Sunday 1st July 2018

  
Mahatma Bandee
Dave and Elodie
Music
Dave and Elodie play a selection of acoustic rhythm, blues and folk in Swans Yard. Guest starring any of the rest of the band who can be persuaded out of bed on a Sunday morning. Grab a coffee from the cafe and enjoy a mellow start to the day.
Venue 17 Swans Yard For map click here
10.00-11.00 Pass the Hat
Tibetan Sand Mandala Exhibition
Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Exhibition
The unique art of the Sand Mandala comes from the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition. Starting on 26th June, the intricate pattern is built up of millions of grains of coloured 'sand'. The moving Destruction Ceremony is on 2nd July, when the Buddhas are released to return to their own realms.
Venue 39 Gold Hill Museum For map click here
10.30-16.30 Pass the hat
www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk
Gospel Singalong
Hosted by Karen Wimhurst and Bell St Jazz Band
Music
Wake up on Sunday morning and sing your heart out! Accompanied by Karen Wimhurst and Bell St Jazz Band this is a wonderful opportunity to join in the fun and sing along to some favourite gospel songs in a large and welcoming group. No need to read music.
Venue 34 Trinity Centre For map click here
11.00-12.30 £5
Tyana, Ben and You Do Music
Tyana Mruk
Music
Singer Tyana singing popular cover songs such as Valerie (Amy Winehouse); Love Yourself (Ed Sheran); The Cup Song (Pitch Perfect) and more. Tyana is supported on stage by Ben Colett and You Do Music.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
11.00-11.30 Free
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyPwMTOZbcI
'A Daughter's Love' and 'Blood Sport'
Rural Redemption Theatre Company
Theatre (16+)
A Daughter's Love - Hugo is a successful property developer with a beautiful new young wife. Life is perfect apart from his daughter's disapproval. Will they become a happy family?
Blood Sport - A Huntsman spots some saboteurs on his land. No one messes with him and his war-horse!
Venue 10 Ye Olde Two Brewers For map click here
11.30-12.30 £5
www.facebook.com/northdorsetplayers/
Nobody's Business
Colin & Dan
Music
NOBODYS BUSINESS will transport you to the
cotton fields of rural America, with fine finger picking country blues and ragtime guitar and sensitive harmonica with songs from the great bluesmen and women who have been so inspirational to music.
Venue 17 Swans Yard For map click here
11.30-13.00 Pass the Hat
Elvis by Andy Stedman
Andy Stedman
Music (12+)
Singer-songwriter/comedian/lifelong Elvis fan Andy performs some of his favourite Elvis songs interspersed with stories and jokes about his obsession with the King! Andy's not an Elvis impersonator but sings in his own style accompanied by his guitar. A show not just for Elvis fans but for music and comedy too.
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
12.00-12.55 Pass the hat
www.andystedman.com
The Dooks
The Dooks
Music
Country, Rock and Gospel.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
12.00-13.00 Free
www.facebook.com/Angola76bar/
The Close Up Magic Show
Paul Preager
Magic (14+)
Close-up magic is the real deal! No camera tricks, suspicious props, top hats or flapping doves. Paul Preager combines presentation, sleight of hand and psychology making the art of deception fascinating to watch. Full of baffling magic and impossible feats, the amazement is guaranteed!
Venue 14 The Mitre For map click here
12.30-13.20 £8 on the door (£5 under 18s)
www.magicupclose.co.uk
'A Daughter's Love' and 'Blood Sport'
Rural Redemption Theatre Company
Theatre (16+)
A Daughter's Love - Hugo is a successful property developer with a beautiful new young wife. Life is perfect apart from his daughter's disapproval. Will they become a happy family?
Blood Sport - A Huntsman spots some saboteurs on his land. No one messes with him and his war-horse!
Venue 10 Ye Olde Two Brewers For map click here
13.00-14.00 £5
www.facebook.com/northdorsetplayers/
Loose Connections
Loose Connections
Music
The ever-popular local goodtime band play at the Ugly Duckling Cafe. Outside seating, BBQ, refreshments available.
