Programme: Saturday 6th July 2019

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 Spoken Word 
Shaftesbury Tales From the Edge (Suitable For Children)
Shaftesbury Arts Centre Writing Group
Following a warm reception at the 2018 Fringe, members of Shaftesbury Art Centre's Writing Group return to present a variety of 'home-grown' stories, each with a distinctly local connection. Prepare to be intrigued, curious, amused, maybe even spooked, with an appealing collection of regional tales.
10:00-12:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Foyer For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 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 
Raise Your Voice
Sing-A-Long Hosted By Planet Shaftesbury
Start your morning with a great sing-a-long with the theme of Songs for a Better World - from gospel through to Dylan, Clearwater, Billy Bragg and many others. What better way to wake up?! With special guests Shaftesbury Primary School.
10:00-11:00
Trinity Centre For map click here
Pay On The Door £5 per adult/family. Children free.
www.planetshaftesbury.org
 Other - Community Meditation 
The Big Shaftesbury Silence
Carol Guppy
Bringing people together. Come along and join in with a 'community open-air meditation'. Find us in the Rose Garden on Park Walk, outside the Abbey, weather permitting. Please bring cushions/blankets/yoga mats or anything you need to be comfortable. Some chairs available. Everyone welcome.
10:30-11:00
Abbey Walk - Rose Garden For map click here
Free
www.calm4you.co.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
John Cockle's Fringeless Four
John Cockle
John Cockle returns to Shaftesbury Fringe with a few friends for a one off performance of some New Orleans jazz tunes in Swans Yard. With outside seating and cafe.
11:00-12:30
Swans Yard For map click here
Free
 Other - Yoga 
Dru Yoga (12+)
Kirsty Elliott
Come and enjoy some time working with some beautiful flowing yoga sequences, designed to bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance and experience a moment of unique stillness in the most spectacular setting. All ages and stages warmly welcomed, no experience or mat required, just bring yourself and an open mind.
11:30-12:45
Abbey Walk - Rose Garden For map click here
Free
www.theyogawithin.co.uk
 Spoken Word 
Jawbone (10+)
Peter Roe and Tom Rogers
Jawbone is a spoken word production by prize-winning poets Peter Roe and Tom Rogers. They will take you on a surreal and humorous journey through Middle England. Tackling issues like bread, being in love with your barista, veg boxes, beanstalks, planning, grannies in toilets, the koala Kaballah, sniffing babies and revolution!
11:30-12:15
Coffee #1 For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.wessex.media
 Poetry 
Long Poem Magazine Showcase
Linda Black & Claire Crowther
Shearsman poets and editors, Linda Black and Claire Crowther, are this year celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Long Poem Magazine. Come along to hear a selection of poems from the acclaimed magazine, as well as their own work. With guest poets Annie Freud and Rosie Jackson. There will be magazines for sale and a book signing.
11:30-12:45
Gold Hill Museum For map click here
Free
www.longpoemmagazine.org.uk
 Music - Popular 
Lawrence and Quinn Jazz
Simon Lawrence, James Quinn and Joe Basher-Booth
From performing at famous venues like London's Ronnie Scott's and the 100 Club, jazz singer Simon Lawrence, pianist James Quinn and drummer Joe Basher-Booth perform entertaining jazz standards and fun swing versions of modern songs. Expect Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more!
12:00-13:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/lawrenceandquinn
 Poetry 
Memories and Moments in Time
Marigold Rumble
Marigold first wrote a poem for her school magazine aged around 12 - and did not pick up her 'poetry pen' again for about 40 years! In the years since, inspired by special people, places and events, she has produced an anthology of poetry and will be sharing some of these at this year's Fringe.
12:00-13:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Snug For map click here
Charity Collection will be made for The Children's Society
 Music - Popular 
Songs for Summer
East Knoyle Village Choir
Come and enjoy a selection of melodies to celebrate summer - whatever the weather! We are an enthusiastic choir of 25, all living in East KnoyleÉ and we love to sing.
12:00-12:30
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 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!
