THEATRE DANCE MUSIC COMEDY FILM SPOKEN WORD EXHIBITIONS TAKE PART
January – April 2013
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EXPERIENCE ALL THAT BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE HAS TO OFFER ALLSOP GALLERY
The Allsop Gallery is free to enter and showcases an extraordinary range of art. It regularly hosts workshops, talks and debates with exhibiting artists.
The Marlow Theatre hosts a wide variety of national and regional productions in theatre, comedy, music and dance.
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
Bringing the best in digital cinema to Bridport. See p.24.
Bridport’s film festival curated by Joe Dunthorne,10–14 April 2013, see page 25 for details.
Booking online is easy at www.bridport-arts.com
TAKE PART We deliver an exciting programme of participatory workshops for children, young people and adults, both through courses and one off activities.
RELAX! Enjoy refreshments in the café by day or drinks in the evening. See p.39 for opening times.
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WELCOME Welcome to our first programme for 2013. We have some great exhibitions, performances and events to get you through the dark days of winter and on into spring.
programme and the return of the popular From Page to Screen Festival in April curated this year by rising star Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine.
We open with a remarkable exhibition presented in the theatre from sculptor Peter Hand which explores the human mind – a unique experience not to be missed.
We have a special treat in March when Anna Pavord – gardening writer and columnist for the Independent on Sunday – shares her encyclopedic knowledge of the tulip in a special fundraising event to welcome in the spring. We look forward to seeing you.
Music and theatre feature strongly, as does film – both through our fantastic Curzon Cinema
Polly Gifford Director
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Theatre Icarus Theatre Present
ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Wednesday 23 Jan, 10.15am & 7pm Tickets: £12/£10 Members & Concessions
Duration: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
“Violent delights have violent ends...” In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop. Sun and moon shine down on star-crossed lovers as they hide their passion and sexuality from their warring families and their closest friends. Ancient quarrels bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo and Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death. Icarus Theatre Collective launched in 2004 it is lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, with a well deserved reputation for punchy and vibrant productions of classic theatre. www.icarustheatre.co.uk
Book your tickets online www.bridport-arts.com
HITLER ALONE Friday 1 Feb, 7.30pm in the Art Garden Café Tickets: £10/£9 Members | £8 Concessions Duration: Approx 1 hours 15 minutes
THE THREE SNAKE LEAVES
FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS FROM THE GRIMM FOREST
In an imagined monologue during the hour before Hitler’s suicide in the Berlin Bunker, this piece attempts to penetrate the heart and mind of this “maniac of ferocious genius” (Churchill) as he contemplates his past, present and future in moods that charm and repel in equal measure.
Friday 8 Feb, 8pm Tickets: £12/£10 Members
This one-man show was written and is performed by Paul Webster. It has toured nationally to much acclaim and was on the Edinburgh Fringe “Best of the Fest” list.
The dark pasts of three dishevelled travellers lost in a forest are untangled in this seamless and beguiling performance of grown-up fairytale and myth. Moving, cruel and humorous by turn – enter an enchanted search for truth...
“Hitler Alone is chillingly real... an act of bravery, if ever I saw one”
200 years after the Brothers Grimm’s first collection of fairytales was published, three masters of contemporary storytelling conjure a primal, metaphorical world, shot through with evocative music.
The Scotsman **** 6
The Crick Crack Club Present
Age guidance: 14+
Duration: Approx 2 hours, plus interval
Storytellers: Hugh Lupton, Ben Haggarty, Sally Pomme – true masters of their art and this is the performance piece that proves it! * See page 39 for more information
New Perspectives & Scamp Theatre Present
FARM BOY BY MICHAEL MORPURGO
Friday 22 Feb, 2.30 & 7pm Tickets: £14/£12 Members | £8 Under 18s Age guidance: Families & Children aged 7+ years
Duration: 65 minutes
It sometimes felt as though time had stood still down on the family farm – swallows nesting in the eaves, the old Fordson tractor quietly rusting at the back of the barn, Grandpa still tending his chickens – that is, until the summer his grandson finished school and came to stay, and the old man started telling stories of what it had been like on the farm when he was a boy. A compelling sequal to the much loved War Horse, by Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd. This magical story is brought to life in a delightful show combining drama, storytelling and original music.
‘This magical story is brought to life in a delightful show combining drama, storytelling and original music’
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London Classic Theatre Present
OSCAR WILDE’S THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Thursday 7 Mar, 8pm Tickets: £16/£14 Members Age Guidance: 12 +
Duration: Approx 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval
“To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and delicious mayhem ensues. London Theatre company, who recently brought us Equus, promise to bring this 19th Century classic to vivid, extravagant life with their customary flair.
