An annual celebration of page-to-screen adaptations will be returning in-person this year.

The Bridport From Page to Screen festival - which celebrates the relationship between books and films - will take place at the Bridport Arts Centre from Wednesday, April 27, to Sunday, May 1.

The festival was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid and went ahead as a virtual event last year, making this year's festival the first time it has been able to take place in-person since 2019.

This year's event will welcome back broadcaster Edith Bowman, below, who has been supporting From Page To Screen since 2019 when she started devising the plan for the 2020 festival. She curated the scaled-back Covid-friendly virtual event last year.

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Ms Bowman will be coming to Bridport with her curation of films driven by her twin passions for music and cinema.

A major theme of this year's festival will be ‘soundtracks through the ages’ with at least, one film representing each decade from the 1920s to the 2020s.

Previous curators include Jon Ronson, Francine Stock, and Nick Marston.

The event will see 20 films scheduled to be screened over five days, plus a family screening of ‘Pinocchio’ at The Lyric Theatre, along with a number of talks from industry professionals.

As well as classic films, the festival will screen some of the best current examples of adaptation including ‘Spencer’, ‘Flee’, ‘Nightmare Alley’, ‘Operation Mincemeat’ and a preview screening of ‘The Drover’s Wife’.

In addition to the film selection, there will be a live piano score from BAC Director, Mick Smith, during a screening of ‘The Lodger’, a ‘Pinocchio’ puppet workshop for children, a Q&A with Mark Hix after a screening of ‘Boiling Point‘, and an exhibition in the Bridport Arts Centre’s Allsop Gallery from Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.

Tickets can be booked via the Bridport Arts Centre website ( or by visiting the box office at Bridport Tourist Information Centre or calling 01308 424901.