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.

museumAt 10am on Saturday 27 May Bridport Museum welcomes its first visitors after its major redevelopment.

Since its doors shut for the renovations in September passers-by have been caught peering in through the windows to try and catch a glimpse of the huge changes and new galleries inside.

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)

nancy-and-taraTwo Bridport Museum artists are making their marks across the country this summer.

Nancy Clemance, and Harland Viney, who worked together in 2015 on ‘The Working End’, which was exhibited at Bridport Museum for six months, originally came together to explore the town’s rope and net heritage industry after being selected for a New Opportunities Award by New Expressions 3, a national programme to engage artists with museum collections.

bhunduBand-On are proud to present Bhundu Boy RISE KAGONA and the JIT JIVE BAND playing at Evershot Village Hall on Friday 16th June 2017
Doors open 8pm, Fully licensed bar
Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from 01935 83580

A truly fantastic and rare opportunity for you to enjoy sunny intricate guitar lines and African rhythms

horses-ally-hillHorse will be working on the land again on Allington Hill. Kate welcomes people to come along and watch the horses work on Friday 16th of June, when the horses will be  bashing the bracken on top of the hill. If you can’t make it to the top of the hill, on Saturday 17th of June they will be doing a logging demonstration in Cooper’s Field (off Hospital Lane).

evershot-country-fairDate for your diaries is 18th June 2017. Huge entertainment and fabulous stall and eateries. All in true country style. http://evershot.org/ecf/

bradpole-feteBradpole Village Fete takes place on Saturday 3rd June at Norman's Field, Middle Street, Bradpole.  Enjoy a traditional village fete. Explore the village's rope and netting industry, and fascinating local history.

Free admission

graves-hand-cycleRobert Graves is hand-cycling 2,500 miles of the UK coastline to raise money for his favourite charities (Sea Shepherds) (SIA Spinal Injury Association) and (The Cycling Project). Scroll to the bottom to donate. Robert will be passing through Bridport on 4th July on the third day of this epic challenge so give him a cheer if you see him.

Robert's story is remarkable in that he is part paralysed; here is his story:

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