Template Theatre Present
UNMYTHABLE Wednesday 13 Mar, 1.30 & 7.30pm Tickets: £10/£9 Members | £7 Concessions
Duration: Approx 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval
Following a triumphant Edinburgh Festival run, Temple Theatre revive their new fun filled show Unmythable in a spring 2013 tour. Featuring all of the greatest Greek myths in just one hour get ready for the journey of a lifetime. Set sail with Jason and the Argonauts as he takes on his greatest mission: the quest to bring back the Golden Fleece. Legendary heroes, deadly monsters, epic fights and fantastical flights are all brought vividly to life in an unmythable adventure for everyone aged 8–88.
“A Pythonesque Goodie bag” Fringe Review ****
Book your tickets online www.bridport-arts.com
Forest Forge Theatre Company: Co production with Dorchester Arts Followed by a Q&A with author Richard Conlon
THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF THE ROOM BY RICHARD CONLON Monday 25 Mar, 8pm Tickets: £10/£9 Members Age Guidance: 12+
Duration: Approx 1 hours 10 minutes
“He was not like other boys…. He did not see the world through the same eyes as us” A boy called Tony struggles to fit in and find his place. He has a different way of looking at the world and longs to retreat to a place where he can be ‘nothing more than small and far off’. Those surrounding him have little patience for his dreams, with the exception of his mother who will do anything to ensure his happiness. The Boy At The Edge of the Room is a fairytale for adults, inspired by Lucy Clifford’s 1882 story Wooden Tony. It focuses on a character who displays many of the classic traits of those on the autistic spectrum. It is a moving examination of difference and acceptance, brought to life through song, movement and puppetry. From the company that brought “The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase”. In association with Lighthouse, Poole, Anvil Arts, Basingstoke and Activate Performing Arts with advice from the Hampshire Autistic Society.
“I am not ashamed to say I was in tears by the end… everyone should see this play” Audience Feedback 10 Theatre
* See page 39 for more information
THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK Saturday 6 Apr, 11am Tickets: £10/£9 Members
Age Guidance: Children aged 3–7, and grown-ups who sleep with the light on! Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes plus interval
Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy. He had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK. One day, Mrs Barn Owl suggested that Plop fly down into the world and find out about the dark for himself. And so, began Plop’s adventure... Based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson. Featuring an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling. Come join us – it’s going to be a hoot!
“Packs charm in bucketloads” The Stage
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Co-production with Dorchester Arts and The Marine Theatre
THE INCOMERS BY MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG Saturday 20 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £12/£11 Members
Duration: Approx 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval
A hideously funny black farce in which four friends are slowly stripped of all their pretensions and secrets until nothing is left but the truth. A full moon rises over a remote windswept cottage. The children are in bed… the wine is breathing and supper is in the Aga. It’s Gordon and Celia’s wedding anniversary. They’ve asked their oldest and dearest friends Zach and Jane down from London for the weekend. The only problem is that Julia – a twenty five year old, French burlesque dancer, has taken Jane’s place. The celebration becomes a nightmare as revelations unfurl until we become aware that no one has been telling the truth to anyone about anything for a very long time. The Incomers will have you gasping and roaring with laughter in equal measures!
* See page 39 for more information
COOL BEAT RHYTHM SWEET
Image: Kai Taylor
Bridport Youth Dance and Bridport Boys Dance Present
Saturday 2 Mar, 7.30pm Sunday 3 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets: £9/£7 Children & Students
COMMUNITY THEATRE Encore Theatre Company Present
FUNDRAISING FAVOURITES Friday 22 Mar, 7.30pm Tickets: £8 Includes supper
An opportunity to see members of Encore performing their personal favourites from a variety of genre, in a cabaret style setting with light supper provided. A fun evening for a good cause.
Bridport Musical Theatre Company invite you to their
VEGAS CABARET NIGHT
Thursday 4 & Friday 5 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £10 Includes supper An extravaganza of glamour, song and dance performed by this popular talented company.
Cool Beat Rhythm Sweet is a collaborative production by Nikki Northover with additional choreography by Niki McCretton, Matt Flint, Jonny Hoskins, Rebecca Whaley, Aimee Symes and Anna Golding with musical compositions by Andrew Dickson, Matt Benjamin and Rob Lee. Tap, contemporary and street will be performed by students from Bridport Youth Dance in a night of dynamic dance. Supported by Bridport Arts Centre, West Dorset District Council, Bridport Town Council, Bridport Round Table and The Rex Trevett Appeal Fund. For further details about Bridport Youth Dance and Bridport Boys Dance see page 36.
