It's another weekend of unmissable events in west Dorset. Plan your weekend here.



  • A live concert celebration of Bob Dylan will take place at Bridport Arts Centre from 7.30pm. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s famous 1969 comeback appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Spend an evening with journalist Horatio Morpurgo exploring ‘what Europe east and west can still learn - 30 years on’ at Bridport LSi from 8pm. Tickets cost £8 from Bridport TIC. For more information, visit


  • Ska and reggae band, The Simmertones, will be performing at the Marine Theatre from 8pm, with support from DJ Ska Au Go Go. For more information and tickets, visit


  • The Surfin’ Birds will perform live at The Ropemakers from 9.15pm.



  • The Bridport Town Hall Arts and Craft Market returns from 9am to 3pm. Find gifts, jewellery, photography and much more.


  • Lucie Milner’s original artwork and gifts will be for sale today and tomorrow at The Reading Room, Burton Bradstock from 10am to 4pm. There will be original hand painted decorative pieces, original paintings, limited edition prints and greeting cards.


  • A coffee morning will be held at Bethany Chapel in Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There are no set charges but there will be donation boxes for the RNLI and air ambulance.


  • Abominable (U) will be shown at Bridport Electric Palace at 11am. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Take part in a 5km purple night run at Symondsbury Estate from 4.30pm in support of pancreatic cancer awareness month. Run, jog or walk the multi-terrain route, open to children aged eight and older. Tickets cost £10, or £8 for juniors, and sign up at


  • Make a rag wreath and rag garland at Loders Village Hall from 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available by calling 01308 422331.


  • Red Joan (12A) will be shown at Netherbury Village Hall at 7.30pm. The film tells the story of a mild-mannered suburban widow who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy. Tickets cost £5 in advance by calling 01308 488411 or £6 on the door.


  • Singin in the Rain (1952) will be shown at Bridport Electric Palace from 7.30pm. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Two Destination present ‘Fallen Fruit’ at Burton Bradstock Village Hall from 7.30pm. The visually rich show explores breaking free, breaking up and building a future. Tickets cost £10, £6 for under 18s and £25 for two adults and two children. For more information, visit


  • The Thinking Drinkers return to Bridport Arts Centre with a bran-new show, bringing a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers from 7.30pm. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Founding member and bassist of Dire Straits, John Illsley, will bring ‘The Life and Times of Dire Straits’ to the Marine Theatre from 8pm. There will be a Q&A with the star, who will also perform some of the band’s top hits. For more information and tickets, visit


  • Bemis are back at The Ropemakers from 9.15pm.


  • Barracoodas will perform at the Crown Inn from 10pm.



  • There will an auction of Anthony Hurst’s paintings at The Tiger Inn from 2pm. Proceeds will be shared between the Army Benevolent Fund and the Not Forgotten Association. Cash or cheques payable to Anthony Hurst.


  • Candles on the Hill returns to Abbotsbury from 3pm. Candles in decorated bags will illuminate the path to St Catherine’s Chapel for a short service in the chapel from 3pm.


  • The Bridport Chamber Orchestra will hold its autumn concert at St Swithun’s Church from 3pm. Tickets cost £10 from The Book Shop on South Street, on the door or from members. Students under 16 are free and refreshments will be served after the concert.


  • Relax with tunes from The Three Amigos at the Crown Inn from 4pm.


  • Enjoy Sunday sounds with Mutter Slater and Clive Ashley at The Ropemakers from 4pm.


  • Bridport Soup returns to the United Church from 5pm to 8pm. Twelve groups have three minutes to pitch their idea for funding with the audience getting three votes each. The eight winners get £400 and a free event space at Port East’s Blueprint Festival. It costs £4 on the door and includes soup and bread.


  • A jazz workshop is being held at the Marine Theatre from 5pm, led by critically-acclaimed jazz quartet ISQ. The group will also be performing at 8pm. For more information and tickets, visit