The New Elizabethan Singers will perform "Purcell to Finzi" on Saturday, 8th June in St. Mary's Church, Bridport. The concert will comprise English choral anthems dating from the coronation of James II in 1685 through to the Three Choirs Festival of 1947.
Following a week of non-stop excitement at the From Page to Screen Festival, Bridport Arts Centre has unveiled its exciting new programme for May-September 2013. They are also pleased to announce the impressive news that two huge names have been added in for special performances in June and July.
The Arts Centre will be opening the season of theatre on Wednesday 8 May with Mike Maran’s stage adaptation of Juan Ramon Jimnez’s much loved story Platero and Me. The show paints a picture of the timeless Andlucian landscape using beautiful puppetry for adults and a musical score brought to us by top selling classical guitarist Craig Ogden.
MoreFest 2013 is a new music festival set up to showcase the talents of the south west next to national artists. With Headline acts including Congo Natty, High Focus Records and Willie and the Bandits, its going to be a big one!
The festival is held at abeautiful location in Moreton, (t'other side o' Dorch). With the event supporting young, up and coming talent in the music industry and in visual arts there will be a lot for you to see and do all weekend – along with delicious food and nice views you're in for a treat.
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).
Multi award winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas has so much under his already politically expanded belt that there could not possibly be anything left in this world untouched by his investigations. His last UK tours, ‘The Manifesto’ and ‘Stupid Economy’, both sold out nationwide and inspired audiences across the UK to voice their own ideals. The results from ‘Manifesto’ were published in a pamphlet entitled The People’s Manifesto (Ebury Publishing) and the show was also recorded and broadcast as a Radio 4 series earlier this year. So what next?
A good reason for getting out of bed on a Sunday morning is church (commonly known as the Cider Shed), because you never know what might occur. This previous Sunday we were treated to a commando gig by those scrumpy and western legends the Skimmity Hitchers. Lead singer Tatty Smart said "A lot of our songs were written with more than a tip af the cap to the cider shed and we were honored to be able to play on such hallowed ground".