Bridport Folk Dancing Club meets every Monday at 7.30-9.30 pm in the WI Hall, North Street, Bridport. Dance nights up to Christmas are November 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th; the club then re-opens January 6th. Enjoy folk dancing mainly in the English tradition from Playford-style to modern-day compositions at Bridport's long-established weekly club, with guest and club callers, recorded music and occasional live bands.
No partner or previous experience required. Admission £2. Contact Jane on 01308 898 002 or Monty on 01308 423 442.
For the first time, St.Catherine's Catholic Primary School Choir will join with The New Elizabethan Singers to perform a Christmas Concert in St John's Church, West Bay, Bridport on Tuesday, 10th December, starting at 7.30 pm. There will be carols sung by the choirs, some well-known, others quite new, together with some seasonal readings. In addition, there will be favourite carols for the audience to join in and sing.
Gill Capper is a journalist and poet who has been living in Bridport for 20 years. A singleton and recent empty nester, she has now acquired Hector a black labrador puppy and is writing a blog about him at www.dogalogue.wordpress.com which will inevitably feature the odd recognisably Bridport denizen
Here's a date for your diary: On 12th July 2014 at Askers Meadows there will be a one day music festival called Jurassic Fields please join their Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/jurassicfields
COMPETITION - We are looking for someone to design a logo for the festival. If you are interested in designing one please send your entry to
Bridport Film Society’s new season at the Arts Centre begins on Tuesday 1 October 2013 with Barbara, a gripping thriller from Germany. The 12 screenings (for members and guests only) are every Tuesday evening fortnightly until March 2014. Film Society evenings are highly sociable, with doors open at 7pm and pre-film bar.
Manchester International Festival 2013’s production of Macbethwill be broadcast to the Electric Palace’s big screen on Saturday 20th July at 8:30pm.
This electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church. Directed by Olivier- and Tony award-winning director Rob Ashford and BAFTA award-winner Kenneth Branagh, Macbeth also stars Branagh in the lead role, his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade. Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) stars as Lady Macbeth, in her first stage role in several years since she became a regular guest star on Doctor Who.
Angi and Banjo present The Crazy Victorian Slideshow Drawing Extravaganza
Children ages 6-11 are invited to a wild and wonderful drawing workshop on Tuesday 14 February at Bridport Arts Centre. Led by the equally wonderful Anji and Banjo, the amazing art sessions will be created in special Victorian themed slideshow setting.
Howl Open Mic Nights have become an established event in many bars and pubs in Dorset, and I ventured along to their evening in No.10. Luckily for those who didn't want their eardrums destroyed, I was happy to stand back and cheer on those braver than myself, who were willing and ready to display their musical skills. It is a testimony to the number of wonderful musicians Bridport harbours to see, on just one busy Thursday night, how many came out to perform.
Who ever said that week nights had to be boring? Even with the wet and wild weather chilling us all to the bone, now is no time to be hiding under your duvet...
For example, My Wednesday night was spent listening to the awesome music of Shelby's Elbows, enjoying my Southern Comfort and lemonade in the company of other music lovers. As many people will know, No.10 have always supported local music, and their music nights have become legendary in their own right.
CUBE Theatre present their new play Geppetto at Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 27 August.
In New York's lower east side, in the middle of the 1950s, a teenage girl answers a hastily scrawled, advert on a whim. It invites her to audition for the role of puppeteer in a forthcoming production of Pinocchio. But when she enters the shabby flat where the audition is being held, it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite what she was expecting, especially since the odd, foreign-accented, ill-at-ease man she finds there calls himself Geppetto (the name of Pinocchio's father in the original story).