12:00-13:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance £10 adults/£8 concession available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
www.geoffrobb.com
 Comedy 
Big Heads and Others
Lee Wyles, Sally Hunt, Aiden Watson and Mike
Colburne

This comedy sketch show for all ages will take you on a journey from the topical and tropical to the meticulous and ridiculous. For 45 minutes you'll travel to Easter Island, face up to Killer Ladybugs, peek inside a woman's handbag and trek alongside some not-so-religious pilgrims. Written by 3-She, a trio of Dorset women writers.
12:00-12:45
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ThreeSheDorset/?modal=admin_todo_tour
 Comedy 
Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess (14+)
Louise Atkinson
Louise recently received two reviews. One was 'A strong flavour of Victoria Wood' and the other, she 'sounds good, looks a mess'. For some reason, she concentrated on the latter. Warning: use of Northern colloquialisms. (Amused Moose Finalist 2018).
12:00-13:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.facebook.com/mslouatkinson
 Comedy 
Hair of the Dog (16+)
Caroline Mabey
Caroline Mabey's husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. New stand up from BBC Radio 4 News Quiz writer. 'No one has made us laugh as much at this fringe' (The Skinny). 'Oddball Genius' (Chortle). 'Hilarious... funny and touching and brilliant' (Guardian).
12:00-13:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.carolinemabey.com
 Music - Acoustic 
Pegasus
Noel Bowman and Mike Botterill
Coffee, ice cream and songs with a moral. Join Noel and Mike by the cafe in Swans Yard for an hour of songs mostly from 20th century America reflecting some harsh events, some sentimental, some plain funny, some obscure and some familiar. All offered with great affection and belief in the great and radical songwriters of the time.
12:45-14:00
Swans Yard For map click here
Charity Collection
 Music - Acoustic 
Simon Blake's Startling Songs
Simon Ellis
Quirky, comic and Celtic original songs gleaned from Westcountry folk traditions and tales.
13:00-14:00
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 Comedy 
An Unexpected Item in the Gagging Area (16+)
Chris Norton Walker
Super-Marketable Chris Norton Walker presents a fun packed one liner show. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found whilst shopping? Chris will show you some remarkable items he's found. There's loads of puns, jokes, fun and surprises in store! Come along and bring your gags for life! (2018 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Joke nominee).
13:00-13:45
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.nortonwalker.com
 Spoken Word 
Jawbone (10+)
Peter Roe and Tom Rogers
Jawbone is a spoken word production by prize-winning poets Peter Roe and Tom Rogers. They will take you on a surreal and humorous journey through Middle England. Tackling issues like bread, being in love with your barista, veg boxes, beanstalks, planning, grannies in toilets, the koala Kaballah, sniffing babies and revolution!
13:30-14:15
Coffee #1 For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.wessex.media
 Theatre 
Sticky Ends
Brave Bold Drama
What happens if you refuse to go to bed? Cover your bedroom floor in lego? Demand ice-cream daily? You'll come to a STICKY END, that's what! Sticky Ends is a collection of brand new comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children. Full of music and chances to join in, Sticky Ends is perfect for families to enjoy together. Children aged 4+ will get all the jokes, but there's nothing to alarm younger ones.
13:30-14:30
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Tickets In Advance £6.50 adults/£5 children & concessions available from www.ticketsignite.com/event/1416/sticky-ends
www.bravebolddrama.co.uk
 Comedy 
Richard Stott: Right Hand Man (Ed Fringe Preview) (14+)
Richard Stott
Debut hour from the comedian with toes for fingers. Exploring body image, mental health and disability in an image-obsessed world. Uplifting anarchic storytelling and acidic punch lines. 'Unexpectedly inspiring, heart-wrenchingly moving and unquestionably funny' - Evening Standard.
13:30-14:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay On The Door £7 adult/£5 concessions
www.facebook.com/RichardStottComedy
 Comedy 
The Rabbit Hole with Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle (12+)
Iain lee & Katherine Boyle
Iain Lee (I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, talkRADIO) and Katherine Boyle (talkRADIO) record a live phone-in in front of an audience. Call 0203 286 6370 or Skype HeyRabbitHoleShow NOW and leave your message or call live during the show. It's silly and there will probably be a game of human Guess Who? You coming down the Rabbit Hole with us?
