This week has been quite a different experience as we are in a research and development process exploring ideas for our next full touring piece ‘Home from Home’ which is studying ‘care’ and impact of care in various contexts. The next work will consist of three different pieces of work to include duet and trio work by the company’s professional dancers and one actor; Richard Headon who co-runs ‘Desperate Men’, a street theatre company based in Bristol. Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce our programme of events for February 2014 – May 2014. Continue reading
Year 5 pupils from St Catherine’s Primary school were the first to sample the new Gallery Morning events for schools at Bridport Arts Centre recently led by artist and teacher Clare Winterbottom. Continue reading
As part of this year’s Bridport Open Book, spoken word poet Chris Redmond spent two days at the Sir John Colfox school working with a group of Year 9 students. They looked particularly at kennings, an Anglo-Saxon literary device in which a new noun or a noun phrase is used to replace a more familiar noun. Examples from Anglo-Saxon poetry, where they were very common, include calling the sea “the whaleroad” a sword a “battlefriend” and the body a “bonehouse.”
Here are some of the Kennings produced by the Year 9′s who worked collaboratively on the poems. Continue reading
Would you like to learn how to make a radio programme? Do you have a story to tell about Bridport’s rich cultural past? Continue reading
After five years in the role, the Programme Manager of Bridport Arts Centre, Margie Barbour, is leaving to follow new opportunities. Continue reading
Can’t wait to see the new version of Far From the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan? You can watch the original on the big screen at the Arts Centre this week. Filmed in Abbotsbury in the late 1960s, you can expect to see plenty of local landmarks and maybe even some familiar faces. Continue reading
MORE top class talent comes to Bridport Arts Centre this month with the latest Comedy Cafe night.
Headlining the October show is former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Matt Hollins, a comic likened to Tony Hancock thanks to his dour outlook on life.
The comic has established himself as a regular circuit headliner thanks to his unique persona and hangdog attitude, and he’s built up an armoury of tales of disappointment, ranging from having to travel on the bus, staying at hostels, and working in a biscuit factory. Continue reading