Events Diary

Saturday 17 June 2.30pm ‘Herbs and Healing’ Talk

Saturday 17 June 2.30pm ‘Herbs and Healing’ Talk

 Medical herbalist, Julie Wood, leads a fascinating walk and talk around Shaftesbury Abbey’s extensive herb garden. Come and learn what plants were used in the past – and are still used today – to heal and to uplift or calm the spirits. Julie will be giving two talks in the afternoon at 2.30 and 3.30pm. Normal […]

Friday 23 June Open Air Theatre ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

Friday 23 June Open Air Theatre ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

The Festival Players, an all-male professional touring company, return to the gardens of Shaftesbury Abbey with a performance of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. Performance starts at 7.30pm. Please bring a rug or low backed chair and picnics from 6.30pm onwards. Tickets £15 adults, £13 FoSA, £10 children from the Abbey 01747 852910 and […]

Saturday 1 July Shaftesbury Fringe Festival

Sunday 2 July Gold Hill Fair

Sunday 2 July Gold Hill Fair

Shaftesbury Abbey hosts the town’s musical festival from 12pm to 4pm. A varied programme of wonderful music and teas and cakes for sale. FREE ENTRY ALL DAY

Sunday 13 August 2-5pm Shaftesbury Silver Band

Music from the town’s Silver Band in the gardens of the Abbey. Performances between 2 and 5pm with refreshment breaks.