13:45-14:50
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £8 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/iain-lee
www.iainlee.com/event
 Music - Acoustic 
Deep & Wild
Magdalena Atkinson
Magdalena Atkinson - a soulful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a dreamer... Her voice heals confusion, empowers and inspires. Listen to her hammered dulcimer or stamp your feet to her guitar riffs. 'Her tunes and the way she performs are compelling - great music and lyrics pouring straight from her heart!' Simon Neild, Producer Source FM.
14:00-15:00
Potting Shed - Garden For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.magdalenaatkinson.co.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
Brice and Broom Unplugged(ish)
Brice and Broom
By popular demand, Andy Brice (from Flashmob) returns to the little courtyard behind Shaftesbury Wines. Playing semi-unplugged he will be joined by his band mate Chris Broom on lead guitar. Enjoy all your favourites including Pink Floyd, Bowie and... well if you have been before you know what to expect.
14:00-15:00
Shaftesbury Wines For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/flashmobmusic/
 Music - Popular 
From Faerie-Land and Beyond
India Blue
Step into the depths of faerie-land and beyond. India Blue shares enchanting and poetic faerie-folk music on her harp, keys and other stringed instruments. Following themes of nature, magic and spirituality, India captivates audiences of all ages (and mythical forms).
14:00-15:30
St. Peter's Church For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.indiabluemusic.weebly.com
 Comedy 
Tom Glover: A Glover Not A Fighter (12+)
Tom Glover
Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Urinals. Tom Glover is a comedian not afraid to tackle the big issues. The debut show from a loveable West Country favourite; Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year runner-up and finalist in Petfringe Comedian of the Year. Nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019.
14:00-15:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.tomglovercomedy.co.uk
 Music - Popular 
Big Brass Ska
Big Brass Ska
Brass SKA. The most powerful SKA band in Dorset. Covers music from Bad Manners, Madness, Specials and much more...
14:30-16:00
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
 Poetry 
A Cornish Year
Frank Pickering
A presentation of 'A Cornish Year' by the author Frank Pickering. This recently published, beautiful volume of his poems, with paintings by landscape artist, Wendy Parkyn, celebrates the life, landscape and history of Cornwall over the course of a year.
14:30-15:30
Bell St United Church For map click here
Free
 Comedy 
Rude Revelations (14+)
Maggy Whitehouse and Richard Jay
Maggy Whitehouse is an Independent Catholic Priest and comedian. Think Father Ted with a slightly better taste in cardigans. She won't try to convert you. But she reinterprets the Bible in a kick-ass kind of way. Richard Jay is 65 years old. He doesn't talk about sex. At home and work he feels redundant. He loves his wife for a very special reason.
14:30-15:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
 Music - Popular 
Songs for Summer
East Knoyle Village Choir
Come and enjoy a selection of melodies to celebrate summer - whatever the weather! We are an enthusiastic choir of 25, all living in East Knoyle... and we love to sing.
14:30-15:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 Comedy 
A Career In Ruins
Julian Richards
In this show (which will include a live shovelling demonstration) Julian Richards will chart his 50 years in archaeology, from a Viking called Snot to Stonehenge, from TV to test pits, explaining the fascination of exploring the past and why he hates chemical toilets. And all this in the Abbey ruins.
14:30-15:00
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum And Garden For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.shaftesburyabbey.org.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
Tattie Bogle
Margaret and John Cluett
Acoustic folk music both traditional and contemporary.
14:45-15:45
Bupa Dental Care For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 Spoken Word 
Gavin and Greneknighte
Philip Sealey
Dramatic readings from my new novel, 'Gavin and Greneknighte': the Arthurian world of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' re-imagined for a technological age. Readers' comments: 'It could become a cult classic'. 'I romped through the pages'. 'I was utterly enthralled'. Don't miss the chance to listen to Gavin's story and meet him in the flesh.
15:00-16:00
Gold Hill Museum For map click here
Free
www.facebook.com/philip.sealey.73
 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. 'Songs of lakes, firesides and bears. An impossible odyssey' - Highly Recommended, Fringereview.
