Category Archives: History of the Arts Centre

History of the Arts Centre Part 5: Into the 21st Century

Part 5: Into the 21st Century [caption id="attachment_6121" align="alignright" width="300"] Front photo with charity shop (now the Gallery)[/caption] Over the ensuing years there have been major front of house improvements.  Land at the rear was acquired in 1995.  2001 saw the Phoenix Room extension.  Asbestos was removed in 2004 and more improvements were made.  In…
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History of the Arts Centre Part 4: A Phoenix From the Ashes

Part 4: A Phoenix From the Ashes In the early hours of Thursday 24th June 1965 a catastrophic fire broke out in the next-door premises occupied by a builders merchants and an electricians shop. “Despite the best efforts of the Fire Brigade the fire spread, causing extensive damage.  Luckily the front and stage areas were…
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History of the Arts Centre Part 3: Grand Opening of the Old Market Playhouse

Part 3: Grand Opening of the Old Market Playhouse The Old Market Playhouse had its Grand Opening in November 1957 with a performance of “The Sleeping Monk” with proceeds going to the restoration fund of St Peter’s Church, Shaftesbury’s only surviving medieval building.  A newsletter produced to coincide commented: “The Sleeping Monk” is known to…
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We would love to introduce you to the judges in our 19yr + for our talent show - 'Take a Bow'

Head over to our website and facebook page to take a look!

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We have another short story for you as part of our show case - 'Once Upon a Line'

Twins by John Parker - have a listen!

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Just two more days to see this group show 'Creative & Brave' - closes tomorrow at 4pm. Full of colour and diverse ideas - painting, surface pattern on a variety of products and driftwood assemblage. #abstractart #patternmaking #assemblage. #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/liv550AmLi4

A little bit later than planned, but here is part 5 from 'Wilde about Shaftesbury'

Have a listen - http://ow.ly/CMiT50AvSuC

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

Have you had a chance to listen to our show case of short stories?

http://ow.ly/FH0450AvSgK

Go on - grab a cuppa and have a listen!

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