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Friday 27th August

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 Other 
Singing Bowl Chill Out (12+)
Dean Carter/Centreforpuresound
Lie down, relax, and allow the Pure Sounds of a crystal and Tibetan bowl soundbath plus sacred vocal overtoning take you into the deeper brainwaves states of ‘the relaxation response’, while charging and balancing the aura and chakras of the subtle body, and detoxing the physical body. Bring something comfortable to lie on/warm to lie under.
14:00-15:00
Bell St United Church Map
Tickets In Advance £10. To book, contact ahiahel@live.com. Phone 01935 389655.
 Music - Acoustic 
Pianistic Pictures
Shaun Bracey
You choose what direction this performance takes and set the mood! As part of this event Shaftesbury musician Shaun Bracey will take ideas from the audience and turn them into original and lively pieces of piano music. Do you want your life story turned into a musical portrait? Then don’t miss this show. A recording will be available afterwards.
14:00-15:00
St. Peter's Church Map
Pay What It's Worth
 Spoken Word 
How The West Was Lost (14+)
The Bard of Windmill Hill
The Bard of Windmill Hill returns to Shaftesbury Fringe to serve up a treatise for our troubled times. The show encompasses tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama theatricality and hilarity. It's a tour de force of epic dimensions!
14:30-15:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pay On The Door £5
 Music - Acoustic 
Cable Street
Cable Street
Cable Street came about under the spectre of lockdown. A group of Tisbury musicians got together in St John's churchyard for socially distanced jammin' under the summer sun. The sessions developed organically without mics or amplification. Enjoy a chilled, easy-listening mix of folky tunes, with some ear-pleasing acoustic guitar and smooth vocals.
15:00-16:00
Coffee #1 Map
Free
 Music - Acoustic 
Pianistic Pictures
Shaun Bracey
You choose what direction this performance takes and set the mood! As part of this event Shaftesbury musician Shaun Bracey will take ideas from the audience and turn them into original and lively pieces of piano music. Do you want your life story turned into a musical portrait? Then don’t miss this show. A recording will be available afterwards.
16:00-17:00
St. Peter's Church Map
Pay What It's Worth
 Variety & Cabaret 
Dirty Tricks: How The Illusionati Rule the World
The Great Baldini
The Great Baldini (the ‘Maharajah of Mystery’) heads the shadowy and sinister ILLUSIONATI - elite magicians ruling the world through magical dark arts. 'Dirty Tricks' reveals how they launder money, rig elections and support the CIA. Seize the opportunity to join the ILLUSIONATI. Tommy Cooper meets Blofeld. 'Incredible!' - Front Row, Radio 4.
16:30-17:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Donation On The Door
 Comedy 
Million Dollar Maybe (Preview) (16+)
Robyn Perkins
Ever been so determined to be right, you almost ruined your life? Me neither. Award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins uses true life experience (laced with science) to tell her hilarious story about competitiveness, bisexuality and imposter syndrome. 'Smart, engaging, fun and funny' - ★★★★ Chortle. Sydney Fringe 2019 Best in Comedy Award Winner.
18:15-19:15
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Unfringed
Unfringed
The (un)official band of Shaftesbury Fringe. Formed from members of the Fringe committee in 2016, the band has performed at every Shaftesbury Fringe since. This year they will be helping to open the Fringe on Friday evening, helping to close it on Monday and playing their mixture of blues/rock/folk covers and originals at various points in-between.
19:00-20:00
The Half Moon Map
Free
 Music - Acoustic 
Silly Songs
Plastic Jeezus
Plastic Jeezus are a Bournemouth-based duo who have been bringing their unique brand of up-tempo wryness to the masses for the last few years. With original tunes that'll get stuck in your head, rhythms that'll make you want to dance and lyrics that'll make you laugh out loud, Plastic Jeezus are guaranteed to bring a smile to audiences’ faces.
19:00-20:00
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music -Jazz & Blues 
Annette Gregory & Friends - Jazz & Me
Annette Gregory
Jazz singer Annette Gregory will be bringing her silky jazz vocals on 27th August 2021 to Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Annette will be bringing some original songs created during the lockdown in celebration of her mother and some classic jazz sounds with a twist of soul and reggae.
19:00-20:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage Map
Tickets In Advance £10 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
 Music - Popular 
An Evening with Hummingbird
Hummingbird
A lively female duo performing an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, pop, blues and country music to acoustic guitar. New for 2021, Hummingbird will also be joined by talented pianist Gwil Knight for a few songs. Enjoy toe-tapping melodies, ear-pleasing harmonies, and summery vibes. Winners of 2017's 'Best Popular Music' and 'Best in Fringe' Awards!
19:00-20:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Basement Groove - 60s & 70s Rock n Roll Covers Band
Basement Groove
Basement Groove is a five-piece 60s and 70s Rock n Roll covers band who play various songs from the likes of The Rolling Stones, T Rex, Free, Chuck Berry and Status Quo. We are upbeat and like everyone to have a good time and sing and dance along. We have been together 4 years and hope to see you all at the Fringe this year.
19:30-21:30
The Kings Arms Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Tony Hawkins, Family and Friends
Tony Hawkins
Tony Hawkins is delighted to be back singing again, after he was seriously ill with Covid last year. At 95 he is the fringe's oldest performer. Joining him for this very special concert will be some of Shaftesbury's great musicians, and members of his own family. The only thing that could make it more special would be a strong local turnout!
19:30-21:15
St. Peter's Church Map
Free
 Poetry 
A Shot of Words (14+)
Richard Foreman
Since lockdowns began, listeners to 'This is Alfred' have heard and enjoyed over forty of my poems. Now hear some of them again in a live reading that will cover a variety of subjects, from craneflies to kites, from Long Bottom to Melbury Hill and from fireworks to the apocalypse. With a couple of stories thrown in! Take a sip. Mmm. Nice.
20:00-21:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Other 
Airborne
Serena Marie
Serena Marie is an upcoming 18-year-old aerialist, who spins, drops, and dances 6 metres in the air on aerial silks.
20:00-20:05
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Ska Music is Dance Music
D'Ska Assassins
Think The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Selecter, all having massive hits worldwide. D’Ska Assassins are a six piece, uptempo Ska Band performing a mix of classic covers and their own infectious originals. They have performed at festivals, local radio and members of the band have played with world famous musicians.
20:00-23:00
Shaftesbury Football Club - Bar Area Map
Free
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