15:00-16:30
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.brainfruit.org.uk
 Comedy 
Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut (Ed Fringe Preview) (16+)
Aaron Simmonds
Join 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he discusses how it feels to be trolled online for not being disabled enough. Winner: Jewish Comedian Of The Year 2017. 'A class act' - Chortle.
15:00-16:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay On The Door £7 adults/£5 concessions
www.facebook.com/rollingcomedian
 Music - Popular 
ScuttleShake
ScuttleShake
Winners of the Best Popular Music Award at the first ever Shaftesbury Fringe, ScuttleShake are returning to the 2019 Festival with one gig only, at The Mitre. ScuttleShake are a women's four-piece folk/Americana ensemble who bring their own interpretation to traditional and contemporary songs by the likes of Jolie Holland and Eilen Jewell.
15:00-16:00
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/ScuttleShake/
 Comedy 
Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck (16+)
Robin Boot
He has sold out his last 4 years in Edinburgh and now Robin is bringing his new Rockomedy masterpiece to Shaftsbury. Wordplay, surreal silliness and astonishing guitar skills - rock 'n' roll has never been so funny! Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy.com). 'Big presence, big delivery, big laughs' (Castle Comedy).
15:00-15:50
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.rockomedy.com
 Comedy 
Tesco: The Opera!
Steve Clarke
One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area... the supermarket trip is explored in musical form with a fun, frantic and family-friendly trolley dash to the conveyor belt. Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, writer and performer Steve Clarke brings his show to Shaftesbury for the first time. Check it out! (No cashback).
15:30-16:15
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.tescotheopera.com
 Music - Popular 
Afternoon Delight with Belle Street
Belle Street
Enjoy a relaxed, summery cocktail of close harmonies, classic standards and contemporary music from vocal trio Belle Street.
15:30-16:15
Shaftesbury Wines For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.bellestreetsingers.com
 Theatre - Musical 
TLW Dance Performs Mary Poppins
TLW Dance
Leading the way with their first ever public performance will be the Musical Theatre students, showcasing a selection of popular songs and showing off their skills. Joining them are the Junior and Intermediate Programme who will be presenting both ballet and jazz dances. Come along and support these talented students and local dance school. 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
15:30-17:00
Trinity Centre For map click here
Free
www.tlwdance.co.uk
 Comedy 
Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite! (10+)
Bristol Improv
Dynamite! is the regular showcase of the University of Bristol's improvised comedy society, Bristol Improv. Returning for their second year at the Shaftesbury Fringe, join them for a show jam-packed with their favourite improv games as they craft scenes wielding only their wits and your suggestions!
16:00-16:45
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Donation On The Door
www.bristolimprov.com
 Music - Acoustic 
Forest and the Gardener
Forest and the Gardener
Inspired by nature and melodic rhythms, Forest and the Gardener are an acoustic duo. Forest's vocals (Amy) are soulful, authentic and haunting. The Gardener (Jamie) has over 40 years' experience as a guitarist, perfecting effortless music that can spontaneously create magical sounds that will leave you wanting more.
16:00-16:45
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Courtyard For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.soundcloud.com/user-668162216
 Theatre 
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Amateur Players of Sherborne
37 plays in 97 minutes. Plus an attempt on the world record for the fastest performance of 'Hamlet' (currently standing at 42 seconds). Wildly imaginative, thoroughly affectionate to its source material and, above all, infectious fun. Whether you like or hate Shakespeare, you'll love this! (Occasional very mild swearing and sex references).
16:00-17:45
Shaftesbury Football Club - Function Room For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5 available from www.aps-sherborne.co.uk
www.aps-sherborne.co.uk
 Comedy 
Who's the Daddy Pig? (16+)
Philip Simon
As an actor, Philip Simon (writer for Mock the Week) played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig's Party. Then another Daddy role came his way. Join Philip in an hour of award-winning stand up comedy about dating, parenthood and Peppa Pig, but definitely not for children! 'Never less than hilarious' (The Stage).
16:00-16:50
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.philipsimon.co.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
Acoustic Set With Mike
Mike Walsh
An easy listening mix of chilled-out covers, some sing-alongs and original music.
