Events Diary

Abbey Lecture Friday 14 September Shaftesbury Arts Centre 7.30pm

Abbey Lecture Friday 14 September Shaftesbury Arts Centre 7.30pm

Architectural historian Jonathan Foyle returns to give a richly illustrated lecture on: Shaftesbury Abbey- Mary’s Paradise Garden Some of the stones and tiles of the lost Shaftesbury Abbey display medieval images, fragments of what represents a visual language. They include roses and fleurs-de-lys. What are they trying to tell us? What can we recover of the experience […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]