Programme: Friday 5th July 2019

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 Other - Exhibition 
Le Mode- 2019
David Vi–ña
Elegance, fluidity, texture and the female silhouette have been the inspiration for the Venezuelan artist David Vi–ña to turn his vision of the fashion into his never before seen Le Mode - 2019 for the Shaftesbury Fringe 2019. Vi–ña, who is also establishing his own fashion brand soon, will be exhibiting this piece from the 5th to the 7th of July.
10:00-22:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Foyer For map click here
Free
 Music - Acoustic 
ShadowLight
Jen Massey & Tony Osborne
ShadowLight are an acoustic duo featuring Jen on acoustic guitar and as singer/song writer and Tony providing his incredible electric guitar licks and solos to a range of original songs of a soft rock genre.
11:00-11:45
Coffee #1 For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ShadowLight
 Spoken Word 
Bite-Size Stories
Little Red Writers
Talks and tales, served up with coffee and cake, as we celebrate the launch of Dorset Shorts: Winning Entries From The Dorset Writers Prize; a collection of 17 short stories by writers from across the county. Meet and hear from some of the authors included in this superbly-produced 'little gem of a book' from Dorset's newest small press publisher.
14:00-15:00
Gold Hill Museum For map click here
Free
www.littleredwriters.com
 Music - Acoustic 
ShadowLight
Jen Massey & Tony Osborne
ShadowLight are an acoustic duo featuring Jen on acoustic guitar and as singer/song writer and Tony providing his incredible electric guitar licks and solos to a range of original songs of a soft rock genre.
14:00-14:30
Potting Shed - Garden For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ShadowLight
 Comedy 
The Flat-Footed, Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager (14+)
Jacob Hulland
Arriving at Uni, middle-aged 18 year old Jacob Hulland finds he is anything but a normal student. As he begins to look for the meaning of Life, the Univers(ity) and Everything, he makes the startling discovery that he is flat-footed, officially dyslexic and the only sober man on his course. He has, indeed, entered a dark new world... Hampshire.
14:45-15:45
St. Peter's Church Hall For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ComedyHulland
 Comedy 
Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin' (14+)
Alex Hylton
The debut from one of the fastest-rising acts in the UK. Not sure whether he's destined or just desperate for the big time, Alex Hylton tries his absolute hardest with this ambitious new show to make a million quid and all his problems go away. Leicester Comedy Festival Liberty Award winner. 'An undoubted talent' - Chortle.co.uk.
16:00-17:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.twitter.com/alexaprishylton
 Music - Religious 
Shaftesbury Burn
Multiple Worship Bands
Shaftesbury Burn is six hours of continuous worship.
17:00-23:00
Father's House - Meeting Room For map click here
Free
www.facebook.com/burn247shaftesbury
 Comedy 
Have Fun! (16+)
Lenny Sherman
Power packed performance jammed full of gags' - Chortle. 'Deft joke writer' - Loaded Magazine. Recent Credits Include Channel 4 Ministry of Justice, BBC Three Quickies, Viz. Lenny was the support act for Jerry Sadowitz at Leicester Square Theatre.
17:00-18:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/Lenny Sherman Comedy
 Music - Acoustic 
The Little Folk Fox
Anne-Louise Richards
Anne-Louise Richards returns with her popular performance as The Little Folk Fox and will be playing well known folk and traditional songs as well as a smattering of her own to entertain you. Joining in with any songs welcome and encouraged!
17:30-18:30
Shaftesbury Wines For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 Music - Popular 
Stolen Jam
Stolen Jam
Local, Live and Loud! We are a young and upcoming Rock band from Dorset, a county of colourful contrast. We are very proud of our work and hope you enjoy hearing us play.
17:45-20:15
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
www.stolenjam.co.uk
 Comedy 
Sexy Modern Fables (16+)
Jools Constant
Jools takes you on a journey through the crazier moments of a life lived without a second thought. Part stand-up comedy, part storytelling, the show includes highlights such as 'Bi-Polar Gigolo' and 'Man with a Gun'. With over 2,500 performances as a performer under his belt, you are in safe hands with this extraordinary raconteur.
18:00-19:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5
www.joolsconstant.com
 Music - Acoustic 
The Songsmiths
The Songsmiths
Original music written and played by the band.
