'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu17May10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

Fri18May8:00 pm10:30 pmFeaturedThe Handmaiden (18)8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Type:Film,Friday Film

Sat19May7:30 pmFeatured'His Way' Frank Sinatra tribute by Robert Habermann - POSTPONED7:30 pm Type:Music

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedLocal Dorset Art Weeks (DAW) Taster Exhibition(All Day) Type:Gallery

23Mayallday12JunalldayFeaturedSandy Roberts and Jane Shepherd 'Two Together'(All Day) Type:Gallery

Thu24May10:00 am3:30 pmFeaturedArt For EveryoneA course run by Deborah Chisman for all abilities10:00 am - 3:30 pm Type:Course

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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.
  • Chaperones
    To be present for productions where we have children performing. Must need to be willing to undergo the requisite checks. Please get in touch with Jenny Parker (Chair) if you can help.

 

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  • In the gallery to 8 May - Lin Walker solo exhibition 'What If'. Ceramic reliefs and sculptures responding to found objects in the environment. Closed Sundays #exploration #discardedobjects #texture #relief #contemporaryart #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/wUtA30jHlmA

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery to 8 May - Lin Walker solo exhibition 'What If'. Ceramic reliefs and sculptures responding to found objects in the environment. Closed Sundays #exploration #discardedobjects #texture #relief #contemporaryart #dorsetlife http://ow.ly/wUtA30jHlmA"
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  • Last chance to see the Southern Contemporaries vibrant group show in the gallery. Finishes tomorrow 3pm. #abstract art #contempraryart #dorsetartists #paintings #sculpture #mixedmedia http://ow.ly/TEFc30jtgnb

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see the Southern Contemporaries vibrant group show in the gallery. Finishes tomorrow 3pm.  #abstract art #contempraryart #dorsetartists #paintings #sculpture #mixedmedia http://ow.ly/TEFc30jtgnb"
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  • Don't miss the Southern Contemporaries group show. In the gallery until 24 April including Sunday. #distantlands #mixedmedia #naturalform #dorsetartists #contemporaryartists http://ow.ly/tsp330jtg6N

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss the Southern Contemporaries group show. In the gallery until 24 April including Sunday. #distantlands #mixedmedia #naturalform #dorsetartists #contemporaryartists http://ow.ly/tsp330jtg6N"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery - Southern Contemporaries - vibrant landscapes, moody seas just some of what their group is showing. #contemporaryart #abstractart #expressiveart #dorsetlandscapes #dorsetcoast http://ow.ly/Q9IL30jtfKe

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery - Southern Contemporaries - vibrant landscapes, moody seas just some of what their group is showing. #contemporaryart #abstractart #expressiveart #dorsetlandscapes #dorsetcoast http://ow.ly/Q9IL30jtfKe"
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  • In the gallery to 24 April - 'Southern Contemporaries' group exhibition. Diverse mediums, diverse subjects and styles. Open everyday inc. Sunday 10am-4pm #painting #stonecarving #abstract #impressionist #symbolic http://ow.ly/qCvi30jszKU

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery to 24 April - 'Southern Contemporaries' group exhibition. Diverse mediums, diverse subjects and styles. Open everyday inc. Sunday 10am-4pm #painting #stonecarving #abstract #impressionist #symbolic http://ow.ly/qCvi30jszKU"
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  • Last chance to see 'Altered Images' group show in the gallery. Six artists show diverse styles and content. Closes tomorrow at 4pm #westcountryartists #dorsetartists #somersetartists http://ow.ly/z9AH30jlCzb

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see 'Altered Images' group show in the gallery. Six artists show diverse styles and content. Closes tomorrow at 4pm #westcountryartists #dorsetartists #somersetartists http://ow.ly/z9AH30jlCzb"
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  • Make sure you see the current exhibition before it finishes next Tuesday. 'Altered Images' in the gallery. #portraits #abstracts #livestock #painting #drawing #collage #closedsunday http://ow.ly/UTu830jlCqj

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see the current exhibition before it finishes next Tuesday. 'Altered Images' in the gallery. #portraits #abstracts #livestock #painting #drawing #collage #closedsunday http://ow.ly/UTu830jlCqj"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery, 'Altered Images' -group show, six artists. #expressive #portrait #landscape #seascape #contemporaryart #westcountryartists http://ow.ly/Ss6j30jcOJe

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery, 'Altered Images' -group show, six artists. #expressive #portrait #landscape #seascape #contemporaryart #westcountryartists http://ow.ly/Ss6j30jcOJe"
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  • 'Altered Images' in the gallery to 10 April. Six artists who gather to cogitate on their creativity! Closed Sunday so you can eat your Easter eggs. #collage #sculpture #dorsetlandscape #happyeaster #eostre http://ow.ly/blch30jcNN5

    shaftesburyarts: "'Altered Images' in the gallery to 10 April. Six artists who gather to cogitate on their creativity! Closed Sunday so you can eat your Easter eggs.  #collage #sculpture #dorsetlandscape #happyeaster #eostre http://ow.ly/blch30jcNN5"
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  • In the gallery from today 'Altered Images' to 10 April, Six artists, six different approaches to making art. #graphic #impressionist #expressive #cornishseas #dorsetsheep #iwanttoridemybicycle http://ow.ly/gE0M30jcNe5

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery from today 'Altered Images' to 10 April, Six artists, six different approaches to making art. #graphic #impressionist #expressive #cornishseas #dorsetsheep #iwanttoridemybicycle http://ow.ly/gE0M30jcNe5"
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