16:15-16:45
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Free
 Comedy 
Sajeela Kershi - Fights Like A Girl! (14+)
Sajeela Kershi
What will YOU fight for? Watch multi-cultural comedy from multi-award winning comedian/activist. Trump, terrorists and everything between. Time to call out the bulls**t! Are you ready? Do you want to make a difference? Good! Get booking, bring your people. Sajeela's in town for one night only! *****(CultureVulture). ****(BroadwayBaby). ****(One4Review).
16:30-17:30
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.facebook.com/SajeelaKershi/
 Comedy 
Andrew White: Retirement Tour (16+)
Andrew White
What do you do when your life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it of course! At 19 years old, is this Andrew White's last hurrah? Torn between university and a potential career in stand-up comedy, he must decide between the creative and the academic. 'Not to be missed' - Daily Record. 'Hilarious' - The List. 'Annoyingly Good' - FringePig.
16:30-17:30
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance £5 to reserve a seat available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321 or Pay What You Want on the way out
www.standupandrew.com
 Comedy 
Faye Treacy W.I.P. (16+)
Faye Treacy
As seen on BBC Three and heard on Scala Radio and BBC Radio Four, Faye Treacy is back with a new work-in-progress show. 'One of the most unique performances you'll see at the Fringe this year... simultaneously childish, genius and inescapably memorable' **** (1/2) (ShortCom).
16:30-17:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £5
www.fayetreacy.com
 Music - Orchestra & Bands 
Giovanni L'Immigrato's Indie-Folk Fiesta
Giovanni L'Immigrato
Giovanni LÕImmigrato are a rambunctious bunch of fun-loving indie-folk musicians who truly know how to get down. With their myriad of instruments, high-energy performances and uplifting indie folk tunes, these tricksy troubadours from Bath will have toes tapping and heads nodding all night long.
16:45-18:15
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
www.giovannilimmigrato.com
 Comedy 
Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths (16+)
Radu Isac
Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make YOU feel better! As seen and heard on BBC World Service, Radio 4 and Comedy Central. *none of the victims' feelings were considered during the making of the show.
16:45-17:30
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £5 available from raduisac2.com/shows
www.raduisac2.com
 Spoken Word 
Jawbone (10+)
Peter Roe and Tom Rogers
Jawbone is a spoken word production by prize-winning poets Peter Roe and Tom Rogers. They will take you on a surreal and humorous journey through Middle England. Tackling issues like bread, being in love with your barista, veg boxes, beanstalks, planning, grannies in toilets, the koala Kaballah, sniffing babies and revolution!
17:00-17:45
Coffee #1 For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.wessex.media
 Music - Acoustic 
Everything Stops For Tea
The Sylvafield Singers
This brand new singing group make their debut at the Shaftesbury Fringe. Just nine voices, singing a cappella, the Sylvafield Singers hope to delight you with their beautiful arrangements of new and old songs. From Ed Sheeran to Fats Waller there will be something for everyone. A perfect aperitif to the rest of your Saturday night at the Fringe.
17:00-18:00
Gold Hill Museum For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.sylvafieldsingers.com
 Comedy 
Three Get Sloshed In Shaftesbury! (14+)
Eleanor, Pam and Naomi
One day three girls went to Dorset. We could do comedy and make people laugh, said Eleanor. But what if they don't like us, said Pam. We'll go anyway, said Naomi and get pissed in Shaftesbury Wines. Pam wasn't sure because they weren't Enid Blyton characters so would probably get hangovers. But they decided not to worry so... Three Got Sloshed in Shaftesbury!
17:00-18:00
Shaftesbury Wines For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/eleanor.bennet
 Comedy 
Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Any More! (18+)
Joe Wells
Joe used to do political comedy but recently the news has become so horrible that he can't bear to do it any more. Support for Frankie Boyle, Stephen K Amos and Alexei Sayle. Writer for Have I Got News For You. 'Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian' (The Guardian). An hour of stand up comedy.
