Was your appetite whetted by hearing the conversation between our own Anya Noakes and Rosemary King on The Alfred Daily on 1 June 2020 (go to around 13m 40s in)? Then search no more! Explore the history of the Arts Centre from this very page.
A Phoenix from the Ashes: The Story of The Old Marketplace Theatre and The Shaftesbury Arts Centre
Written by Anya Noakes
With thanks to Eric Olsen for allowing us to reproduce photos from his Images of England books "Shaftesbury" and "Shaftesbury Recollections" and to Mike Sims for his extensive historical knowledge and photos of the Arts Centre.
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