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Saturday 28th August

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 Other 
T Shirt Printing Workshop at the Fringe
Georgie Faulkner-Bryant
Fancy making your own Shaftesbury Fringe merchandise? Well this year we are offering a sustainable and fun alternative to the traditional souvenir T shirt. We have been collecting good quality T shirts from our local Cancer Research UK shop for you to design and print your very own Fringe memorabilia.
10:00-12:00
Shaftesbury Town Hall Map
Pay On The Door £5 per T shirt
 Exhibition 
Vintage & Fairtrade Fashion Emporium
Georgie Faulkner-Bryant
Come and celebrate sustainable fashion in all it's glory at Shaftesbury Fringe this August. The Vintage Emporium will feature stalls representing fairtrade, secondhand and vintage fashion with flashmob style fashion shows daily at 12 noon.
10:00-17:00
Shaftesbury Town Hall Map
Free
 Exhibition 
Repair Shop
Georgie Faulkner-Bryant
In association with Marnhull Eco Hub we are proud to present the very first repair shop at the Fringe. We'll have a range of experts giving demonstrations and advice on how you can keep your favourite things going and avoid having to throw them away.
10:30-12:30
Shaftesbury Town Hall Map
Free
 Music - Choral 
A Slice of Song
Shaftesbury Community Choir
Our community choir is so pleased to sing together again after almost 18 months of weekly Zooming. We're a friendly, popular choir which welcomes everyone of all ages and abilities. No audition, no need to read music and a repertoire to suit all tastes. You can join whenever you like and no need to attend every session. Look forward to seeing you!
11:00-11:45
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Acoustic 
The Music of Trees
Geoff Robb
Geoff Robb plays a new suite of virtuoso acoustic guitar compositions featuring his signature blend of classical, jazz, Celtic and Spanish influences. His latest show 'The Music of Trees' weaves together tales of woodland folklore and history, and earned him rave reviews at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. 'A highly skilled guitarist' ★★★★ Broadway Baby.
12:00-13:00
St. Peter's Church Map
Donation On The Door
 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!
12:30-13:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pay On The Door £5
 Music - Popular 
Gracie's all-time favourites
Grace MacDonald
I will be singing with a backing track a variety of covers including some musical theatre, old style jazz, Disney, pop/contemporary and so much more. There will definitely be something in there for everyone!
13:00-14:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard Map
Free
 Exhibition 
A Giant Message for Freedom
Lady Faye
Celebrating and inspiring FREEDOM. A very relevant temporary installation - a 4' by 6' 'collage' mounted on an 8' by 12' bamboo frame. Lady Faye may also sing for you, songs ranging over the decades which all, variously, mention freedom. She may also appear as 'Mother Earth', with the connected message of responsibility and compassion.
13:00-15:00
Trinity Centre Map
Free
 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 
Ancient Heart
Ancient Heart
This is the first live performance of Ancient Heart, a new duo performing an eclectic mix of songs. Old songs, new songs, serious songs, silly songs - but hopefully all good songs - and guaranteed, no songs about covid! Chris and Phil play keys, bass, uke and percussion.
14:00-14:45
Gold Hill Museum Map
Charity Collection for Cancer Research UK.
 Music - Acoustic 
Mahatma Bandee
Mahatma Bandee
Dave, Elodie and Jake return with as much of the the family band as can be persuaded, plus a groovy selection of hats. We'll be playing a random set of acoustic-ish relaxed bluesy stuff. Cafe next door available for takeaways. Come and say hi 🙂
14:00-15:00
Potting Shed - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Comedy 
The Poetry Teacher (16+)
Andy Gilbert
The self-proclaimed no. 1 poetry teacher in the UK delivers a mini masterclass, before performing a new genre combining poetry, storytelling and theatre. 'Annus Horribilis, Anus Horribilis' (Horrible year, Horrible bottom) is considered to be vulgar and deluded but the sincerity of Gilbert cannot be doubted.
14:30-15:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Free
 Music - Acoustic 
Dorset Soul
The Darwins
The Darwins have been performing original music for over 7 years, blending some Dorset soul with our own eclectic mix of folk, jazz and blues. We are excited to be at the this year's Shaftesbury Fringe for the first time, so if you want to hear something a bit different please come down and support The Darwins.
