Gospel and Blues Sing-a-Long Shaftesbury Choir/ Bell Street Jazz


Come along and start your day with a fantastic gospel and blues sing-a-long hosted by Shaftesbury Community Choir and Bell Street Jazz, who play a mix of traditional and New Orleans jazz. They invite you to raise the roof together! All ages and ukuleles welcome! £5 on the door or to reserve seats call 07710 (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


The Big Shaftesbury Silence – Carol Guppy


Bringing people together: you’ve probably heard of ‘The Big Quiet’ which takes place in New Yorks Central Park, well now we have ‘The Big Shaftesbury Silence…’ I was delighted to have been asked to facilitate the first-ever ‘Big Shaftesbury Silence’ in the beautiful contemplative setting of Shaftesbury Abbey. Please come along and join in with (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Venue Phone: 01747 852910

Venue Website:

Address:
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JR, United Kingdom


Gavin and Greenknighte – Philip Sealey


The chivalric world of Camelot is transferred to the present day, featuring City bankers, a 650cc Triumph Bonneville and a New Year’s Eve cruise to the Thames Barrier in a dramatic retelling of the famous medieval poem. Leading Munich Writers member and prize-winning poet, librettist and author, Philip Sealey, reads extracts from his new novella. (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


Poetry reading – Linda Black & Claire Crowther


Enjoy the fascinating and original poetry of Shearsman poets Linda Black and Claire Crowther. Linda Black has published four full poetry collections and is the co-editor of Long Poem Magazine, while Claire Crowther, author of three collections, has been called ‘one of our most intelligent surrealists’. Book signing afterwards. www.longpoemmagazine.org.uk www.lindaroseblack.com Free to enter. (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 85226

Address:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AE, United Kingdom


Kim Hicks – Courtship


Captivating scenes from the novels of Jane Austen. From Pride and Prejudice to Emma to Northanger Abbey, scenes are brought to life by Kim Hicks in this one-woman show. “Kim Hicks is a consummate one woman show performer” – Sheila Hannon, Show of Strength Theatre Company www.kimhicks.co.uk Doors open 11.45am £10 on the door or (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


Summertime – East Knoyle Choir


The East Knoyle Choir will entertain you with a mix of popular and folk songs, old and new. This show is a glorious, summertime celebration of singing, with an emphasis on fun from the 25-strong, enthusiastic choir. Free / Pass the Hat. (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Absurdities From an Armchair – Jacob Hulland


The 16-year-old winner of Shaftesbury Fringe 2016’s ‘Best in Fringe Youth Award’, Jacob returns with his new show, ‘Absurdities from an Armchair’. Spend 45 minutes in Jacob’s quirky company with his unique views on everything from politics to ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. You can also catch Jacob on Sherborne’s Abbey 104 Radio from (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Magic and Sweet Harmony – Palida with Art of the Impossible


Close harmony choir Palida (winner of Shaftesbury Fringe Music Award 2016) teams up with magicians from Art of the Impossible to present a magical fusion of a cappella jazz and illusions. They invite all ages to come and enjoy the fun. All ages welcome. www.palidachoir.com www.artoftheimpossible.com Free / Pass the hat. (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Solo Blues & Americana – Mike Ross


Mike Ross takes listeners on a journey through the history of the music he loves to play, beginning in the Mississippi Delta and finishing right back in the present moment with his powerful emotive voice and intoxicating guitar playing carrying you every inch of the way. Free / Pass the hat www.mikerossmusic.co.uk (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850944

Venue Website:

Address:
High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ


Lola The Circus Cat – Shaun Winter Marionettes


Young Zac’s parents have told him they are so poor Christmas will have to be cancelled. Zac is heartbroken but determined to get his cat a job in the circus. After she causes havoc will the stern ringmaster give her a job? With lively circus acts and audience participation, Lola is perfect for the whole (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 852910

Venue Website:

Address:
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JR, United Kingdom


Samantha Sings the Seekers


In 1963 Judith Durham (a shy young Australian jazz singer) joined Keith, Bruce and Athol (from The Escorts) to form The Seekers. Samantha will entrance you with all their biggest hits: The Carnival is Over, Georgy Girl and many, many more. The Stage newspaper said of her voice: “ Perfection”. www.samantha.co.uk £10 on the door (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


Gill Manly Acoustic Trio


Gill Manly, many-times headliner at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, brings her acoustic blues and jazz trio to the Fringe. Accompanying her are Trevor Hyett and Thomas Coffey on guitar and mandola. “Manly’s bluesy voice tapped into the ballad’s sense of longing. One of our most versatile jazz-blues singers, she made a long-overdue return.” – Clive (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850944

Venue Website:

Address:
High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ


Haven’t A Clue – Stu Turner


Following its success at both the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes, Haven’t a Clue..! comes to Shaftesbury! In this hilarious show comedy meets game show, meets improv, as two teams of comics pit their wit against each other with this hysterical twist on charades. With Stu Turner hosting, you’ll laugh, cheer and crown winners in this (more…)

