It's another weekend packed full of events and activities and there's sure to be something for everyone.


  • Bridport Art Society’s annual summer exhibition continues this weekend at Bridport Arts Centre. There is a range of artwork, prints and cards for sale. Admission is free.
  • Silhouette in the Sunset - poetry dedicated to war and in honour of the 100th anniversary of Armistice last year will be launched at the Lyric Theatre. Colin Ward will present ‘Silhouette in the Sunset – One Hundred Poems on the Futility of War’ accompanied by an exhibition of art by Rob Parkinson, who painted the cover of the book. There will also be two performances by The Cabinet of Living Cinema, ‘Grey Owl on the Western Front’ and ‘The Kingdom of Paul Nash’. For more information visit
  • Spyfest at The Spyway Inn kicks off this evening with live music from Shindigg at 8pm, accompanied by a beer and cider festival to celebrate the landlords’ first year at the Askerswell pub.
  • The Golden Gift, a scientific comedy lecture on the life and times of Dr Giles Lawrence Roberts M.D, will be performed at Bridport Arts Centre from 11am and 7.30pm. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Spyfest at The Spyway Inn continues today from 12 noon to 11pm, with live music from The Shadrack Street Band at 8pm. Entry is free.
  • The Bridport Arts and Crafts Fair takes place at the town hall from 9am to 3pm. Find handmade gifts, jewellery, photography and much more.
  • The Bridport Gig Rowing Club Gig Regatta takes place at West Bay, with racing starting ay 10.30am. Spectators can enjoy a barbecue, tombola, cake stall and much more. There will be an after race party in the evening at The Salt House with Spudbox on the greem from 6pm, a hog roast from 8pm and live music and DJs from 7.30pm to 12 midnight.
  • Bothenhampton village fete takes place at Holy Trinity Church from 1pm until 3.30pm. Enjoy a barbecue, music, dog agility display, stalls, teas and much more. Entry is free.
  • Screening of The Science Delusion at Bridport LSi. In February, the LSi hosted speaker Rupert Sheldrake, who presented a talk to a sell-out audience. Local filmmaker Rob Jayne Record filmed the event for posterity, and it was posted on social media, going ‘viral’ earlier this month. If you missed the talk, find out what all the fuss was about at this screening from 1pm. For more information, visit


  • Stoke Abbot's annual street fair takes place today, kicking off with the Sick Club parade at 1.45pm. There will be an array of traditional stalls, a family dog show, the Arcadia Jazz Band and Morris dancers, classic and vintage car displays, ferret racing, a children's games garden and much more.
  • Catch students of Fee Jeanes Ballet performing Cinderella at Bridport Electric Palace today and tomorrow. Tickets can only be bought at Bridport Tourist Information Centre and for more information, visit
  • Find out more about how Thomas Hardy was influenced by art at a lecture at Uplyme Village Hall from 2pm. It cost £10 and for more information or to book, call tutor Pam Simpson on 01300 321715 or email
  • Lulu Rocks takes place at Salway Ash Village Hall with a whole host of live music, cocktails and food. Tickets cost £15 and are available by emailing or calling 07795 124082.


  • Members of West Bay WI are hosting a cake and craft sale at the WI Hall in George Street, West Bay, from 10am to 2pm. Find crafts and bric-a-brac while enjoying tea and cake.
  • To celebrate their first birthday, the team at The Ollerod in Beaminster is hosting a summer market from 11am to 5pm. Live music in the garden, food and cocktails will accompany an array of stalls. Entry is free.
  • Enjoy tea and tunes at St Peter’s Church in Long Bredy from 2.30pm to 5pm. David Squirrel and Emma McCovey will play a range of folk music.
  • The Gleaners and I (U) will be shown at Bridport Arts Centre from 2pm. For more information and tickets, visit