Venue 17 Swans Yard For map click here
13.00-15.00 Pass the Hat
We Need The Eggs
Richard Todd
Comedy (16+)
An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Richard Todd ('Painfully Funny' - THE SCOTSMAN ****) returns to Shaftesbury with a new show. Fools? Maybe! Obsessed? Certainly! Pension plans? Probably not. Let's go meet them!
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
13.00-13.50 Pass the hat
richardtoddcomedy.com
Kate Dimbleby : Sing Happy
Kate Dimbleby
bAREsCREEN (10+)
From off-Broadway to Curry Mallet Village Hall, Kate Dimbleby takes her one-woman shows all over the world. This new show is designed to get you singing and laughing along. With mesmerising layered vocals from Kate's critically acclaimed album Songbirds.
"Riveting" ***** (Mail on Sunday) "A must-see show" (Sunday Times).
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
13.30-14.30 £7
www.katedimbleby.com
The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Oh So Funny
Children (7+)
Amazing tales elegantly told. Top award-winning comedians and improvisers tell extravagant stories all based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, and duels, and elephants and castles built of cheese, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true. Leicester Comedy Festival Best Children's Show Nominee 2018.
Venue 36 Shaftesbury Arts Centre For map click here
13.45-14.45 £5 Adults, £2.50 Concessions, Family Ticket (2 Adult, 2 Children £12.50)
www.timetravellingbaron.com
An Afternoon With Emma-Leigh
Emma-Leigh Pike
Music
Come along and enjoy your favourite songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's all the way up to current hits. A mixture of easy listening, slow jazz, chart toppers, ballads, country and those famous songs from the films and musicals.
There is something for everyone so come and enjoy the music.
Venue 21 Shaftesbury Wines For map click here
14.00-15.30 Pass the hat
www.emmasinger.co.uk
Bell Street Jazz Band
Bell Street Jazz Band
Music
Jazz Music! Shouldn't Miss!!
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
14.00-16.00 Free
www.facebook.com/Angola76bar/
Gary Tro: Idoit
Gary Tro
Comedy (16+)
Guys! I do it. You do it. We all do it. Idiocy. Let's bloody celebrate it together. IDOIT is the hilarious stand-up comedy show from Gary Tro.
***** - ThreeWeeks.com
****1/2 - PerthHappenings.com.au
"Expect comedy genius" - LondonCalling.com
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
14.00-14.50 Pass the hat
www.garytro.co.uk
Pete Robson Blues
Pete Robson
Music
Traditional blues singer Pete Robson Sings old time acoustic blues songs from the Mississippi Delta. He also has a growing repertoire of original songs which tell stories of women, whiskey and dirty deeds.
Venue 10 Ye Olde Two Brewers For map click here
14.00-15.00 Free
www.2brewers.co.uk
Press Gang
Press Gang
Music
Off-Beat Ska.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
14.00-15.30 Free
www.facebook.com/Angola76bar/
Procrastination in Progress
Jacob Hulland
Comedy (12+)
Jacob Hulland, winner of the Best in Fringe Youth Award 2016, returns to Shaftesbury with his rib-ticking stand up comedy. From Donald Trump to Thomas the Tank Engine, Michael Parkinson to British prudishness - Jacob Hulland is distracted by many things. Come and lose an hour in Jacob's comic company.
Venue 14 The Mitre For map click here
14.00-15.00 Pass the hat
www.facebook.com/ComedyHulland/
Richard Wright: Reboot
Richard Wright
Comedy (16+)
Richard Wright is a Christian. But he's also a nerd. His favourite things - TV shows, Films and comic books - get rebooted all the time. What about Christianity? Isn't that due a reboot? Richard thinks so. Come see him take a lighthearted look at all things Christianity.
Venue 7 Bell Street United Church For map click here
14.00-15.00 Pass the hat
www.facebook.com/richywrightcomedy/
Summer Harmonies
Hummingbird
Music
A female duo performing an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country and original songs to acoustic guitar. Toe-tapping melodies, ear-pleasing harmonies, and summery vibes. Winners of last year's 'Best Popular Music' and 'Best in Fringe' Awards!