18:00-19:00
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/groups/354790048326651/
 Music - Popular 
Bear North (Suitable For Children)
Bear North
Northern Exposure meets The Singing Ringing Tree. Wonderfully absurd - with a dancing buffalo, wolf and singing bear. A landscape filled with log cabins, forests, mountains and magical waterfalls, sophisticatedly drawn by clever fiddle playing, guitar and bass. This is a music gig only, not the full theatre show, which is being performed at the Arts Centre.
18:00-19:00
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.brainfruit.org.uk
 Spoken Word 
CANCELLED - Chest Pains (14+)
Tom Balmont
A show with a topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery was always going to be a tough sell. But if you like the sound of a topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery, then this is the show for you. Funnier than it sounds.
18:15-19:15
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £5 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
 Comedy 
The Flat-Footed, Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager (14+)
Jacob Hulland
Arriving at Uni, middle-aged 18 year old Jacob Hulland finds he is anything but a normal student. As he begins to look for the meaning of Life, the Univers(ity) and Everything, he makes the startling discovery that he is flat-footed, officially dyslexic and the only sober man on his course. He has, indeed, entered a dark new world... Hampshire.
18:15-19:15
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ComedyHulland
 Music - Popular 
A SoirŽe with Belle Street
Belle Street
Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail of close harmonies, classic standards and contemporary music from vocal trio Belle Street. Please note, numbers are limited for this event.
18:30-19:15
Sloanes For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.bellestreetsingers.com
 Spoken Word 
Stirred Into Dreams (14+)
Richard Foreman
In a potentially extraordinary performance, Richard Foreman will take two stories - one of horror, one of hope - from his acclaimed collection 'Wilful Misunderstandings' and stir in a unique computer-generated soundtrack to the literary ingredients. His recipe will provide a dish quite unlike anything else at this year's Fringe. Tasty!
19:00-19:45
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.richeff.moonfruit.com/
 Comedy 
BLOOM (16+)
Becky Brunning
Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998, brings her new nigh-octane show to reckon with that early potential. The world is her cockle. The world is her oyster. Becky Brunning is in BLOOM. 'Original, inventive and exciting' Sara Pascoe.
19:00-20:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.beckybrunning.com
 Comedy 
How the West Was Lost (14+)
The Bard of Windmill Hill
Best Show Award 2018 ***** The Bard of Windmill Hill turns the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder. Witty, ironic and waspish, this is social comment and cerebral comedy at its best! A treatise for our troubled times involving audience participation, theatricality and hilarity.
19:30-20:30
British Legion Hall For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5
www.windmillbard.co.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
Geoff Robb - The Music of Trees
Geoff Robb
Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. His well-crafted and reflective compositions blend his classical training and background in healing with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. If you enjoy beautiful acoustic guitar music then don't miss this event!
19:30-20:30
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance £10 adults/£8 concessions available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
www.geoffrobb.com
 Variety & Cabaret 
Cabaret Hour (16+)
Stu Turner, Phil Reid and Steve Owen
Comedy magician Stu Turner, mimic Steve Owen and comedian and ventriloquist Phil Reid come together for a fabulous hour of comedy, magic and impressions. Join this three-man variety show as they bring a mix of silliness, baffling magic and sheer entertainment to Shaftesbury.
19:30-20:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5 or in advance from thelittleboxoffice.com/laughingchili/event/view/101528
 Music - Opera & Classical 
Tony Hawkins and Friends
Tony Hawkins and Friends
Tony Hawkins and Friends - a miscellany of sacred and secular music performed by miscellaneous local musicians including a choir drawn from Shaftesbury-based Pallida Choir as well as other local musicians.
19:30-21:00
St. Peter's Church For map click here
Donation On The Door
 Music - Popular 
The Johnsons
The Johnsons
Rock and country rock
20:00-21:30
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
 Comedy 
Bald Man Sings Rihanna (14+)
Gary Sansome
As seen at the biggest comedy clubs in the world, including Caroline's on Broadway in NYC and Yuk Yuk's Toronto - 'Exceptionally funny' (Mark Dolan, Balls of Steel). Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show. 'An hour of pure entertainment and hilarity' ***** (Bunbury Magazine).