17:00-18:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.joewells.org.uk
 Comedy 
Barely There (16+)
Patrick Healy & Mary O'Connell
Join Mary O'Connell (NATYs Finalist; Chortle Public Vote Winner) and Patrick Healy (So You Think You're Funny Finalist; NATYs Finalist; Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year) for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Both young, both ethnically ambiguous, and both are barely there.
17:15-18:15
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.facebook.com/barelythereedfringe
 Music - Popular 
The Secret Diary of a Part Time Diva
Belle Street
Bright lights, sequins... ironing, school run... Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of your dreams? Join Belle Street for a unique peek into the hopes, dreams and struggles of an everyday diva. Funny and poignant, this exciting musical experience will leave you thoroughly entertained... and perhaps a little more in touch with your inner diva!
18:00-19:00
Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Assembly Room For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5
www.bellestreetsingers.com
 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!
18:00-19:00
High Street Bakery - Cafe For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
 Comedy 
Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm (18+)
Darren Walsh
Join Darren (ITV's 'Out There', BBC Edinburgh Presents, UK's first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe) on the farm for a stupid, pun-packed show filled with video sketches, one-liners, jingles and general nonsense based around puns and animals! ***** 'Punbelievable!' - The Mirror. **** - Sunday Express. **** - Edinburgh.
18:00-19:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Free
darrenwalsh.co.uk
 Comedy 
Dave Green: Guest Bed (18+)
Dave Green
Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he never knew why. The show follows Dave's journey to reluctantly becoming a celebrity lookalike and the resulting chance encounter which forces him to confront his past. 'Guest Bed' is a darkly amusing tale of mistaken identities and buried memories. 'Keen eye for the absurd' (TheWeeReview.com)
18:00-19:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.davegreencomedy.com
 Comedy 
Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress (14+)
Steve Bugeja
Steve Bugeja, host of Radio 4's 'Economics with Subtitles', as seen on 'Love Island Aftersun', Russell Howard's 'Stand Up Central' and 'The Zoe Ball Show', presents a brand new show. His last four solo shows have gained a combined 30 4/5 star reviews. 'Big laughs' (Guardian). 'A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' (Scotsman).
18:00-18:50
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.stevebugeja.com
 Music - Acoustic 
Delta Blues
Pete Robson
Pete Robson is a solo blues musician keeping traditional blues out of the grave. Heavily influenced by early blues musicians such as Son House, Robert Johnson and Bukka White. Pete has developed an authentic delta blues style, which is attributed to his bottleneck guitar playing, and deep vocal delivery.
18:15-19:30
Angola 76 - Inside For map click here
Free
 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 
Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life (12+)
Juliet Meyers
Juliet (writer on Sarah Millican TV show and 8/10 Cats) and her dog have issues. A show about unconditional love, anxiety, canine pee and being a wolf. Contains stand-up, stories and THE DOG HIMSELF (he doesn't like being left!) 'Devilish. On the edge' (Scotsman). 'Smart and very funny' (Independent). 'The dog upstaged you' (previous audience).
18:15-19:15
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/julietmeyerscomedy
 Comedy 
The Manics (18+)
David Davies/Dylan Jones
The Manics is a comedy show with mental health issues. Dai and Dylan ask 'Who is Truly Mad?' The Community Health Team think it's them. They think otherwise.They were outvoted! Growing up in the Welsh Valleys, Jones was raised in a cult; whilst Davies experimented with drugs. It's a wonder they stayed sane for so long.
19:00-20:00
Kings Arms - Bar Area For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.themanics.co.uk
 Music - Popular 
CANCELLED - Silent Disco (18+)
FSB Entertainments
Silent disco - three channels. Donations for headset go towards club funding.
19:00-00:00
Shaftesbury Football Club - Bar Area For map click here
Donation On The Door
 Other - Dance Class 
Sunny Side of Swing Lindyhop
Claire & Peter
A chance to learn this fun partner dance - Lindyhop. Originating in Harlem in the 1920s, pre-jive and post Charleston. No need for a partner as we will circulate and dance with different partners. After the class you can practise your dancing to the band, Sunny Side of Swing.