Venue 28 The Grosvenor Arms - Courtyard For map click here
14.00-15.00 pass the hat
www.hummingbirdsong.co.uk
The Devil's Guitar
Andy Jackson
Music
Singer/ songwriter Andy Jackson performing a solo set of his favourite ragtime, slide and country blues, through R&B to rock and roll. The devil has all the best music - hear it sung and played with just a guitar, no loop pedals, auto tune or backing tapes and definetly no country and western!
Venue 17 Swans Yard For map click here
14.00-14.45
Pegasus
Noel Bowman and Mike Botterill
Music
Session of Guitar and vocal, American folk and other stuff. Songs with a message. Songs of sorrow, concern or romance, overlaid with a hint of protest. Some familiar some obscure. At least one will be downright superficial.
Venue 1 King Alfreds kitchen For map click here
14.30-16.00 Pass the hat for charity
Heidi Vs Sharks: Work in Progress
Heidi Regan
Comedy (16+)
Heidi Regan, winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2016, explores our increasingly confusing and cynical world via the medium of shark films. A work in progress.
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
15.00-15.50 Pass the hat
www.heidiregan.com
New Forest Yokels
Mucker Mike
Music
The New Forest Yokels Agricultural Band, previously known as New Forest Plonkers, and who played together until 2012 as New Forest Plonkers, started practising together as a bunch of enthusiastic ÒScrumpy and Western" musicians and singers early in 2002.
Venue 10 Ye Olde Two Brewers For map click here
15.00-19.00 Free
www.2brewers.co.uk
Tom Toal in Mask Your Lunacy
Tom Toal
Comedy (12+)
In 2003, Tom got a job in a Butchery. A temporary Christmas position that lasted 9 years.
"Captivates his audience with a unique brand of narrative comedy, that is as delightful to listen to as it is superbly funny." Punchline Recommends
"Sincere schoolboy nostalgia & great audience interaction." FringeBiscuit
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
15.00-16.00 £3
www.gloriousmanagement.com/artist/tom-toal
The Year Of The Poet
David Cohen, Peter Krayer and Cast
Spoken (14+)
World Exclusive for Shaftesbury Fringe: one act reading/performance adapted from "hysterical" new full-length comedy drama. Listen to what the critics haven't yet said: Spellbinding, Sensational, Diabolical.
Inspired by the failed ambitions of Dorset's real life Badger Poets. Free Badger poetry book for every member of the audience!
Venue 36 Shaftesbury Arts Centre For map click here
15.15-16.15 Pass the hat
Kachina Aimee Poems/ Singing/ Harp
Kachina Aimee
Poetry Musc
Kachina will bring her Poetry as well as songs to the Potting Shed on Sunday afternoon! Composer, singer & multi instrumentalist playing harp, piano, cello, flute. Inspired by her strong connection to the natural world and other dimensions, Kachina's voice has been described as "resonant and pure" and her unique sound as "ethereal, Celtic & magical."
Venue 35 Potting Shed For map click here
15.30-16.30 Pass the hat
www.kachinaaimee.com
Harriet Kemsley : Slutty Joan
Harriet Kemsley
Comedy (16+)
Star of Bobby and Harriet Get Married pulls her skirt out her pants and shames slut shaming.
Comedy Central's Roast Battle, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store and Katherine Ryan Tour Support. 'A quirky, refreshingly charming comedian at the dawn of her TV career' (Radio Times) 'Joyful' **** (Scotsman).'Effervescent' ****(EdFestMag.com)
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
16.00-16.50 Pass the hat
www.harrietkemsley.com
Literally A Virgin
Richard Wright
Comedy (18+)
Richard Wright is a 35 year old, obese, balding, geeky, adult virgin who still lives at home with his parents. He's not like a Virgin - he's literally a virgin. He might not be having sex but he'll make sure you leave satisfied.