20:00-21:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £5 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
www.twitter.com/garysansome
 Music - Orchestra & Bands 
Ska Music is Dance Music
The Tokamaks
The Tokamaks are an uptempo, local band performing covers and originals from Ska, Northern Soul and 60s beat. Their set has a mix of originals and classic covers that are sure to get the crowd singing and dancing. Includes songs from Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, Small Faces and the Rolling Stones to name a few.
20:00-21:00
Shaftesbury Football Club - Bar Area For map click here
Free
www.tokamaks.co.uk
 Comedy 
Persian of Interest (16+)
Darius Davies
The show the BBC tried to ban! Come and see how easy it is to change the course of the news (all whilst being sat at home in your underpants). Come and watch how one man took revenge against Ryanair, and used the BBC as his puppets to do it. 'Blow away... clever and geopolitical' 4 Stars, Sunday Mail Adelaide 2019.
20:00-21:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.dariusdavies.com
 Music - Jazz 
Let's Jazz!
Maggie
At 13, Maggie saw her first live jazz performance and it was love at first sight! She has been singing professionally, around the world, for much of her life since. Her show is a special nod to the first ladies of jazz. Their songs will be interpreted in Maggie's unique, quirky and refined style that creates a warm and enchanting atmosphere.
20:30-21:30
Bupa Dental Care For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
 Comedy 
Stand Up Weather Girl - Hottie! (16+)
Sam Fraser
Sam Fraser is the UK's only stand up weather presenter. Building on the success of her 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show, 'Stand Up, Weather Girl!' Hottie takes a comic look at the weather girl and older women in the media. Can you be a fifty year old babe and a feminist?
20:30-21:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.fortysomethingfangirl.com/
 Music - Acoustic 
Melodic Meanderings
The Spoonfeds
After sell out shows at last year's Fringe, Shaftesbury's very own boy band is back with new ditties for your listening pleasure. The Spoonfeds are a men's a capella group and the show meanders through a range of melodies, from barbershop to traditional folk to arrangements of more modern songs with light-hearted banter along the way. Unmissable!
21:00-22:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.facebook.com/TheSpoonfeds
 Comedy 
Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness (14+)
Isa Bonachera
Isa has been obsessed with outer space all her life, and she spent twenty years trying to become an astronaut. Did she ever get any closer? BBC New Comedy Award finalist Isa Bonachera will take you on a tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams in this unique stand up comedy experience.
21:00-22:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
isabonachera.com/
 Comedy 
Broken Hooters And Geezers With Shooters (18+)
Matt Price
Cornish Comedian Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. From day one, he was out of his depth... As Steve Bennett from Chortle said, Matt Price is, 'a genuine, ordinary guy spinning some yarns, extraordinary in their telling ****.' 'He is widely regarded as one of the best storytelling comics on the circuit'.
21:00-22:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.mattpricecomedian.com
 Comedy 
Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness (14+)
Gareth Richards
Join Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010, Gareth Richards (Russell Howard's Good News - BBC3, Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show), for a preview of his ninth funny, stupid, stand-up show with some hilarious songs played on the Q Chord. 'A delightful hour of comedy' The Guardian.
21:15-22:15
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £5 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
www.garethrichards.net
 Music - Popular 
Waltz & Minty DJ set
Minty & Waltz
DJ Minty and DJ Waltz spinning some tunes to get you dancing through the night.
21:30-00:00
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
 Comedy 
Arson in the Queen's Swans (18+)
Peter Buckley Hill
Peter Buckley Hill, founder of the Free Fringe in Edinburgh, geriatric songsmith and waffly standup, brings a show to Shaftesbury for the first time and will be taking it to Edinburgh afterwards, but not for the first time. Some people think he's funny. Depends on your sense of humour, I suppose. Won't cost you anything to find out.
22:00-22:50
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Free
buckers.co.uk
 Comedy 
A Jerk (16+)
Winter Foenander
Does knowing where you're from help figure out where you're going? In this comedy show I'll pitch nature against nurture as I delve into my ridiculous genealogy. All will be told with jokes, anecdotes, energy as well as a rather sexy and exciting powerpoint presentation.
22:30-23:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.winterfoenander.com
 Music - Popular 
DJ Gary W (18+)
DJ Gary W
DJ Gary W spinning great tunes to take you into the early hours.
23:00-02:00
Angola 76 - Inside For map click here
Free