  • Haven't A Clue
    July 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

Description:
HOW TO BOOK To book online, click here to see a list of all events currently available. Otherwise, you can book for events at the


Scuttleshake


Winners of the ‘Best Popular Music’ award at last year’s Shaftesbury Fringe, ScuttleShake are back with a mix of new songs and old favourites. This female four-piece acoustic band plays an eclectic set of folk tinged Americana with guitar, banjo, uke and drums. Free/ Pass the hat www.facebook.com/ScuttleShake (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


A Writer’s Feeling for Snow – Frank Pickering


When Tom Shepherd returns to the Swiss mountain from where his wife disappeared while skiing five years previously, he has no idea what dark forces are about to be unleashed… Frank Pickering, novelist, poet, and musician, talks about his newly published, modern gothic horror story, Ice, and the inspiration behind it. Free/ Pass the hat (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 852157

Venue Website:

Address:
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JW, United Kingdom


End to End – Col Howarth


End to End is an uplifting debut about what happens when you look up, see what’s in front of you and let the moment in. Featuring a cast of characters, tangents and sharp personal realisations. “One of those comedians who truly lights up the room,” Comedy Den, Cardiff. www.standupforcomedy.co.uk Free / Pass the Hat Age (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Sebastian Hayes – Transmissions from the Future


Following a reading of an excerpt from his science fiction novel, Web of Aoullnnia, the audience can then pose questions to Yilkin Isellyion, an inhabitant of the 23rd century, and he will answer via a space time link… Watch this time space continuum… Free / Pass the Hat. www.webofaoullnnia.wordpress.com (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


Bell Street Jazz Band


The Bell Street Jazz Band plays a wide range of traditional and New Orleans jazz. Their repertoire includes classics such as At the Jazz Band Ball, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and Dr Jazz, as well as New Orleans numbers Bourbon Street Parade and Just a Closer Walk with Thee. Free / Pass the Hat www.thebellstreetjazzband.co.uk (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Acoustic Folk Singing – Jemima


A solo acoustic folk act featuring interpretations of well-known songs, covering artists such as Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and Ben Howard. Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 855477

Venue Website:

Address:
24 St James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE, United Kingdom


Parental Guidance – Andy Stedman


A great opportunity to see his new show before he takes it onto Edinburgh this year!   Guitar-slinging London-based comedian Andy is a new dad to young Freddie Elvis, and is taking the responsibility very seriously indeed. Topics include romance, school, friendships, music and sport… “His songs are genuinely funny.” – BROADWAY BABY Free / Pass (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


It Was Funnier In My Head – Andrew White


17-year-old Andrew White presents his one-man show ahead of his debut at Edinburgh Fringe, waxing lyrical on everything from passing out in PE to his travels in China, and everything else about his life as a parent-dependent college student. Introduced and warmed up by his Dad! Free/ Pass the hat Age 13+ www.facebook.com/StandUpAW (more…)

  • Free Admission
    July 1, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Lola The Circus Cat – Shaun Winter Marionettes


Young Zac’s parents have told him they are so poor Christmas will have to be cancelled. Zac is heartbroken but determined to get his cat a job in the circus. After she causes havoc, will the stern ringmaster give her a job? With lively circus acts and audience participation, Lola is perfect for the whole (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 852910

Venue Website:

Address:
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JR, United Kingdom


The Big Shaftesbury Silence – Carol Guppy


Bringing people together: you’ve probably heard of ‘The Big Quiet’ which takes place in New Yorks Central Park, well now we have ‘The Big Shaftesbury Silence…’ I was delighted to have been asked to facilitate the first-ever ‘Big Shaftesbury Silence’ in the beautiful contemplative setting of Shaftesbury Abbey. Please come along and join in with (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 852910

Venue Website:

Address:
Park Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JR, United Kingdom


Absurdities From an Armchair – Jacob Hulland


The 16-year-old winner of Shaftesbury Fringe 2016’s ‘Best in Fringe Youth Award’, Jacob returns with his new show, ‘Absurdities from an Armchair’. Spend 45 minutes in Jacob’s quirky company with his unique views on everything from politics to ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. You can also catch Jacob on Sherborne’s Abbey 104 Radio from (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


We Have The Internet – 98dse Productions


We Have the Internet includes live action and puppetry. It is a story about online identity, told in four parts. Follow several characters on their journey through different websites as they search for love, justice, faith and truth. .Free/ Pass the hat www.98dseproductions.com (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Venue:  

Address:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom


A Féte Worse Than Death – Karen Sherrard


Welcome to the village fête in Llanfairchwaraesboncen in the South Wales Valleys, hosted by 76 year old Eirys Evans. With competitions, slide shows and featuring Esme de Flange, a lascivious TV gardener providing advice on sowing seed, trimming shrubbery and prize marrows. But can you contain yourself for … THE RAFFLE. As seen at The (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Laughter is the Best Placebo – Simon Caine


For one night only, ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe, Simon Caine performs his new show. “My life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets,” he says. “If you can relate, this is the show for you.” “What you’re doing is great… the problem is, nobody understands it,” Iain Coyle, Dave TV Commissioner. .£7 (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

