A PERFORMANCE of songs and poetry based on west Dorset locations will be going ahead next month.

The concert will take place on Sunday, July 25 at St Johns Church in West Bay from 7pm.

Douglas Northover from Burton Bradstock published many poems in celebration of the Bride Valley. David Powell who was Headteacher at Burton Bradstock School has set some of the poems to music and has written many songs which capture the magic of this part of West Dorset.

Musicians from Rough Trade will play these songs along with others which relate to the life of West Bay and Bridport as we explore the life on the valley and coast.

Tickets are being sold at £8 per person, which includes a drink during the intermission. Profits will be shared between the West Bay Discovery Centre and St Johns Church.

Tickets are on sale from Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901 or at www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk/tickets/