Bridport Arts & Crafts

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Take a look at these panaramas of Bridport, Dorset and beyond by Malcolm Etherington 360° Panoramas

Fresh from a night working the apples at the World famous Chideock Cider Shed, our intrepid reporter Scoop Doggy Style has been given full access to the workings of this ancient Dorset Cidermaking legend.
A whisper sent round via the modern smoke signal…..

Tony Heaton MDesRCA works from his studio in an old rope making factory in Bridport. Tony works in mixed media – line, coloured pencil and crayon. to produce drawings linked to famous English authors, playwrights, composers also historical and world heritage sites, not forgetting famous landmarks in Bridport and West Bay such as Balsons, The George and the new Jurassic Pier.

Bridport Radio proudly presents a proliferation of poems from the pen of Ma Baker. Updated 7/8. Click on the links below to view the poems.

Anthony Dodds of East street, Bridport has just launched a new website which specializes in English music for the classical guitar. Mr Dodds has been teaching guitar in West Dorset and East Devon for the last twenty years having gained his teacher’s diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in 1988. The publishing of music began in 1991 and the first books contained a variety of arrangements mostly suitable for the younger player. In 2004 he decided to concentrate purely on English music and this website and the books of music therein are the result. Visit

John Stevens has always taken photographs from the time he studied at the Central School of Arts London (now central St Martins). At that time he worked entirely in black and white. After careers in design, horticulture and as an art dealer and gallery owner he now works as a photographer and painter. Specializing in macro photography of flowers he also takes pictures of landscapes, the sea, female figures and faces, more recently experimenting with abstract form and colour. These pictures can be described as “art photos” as they have been enhanced on a computer which results in a painterly quality. After many years in Suffolk John now lives in Bridport, Dorset. Visit his website:

James Verner  uses wood for its aesthetic as well as practical qualities in well-proportioned designs. The superbly finished surfaces allow the wood to speak for itself. The Studio produces furniture for clients world wide. Rare English hardwoods are immortalised in the furniture, their grain patterns displayed decoratively in highly finished, durable surfaces.

The Bridport Prize is an annual international creative writing competition for poetry and short stories. The Bridport Prize is the biggest open creative writing competition in the English language. It has been the first step in the careers of many established poets and novelists.

Keith Thomas. Sculptor. Artist-Blacksmith. Master Craftsman in metal, specialising in stainless steel. Keith makes a wide range of work, from garden railings and gates to water features and sculptures. His lamps are renowned for their beauty, elegance and, sometimes, their quirkiness. He has made several Eagles, and now- a Diving Pelican... He has exhibited and sold works extensively in Europe. Visit website...

Jeremy Hammick paints distinctive watercolour landscapes from locations in Kenya and the UK. Mostly available for sale either as original works or limited edition prints. As well as paintings produced in Africa and in England, Jeremy also paints landscapes and house portraits for private commission.


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