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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Magdalena Atkinson

Dorset-based, Polish-born singer-songwriter Magdelena Atkinson describes herself as a soulful singer, multi-instrumentalist and a dreamer ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Paul F Taylor

Paul F Taylor’s observational stand-up comedy has been described as ‘logic-defying’. He was nominated for the Best New Act at ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Manics

The Manics are on at Shaftesbury Fringe. They are nothing to do with the South Wales rock band - but ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Bard Of Windmill Hill

Poet Trevor Carter - 'The Bard Of Windmill Hill’ - is back for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 with a performance that ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Richard Foreman

In a potentially extraordinary performance, Shaftesbury-based creative writer Richard Foreman is back to share more of his work at Shaftesbury ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Mike Walsh

A singer-songwriter with strong Shaftesbury connections is getting ready to perform a chilled out set list of acoustic cover versions, ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Geoff Robb

Geoff Robb is a superb acoustic guitar player. He was declared the winner of Brighton Fringe’s Live Music Award last year, ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Big Heads And Others

Three Dorset-based women writers are putting on a comedy sketch show at Shaftesbury Fringe ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Tom Balmont

If you needed proof that it is possible to find humour in any topic, you should attend Tom Balmont’s show ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Steve Bugeja

Comedian Steve Bugeja’s new show ‘Single Mum’ recounts the story of his early years. As an 8-year-old boy, Steve became ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan has written for BBC Radio Four’s 'The News Quiz' and has also worked as the warm up act ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Andy Grant Trio

The Andy Grant Trio will offer their audience incendiary guitar playing, bluesy vocals and funky grooves when they perform in ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Three Get Sloshed In Shaftesbury

You will be able to enjoy three comedians for the price of one with the show Three Get Sloshed In ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Poetry With Marigold Rumble

Shaftesbury resident Marigold Rumble has not performed her poetry in public before ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: International TV Executive Who Switched To Comedy

Former Shaftesbury School pupil Cally Beaton has been on the board of major TV companies in New York, Amsterdam and ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Kind Of Blue

A retired TV executive who made programmes about the arts is heading up a new blues band performing at Shaftesbury ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Who’s The Daddy Pig? With Philip Simon

Have you ever watched Peppa Pig? Most parents will have seen the popular TV series – but the cartoon’s characters ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Bring Back The 80s With James Alderson

When you think of the 1980s, what do you remember? ...
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Will Shaftesbury Host The World’s Oldest Fringe Performer?

The Australian press made a fuss about Adelaide’s Fringe, featuring a 92-year-old performer. Scottish newspapers marvelled when a 90-year-old woman ...
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‘I’m A Celebrity’ Star To Podcast Live Show At Shaftesbury Fringe

Comedian, TV presenter and late night radio host Iain Lee will be one of the star attractions at this year’s ...
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Bookings For Quirky New Shaftesbury Fringe Venue Will Be ‘Filling’ Fast

Dozens of acts have already signed up for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019. More artists have registered than at the same point ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Registration Opens With A Discount To Encourage Locals

Online registration has opened for the 2019 Shaftesbury Fringe. The weekend event is England’s third largest open performance festival and ...
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Video – Highlights Of Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

Credits: Videography - James Short Editing - Matthew Evans ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe Announces This Year’s ‘Best In Show’

A musical performance celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, fifty years since his assassination, has been declared the Best ...
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