Bridport Arts Newsletter

Bridport 24 – Town of Culture

Celebrating the town and placing Young People at the heart of our cultural offer

Bridport is the inaugural Town of Culture in Dorset, a brand new initiative created by The Arts Development Company. Funded by Dorset Council with match funding from Bridport Town Council, we’re one of a number of delivery partners, championing new partnerships and facilitating new collaborations, whilst promoting the myriad of cultural offers that makes our town so unique.

From July to December, Bridport –  24 will nurture partnership working and support the advancement of a new ‘company’, led by young creatives from the town who will bring to the public realm their vision of what culture means.

As one of the delivery partners of Bridport-24, at the Arts Centre we’re supporting some new cultural initiatives whilst also reaching out into the community to the numerous creatives to see what we can do to advance their ideas, be those new ones or some of the most established events that we have every year.

Bridport24 will launch on the first weekend of July featuring performances in Buckydoo Square from Grace and Growl; the return of The Portrait Challenge (in partnership with The Lyric Theatre); music at The Arts Centre from London’s iconic reggae label Greensleeves (with Dorset based Jerk Hut serving authentic Jamaican food); and an art and performance take-over of the forecourt on Sunday 7th from the new TOCIYA collective.

Tag what culture means to you #OnlyInBridport as we head into the most eventful time of the year and celebrate the town for everything that makes it so unique.

For more information about the initiative email Michael Armstrong
[email protected]

Photo credits/notes

Greensleeves DJ DubPlate Pearl

Carnival, Chris Hilton