The annual Ballet Central tour offers a chance to see some of the most highly skilled, new dance talent perform newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals by the dance industry’s top choreographers.
We’re inviting all art lovers to come and enjoy a groundbreaking new series that will offer the opportunity to marvel and delight in some of history’s greatest paintings. You can expect to see work by Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Degas and Renoir in our cinema in stunning high definition this spring. Continue reading
In October 2014 a group of students from Sir John Colfox and Beaminster schools took part in a week-long writing workshop with writer and producer Paul Dodgson to create original radio dramas. The two pieces they developed were a contemporary response to Little Red Riding Hood and can be heard by following the links below.
Jelly Snakes was written and performed by Alice Etherington, Carly Poole, Adam Harris and Bethan Hewitt-Bell
Faded Purple was written and performed by Monika Krzysztopolska, Ruby Neville, Sam Green and Lucy Taylor.
Both plays were recorded at The Humph studio at Bridport Youth Centre and produced and edited by Paul Dodgson
The project was supported with a grant from the Leisure Development Fund at West Dorset District Council”
Laura joins BAC from Hope Street Limited in Liverpool where she is a currently the Projects Producer. Hope Street Limited is a major Arts organisation and part of the Arts Councils’ National Portfolio which has led on many projects in Liverpool and beyond. Many of these have been in partnership with Liverpool City Council and cultural partners in the North West. She has headed up the ’On the Verge ‘ Festival which is dedicated to developing new work and emerging artists. Among her other projects ‘Suitcase’ saw performances in 10 train stations across the country. Continue reading
Be transported to New York’s world-famous Metropolitan Opera House with a series of performance broadcasts at Bridport Arts Centre. Audiences will get to see a series of 10 live performances transmitted in high definition from the famous opera house in New York.
The season starts with Macbeth, Giuseppe Verdi on Tues 14 October.Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. Continue reading
We are looking for new people to co-present our daily lunchtime and Mon – Fri drive time radio shows going out at midday and 5pm. This will include doing live interviews and researching for the interviews beforehand. Ideally we want two presenters per show and we can try to match you up if you don’t have a co-presenter in mind. Full training will be given. This offer is open to anyone aged 16+ but preference will be given to people who haven’t presented a live radio show before. Get in touch with Kate at email@example.com or via the Bridport FM Facebook page as soon as possible.
Kate Wilson ~ Learning Co-Ordinator
“Bridport Arts Centre is pleased to report that our application for Arts Council England National Portfolio funding for 2015-18 has been successful, and we will receive a continuation of our annual funding at the present level.
In our 40th Anniversary year, this award is a strong endorsement of the Arts Centre’s work locally and regionally and confirms our position as an important part of the cultural landscape in Dorset and the South West.
This ongoing support from the ACE will enable us to continue our diverse and high quality programme of live performance, film, exhibitions and talks, and also to continue to develop our learning and outreach work.
We’d like to thank ACE and all our other supporters, and to send our congratulations to everyone who received NPO funding and commiserations to those who did not”
Polly Gifford, Director
The wine tasting evening was led by the internationally renowned wine expert Steven Spurrier. The event – A Tour de France – highlighted a range of French wines. These were specially selected by Mark Banham who is in charge of Palmers Wines in Bridport. The sell out event was held in the Allsop Gallery at the Arts Centre. After the wine tasting a buffet themed to complement the French wines was provided by Modan Catering. Cudmore Event Hire provided the logistical support for the event. Continue reading
This past Saturday BACstage theatre group headed up to Salisbury Playhouse to take part in the National Youth Theatre Connections Festival. BACstage are a youth theatre group based at Bridport Arts Centre with ages ranging from 12-18 year olds. This festival is run by the national theatre and involves 230 youth theatre groups around the UK performing one of ten new plays written by established play writes. BACstage was chosen to take part in the scheme and chose to perform the play Heritage. Continue reading
At least that’s the suggestion of artist Richard DeDomenici who is part of a project called Exploring Erosion, alongside artists Jeff Pigott and Julia Warin. Commissioned by the Jurassic Coast Trust, the project aims to encourage people to think differently about coastal erosion.
The impact of last year’s severe weather has given erosion a bad name with the impression that it’s destroying the coast and must be stopped. This obscures the fact that the spectacular coastline we enjoy is the direct result of coastal erosion that has been going on for millennia. At the same time, there are some people who ignore the potential dangers completely and who can be seen climbing over recent rock falls. Continue reading