wall-deathMarking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is a world premiere based on the experiences of The International Brigades.

Looking at the powerful political and economic forces that engulfed 1930s Europe, Dare Devil Rides to Jarama follows why so many ordinary people made the extraordinary choice to leave family and livelihoods and fight in a brutal war so far from home. The show, which has been receiving rave reviews across the Country, will be performed just once on the Artsreach circuit in Dorset this spring.

Spellbinding Puppets, Imaginary Friends and Marvellous Magic!
Live family theatre coming to Dorset this February half-term

malinaWith half term just around the corner, children and families can look forward to some brilliant live theatre events taking place across Dorset through Artsreach, who in 2017 are partnered by local solicitors Blanchards Bailey. Featuring spellbinding puppets, mischevious imaginary friends and mind-boggling magic, three fantastic family productions are set to visit ten venues within the County this February half term…

wassail-herveygoat2Put your Wassailing Hats on!
Liberty Fields will be holding Wassail celebrations at their orchards in Halstock, Dorset, (BA22 9SZ), on Sunday 22nd January from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. This ancient ceremony, which is carried out to ensure a good apple crop for the coming year, takes place in orchards all over the country in late January. By serenading the trees with songs and hot apple punch the orchard's good spirits are encouraged before any bad spirits are nosily chased away, (possibly into neighbouring counties!).

israel-egyptThe New Elizabethan Singers' first concert of their 51st year will be 'Israel in Egypt', perhaps Handel's most popular work after 'Messiah'. NES is now the biggest choir in West Dorset and so is well suited to this piece that tells the story of Israel's Exodus from Egypt.

The New Elizabethan Singers will be joined by professional soloists and accompanied by an orchestra that includes a period brass section.

bubblegum-club-2Coming on February 18th to the Con Club, Bridport - The Bubblegum Club launch night disco. This is a FREE event so turn up early. Dance away to music from all genres from 8 'til late, with DJs SM & Dappa Dan and a Guest mix playing dance, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Ska and more...

Like our page www.facebook.com/Bridport-Bubblegum-club-134427873715290/ and message us for your free pair of tickets to the party!

flea“Roll Up! Roll Up! The Ukulele Opera is coming to town!”
Follow the Fleas!

After three years in the pipeline, a spectacular community theatre production for the people of Bridport is coming our way… UkuleleOpera presents ‘FLEA!’

Based on an original idea by Sally Vaughan and written and composed by Andrew Dickson the show tells the story of Madame Celine, the devious and exotic ringmistress of an extraordinary flea circus, who reaches an epiphany through her introduction to the ukulele.

Weldmar Hospicecare is auctioning a number of items on Thursday 6th October at 10am – in an auction hosted by Busby at their Bridport Salerooms.

All the items being sold by Weldmar have been donated by Weldmar supporters and include jewellery, watches, vintage clothing, art, some vintage Barbie dolls – and much more.

ben-watersBen Waters Band playing Boogie piano at its best on Saturday 1st October at Evershot Village Hall. Tickets £10 on the door

Doors open 8pm
Fully licensed bar

www.benwaters.com

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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