14:30-16:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music -Jazz & Blues 
Kind Of Blue
Kind Of Blue
A five-piece group formed 3 years ago by Gillingham resident and pianist, Alan Benson. Our tag line is 'dishing up the blues with a side of country'. We have a strong local following having played several sold out gigs, including the last Shaftesbury Fringe and The Grove Building in Mere.
14:30-15:30
Muston's Café Bar Map
Free
 Spoken Word 
Alfred The Great: His Darkest Hour and the Liberation of Wessex
Philip St Lawrence
In the winter of 877, only Wessex remained to be subjugated by the Vikings. Philip St Lawrence tells the fascinating story of how, with the Viking Army only 29 miles away, Alfred kept his people’s hopes alive and snatched freedom from the jaws of defeat. He is the author of three novels with settings in WW2, Alfred’s Wessex and inside Brexit.
14:30-15:30
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Stuart Moxham
Stuart Moxham
Multimillion selling songwriter returns with new career-spanning set. Unmistakable tunes from the Young Marble Giants/The Gist/solo singer and musician, including material from the recent critical and commercially successful album with Louis Philippe, 'The Devil Laughs'. Intimate songs in a perfect setting.
15:00-16:00
Potting Shed - Garden Map
Donation On The Door
 Music - Acoustic 
Conor Smith
Conor Smith
I will be preforming a mixture of popular covers, ranging from old classics to modern chart songs and I’ll also be playing a few of my own original songs.
15:00-16:30
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Comedy 
Tesco - The Opera!
Steve Clarke
One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area... The supermarket trip is explored in musical form with a fun, frantic and family-friendly trolley dash to the conveyor belt. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2017.
15:00-15:45
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage Map
Tickets In Advance £5 adults, £3 concessions available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
 Music - Orchestra & Bands 
Tunes at Teatime
Phoenix Café Orchestra
Enjoy an idyllic afternoon in the company of the celebrated Phoenix Café Orchestra, who will be bringing you music from both sides of the Atlantic. With a programme of light classics, numbers from the golden age of cinema and hits from the roaring twenties onwards, there can be few better ways of enjoying a summer afternoon.
15:30-16:15
St. Peter's Church Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Acoustic 
Tattie Bogle
Tattie Bogle Band
Pub style folk with traditional and contemporary songs and tunes.
16:00-17:30
Swans Yard Map
Free
 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 
Jacob's Ladder (14+)
Jacob Hulland
Climb up to the dizzy heights and slip down to some awkward lows in the company of award-winning Jacob Hulland's warm and youthful, yet middle-aged, persona. Jacob returns to the Fringe with a new sense of perspective and honesty.
17:00-18:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage Map
Pay On The Door £5 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
 Spoken Word 
Alfred The Great: His Darkest Hour and the Liberation of Wessex
Philip St Lawrence
In the winter of 877, only Wessex remained to be subjugated by the Vikings. Philip St Lawrence tells the fascinating story of how, with the Viking Army only 29 miles away, Alfred kept his people’s hopes alive and snatched freedom from the jaws of defeat. He is the author of three novels with settings in WW2, Alfred’s Wessex and inside Brexit.
17:00-18:00
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Acoustic 
Dorset Soul
The Darwins
The Darwins have been performing original music for over 7 years, blending some Dorset soul with our own eclectic mix of folk, jazz and blues. We are excited to be at the this year's Shaftesbury Fringe for the first time, so if you want to hear something a bit different please come down and support The Darwins.
17:30-19:00
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Acoustic 
Simon Blake's Startling Songs
Simon Blake
George lV Kept Ferrets, The Girl Who Lived In Poundland, Ghosts of Appledore - titles that tell what this show is about. Flamenco style guitar and almost-factual songs will take you to where the comic meets the poignant - We are never more than 10m from absurdity!
18:00-19:00
Royal British Legion Hall Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
The SongSmithS At The Grosvenor Arms Hotel
The SongSmithS
Fantastic local 5-piece band who write, record and perform all their own music.
18:00-20:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard Map
Pass-The-Hat
 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!
