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effra-3-copy-e1400151828871Unique contemporary settings of traditional European folk tunes. Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordian). Despite coming from rock, classical and jazz backgrounds, when these three exceptional musicians met in 2011 a strong connection quickly formed and they began to write and develop music that shared a common ground. In the resulting lyrical performances they wind round each other's sound and rhythm in works that bring folk music bang up to date.

bentley-comedy-15Saturday 12 December
Woody Bop Muddy, Voltini, Dave Thompson​, Brian Damage and Krysstal Clear, Martin Soan, Tom Glover, Bentley and the Dr Funk Disco.
Doors 7pm / start 8pm
£14 (£12.50 + £1.50p bf) advance / £18 on door

Doors 7pm / start 8pm
Pre-show dinner 5.30pm -7pm  Show starts 8pm
Dinner and Show £30 advance sales only (incl reserved seating)

grin-tonic-2Another splendid dance night of funky dance, soul, electro swing and much much more !
This time we're bringing out the U.Vs. to make sure that everyone glows even brighter :) we hope you can join us for this one.

Taking place on the 7th November 2015 from 20:00 'til 01:00 at The Beehive, Bridport. (Bridport Football Club)

sci_smNew martial arts class for adults (15+). A safe and easy to learn system based on Kick Boxing and Ju Jitsu takes place on Wednesdays from 8 til 9pm at the Scout Hut, St Swithun's Road, Bridport.

  • Great for fitness and self confidence
  • Suitable for men and women, beginners welcome
  • First session is free!

warren-hitchinThe Electric Palace, Bridport’s prestigious live entertainment venue, has new owners – a local family from West Dorset.

Under its new manager, Susan Warren, who grew up in West Dorset and went to   school in Dorchester, the Electric Palace will continue as a venue for great music, live comedy and film, whilst expanding its range of events for families, children, and older members of the Bridport and West Dorset community.

Check out these 360o panoramas of West Bay by Steve Powell


net-machine2Bridport Museum are seeking people to help them identify a new and exciting collection of rope and net making machinery as part of their redevelopment plans. The aim to rebuild them and display them in the refurbished museum so visitors can really see how rope and net were made.

You may have heard that we have  entered an exciting phase of re-development which has come about as a result of a bequest from the Sanctuary family of the contents of their museum which was formerly located at Uploders. Part of that bequest consisted of some rope and net machinery which had been dismantled and is now in pieces.

Hipster Beards and Cappuccino Coffees Implicated In New MRSA Pandemic

hipster-coffeeIt has been revealed in the December edition of posh BMA journal that the trendy face hair worn by "Hipsters" to hide behind is responsible for the latest outbreak of superbug MRSA in Dorsetshire.

Dr Charalambous Beardipopolous talking via Skype from his office at the BRA (Beard Research Academy) is an expert in beard related transmittable diseases has suggested that froth from cappuccino style coffees drunk on pavement cafes is the perfect breeding ground for the superbug.

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