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.
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
One of the UK’s favorite folk musicians, John Kirkpatrick, is heading to Bridport with a show that rediscovers the music of the Victorian era that was made by the people of the land.
Based on the TV Series Victorian Farm the event will reflect on the joy and struggles of the farming the seasons from autumn to spring. It’s a programme of songs that are funny and moving, some will be recognisable while others will be more of a surprise. They all showcase John’s talent, warmth and great knowledge about the history of folk music.
It’s a pleasure to welcome John back to Bridport, Programme Manager, Margie Barbour, describes him as “Funny and with a story for all occasions, like a favorite much loved uncle”. Continue reading
From Page To Screen, the UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films, is thrilled to announce that Jon Ronson, journalist, documentary filmmaker and author of novels including The Men Who Stare at Goats, will be the guest curator of next year’s event, to be held in Bridport, West Dorset, on April 2nd-6th 2014.
Ronson said “The 2009 film The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was adapted from Ronson’s book and stars George Clooney, will feature as part of the festival programme. Bridport Arts Centre in collaboration with the Electric Palace cinema will show a wide range of films over five days at the two venues. Most screenings will feature a talk by authors or film-makers, giving audiences the chance to go beneath the surface of their favourite films and discover more about the film-making process” Continue reading