18:05-19:00
The Half Moon Map
Pay On The Door £5
 Music - Acoustic 
Summer Sounds at Seasons
Anne-Louise Richards, Conor Smith, Richard Foreman
Join us for an evening of small bites, served to the sound of music and poetry. We'll be welcoming musicians Anne-Louise Richards and Conor Smith, with poet Richard Foreman for a chilled evening of entertainment. Entry from 18:00. 18:30- Anne-Louise Richards. 19:15-Richard Foreman. 19:45-Conor Smith. 20:30-Richard Foreman. 21:00-Connor Smith.
18:15-22:00
Seasons Map
Tickets In Advance Pre-booking essential (limited to 16 people). Tickets £30 from Seasons on the High Street, to include delicious small plates and tasty treat, all made in house. BYOB (bring your own bottle). Special diets catered for.
 Comedy 
Robin Morgan: New Gear (16+)
Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan (as seen/heard on Mock The Week and The Now Show) has an hour of new jokes, stories and other such nonsense. Come and see what works and what doesn't. Writer for Have I Got News For You and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Warm-up for The Graham Norton Show. 'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame.' (Chortle) ★★★★ Sunday Times.
18:30-19:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pay What It's Worth
 Comedy 
Tesco - The Opera!
Steve Clarke
One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area... The supermarket trip is explored in musical form with a fun, frantic and family-friendly trolley dash to the conveyor belt. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2017.
19:00-19:45
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage Map
Tickets In Advance £5 adults, £3 concessions available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
 Music - Popular 
Samantha Sings: Dusty, Cilla, Lulu & Pet
Samantha
Four voices that defined a decade: Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Lulu and Petula Clark. Recapture the best of all decades - the 60s! With international award-winning singing sensation, Samantha. You will hear songs such as Downtown, If You Go Away, You're My World, Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, and many more. 'Perfection' - The Stage.
19:00-20:00
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden Map
Pay On The Door £10 on entry or in advance at The Abbey Gift Shop
 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.
19:00-19:05
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Choral 
Songs of Light, Hope & Freedom
Rolling Harmony
Enjoy the rich blend of voices from Rolling Harmony, a new vocal group of choir leaders and singers from the South West performing at the Fringe for the first time. Great range of songs, gorgeous vocal harmonies.
19:30-21:30
St. Peter's Church Map
Pass-The-Hat Register in advance at Eventbrite
 Music - Popular 
Georgie Girl Trio
Georgie Girl
Popular covers music from the 60's onwards, with Georgie singing, George on lead guitar and Clive on drums.
19:30-22:00
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden Map
Free
 Music - Acoustic 
Shaftesbury Acoustic Cafe (Suitable For Children)
Various Artists
Shaftesbury Acoustic Cafe is a Shaftesbury Fringe regular. Come and join us for a terrific evening of acoustic music and spoken word artists. Entrance is free with donations welcomed for Shaftesbury charity 'Open House'.
19:30-22:15
Father's House - Meeting Room Map
Free
 Music - Popular 
Wiped Out - 60s & 70s Surf Guitar Instrumentals
Wiped Out
Wiped Out is a four-piece band from Dorset that play 60s and 70s guitar Instrumentals from bands such as The Shadows, The Ventures and The Safaris, along with our own versions of classic rock songs. We are not a tribute band and have a distinctive style of our own but enjoy playing the classic songs of the surf guitar generation.
19:30-21:30
The Kings Arms Map
Pass-The-Hat
 Variety & Cabaret 
Stirring Renditions
The Spoonfeds
An evening of songs and silliness with Shaftesbury's very own male a cappella group. A wide range of songs from many genres including some new additions to our repertoire, something for everyone. Get a drink at the bar and bring your vocal chords and some spare cash. Should be a great evening.
20:30-21:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room Map
Pay What It's Worth
 Music - Popular 
Flashmob Live
Flashmob
Five Piece Rock Band. Original tracks and Classic covers - Bowie, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Blur, Pink Floyd etc.
21:00-23:30
Shaftesbury Football Club - Function Room Map
Free
 Comedy 
Darren Walsh: Too Soon? (16+)
Darren Walsh
This pandemic is definitely going to be over by August, right? Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh for some 'stand-up covidy', a ‘best of’ knees-up celebrating the end of the quarantine. Darren uses sound effects, video sketches, one-liners and improvised jokes based off audience suggestions.
21:00-22:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage Map
Tickets In Advance £5 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
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