It's another packed weekend in west Dorset with lots to do for the whole family.


  • Bridport Literary Festival continues this weekend. For more details and a list of events, visit
  • A fundraiser for Cupboard Love food bank, with live music and more, will be at The Woodman, South Street, from 8pm. A variety of Bridport musicians will take to the stage, including Eve Appleton, Dylan Ross and John Butler. Bring donations of dry and tinned food for the food bank.
  • Enjoy a night of dancing, music and remembrance at a 1940s dinner dance in aid of the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. There will be live music from The Decadettes, a two-course meal and a charity auction. Wear your best vintage 40s clothing to the event at the tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Tickets cost £25 and are available from, by calling 01308 424116 or at Bridport Tourist Information Centre.
  • A fun quiz night is being held at St Swithun’s Church from 7pm. Teams of a maximum of six people and it costs £5 per person. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. There will also be tea, coffee, a raffle and Chinese bingo. Proceeds will go towards church funds.
  • The chapel in the Garden social will take place from 7pm in the yellow room. Bring and share food, enjoy board games, dancing and singing.
  • Enjoy a night of drinks, canapes and karaoke at Soulshine Café from 7pm.
  • Pianist Tom Seals will be at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis. His entertaining performances have secured him shows at Ronnie Scott’s and Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway. Tickets cost £15 in advance from or £18 on the door. The bar opens at 6.30pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm.
  • Longdog return to Beach and Barnicott at 9pm with new drums, extra vocals and loads of new tunes.
  • Bringing songs from Green Day, Motorhead, The Darkness, Slipknot and Britney Spears, Behind Closed Doors will be at The Ropemakers pub from 9.15pm.


  • The Marshwood Vale Arts Award and The John Hubbard Prize exhibition will start at Bridport Arts Centre. Artists submit a wide range of work, including painting and drawing, photography and digital media and sculpture and applied arts. It will be open until December 9.
  • Bridport Vegan Market returns to the town hall from 10am to 2.30pm with food, beauty products, gifts and more. For more information, visit
  • The Gallery at Symondsbury will be hosting an exhibition of more than 60 artists and designers’ work, which has been inspired by the theme of autumn. The exhibition, which includes 2D and 3D works to buy, will be open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm until November 27.
  • Enjoy a Latin night at Salway Ash Village Hall. Learn the steps of a variety of Latin dances, with cocktails and drinks also available. Tickets cost £6 on the door, which open at 7pm, with the first dance lesson at 7.30pm.
  • A quiz night in aid of Bridport Charter Fair will be held at the British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, from 7.30pm. it costs £6, which will include a light supper, and there will also be a bar, raffle and Chinese bingo. Call 01308 423078 for more information and to book.
  • Members of Encore Theatre will perform their adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘The Bear’ at Bothenhampton Village Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Goadsby estate agents in South Street.
  • Yesterday will be screened at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, at 7.30pm. A struggling musician realises he is the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternative timeline where they never existed. Tickets cost £6 in advance from or £7.50 on the door. The bar opens at 6.30pm.
  • JollyRoger will be performing live at The Ropemakers from 9.15pm.
  • Weymouth band Tripod will return to The Crown Inn from 10pm.


  • Remembrance Day parades will be taking place across west Dorset today. In Bridport the parade will start at 10.40am, Lyme Regis at 9am and Beaminster at 2.30pm. For more information click here.
  • A big breakfast will be held at Salway Ash Village Hall from 9am. Enjoy tea, coffee, toast, cereals, fruit and juice before a full English breakfast. It costs £7 for adults and £3 for primary school children.
  • A charity dog show in aid of The Living Tree cancer support group will be held at The Ropemakers pub from 3pm. Fun classes include the dog with the waggiest tail, most awesome eyes, best paw shaker and the dog who looks most like its owner. Winners from each class will go through to the final. For more information, visit or call 01308 421255.
  • The music Sunday sessions return to the Marine Theatre from 3pm. The free regular event promotes quality live music. If you would like to play, just turn up.
  • Join The Crown Inn for an afternoon of amazing fiddle playing and the beautiful vocals of Nina Garcia from 4pm.
  • Fly Yeti Fly will be performing at The Ropemakers from 5pm.
  • The Tim Kliphuis Trio will be performing at Portesham Village Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £6 for under 18s or £28 for a family with two adults. Tickets are available by calling 01305 871035 or at A bar, tea, coffee and cakes will be available.