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townhallclock-gnBridport will be 'going green' for a fortnight from Friday 24th March - Saturday 8th April 2017, when the Town holds its first ever "Green Fortnight". Its aims are to celebrate Bridport's local shops and products and inspire local people towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Transition Town Bridport is heading the fortnight there is a series of events including talks, films, a green quiz for more details go to

    2017 Vintage Markets
  • Sunday 26th March
  • Easter Market Sunday 16th April
  • Sunday 30th April Sunday 28th May
  • Sunday 25th June Sunday 30th July
  • Sunday 27th August
  • Sunday 24th September
  • Sunday 29th October
  • Christmas Market
  • Sunday 26th November

visit_dorsetWhat's on and where to go brought to you by the tourist information office.

This listing contains a selection of events taking place across West Dorset this month. For full event information pop into your local TIC

CHRISTIAN AID Lent Soup & Roll Lunches are back!

Everybody is welcome to this friendly and relaxed lunch. The suggested donation of £2.50 saves lives. Starts 12.45pm every Friday through Lent.

Do you have a great idea for young people in Dorset - but need money to make it happen?

Crowdfunder has a launched Crowdfund Dorset with a £200,000 fund for youth projects.

All you have to do is launch a crowdfunding project, and you could receive a grant of up to 50% of your target.

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.


Bridport Museum Trust: Hibernating ‘til Spring 2017

Bridport Museum will be closing early this season. The Museum will close the doors on Friday September 2nd 2016 so that, in spring 2017, it can reopen with a brand new offering for everyone to enjoy.

This year Bridport Museum is being redeveloped! The team are working hard so that, from spring 2017, there will be fabulous new galleries for visitors to explore – and Bridport Museum will become a hub for the whole community.

A video by Mike Wood of the unveiling of the statue of Admiral Sir George Somers in Lyme Regis on July 26th 2016.

Sir George Somers was the mayor of Lyme Regis and is remembered today as the founder of the English colony of Bermuda, also known as the Somers Isles. Lyme Regis is twinned with St Georges, Bermuda.

playarea_dorset_policeThe concept of a "teenage playground" was developed as part of the first SUMMENTOR – a Summer mentoring project focusing on local junior school leavers who, it was felt, would struggle with the transition to Senior School. Involving children who were disadvantaged, the victims of bullying and rural isolation and, in some cases, with a disability, they were mentored by students from the Sir John Colfox Academy for three weeks over the Summer of 2006.

streatfieldsReceive a reward for donating to a Bridport charity!

Local businesses and artisans are encouraging donations to Bridport Museum’s redevelopment fundraising by providing very exciting rewards.

Emily Hicks, Curator, Bridport Museum says


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