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Image credit: Edward Jay
Music: Valentine Special
PIAF THE SONGS
CO-PRODUCTION WITH DORCHESTER ARTS AND THE MARINE THEATRE
Saturday 16 Feb, 8pm Tickets: £15/£14 Members
Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France’s most popular singer. Piaf’s life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of international renown. Her life, however, was anything but ‘La vie en rose’. As the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death approaches, join us for this powerful celebration with Eve Loiseau as she sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow, violin + Edward Jay, accordion. The show features La vie en rose, Sous le ciel de Paris, Bal dans ma rue, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C’est merveilleux, L’accordéoniste, Non je ne regrette rien and more.
‘Took the appreciative audience nostalgically back to a France that has almost disappeared’ David Looseley (Professor of Contemporary French Culture, University of Leeds)
OPUS ANGLICANUM GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND – AN ENGLISH TAPESTRY Saturday 9 Mar, 7.30pm Tickets: £12/£11 Members
A musical celebration of England, its spirit and humour, its landscapes and its people in the music of Purcell, Tallis, Dowland, and Elgar, the Music Hall and popular song. This historical journey moves from prehistoric Celtic place-names, through Elizabethan England, with Shakespeare and madrigals; the eighteenth century, Trafalgar, and Jane Austen; the 1st world war; and up to the welfare state in Charles Causley’s ‘Timothy Winters’. Five men singing unaccompanied with a narrator capture the same spirit of the love of Britain that Danny Boyle celebrated in his Olympic opening ceremony. * See page 39 for more information
OPERA An Excessive Entertainment Premier
GARGANTUA Saturday 16 Mar, 8pm Tickets: £8/£6 Concessions When the giant baby King Gargantua suddenly disappears in a haze of alcohol, it is up to two opium-addicted hard-boiled detectives Ludo & Backgammon to find him. Join them on an hallucinatory odyssey through time and culture with performance, puppetry, masks, animation, collage and music. Created by Ergo Phizmiz and inspired by the writings of Francois Rabelais, “Gargantua” is a concoction of mini-epic, detective story, outlandish fantasy, and vaudeville.
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SILENT DISCO Don’t miss the Daytime Disco for all ages! Tickets: £3 1–6pm
Saturday 30 Mar, 8pm–1am Tickets: £5 for 16+ Shhh... Bridport’s first silent disco is coming! With three channels of non-stop music, YOU choose what you want to listen to. Expect rock, reggae, pop, punk, dance, drum n bass, and everything in between. Featuring sets from local DJs, head in and grab the headphones and prepare to dance until the early hours... Brought to you by Beat Junkies to Backpackers.
STOMPIN’ DAVE ALLEN AND FRIENDS Wednesday 24 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £10 Advance | £12 On the door
Stompin Dave performs American roots music on guitars, a five string banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica with flatfoot dancing. A master of every instrument – and funny too! Making his first headline concert appearance in his home town since January 2012. He has performed across the UK and USA – festival appearances have included Glastonbury Festival, Warwick Folk Festival and Didmarton Bluegrass Festival to name but a few. Winner of the FOAOTMAD banjo competition 2011.
Photo credit: George Whatley
LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET
POOL OF SOUND
Friday 26 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £12/£11 Members
Duration: Approx 1 hours 15 minutes |
Their deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Described by Frank London of the Klezmatics as “four of Europe's most talented klezmer musicians” the group plays traditional and new material guaranteed to move audiences from dancing to tears and back again in moments – and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes.
* See page 39 for more information
Saturday 27 Apr, 7.30pm Tickets: £8/£7 Members | £6 Concessions
With Lucy-Anne Allen & Stefan Defilet (Violins), Aidan Fisher (Viola) and Chas Dickie (Cello). Pool of Sound is a collective of musicians based in Dorset and founded by Chas Dickie, cellist with Van Der Graaf Generator. He is joined by Lucy-Anne Allen, Stefan Defilet and Aidan Fisher, performers with various groups including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Bristol Ensemble. They perform an exciting fusion of pieces by contemporary composers, such as Michael Nyman, Philip Glass & Arvo Pärt, plus jazz and rock standards and Chas’ own improvisatory compositions.
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LOUISE PARKER AND PHILIP CLOUTS
BOB HALL BOOGIE WOOGIE
CHARLOTTE GLASSON BAND
THE SOUND OF BLUE NOTE
Friday 22 Feb, 8pm Tickets: £9
Friday 8 Mar, 8pm Tickets: £10/£9 Members £8 Concessions
Friday 19 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £10/£9 Members £8 Concessions
Critically acknowledged as Britain’s finest blues and boogie pianist, Bob Hall first came to fame in the rhythm ‘n’ blues explosion of the sixties, as a founder member of The Groundhogs. He has played with many of the greats including Alexis Korner, Spencer Davis, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry. He appears with Hilary Blythe who provides crystal-clear vocals and rock-steady bass.
