Bridport Arts Newsletter
Spoken Word Thursday 8 November, 2018 11:30am

When Tommy Came Marching Home

Bridport News, Monday, 11 November 1918. “…practically everybody took holiday, for it will be marked throughout the ages to come as the day which brought with it the greatest blessing to mankind.”

News, poems, songs and  Church bells rang again for the first time in four years and the Town Hall clock was re-started. The people of Bridport flocked together to give thanks in churches and on the streets as the bands played.

But contemporary court reports tell of local tragedies, the cost of four years of war to ordinary people. Margie Barbour and Debra Bates have put together a lively and original programme with a mix of literary and historical elements.

Image (c) The Trustees of the Mercian Regiment Museum. Worcestershire


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


Join us for songs, poems and dance, and cooking on stage! Thank you to Margie Barbour and Debra Bates who have put together a lively programme that is sure to entertain all

Lisa Wilcock, Bridport Arts Centre