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.
Trevor Ware Chair of the Arts Centre Board of Trustees organised a special Draw. ‘The Remarkable Bottle Raffle’ included many Dorset beverages and had as its main prize a 1955 bottle of port. The Draw raised £525.00
Trevor commented ‘The Arts Centre would like to thank all those who supported this event. It is very important that the Arts Centre continues its fundraising effort in order that we invest more in the building, our programme and our outreach and education work. This is the 40th Anniversary of the BAC foundation and we wish to continue with the development of the vision given by our founders. The Bridport Arts Centre is, and will remain, at the heart of West Dorset arts. We are very grateful for the funds raised but are also pleased that those attending had such an enjoyable and interesting evening.’