Venue 14 The Mitre For map click here
16.00-17.00 Free
www.facebook.com/richywrightcomedy/
Summer Harmonies
Hummingbird
Music
A female duo performing an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country and original songs to acoustic guitar. Toe-tapping melodies, ear-pleasing harmonies, and summery vibes. Winners of last year's 'Best Popular Music' and 'Best in Fringe' Awards!
Venue 38 Coffee#1 For map click here
16.00-17.00 pass the hat
www.hummingbirdsong.co.uk
Year of the Turtle
Year of the Turtle
Music
Coolest of Cool Jazz.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
16.00-17.00 Free
www.facebook.com/Angola76bar/
Brexit Stage Left
Jo Duncan & Eliza Fraser
Comedy (18+)
Jo Duncan and Eliza Fraser are romantically rubbish, jobless and broke. Jo is dubbed ''cold and emotionless,'' and Eliza, the love-child of Marge Simpson and Sideshow Bob, bounces around optimistically. (Funny Women 'One to Watch' 2016, So You Think You're Funny semi-finalist 2016, 'Witty compere,' The Scotsman.)
Venue 36 Shaftesbury Arts Centre For map click here
16.30-17.30 £5
www.facebook.com/bubblecomedy
MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies. Kind of.
The Just Us League
Comedy (12+)
The UK's premier Nerd culture double act: The Just Us League present a sketch comedy show based on the incredibly popular MARVEL movies. Come and geek out with us.
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
16.30-17.30 £5
www.thejustusleague.co.uk
Andrew White: Coming of Age
Andrew White
Comedy (14+)
Having just turned 18, Andrew White explores what it means to be an adult and takes a look at the world he is now "grown-up" in. Through stand-up, poetry, rap, and even experimental mime, it will be an entirely unique and hilarious hour. 'NOT TO BE MISSED' - Daily Record
Venue 36 Shaftesbury Arts Centre For map click here
16.30-17.30 Pass the hat
www.StandUpAndrew.com
Bristol Improv presents Story Slam
Bristol Improv
Comedy (12+)
Story Slam is an exciting new show that tells hilarious stories using YOUR real life experiences and improvisation. Armed with only their wits and your suggestions, some of the sharpest young minds on the improvised comedy circuit" (AYoungerTheatre.com, yes, that's us) will create a unique tale in every show!
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
17.00-18.00 Pass the hat
www.bristolimprov.co.uk
The Little Folk Fox
Anne-Louise Richards
Music
Anne-Louise Richards returns as The Little Folk Fox, bringing with her well-known folk and traditional tunes (and maybe a speckling of one or two of her own!) that will have you joining in and humming all the way home.
Venue 38 Coffee#1 For map click here
17.00-18.00 Pass the hat
Thomas Cameron Live
Thomas Cameron
Music
Thomas Cameron is a nineteen year old English tenor, whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities.
Singing the songs from the musicals including 'Bring Him Home', 'Music of the Night' and more, it is sure to be a very special event that you will not forget.
Venue 28 The Grosvenor Arms - Courtyard For map click here
17.00-18.00 Pass the hat
www.thomascamerontenor.com
10,000 Decisions
Robyn Perkins
Comedy (16+)
Everyone makes bad decisions, right? In this brilliant stand-up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year Finalist) uses hilarious stories, family anecdotes and neuroscience to make a decision for an audience member. Four Stars -Voice Magazine.
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
18.00-19.00 Pass the Hat
www.robynperkins.com
Secrets of the Bluestockings
The Blue Stocking Society
Cabaret (12+)
Since the eighteenth century, the Bluestocking Society has run a top secret female resistance movement. Join three undercover members - 'Time Out Critics Choice' TRICITY VOGUE, GINGER BLUSH and AUDACITY CHUTZPAH - for an alternative history of literary ladies, derring do, and dangerous wandering womb...