Description:
HOW TO BOOK To book online, click here to see a list of all events currently available. Otherwise, you can book for events at the


Devonbird – Folk Trio


This folk trio combines foot-stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, some sung in Devonshire dialect. Southwest Music Awards ‘Best Folk Act’ finalists 2013, Devonbird, is made up of Kath Bird (singer/songwriter), Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Andy Clarke on guitar and bouzouki. www.devonbird.co.uk Free / Pass the Hat   (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Gill Manly Acoustic Trio


Gill Manly, many-times headliner at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, brings her acoustic blues and jazz trio to the Fringe. Accompanying her are Trevor Hyett and Thomas Coffey on guitar and mandola. “Manly’s bluesy voice tapped into the ballad’s sense of longing. One of our most versatile jazz-blues singers, she made a long-overdue return.” – Clive (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Good Things Will Happen – Sam Fraser


Life has taken some unexpected turn since Sam turned 40. Celebrating ‘Executive Youth’- that space between 40 and dead, conflicted feminist Weather Girl and terminally confused radio presenter, Sam’s still trying to work out what it’s all about. Join her for an hour of filter-free humour and her popular blog in this, her debut show. (more…)

  • Good Things Will Happen
    July 1, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


Idiot Wind – Gareth Richards


Fosters Edinburgh Comedy nominee, Best Comedy Show Shaftesbury Fringe 2016, Gareth is showcasing a show of hilarious stand-up and low-key comedy songs. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric BBC 3, and heard on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4. “A delightful hour of comedy,” – The Guardian. www.garethrichards.net £5 on (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

Description:
HOW TO BOOK To book online, click here to see a list of all events currently available. Otherwise, you can book for events at the


Husband of the Bride – Luke Graves


Stand up comedy about love, marriage, Hamster Hotels and a bad start to a honeymoon. “It take a special kind of comedian to make me laugh and he is one,” – Audience Member. “The guy can tell a story, he can set up a punch line, he can handle an audience,” – TV Guru www.lukegraves.co.uk (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Jacqueline Kroft


Working with an abundance of sounds and styles in her adventurous and curious manner, Jacqueline’s unique approach to lyrical soundscaping provides unusual, eclectic compositions for her audiences to embrace. Free/ Pass the hat www.jacquelinekroft.com (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


The Visitors – Tisbury Arts Group


The Visitors is a disturbing insight into the mind of a damaged girl creating her own safe reality by talking to her friends, the characters of Alice in Wonderland. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £5 on the door. www.tisburyartsgroup.co.uk (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

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Venue:  

Address:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom


Super Cally Fragile Lipstick – Cally Beaton


Shaftesbury native Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punch line-rich material. With 4**** reviews at Edinburgh Fringe last year, Cally is described by comedy queen Sandi Toksvig as “Properly funny. A real find,” while Time Out declares, “Cally Beaton is an exciting and hilarious talent, definitely one to watch.” Free / Pass (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Venue:  

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Living On The Edge – Maisie Adam


Living on the Edge is the new one-woman stand-up comedy show from Maisie Adam (“one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming young comedians” – Ditto Theatre). Having been previewed to a sold out crowd at the 2016 Ilkley Fringe, now currently touring the UK comedy circuit, and recently being nominated for Best New Comedy at the 2017 Brighton (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


A Bit Of Magic With Stu & Friends


Bringing together the best comedy, magic, and cabaret acts at the Fringe, comedy magician Stu Turner returns to Shaftesbury to host this smorgasbord of variety. Sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, come along to laugh, gasp, and have your flabber gasted. Age 14+ £12.50 on the door or call Shaftesbury Arts Centre on 01747 854 321 www.bitofmagic.co.uk (more…)

  • A Bit Of Magic With Stu Turner & Friends
    July 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

Description:
HOW TO BOOK To book online, click here to see a list of all events currently available. Otherwise, you can book for events at the


T. rex: A Pack of Lies


T Rex A Pack of Lies. The True Story of One Man’s Accidental Fact Matt Brierley An uplifting rollercoaster of travel, adventure, coincidence and dinosaurs. Matt Brierley brings his Edinburgh and Bristol sellout to Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Have you ever had that feeling that something was wrong? That someone wasn’t quite telling you the truth? (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

Description:
HOW TO BOOK To book online, click here to see a list of all events currently available. Otherwise, you can book for events at the


Dazzling Deceptions – Paul Preager


An evening of the strangely impossible, the weirdly wonderful plus unbelievable happenings, conjured up into a melange of magic. Paul is the winner of the Bristol Close-up Magician of The Year award and is a member of prestigious The Magic Circle. £10 (£7 under 18’s) on the door www.magicupclose.co.uk Age 12+ (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Nothing But the Blues – Mike ‘Dr.Blue’


Debuted at New Zealand Fringe 2017 in Wellington, this is an hour of rocking Blues, with classic favourites from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and more. “Sounds like the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf,” Rob Clarke, Arch1 Blues. Free / Pass the Hat www.mikedrblue.com (more…)

  • July 1, 2017
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Venue:  

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom