Bridport Arts Newsletter

Bridport Arts Centre Trustees

Robert Wheelwright - Chair, Bridport Arts Centre

After working in Zambia, Saudi Arabia and being based on Merseyside, Robert came to work in Bridport in 1987 and immediately joined BAODS at the Arts Centre. He has maintained links with, and interest in, BAC ever since

Barry Lovejoy - Vice Chair, Bridport Arts Centre

Barry has lived in Bridport since 2013. Now retired he was previously a senior national trade union official for teachers in Further and Higher Education.

As well as being a trustee for two years Barry is involved in a number of local activities, including being a volunteer at Citizens Advice, driving the Saturday CB3 volunteer bus from Crewkerne to Bridport and a founder member of the Dorset Red socialist choir.

Ines Cavill - Director, Bridport Arts Centre

All 3 generations of Ines’s family are keen visitors to events in the Marlow Theatre and Allsop Gallery.

Her children have also enjoyed participating in the regular BACstage drama group as well as one-off filmmaking and art workshops.  She has been part of the From Page to Screen film festival committee since 2012 and has developed creative studios at New House Farm & Pottery.

She joined the Board in November 2018 with a particular interest in supporting the Arts Centre’s participation programme, and its capacity to combine inspiring professional creativity with the community engagement that it was founded upon.

Nick Ziebland - Director, Bridport Arts Centre


Nick moved to West Dorset 10 years ago , attracted in part by its rich cultural life . He has therefore been delighted to be involved in such an important institution as the Arts Centre . His background is in retail although he now sits on a number of not-for-profit boards including Poole Hospital and Local Food Links.

Caroline Morgan - Director, Bridport Arts Centre

Caroline Morgan is Chief Executive of Local Food Links, a social enterprise providing great quality school meals to 56 schools across Dorset.  The organisation has grown considerably over the last 14 years and now has 4 large kitchens and employs 50 staff.  Caroline has always enjoyed film and theatre and her youngest daughter, Alice, has been involved with WOW (the Weymouth based youth musical theatre company) for many years.  Caroline thoroughly enjoys being part of the backstage crew at the live shows.  It is a privilege to be a Trustee at Bridport Arts Centre.

Antonia Kehr - Director, Bridport Arts Centre

Antonia moved to Bridport in 2015 having lived and worked in San Francisco for 20 years.  As the owner of The Bookshop, Bridport’s only independent bookshop specialising in new books, she is keenly interested in the rich cultural, artistic and literary life of the area.

Upon moving to Bridport Antonia first became involved with the BAC through The Bridport Prize and was pleased to accept a nomination to the Board of Trustees in 2018.