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
18.00-19.00 £7
www.thebluestockingsociety.co.uk
Procrastination in Progress
Jacob Hulland
Comedy (12+)
Jacob Hulland, winner of the Best in Fringe Youth Award 2016, returns to Shaftesbury with his rib-ticking stand up comedy. From Donald Trump to Thomas the Tank Engine, Michael Parkinson to British prudishness - Jacob Hulland is distracted by many things. Come and lose an hour in Jacob's comic company.
Venue 14 The Mitre For map click here
18.00-19.00 Pass the hat
www.facebook.com/ComedyHulland/
SUGARTAX
SUGARTAX
Music
Evening with an exciting new line-up. Harry Anstees rich soulful voice combined with searing guitar solos, haunting piano melodies- all wrapped up in an alt. soul/ rock package. One not to miss!
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
18.00-19.00 Free
www.sugartaxmusic.com/
Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow'
Eliza Fraser, Jon Matthews & Christian Russell-Pollock
Comedy
A hilarious stand up comedy show exploring the 'Pillars of Society' in modern Britain. Three of the best up and coming comedians turn a satirical eye towards the building blocks of life. Family, Government, Business, and Culture are all targets for these brilliant comedic souls. One not to be missed!
Venue 36 Shaftesbury Arts Centre For map click here
18.30-19.30
How The West Was Lost
The Bard of Windmill Hill
Poetry (14+)
The Bard of Windmill Hill offer a treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity: a tour de force of epic dimensions involving audience participation. "Such a unique skill in terms of creativity and delivery" Barnstaple Theatre Festival 2017.
Venue 12 Royal British Legion Club For map click here
19.30-20.30 Pass the hat
www.windmillbard@aol.co.uk
No Successes Like Failure
Jake Baker
Comedy (14+)
Up-and-coming comedian Jake Baker (twice nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award) brings his first solo hour to The Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as he examines success, failure, identity and pork pies.
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
19.30-20.30 Pay what you want
www.jake-baker.com
The Three Fatigos
Lucy Bee, Neil Braeman, Richard Jay
Comedy (16+)
The came, they saw ... They're knackered. Wittily world-weary and really relatable, three very different comedians from across the South coast give you their take on life in a multi-media, musical and mirthful hour.
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
19.30-20.30 Pass the hat
www.richard-jay.com
Unfringed
Unfringed
Music
The band of the Fringe committee let rip on the last evening of the festival. Come and join us for a eclectic mix of blues, folk and a whole lotta of soul! Will be truly unfringed.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
20.00-20.45 Free
The Songsmiths
Pete Edwards ,Derek Halliday ,Richard Dorran and Alan Mash
Music
Original songs created by the Songsmiths
Venue 14 The Mitre For map click here
20.30-22.00 Pass the Hat
Charmian Hughes - Bra Trek
Charmian Hughes
Comedy (14+)
Other people love telling us who we are and where we belong. It's time to Bust Out of myth-driven stereotypes that squash us and Boldly Go in search of true fit for our inner selves. Bra as Metaphwoar. 'Buxom' (Theatreview). 'Unique, insightful, funny' (Dominion Post). Big Hit Down Under.
Venue 26 The Grosvenor Arms - Assembly Rooms For map click here
21.00-22.00 £5 on door
charmianhughes.co.uk
Simon Caine: Sex, drugs and other things I never do
Simon Caine
Comedy (18+)
"Martin Luther King Jr of comedy" returns with "his paranoid persona that's immediately entertaining" - Broadway Baby, with a show about feeling 18 in your head, but being 31 in reality.
"What you're doing is amazing... it's just nobody understands it yet." Iain Coyle: Dave TV comedy commissioner
"Watch what Simon is doing because in 3 years time everyone will be doing it" - Stuart Goldsmith: comedian and podcaster
Venue 18 Shaston Social Club For map click here
21.00-22.00 £5
simoncaine.co.uk
Billy Boy Miskimmin's Mercy Lounge
Billy Boys Miskimmin's Mercy Lounge
Music
Rhythm and Blues.
Venue 2 Angola '76 For map click here
21.30-23.00 Free
www.facebook.com/Angola76bar/