Award winning multi instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson (saxophones, flute, violin, melodica, saw) plays a lively and uplifting mix of world jazz, combining Latin, Ska, New Orleans, African and eastern influences. Her band has released 5 CDs to great acclaim and features the legendary guitarist Chris, and Mark Bassey on trombone, Dave Holdsworth on sousaphone and trumpet and Sam Glasson on drums.
The iconic sound and image of the Blue Note record label in the 50s and 60s pioneered “hard bop”, mixing jazz with soul, blues and gospel. The Sound of Blue Note band faithfully recreates this vibrant music as it would have been heard ‘back in the day’.
IN THE CAFÉ
IN THE CAFÉ
Friday 18 Jan, 8pm Tickets: £8 Accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano, vocalist Louise blends an effortless rhythmical style with a sweet warm tone and daring scatting to create a performance which truly stirs the soul. A big hit on the festival circuit and a regular on Radio 2, Louise is a powerful live performer and a skillful interpreter of swing, blues and gospel classics.
Expect tunes by Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Lee Morgan, delivered in a swinging and soulful way.
CLASSIC CONCERTS Tickets: £8/£7/£5 Includes coffee or tea
Buy tickets to all three events for £20
ANNA STARUSHKEVYCH MEZZO-SOPRANO AND JUSTIN SNYDER PIANO
TOBY KEARNEY PERCUSSION AND HARVEY DAVIES PIANO
GAVIN KIBBLE BAROQUE STRING QUARTET Friday 26 Apr, 11am
Friday 8 Mar, 11am Friday 8 Feb, 11am Anna Starushkevych won the Handel Singing Competition 2012 with dramatic performances of Handel operatic arias. She is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has three major performances lined-up with the London Handel Festival in 2013.
Toby Kearney won the percussion section of the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year. He returns to the West Country with Harvey Davies to form an exciting and dynamic percussion duo – not to be missed.
From Oxford University to the Royal Academy of Music cellist Gavin Kibble is already making a name for himself while only in his second year specialising in performance. The quartet will perform repertoire of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
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JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
Bridport Youth Dance
7 Jan (TB)
9 Jan (TB)
9 Jan (TB)
10 Jan (TB)
10am & 1.30pm
10 Jan (TB)
10am & 1.30pm
Alive Life Drawing
Louise Parker & Philip Clouts
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
10.15am & 7pm
25 Jan – 3 Feb 25 Jan
Romeo and Juliet
£12 /£10 /£40(ƒ)
Peter Hand (Marlow Theatre)
£7 /£6 /£5
26 Jan – 23 Feb
Peter Hand (Café & Foyer Gallery)
22 Jan – 23 Feb
Hitler Alone (Café)
£10 /£9 /£8
Physical Theatre for Adults
£8 /£7 /£5
The Three Snake Leaves
£12 /£10 /£8 /s3
Dorset Poets at Home and Abroad
Piaf the Songs
£15 /£14 /£13
Make a Treasure Chest
What's in the Box
An Evening of New Radio Drama
2.30pm & 7pm
£14 /£12 /£8 /£38(ƒ) 7
Bob Hall Boogie Woogie
Cool Beat Rhythm Sweet
2 – 30 Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar – 6 Apr
2.30 & 7.30pm
Cool Beat Rhythm Sweet Hugh Dunford Wood
18 13 30
The Importance of Being Earnest
£16 /£14 /£12
£8 /£7 /£5
Charlotte Glasson Band
£10 /£9 /£8
9 Mar (TB)
Writing Radio Drama
£12 /£11 /£8 /s3
1.30pm & 7.30pm Unmythable
£10 /£9 /£7 /£5
Anna Pavord – The Tulip
Encore Theatre Company Fundraising Favourites
£7 /£6 /£5
The Boy At The Edge Of The Room
£10 /£9 /£7 /s3
1pm & 8pm
4 – 5 Apr
Vegas Cabaret night
6 Apr – 4 May
DON’T MISS… The latest in digital cinema at Bridport Arts Centre. Weekly – Thursdays and Sundays. Visit www.bridport-arts.com for all of the latest information.
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark
£10 /£9 /£7 /£32(ƒ)
From Page to Screen Film-making workshop
10 – 14 Apr
From Page to Screen Festival
16 Apr – 11 May
The Sound Of Blue Note
£10 /£9 /£8
Physical Theatre for Adults
£12 /£11 /£10 /s3
Stompin’ Dave Allen & Friends
£8 /£7 /£5
London Klezmer Quartet
£12 /£11 /£9 /s3
Klezmer Dance Workshop
£10 /£7 /£6
Pool of Sound
£8 /£7 /£6
Theatre Dance Music Comedy Film Literature & Spoken Word Exhibitions Take Part (TB) Term Begins (f) Family Ticket 2 Adults x 2 Children s3 Super £3 See p.39 for details
TOM GLOVER’S COMEDY CAFÉ Friday 8 Feb, Friday 15 Mar, Friday 26 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £5/£3 The Comedy Cafe returns with an assortment of fresh comedic talent. The popular night, set in the intimate Art Garden Cafe, boasts five comedians, for just £5! Resident MC Tom Glover hosts the monthly proceedings, hilariously moving the evening from locals trying their hand at comedy through to slick support acts to an uproarious headliner. Come along and see the brightest new talent on the UK comedy circuit right here in Bridport!
