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EXTRA SHOW: Shaftesbury TV Comedy Star Cally Organises Surprise Second Gig

Shaftesbury Fringe-goers queued for the chance to see former Shaftesbury School pupil and BBC TV ‘QI’ regular, Cally Beaton, perform ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Jo Philby

Orkney-based singer songwriter Jo Philby has a loyal following. Her fans love her folk, roots and country influenced songs that ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Palida Choir And Planet Shaftesbury

Karen Wimhurst talks about her Shaftesbury Fringe choral events - the Palida Choir: Close Harmony in the Courtyard and Planet ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Spoonfeds

The Spoonfed's perform their close vocal harmonies at Shaftesbury Arts Centre at 9 pm on Friday 5th July. Listen to ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Amateur Players of Sherborne – Complete Works of William Shakespeare

37 plays in 97 minutes! Plus an attempt on the world record for the fastest performance of 'Hamlet' (currently standing ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Shaftesbury Acoustic Café

The Acoustic Café is a night of variety, music, spoken word and comedy all brought together in a friendly atmosphere ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Patrick Healy & Mary O’Connell – Barely There

Mary O'Connell and Patrick Healy are both young, both ethnically ambiguous, and both are barely there ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Jackie Clementines – Stop NOT Being Silly!

Expect high-impact circus combined with hilarious audience interaction ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Darius Davies – Persian Of Interest

Comedian Darius Davies is coming to Shaftesbury Fringe ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Thomas Cameron

Tenor Thomas Cameron’s voice has been described as having ‘velvet-like’ qualities ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Winter Foenander – A Jerk

Does knowing where you're from help figure out where you're going? ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Charmian Hughes – What-not

Charmian Hughes talks about her Shaftesbury Fringe comedy show, 'What-not' ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: The Songsmiths

Derek, Pete, Vaughan, Will and Alan are The Songsmiths. This popular North Dorset group is back for Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Susan Murray – How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

Susan Murray admits that she is morbidly fascinated by aeronautical disaster shows! ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Jacob Hulland – The Flat-Footed, Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager

Arriving at uni, middle-aged 18-year-old Jacob Hulland finds he is anything but a normal student ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Giovanni L’Immigrato – Indie-Folk Fiesta

Giovanni L’Immigrato are a rambunctious bunch of fun-loving indie-folk musicians who truly know how to get down ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Jacqueline Haigh – Goddess

Jacqueline Haigh gives a peek behind the velvet curtain on life as a receptionist in a Tantric massage parlour in ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Hunt And Murphy – Beg, Borrow And Bitch

Hunt and Murphy present their dark comedy sketch show at Shaftesbury Fringe ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Jon Pickard – Harp Guitarist

Guitarist and composer Jon Pickard will play a mix of genres including Spanish, classical, Bach, flamenco and his own original ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Caroline Mabey – Hair Of The Dog

Caroline Mabey’s husband quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Caroline, a BBC Radio 4 News Quiz ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Olaf Falafel – Knitting With Maracas

Critically acclaimed ‘idiot’ Olaf Falafel will offer his audience 'inventive jokes and stupid comedic left-fieldery, all held together with the ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Sam Fraser – Stand Up Weather Girl, Hottie!

Sam Fraser is the UK's only stand up weather presenter ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Fiona Coffey – Honey’s Happening

Join suburban housewife Honey and daughter Barbara for cheese and pineapple and fabulous retro fun with a twist! ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: Fabface Productions – The Visitor

Karen Lockyear from Fabface Productions tells the Shaftesbury Fringe podcast about her play, ‘The Visitor’ ...
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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: 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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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: 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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Shaftesbury Fringe 2019 Preview: ‘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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