ART is being taken out into the streets in a Bridport theatre's latest initiative.

Bridport’s Lyric Theatre has unveiled its latest community arts project, 'Right Up Your Street'. The project will see art showcased on the Bridport streets while also collecting stories about how residents have found lockdown.

Right Up Your Street is the latest in the series of the Lyric Theatre’s community projects, which they have been running since having to close their doors for indoor performances in March 2020.

The project is possible thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and will run from mid May to the end of June. The aim of the project is to find out how lockdown has been for us as a community and individually.

Across a period of six weeks, five artists will be popping up in the streets around Bridport and West Bay, with free music, puppets, art, film and performance ‘happenings’ bursting out of the Lyric Art Van. Bridport artists Kate Genevieve, Tom Hughes, Angie Porter, Jane Silver Corren, and Marina Renee-Cemmick with Sophia Blee will each be hosting four or five events at various locations, completely free, and all are welcome.

Dates, times and locations will be listed on the Lyric’s website and social media as they are confirmed.

Alongside the pop-ups around town, residents are also able to take part from home. The Lyric Theatre is encouraging the public to have a go at writing a rhyme, limerick or haiku based on your own lockdown experiences.

These artistic contributions will form part of exhibitions, street art and presentations over the coming year.

Residents can get involved by posting their contributions on Facebook, tagging The Lyric Theatre, and/or sending them via email to