MILTON JONES Saturday 19 Jan, 8pm Tickets: £12.50 Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet. Don’t panic though he’s a professional and has been on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo as well as performing nine of his own Radio 4 series. If you love his old stuff you’re bound to recognise some of his celebrated one-liners and some of those pictures he drew, plus lots of brilliant new jokes you’ll hear before anyone else, up close and personal. He’s won awards you know.
‘He’s fast, absurd, and very funny’ Radio Times
RUSSELL KANE: POSTURING DELIVERY Monday 8 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £17.50 What if I’m one of the guys who never has a baby? Why is this not a ‘male subject’? I plan to give birth, live on stage, then raise it – in front of you. Come along! ‘More thought and intelligence behind his comedy than most people could ever get near.’ The Mirror www.russellkane.co.uk
‘A seriously good comedian’
SIMON EVANS FRIENDLY FIRE
Tuesday 16 Apr, 8pm Tickets: £12/£10 “Do you know what? I don’t care what everyone says. The Emperor’s New Clothes is not that great a story.” Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no-one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes. Join him as he dismantles the lies – from Fairy Tales to post-match analysis – that confound us all.
‘Sizzlingly entertaining… Beautifully crafted devastatingly funny gags… Deliciously haughty contempt’ The Guardian
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BRIDPORT’S WEEKLY CINEMA We have teamed up with Curzon Cinemas to bring you the latest in independent, European and world film, as well as popular classics, on brand new digital equipment.
SCREENINGS MOST THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS Tickets: £6 Members Tickets: £5 Concession Tickets: £5 Under 16’s: £4 Buy five tickets get one free! Pick up your loyalty card today
Bridport Film Society raising funds for Bridport Arts Centre
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
Sunday 20 Jan, Time TBC Tickets: £4 Adult/FREE to members of Bridport Film Society In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected. As the group continues looking, its members can’t help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected. At 157 mins long, Bridport Film Society felt it was too long to be shown in their usual Tuesday evening slot but also too mesmerising not to show it at all – We very much hope that you will accept the challenge of the length of a film!
www.bridportfilmsociety.co.uk Telephone: 07770 261 348 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook/bridportfilmsociety
BRIDPORT’S FILM FESTIVAL CURATED BY JOE DUNTHORNE
Diary dates for the 48th Season
10–14 Apr 2013 Save the dates for the UK’s only film festival celebrating the adaptation of books into films. <WdjWij_YÅbcfhe]hWcc[YkhWj[ZXo@e[ Dunthorne, novelist and author of Submarine
8[Yec[W<h_[dZe\<hecFW][jeIYh[[d$ Help support the festival and enjoy some extra benefits too! Annual membership £15 individual, £25 couple. www.frompagetoscreen.org.uk
<WiY_dWj_d]if[Wa[hijekdYel[hj^[fheY[iie\ film making <bWi^<_bc9ecf[j_j_ed Our challenge to young filmmakers to make one minute adaptations. Full details of how to enter are on the website.
Bridport Arts Centre in collaboration with The Electric Palace Supported by Creative England
08 Jan 22 Jan 05 Feb 19 Feb 05 Mar 19 Mar
Bal (Honey) A Screaming Man Potiche How I Ended This Summer Pina Las Acacias
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Literature & Spoken Word
MARTIN MAUDSLEY AND FIONA BARROW WHOSE LAND IS IT ANYWAY? Friday 25 Jan, 7.30pm Tickets: £7/£6 Members £5 Concessions Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller. Fiona Barrow works extensively as a multi-instrumental performer. Through a dynamic and spellbinding mosaic of music and words, they explore the meaning of ‘local’ – drawing on geographical folklore and traditional stories to pose a contemporary question: Whose land is it anyway?
26 Literature & Spoken Word
DORSET POETS AT HOME AND ABROAD
AN EVENING OF NEW RADIO DRAMA
Wednesday 13 Feb, 11am Tickets: £5/£4 Concessions
Wednesday 20 Feb, 7.30pm Tickets: £5
Award winning poet John Kemp will be joined by Chris Prideaux and David Bushrod. John will read from his various books of Dorset poetry, Chris will concentrate on humour and David will read from his most recent book Sevilliana which creates a vivid impression of Andalusia and Moorish Spain.
Following the successful broadcast of the daily radio drama slot on Bridport FM in September, this is a chance to hear scripted readings of exciting new plays created by the Bridport Radio Writing Group featuring talented local actors, music and sound effects.