19:00-20:00
Shaftesbury Football Club - Function Room For map click here
Donation On The Door
www.sunnysideofswing.co.uk
 Music - Acoustic 
Guitar and 'Harp-Guitar'
Jon Pickard
The internationally broadcast (in 150+ countries) experimental guitarist and composer plays a mix of genres including Spanish, Classical, Bach, Flamenco, Modern and more. Plus his own original music for the incredible 23-string harp-guitar. Experience this rare fantastical instrument and ground-breaking artist in the fine acoustics of St Peter's Church.
19:00-20:30
St. Peter's Church For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.jonpickard.co.uk/harp-guitar
 Comedy 
Charmian Hughes: What-not (16+)
Charmian Hughes
When everyone around you is self identifying as this and that and you don't even know where your glasses are, don't panic! There's a word for us people there isn't a word for - it's what-not, that's what! And Charmian is top-not. 'Class above other stand ups' - Dominion Post. 'Captivating storyteller, irresistible performer' - The Scotsman.
19:00-20:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.charmianhughes.co.uk/
 Comedy 
Gino Gibbs: Stand Up
Gino Gibbs
Gino Gibbs stand up.
19:15-19:45
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
 Comedy 
The Evil Queen Rules! (16+)
Janis Haves
Forget the anaemic little Disney Princess, now she's all grown up and it's the Evil Queen's time to shine! The Evil Queen usually gets a bad press, but not in this show. An irreverent, pulls no punches celebration of being all grown up in a princess world. Great songs and packed full of punchlines, a mixture of stand-up comedy and songs.
19:15-20:15
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.janishaves.co.uk
 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
 Variety & Cabaret 
Shaftesbury Acoustic Cafe
Various
A night of variety, music, spoken word and comedy all brought together in a friendly atmosphere with refreshments. Entry is free but the evening will be a fundraiser for local charity 'Open House' so donations are welcome. Open House works in the community providing benefit support, housing advice, distributes food parcels etc.
19:30-22:00
Father's House - Meeting Room For map click here
Charity Collection free entry though donations welcome
www.fathershouseshaftesbury.co.uk/
 Music - Opera & Classical 
A Night at the Musicals
Thomas Cameron
Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award nominated tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. Performing the hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences across the UK and Ireland and also has a following worldwide. 'Already wowing the music world' - BBC ONE.
19:30-21:00
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Main Stage For map click here
Tickets In Advance all £10 available from www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk - Box Office 01747 854321
www.thomascamerontenor.com
 Comedy 
Fablemaker (14+)
Ben Van der Velde
Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this 'master of audience interaction' (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. 'Creates a buzz of excitement in the room' - Chortle.
19:30-20:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pay On The Door all £5
www.benvandervelde.com
 Music - Popular 
Dig the Darkness
Andy Grant Trio
Incendiary guitar playing, bluesy vocals and funky grooves characterise the music of the Andy Grant Trio. Think Stones and Led Zep mixed with Motown and J J Cale - add a dash of slide guitar and you're getting close to this rootsy blend of blues, soul and rock.
19:45-20:45
Angola 76 - Outside Courtyard For map click here
Free
www.andygrant.net
 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!
19:45-20:45
Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Rutter Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
 Comedy 
My Finest Hour / Goddess (16+)
Iain FM Smith / Jacqueline Haigh
Comedy Storytelling Double Bill of Edinburgh Fringe hits! Iain FM Smith on his struggle to live up to his War Hero Grandfather. 'Very funny... charming and engaging' - Blythe Crawford. Jacqueline Haigh gives a peek behind the velvet curtain on life as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour. 'Well written and conveyed... heartwarming' **** The Wee Review.
20:00-22:00
Kings Arms - Bar Area For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.jacquelinehaigh.com/goddesscomedyshow
 Music - Orchestra & Bands 
Sunny Side of Swing
Sunny Side of Swing
Sunny Side of Swing are a 5-piece band playing Jazz, Swing, Latin and Blues, mainly for dancers (guitar, bass, sax, drums, percussion and vocals). This performance follows a Lindyhop Dance Class and you can either sit and watch or practise the dancing you learnt in the previous hour.
