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shelbys_elbowsJohn and Geraldine will be hosting their now annual Birthday Bash / Party for Parkinson’s on Sunday 27th August with music and frivolity starting at around 3:30pm.  There will be the cream of local talent presented in various bands including DJ Santa, Elfentale, Rosie Smith, , Garry Smith Trio, Tori Reed and the Tall Travelling Troubadours and headlining will be Bridport’s favourite party band, Shelby’s Elbows.

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dog-pony-show_logoNow in it’s ninth year, Buckham Fair plans to be bigger and even better than before.  Having raised over £400,000 for local charities so far, this year’s event supporting the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance aims to break 2016’s record of £90,000 raised for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, through the ongoing support of all our sponsors, visitors, traders and suppliers.

tam-mcquadeTam Mc Quade and friends are doing a sponsored walk on Sunday 20th August 2017 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, walking the Roman road from the Winterbourne Abbas end via Eggardon Hill to the Loders Arms.

God bless our NHS, especially the staff at Dorchester and the Royal Bournemouth Hospitals. Quite simply they kept Tam alive. We want to make this a successful walk and raise as much money as possible so any donations will be very welcome.

Give to Tam if you see him or simply go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tam-mcquade

statues-legacyA new book about Dorset's statues has been published by West Dorset author Michael Russell Wood.

Dorset's Legacy in Public Statues features some well-known figures such as Thomas Hardy in Dorchester and George III in Weymouth alongside lesser-known pieces including a skateboarder by the sculptor Greta Berlin in the garden of Wimborne Library and Eric Gill's obelisk in Briantspuddle.

book-binderyJoin us on a bookbinding Journey through the many ways books have developed and evolved. You will explore materials and learn how to work with them to achieve strong useable books in a range of styles.

BOOKBINDING CLASSES are on Wednesdays from 7pm–9pm June 7th to July 12th September 6th–October 11th £145 (concessions £120)

After more than 6 years of planning, Bridport Area Development Trust is about to start work on the restoration of the Literary and Scientific Institute building in East Street.  The Grade 2* listed building in East Street has been empty since 1997 and is currently on the national At Risk register.

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kioskMrs Margaret Miggins' ice cream kiosk is up for rent.

The kiosk that stands on West Bay esplanade has been there since time immemorial withstanding the battering of the elements and standing the strongest of storms, with Margaret and John serving sustenance to all weary travellers.

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