Elaine Beckett, Winner of the Dorset Prize (2012), will read a selection of her work including For Roy.
‘A Bridport FM fundraiser’
DEBS NEWBOLD AND LAUREL SWIFT UNDER HER SKIN
Friday 22 Mar, 7.30pm Tickets: £7/£6 Members £5 Concessions Debs Newbold and musician Laurel Swift bring a rich and innovative collision of forms to this tale of loss and regret that is also funny, surprising and inventive. Combining dynamic performance storytelling with the effusive energy of traditional dance and music, Under Her Skin takes you off into a rich, imaginative landscape.
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT FUND FUNDRAISING TALK
ANNA PAVORD – THE TULIP Wednesday 20 Mar, 7.30pm Tickets: £10/£9 Members & Concessions Anna Pavord is the author of the best seller THE TULIP and gardening correspondent of The Independent. The tulip is the sexiest, most capricious, the most various, subtle, powerful and intriguing flower on earth. From its wild home in the Asian steppes, the tulip emerged to conquer the world. This talk tells its story and is part of the series Funding the Future fundraising talks.
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Exhibitions SPECIAL PRESENTATION
PETER HAND REPOSITORY OF DREAMS
Friday 25 Jan – Sunday 3 Feb, 12noon–5pm (inc. Sundays and Mondays), Fridays until 7.30pm Marlow Theatre Tickets: £3/£2.50 Members & Concessions Come and explore the human psyche and sexuality through sculpture in this very special exhibition presented in the theatre. Peter Hand’s extraordinary figures will beguile with their beauty yet ingeniously disconcert, as they draw you into the innermost secrets of what it means to be human. Peter’s work is a direct result of his personal experience of Jungian psychology, which aims for wholeness by acknowledging both the psyche and the soul, the conscious and the unconscious. Step inside and see how you respond.
Wednesday 30 January, 6pm Discuss your responses to the exhibition with Arts Centre Director Polly Gifford. £3, includes entry to the exhibition and a glass of wine. Booking essential. (Some of the works have a sexual aspect that may be unsuitable for younger children.)
Saturday 26 Jan â€“ Saturday 23 Feb For the last two years Gym has been working on a series of large paintings of recycled and randomly stacked food crates. These desolate, empty containers evoke, in spite of their brightly coloured letters and numerals, an anonymity and degradation, which mirrors those who consume and waste in an endless cycle of excess and depletion in a world made fragile by overpopulation and careless use of resources. www.gymhalama.com
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LAURENCE RUSHBY A THOUSAND SHEEP
Saturday 2 – Saturday 30 Mar During the past two years Laurence Rushby has been resident artist at the River Bourne Community Farm, Salisbury, where she has been developing A Thousand Sheep. The installation is made from sheep fleece collected locally and regionally and processed on the farm. It aims to find a new way to represent our local landscape shaped by two basic human needs, food and safety, represented by farming and the military. The installation comprises 1000 bundles of wool, symbolising the sacrifice of lives that is inherent to the defence of physical, moral, religious and social boundaries across the world. As part of the residency, more than 500 children including those from army families and recovering soldiers took part in the shaping of the bundles, enclosing in some a personal message, tribute or wish for the earth, for peace or for respect. Artists’ Talk: Saturday 16 Mar, 2pm, FREE Wool Spinning Workshop: Saturday 16 Mar, 11am–1pm, FREE Sponsored by
Photography celebrating processions and fairs in Spain, France and the UK Saturday 6 Apr – Saturday 4 May Arising from his fascination with cultural landscapes of all kinds, Piers documents the intimate human face and evocative details behind a range of fairs and festivals. The exhibition focuses on the Semana Santa Easter processions in Seville, with further images around non-religious celebrations in France and the UK. One of Piers’ images was selected for the national touring exhibition “100 years, 100 images”, organised by the National Union of Journalists to celebrate a century of photojournalism. www.scenae.co.uk Artists’ Talk: Saturday 27 Apr, 2pm, FREE
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Café & Foyer Galleries
PETER HAND Tuesday 22 Jan – Saturday 23 Feb Foyer Gallery These striking black and white prints present another aspect of Peter Hand’s work, playing with the combination of two forms of illusion – the effect of three dimensions that can be created through disrupting geometric patterns and the more traditional means of Chiaroscuro (light & shade).
HUGH DUNFORD WOOD Tuesday 5 Mar – Saturday 6 Apr Café & Foyer Galleries Hugh Dunford Wood’s Collinos – collaged lino cuts – are printed in a unique edition of one. They do not tell a story as such, but attempt to create a mood or suggest a situation that is wide open to interpretation. There is no right way to see these prints, they are more poems than illustrations. www.dunfordwood.co.uk
LUCAS WESCHKE Tuesday 16 Apr – Saturday 11 May Café & Foyer Galleries Lucas Weschke makes bold block prints depicting animals and people in contexts or landscapes. His figurative subject matter explores themes that touch all of us. His work is characterised by clear lines, blocked shapes and flat colours, imparting an abstract quality and quietly suggesting echoes of a less tangible landscape.
