Come and meet Alfred, the community radio project for Shaftesbury, Motcombe, Semley, Compton, Fontmell and The Donheads, at this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe.
If you love the humorous, observational songs that feature on some BBC Radio Four comedy shows, Plastic Jeezus will be right up your street!
A jaw-dropping acrobatic display by a Shaftesbury student will create a buzz at Fringe.
A Shaftesbury Fringe performer promises to show you how to write poetry in just one hour.
Fans of folk music are in for a treat at Shaftesbury Fringe.
Award-winning comedian Robyn Perkins is returning to Shaftesbury Fringe because she loves our town.
Two Shaftesbury singers have formed a new group for Shaftesbury Fringe.
Charmian Hughes will make you laugh during her Grosvenor Arms Hotel gig on Bank Holiday Monday.
A new vocal group is set to entertain you at Shaftesbury Fringe for the first time.
95-year-old Bimport resident Tony Hawkins will return to this year’s Shaftesbury Fringe with a concert featuring his friends and family.
We continue our Shaftesbury Fringe 2021 preview. Today, we hear from comedian Darren Walsh.
We continue our Shaftesbury Fringe preview as Annette Gregory tells us about her forthcoming jazz-influenced show at the Arts Centre on 27th August at 7pm.
There’s ‘magic’ in the air at Shaftesbury Fringe 2021, as The Great Baldini performs each day at The Grosvenor Arms Hotel Assembly Room.
Singer songwriter Simon Blake is looking forward to his fifth visit as a performer.
1960s surf culture comes to Shaftesbury in a Fringe 2021 Show.
As we countdown to Shaftesbury Fringe 2021, David Grierson talks about the forthcoming performance by the Phoenix Café Orchestra.
Brit-nominated tenor Thomas Cameron has an incredible voice that has been described as ‘sounding like velvet’.
Former Shaftesbury School head boy Jacob Hulland returns to Shaftesbury Fringe with four comedy shows during this year’s festival.
You may have heard Dean Carter playing his Tibetan bowls around Shaftesbury. They look like steel drums.
Geoff Robb returns to Shaftesbury for this year’s Fringe. This accomplished musician will play tracks inspired by different trees and the folklore and stories surrounding trees and woodland.
In our Shaftesbury Fringe Podcast series, we meet Sarah Nicholls of Cable Street.
Registration has closed for the 2021 Shaftesbury Fringe Festival, which takes place between the 27th and 30th of August.
Orkney-based singer songwriter Jo Philby has a loyal following. Her fans love her folk, roots and country influenced songs that tell her stories of the sea and island life. Continue reading
Karen Wimhurst talks about her Shaftesbury Fringe choral events – the Palida Choir: Close Harmony in the Courtyard and Planet Shaftesbury: Raise Your Voice.
The Spoonfed’s perform their close vocal harmonies at Shaftesbury Arts Centre at 9 pm on Friday 5th July. Listen to one of their songs!
37 plays in 97 minutes! Plus an attempt on the world record for the fastest performance of ‘Hamlet’ (currently standing at 42 seconds).
The Acoustic Café is a night of variety, music, spoken word and comedy all brought together in a friendly atmosphere with refreshments.
Mary O’Connell and Patrick Healy are both young, both ethnically ambiguous, and both are barely there.
Expect high-impact circus combined with hilarious audience interaction.
Comedian Darius Davies is coming to Shaftesbury Fringe.
Tenor Thomas Cameron’s voice has been described as having ‘velvet-like’ qualities.
Does knowing where you’re from help figure out where you’re going?
Charmian Hughes talks about her Shaftesbury Fringe comedy show, ‘What-not’.
Derek, Pete, Vaughan, Will and Alan are The Songsmiths. This popular North Dorset group is back for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019.
Susan Murray admits that she is morbidly fascinated by aeronautical disaster shows!
Arriving at uni, middle-aged 18-year-old Jacob Hulland finds he is anything but a normal student.
Giovanni L’Immigrato are a rambunctious bunch of fun-loving indie-folk musicians who truly know how to get down.
Jacqueline Haigh gives a peek behind the velvet curtain on life as a receptionist in a Tantric massage parlour in her Shaftesbury Fringe show.
Hunt and Murphy present their dark comedy sketch show at Shaftesbury Fringe.
Guitarist and composer Jon Pickard will play a mix of genres including Spanish, classical, Bach, flamenco and his own original music on a 23- string harp-guitar during his Shaftesbury Fringe show in St Peter’s Church.
Caroline Mabey’s husband quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Caroline, a BBC Radio 4 News Quiz writer, explains how her other half’s ‘self-improvement’ has affected their family.
Critically acclaimed ‘idiot’ Olaf Falafel will offer his audience ‘inventive jokes and stupid comedic left-fieldery, all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures’ at Shaftesbury Fringe.
Sam Fraser is the UK’s only stand up weather presenter.
Join suburban housewife Honey and daughter Barbara for cheese and pineapple and fabulous retro fun with a twist!
Karen Lockyear from Fabface Productions tells the Shaftesbury Fringe podcast about her play, ‘The Visitor’.
Dorset-based, Polish-born singer-songwriter Magdelena Atkinson describes herself as a soulful singer, multi-instrumentalist and a dreamer. Continue reading
Paul F Taylor’s observational stand-up comedy has been described as ‘logic-defying’. He was nominated for the Best New Act at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2017.
The Manics are on at Shaftesbury Fringe. They are nothing to do with the South Wales rock band – but they are Welsh!
Poet Trevor Carter – ‘The Bard Of Windmill Hill’ – is back for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 with a performance that turns the frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder.
In a potentially extraordinary performance, Shaftesbury-based creative writer Richard Foreman is back to share more of his work at Shaftesbury Fringe.