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SAVED newsflash!

SAVED newsflash!

SAVED Project is an HLF funded community project to explore the early history of Shaftesbury and its Abbey through archaeology and research. An important stage in the project is to conduct an archaeological geophysical survey. An expert Austrian geophysics survey team will be carrying out a ground penetrating radar survey in Shaftesbury this week; the […]

Lecture ‘Britain’s Pagan Heritage’ Professor Ronald Hutton Wed 30 May

Lecture ‘Britain’s Pagan Heritage’ Professor Ronald Hutton Wed 30 May

We are delighted to welcome back Professor Ronald Hutton to give our spring lecture ‘Britain’s Pagan Heritage’. He is a leading authority on the political and religious history of the British Isles and on ancient and medieval paganism and witchcraft. Professor Hutton has a long career as a broadcaster and has written, presented and hosted […]

Open Air Theatre ‘A Winter’s Tale’ Friday 22 June 7.30pm

Open Air Theatre ‘A Winter’s Tale’ Friday 22 June 7.30pm

The Festival Players theatre company return with an open-air performance of Shakespeare’s last great romance ‘A Winter’s Tale’. Bring a picnic from 6.30pm, performance begins 7.30pm Tickets from the Abbey shop 01747 852910 Adults £15, FoSA £13, Children £10.

Shaftesbury Fringe Festival Saturday 30 June

The Abbey Gardens will be hosting the Children’s Hub this year – entertainment and activities for families throughout the day from professional company. Music and refreshments too.

Gold Hill Fair Sunday 1 July

Gold Hill Fair Sunday 1 July

Musical entertainment from the Rotary Club’s line-up of local performers and bands from midday. Teas and cakes served in the Abbey Gardens.

Shaftesbury Silver Band Sunday 12 August 2.30-5pm

Shaftesbury Silver Band perform big band numbers and popular music from the shows in the Abbey Gardens. Teas will be served, normal admission.

The Vikings are Coming! Sunday 2 September

The Vikings are Coming! Sunday 2 September

Family activity day for everyone – come and help build a Viking longship in the Abbey gardens, plus lots of arts and crafts activities and dressing up. Dig out your helmet!

SAVED project wins Heritage Lottery Funding

SAVED (Shaftesbury Abbey: a Voyage of Exploration and Discovery) The Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum Preservation Trust has been awarded £42,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, along with partnership funding from a number of organisations and generous individuals, will enable an exciting community-based project to […]