Take Part for Adults
WITH GRETA STODDART Small group seminars continue as follows Seminar B: 10am–12.30pm Seminar A: 1.30–4pm 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7, 28 Mar, 25 Apr, (Summer term 23 May)
ALIVE LIFE DRAWING
WITH JOHN MEAKER
10, 11, 15, 16, 17 Jan Two sessions each day: 10am–12.30pm / 1.30–4pm Cost: £7 per session | £5 full time students To book: call John Meaker 07816 850 107 Active Art welcomes artists, keen amateurs, students and beginners. In the large Allsop Gallery / studio at the Arts Centre, a dialogue with the truth as represented by excellent and agile life models. Forms and attitudes of personalities outside of ourselves evoke vital gestures and dynamic responses creating the conditions for freedom of expression and refining skills.
WITH JOHN MEAKER
Thursdays 6.30–9.30pm Term dates: 17 Jan – 21 Mar Cost: £10 per session | £7 full time students To book: call John Meaker 07816 850 107 Alive Life Drawing offers excellent models and fundamental observational and analytical skills. A great resource for artists, tuition for students and beginners. Tutor John Meaker offers conscientious tuition, technical guidance and creative challenges. (No class on 28 February. Summer term will start on 18 April)
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PHYSICAL THEATRE FOR ADULTS WITH NIKI MCCRETTON
Saturday 2 Feb & Saturday 20 Apr, 10.30am–1.30pm Tickets: £15/£12 Members & Concessions | Max 15 places Come and explore physical performance with renowned dancer, producer and choreographer Niki McCretton. An opportunity to create, devise and have fun. Please note both classes will take place at the Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport.
KLEZMER DANCE WORKSHOP Saturday 27 Apr, 10.30am–12.30pm Tickets: £10/£7 Members
Max 25 places
Fun dance workshop with live accordion and violin with musicians from the London Klezmer Quartet. The workshop will focus on steps and styles of traditional Yiddish dances, as well as other dance repertoire from Eastern Europe associated with Jewish communities. No experience necessary.
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RADIO DRAMA PRODUCTION
WRITING RADIO DRAMA WITH PAUL DODGSON
Wednesday 20 Feb, 7.30pm The opportunity to take your script from page to air – be part of the process that turns your play into an on air Radio Drama. Learn to direct, perform and produce your script for radio or podcasting. This will be taught in one session at Bridport Arts Centre plus a recording session at Bournemouth University with the MA Radio Production students led by course leader Jo Tyler. Plays will be broadcast on the award winning station birst.co.uk in June 2013 and on any future Bridport FM station.
BRIDPORT FM UPDATE Further to the success of Bridport FM, our temporary radio station that broadcast a week of programmes from the Arts Centre in September, volunteers decided our aim should be to host another radio week as part of Bridport Arts Centre’s 40th anniversary celebrations. We are very keen to hear from people who would like to be involved, especially with fundraising. Please contact Kate Wilson at email@example.com / 01308 427183
9, 10 Mar, 28 Apr & 26 May, All sessions run 10.30am–4.30pm. (Please bring a packed lunch.) Tickets: £88 (£22 per day) Participants must attend all 4 sessions Max 16 places There are 2 subsidised places available for 15–19 year olds at £24 (£6 per day).
Please note the March sessions will be held at the Lyric Theatre and April & May sessions at the BAC café. Good writing is truly theatre for the mind. Back due to popular demand – this intensive course will explore different techniques for writing radio drama. Discover the challenges and avoid cliches of the medium, learn about character, dialogue and story and explore the creative possibilities of writing for sound.
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Take part: Children & Teenagers
BRIDPORT YOUTH DANCE
WITH NIKKI NORTHOVER Term starts Monday 7 Jan To enrol please call Nikki on 07765 971 357 or e-mail
Other classes include Rhythm Makers for ages 5–7 years, Intermediate Tap and Contemporary for ages 14 years and over and Bridport Boys Dance. www.bridportyouthdance.org.uk Supported by Bridport Arts Centre
4.30–5.30pm Middle contemporary and tap level 1 ages 8–11 years (waiting list) Term fees: £54 5.30–6.30pm Middle contemporary and tap level 2 ages 10–13 years. Term fees: £54 6.30–7.30pm Senior contemporary ages 14 years and over with dance experience (waiting list) Term fees: £54
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DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: This scheme offers subsidised places to talented and committed children from families on a low income. If you would like to support this scheme or find out more information please contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Bridport Lions and Waitrose Community Matters.
