melplash-heavy-horseThe Melplash Agricultural Society Show is held at The West Bay Show grounds on Thursday 24th August. There will be exhibits of livestock, horses, homecrafts and horticulture, trade stands selling everything from locally produced food to tractors… and plenty in between! This years' main arena attraction are the Stampede Stunt Company.

feteSymene Sports Club Annual Fete and Car Boot, this Bank Holiday Sunday. Claimed as 'Dorset's biggest Grand Fete and Car Boot Sale!' A whole host of great fun to be had. Plenty for the kids to enjoy, with a bouncy castle, slides and tea cups as well as face painting. Golf, football games and coconut shies, plus majorettes and Punch & Judy. Grab yourself a bargain at the car boot and enjoy a drink in the sunshine from the beer tent.


shelbys_elbowsJohn and Geraldine will be hosting their now annual Birthday Bash / Party for Parkinson’s on Sunday 27th August with music and frivolity starting at around 3:30pm.  There will be the cream of local talent presented in various bands including DJ Santa, Elfentale, Rosie Smith, , Garry Smith Trio, Tori Reed and the Tall Travelling Troubadours and headlining will be Bridport’s favourite party band, Shelby’s Elbows.


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.

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)

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.



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