TWO nights of free entertainment and fundraising for a local charity will take place in Bridport, in celebration of the harvest season.

The events, taking place on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, are part of a nationwide entertainment programme arranged by grassroots organisation, We Shall Overcome.

Held at The Woodman on South Street, proceeds will be donated to Cupboard Love foodbank in Bridport, which supports local homeless people, families and individuals who find themselves in need of emergency food supplies. The charity rely upon the community for donations of goods, time and money.

On Thursday, November 7, songwriters and storytellers the Flying Monkeys will be entertaining audiences with songs and stories, all told from memory in the age-old manner.

The following night, a variety of Bridport musicians will take to the stage, mixing thought-provoking words with punk music and infectious frivolity. Artists currently confirmed include Eve Appleton, Dylan Ross and John Butler, aka The Woodlouse.

Both nights will also include a raffle, with a selection of prizes generously donated by local businesses.

Darren Moore, landlord of The Woodman, said: "This pub is about the community - Cupboard Love do brilliant things and we are just happy to be able to help them."

Collections of dry and tinned food, toiletries and monetary donations will be held at The Woodman on both nights.