Bridport Arts & Crafts

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The melodrama, Dope Under Thorncombe, was made at the end of the 1930's by hairdresser Frank Trevett and a group of friends. It was written by Bridport thriller writer Andrew Spiller.

In 2009 Windrose Rural Media Trust commissioned a new musical score by Rachel Leach to accompany the film

taylor_colmers_hillMarion Taylor Bridport Artist.

Most of Marion's inspiration is drawn from her beloved Dorset and the hills and valleys which surround her West Dorset home.

Bridport Open Studios
Studio in the Attic
St Michael's Trading Estate

Local author Dave Mort who wrote "Money for Old Rope" has just published a new book called "Bye, Bye Miss American Pie" which charts the history of America through 1955 to 1975 told through thirty jukebox tracks that have become synonymous with that period, including five by Bob Dylan.

romance-bridport-300x228Bridport Museum is part of the exciting new national project ‘Your Paintings’.  The Public Catalogue Foundation is working in conjunction with the BBC to launch this incredible website which they describe as an ‘opportunity to tell the world about your collection’. With not enough space to display works of art, museums and galleries have paintings tucked away behind the scenes which often don’t see the light of day. This is a chance to make them ‘accessible’.  There are 63,000 paintings currently online, the target being 200,000.

The weather has not been great, although there have been some dramatic skys as shown in this time lapse video by Maxim Sullivan

iron-stoneDramatic stories of tragedy, success, and bravery are all hidden in Dorset's remarkable heritage of signs in iron and stone. Many of these tablets and inscriptions are passed by daily, either on foot or in cars, people barely realising the extraordinary lives and events they commemorate.

Now their secrets are revealed by retired Dorset farmer and businessman, Michael Russell Wood, in his richly illustrated book "Dorset's Legacy in Iron and Stone".

Kris Dutson specialises in atmospheric landscapes, endeavouring to capture that elusive feel that is so important in a good photograph using the vagaries of the English weather to his advantage.

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Here are some photographs by Tom Baker. Tom says "moody Colmers Hill photos (2009-2010) are the history of my attempts to capture the sun setting behind the top of the hill from East Street.

This happens twice a year, but knowing exactly when involves some serious calculations using Google Earth, Stellarium and school trigonometry (which I thought I'd never use) plus luck".

after-miss-julieLondon Classic Theatre present After Miss Julie A version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie by Patrick Marber at Bridport Arts on Friday 18 March at 7.30pm.

Set in July 1945, at a country house near London, celebrations for the Labour Party’s landslide election victory are in full swing. The lady of the house, Miss Julie, descends into the servants’ kitchen to seek out John, her father’s chauffeur.

As the night draws in and flirtation turns to passion, the two lovers embark on a consuming and deadly dance of desire.

Your work, 8 feet high, for all the world to see. A week of Digital Media workshops for young people. Join artists Sally Watkins and Pete Millson to make a new projection work for Bridport Arts Centre. Using photography as the starting point, you will develop images into a high quality projected installation.

Places are limited, so book now on 01308 424204

Workshops will be held at the PVA Media Lab> from 21st to the 25th February.


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