Bridport Arts & Crafts

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All classes held in a lovely studio at Mangerton Mill.  Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied.

Thursday Art Class

  • 9:30-12:30 during term time £16
  • Most materials supplied.

Drawing and painting from still life, photographs and the outdoors.  The classes cover technique as well as experimental approaches to making art.

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.

bentlegg-cover-photoAye Aye, I want to inform you of a wonderful new childrens book launched today Bentleg Badsmeller of Barnacle Bay! He is a lovable pirate who embarks on adventures that involve all who know and love him, whether they like it or not. 

In this first story he comes up against Snotwart Sniveller, his arch-enemy, and his faithful crew hatch a plot to rescue him from Snotwart's clutches on Whale Island.

voodoo-child-coverVoodoo Child: Born Under a Bad Sign  is a new book by Bridport author Dave Mort available now on Amazon Kindle.

One of rock music’s more iconic images is that of Jimi Hendrix onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival in ’67, kneeling over the remains of his burning guitar after his performance of “Wild Thing.” He was beckoning the flames to rise as if summoning up demons and dragons from hell, which is what several fans described as witnessing after ingesting “Monterey Purple,” a strain of LSD concocted especially for the event.

open-studios-201625th, 26th, 27th & 28th March Easter Open Studios coming this weekend at St. Michael's Studios, St. Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR

Kit Glaisyer, Marion Taylor, David Brooke, Caroline Ireland, Sally Davies and Elizabeth Sporne will be opening their studios during the weekend, hope you can visit.

Monthly arts and crafts fair at Bridport Town Hall from 9am to 3pm. Next one is on Saturday 23rd May.

For bookings call Bridport TIC on 01308 424901 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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around-bendAround the Bend. One L of a Job! A book by Vincent Ryan

After many years of trouble-free driving Vincent Ryan drew on his wide expertise and accepted the challenge of learning to teach driving to the masses.

However, many frustrations and unexpected twists and turns lay in wait for him including challenging examiners and highly unpredictable pupils!

jenny_billetRaising funds for wildlife, a new book published in aid of the Dorset Wildlife Trust: The Battle of Binthrop by Jenny Billett

Jenny was a local singer and artist working in stained glass and other media. She spent her childhood in West Dorset and was educated in Dorchester. She sang and wrote folk songs and was a part of the Bridport folk scene in the 1990s. She sang with Mitch Norman, the Madrigals and Show of Hands.

classical guitar musicAnthony Dodds has been teaching guitar in West Dorset and East Devon for the last thirty years. He has transcribed early English music for traditional instruments such as the Lute and Bandora to be played on the Classical Guitar and has published a series of music books.

The Capriol series of books for the classical guitar contains a variety of music that is of English origin. Many of the pieces are by composers whose names are not well known but whose music is well worth playing.

You can find out more and buy the books from

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