20:00-21:00
Shaftesbury Football Club - Function Room For map click here
Donation On The Door
www.sunnysideofswing.co.uk
 Other - Fashion Show 
Sustainable Fashion Show (14+)
The Stitch and Bling Collective
Celebrating all genres of sustainable fashion, featuring collections by local textile designers, refashionistas, local charity shops and vintage clothing collectors. Includes a sustainable fashion talk by a special guest speaker. Winners from our hat refashioning competition will be on display.
20:00-21:30
Shaftesbury Town Hall For map click here
Tickets In Advance £10 for adults/£8 for 14-18 yrs available from www.eventbrite.co.uk
www.decorbygeorgie.co.uk
 Comedy 
Invisible (18+)
Cally Beaton
Invisible is the new show from Cally Beaton (as seen on QI) - an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared, in Iceland - the country, not the shop - mining the funny where you least expect it. 'Exciting and hilarious talent' Time Out. 'Clever running gags' **** The Arts Desk. 'Properly funny' Sandi Toksvig.
20:00-21:00
St. Peter's Church Hall For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.callybeaton.com/
 Comedy 
Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist (16+)
Erich McElroy
With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He's crossing over the left/right divide in a way that'll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. 'Stand-up at its best' ***** BroadwayBaby.
20:00-21:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.erichmcelroy.com
 Music - Acoustic 
Forest and the Gardener
Forest and the Gardener
Inspired by nature and melodic rhythms, Forest and the Gardener are an acoustic duo. Forest's vocals (Amy) are soulful, authentic and haunting. The Gardener (Jamie) has over 40 years' experience as a guitarist, perfecting effortless music that can spontaneously create magical sounds that will leave you wanting more.
20:30-21:30
The Mitre - Garden Terrace For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.soundcloud.com/user-668162216
 Music - Popular 
Flashmob
Andrew Brice
Rock / punk / grunge music classic covers... Bowie, Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Kings of Leon, Pink Floyd etc. Plus a few originals as well! Come and party with us!!
20:30-23:00
Ye Old Two Brewers - Garden For map click here
Free
www.facebook.com/flashmobmusic
 Variety & Cabaret 
Karaoke Saved My Life (14+)
Scott Swinton
Scotty D, just a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, takes you on a journey to show how Karaoke Saved His Life, and how it can save yours, too. With stories, song and dance - and belting out a few power ballads, big anthems and some cheesy pop along the way, we may even save the World. Don't stop believing!
21:00-22:00
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Pass-The-Hat
www.facebook.com/Karaoke Saved My Life
 Comedy 
Olaf Falafel presents Knitting With Maracas (14+)
Olaf Falafel
Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master - inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures. 'Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn't do it justice' - Evening Standard.
21:00-21:50
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
www.olaffalafel.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 
Billy Boy Miskimmins' Mercy Lounge
Billy Boy Miskimmins
Local artist and songwriter Billy Boy Miskimmins performing with band Billy Boy Miskimmins' Mercy Lounge.
21:30-23:00
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).
21:30-22:30
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 
GuysÉ It's Problematic (16+)
Grainne Maguire
Hey guys! I'm back again for a show about effort and why you should always be Team Titanic. Also, I'm worried I fancy Jim Davidson. Byeeeeee! It'll be great, I'm really crushing my morning pages this year. As heard on Radio 4's 'The Now Show' and seen on Dave's 'UnSpun'. Writer for '8/10 Cats' and 'The Last Leg'. 'Blisteringly Funny' - The Arts Fringe.
22:00-23:00
The Mitre - The Back Room For map click here
Pay What It's Worth
 Comedy 
People Who Need People (16+)
Chelsea Hart
Chelsea came to the UK from Alaska on a one way ticket and became a street performer. Through the lyrics of a Barbra Streisand song, we walk through some strange parts of the human condition, and unveil how to learn from estranged fathers, classical opera, Arab pop music, gluten and discover that we're all 'People Who Need People'.
22:30-23:30
Shaston Social Club For map click here
Donation On The Door
chelseahart.com
 Music - Popular 
DJ Gary W plus guests (18+)
Gary Wild
DJ Gary W plus guest DJ's taking you into the early hours with epic dance tunes.
23:00-02:00
Angola 76 - Inside For map click here
Free