JUNIOR BACSTAGE Wednesdays 4–5.30pm Term starts Wednesday 9 Jan Tickets: £4 per session Max 15 places Do you love drama and performing? Then this fun session will be right up your street. Theatre games, improvisation, building characters and regular opportunities to share the work you have created. For 8–11 year olds. Led by Lecoq trained actor and director Jonny Hoskins.
INSPIRING THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR 12–18 YR OLDS Wednesdays 5.45–8pm Term starts Wednesday 9 Jan Tickets: £4.50 per session Max 16 places Create dynamic and challenging theatre through these stimulating sessions led by choreographer, dancer and producer Niki McCretton. There are regular opportunities for students to share the work created. No BACStage classes on 20 Feb, 3 & 10 April. Summer term will begin on 17 April. Please note all BACStage sessions this term will be at the Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street.
Take part: Half Term & Easter
MAKE A TREASURE CHEST
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Tuesday 19 Feb, 10.30am–3pm Tickets: £15/£13 Conc. / Siblings Max 16 places
Wednesday 20 Feb, 10am–12.30pm Tickets: £10/£8 Conc. / Siblings Max 12 places
For 7–11 year olds. Everyone has treasures and special things they want to keep safe. In this fun workshop you will make a your very own treasure chest you can take home for those important keep-sakes.
For 5–7 year olds. A journey into unknown, decaying worlds where anything is possible. Together we shall rebuild from what’s left (boxes and bits) Who shall come once we build it? Between the Robot and the Princess a new creature will inhabit our palace of dreams. Design and make structures, prints, stamps and pictures as we build our dream palace in this enjoyable hands-on workshop. Please wear old clothes you can get messy.
WITH DARRELL WAKELAM
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN FILM-MAKING WORKSHOP
WITH ANGI PORTER
WITH PETER SNELLING
Please bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes you can paint and glue in.
“make a your very own treasure chest you can take home”
Monday 8 Apr, 10.30am–3.30pm Tickets: £20/£17 Conc. / Siblings Max 10 places For 8–11 year olds. Make words into film in this fun one-day workshop with film-maker Peter Snelling from My Pockets. www.mypockets.co.uk
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FIT FOR THE FUTURE
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT FUND Be part of the story of Bridport Arts Centre. Our vision for the upgrade of the Art Centre’s facilities is continuing to develop.
Marlow Theatre A charming listed building occupying a prime site in the centre of Bridport, the Arts Centre makes an ideal venue for weddings, conferences (1–3 days), lectures, demonstrations, AGM’s and, of course, staged musical and theatrical productions. There is ample public parking nearby and improved disabled access.
We will be doing further consultation with our key audiences and stakeholders, so do look out for opportunities to contribute your thoughts and ideas, which will be vital to make a strong case to the major funders.
Seating capacity of 194 (120 fixed) Standing capacity of 300 (e.g. music events) Stage (performing) area of 6.12m x 6.63m
Follow our progress via the website, where you can also find information on the different ways you can get involved and help us raise the funds we need for this exciting development.
The kitchen (suitable for the preparation of teas/ coffees and light meals) can be hired with your booking. Alternatively the Art Garden Café may be able to provide additional catering.
For all theatre hire enquiries please call our Programme Manager, Margie Barbour email@example.com
Polly, the staff and Trustees
Refreshments & Catering Facilities
All hire bookings are subject to date availability and are taken at the discretion of the Management.
Super £3 As part of our continued commitment to making the arts accessible to all, Bridport Arts Centre is offering an early bird concession price of £3 for a number of our events this season.
Members’ booking opens – 12 Dec General booking opens – 19 Dec
Booking online is an easy and safe way of getting the tickets that you want at a time convenient to you. Book online 24 hours a day at www.bridport-arts.com
9am–1pm 2nd Saturday of every month: 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar & 13 Apr
Fantastic locally produced food.
THE ART GARDEN CAFÉ
Call the Box Office on 01308 424204. We accept payment by most credit and debit cards. If your call is taken by the answer phone, please leave your telephone number and we will call back.
20 tickets will be held until two weeks before the event for full-time students, young people between 16–18 years of age, those in receipt of Income support, Job seekers Allowance and Housing Benefit, Disabled. ID required Supported by Magna housing.
Note Latecomers will be asked to delay entering the auditorium until a suitable pause in the performance.
Open: Wednesday & Friday 10am–2pm. Saturday 10am–4pm with Cream Teas (2–4pm)
The Box Office is open 10am to 3pm Tues to Sat, and one hour before an evening performance.
Address: Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR
Ethical café serving delicious food using the best local, organic and fair trade produce. Morning coffee, light lunches. Nice wholesome home cooked fare in a child friendly environment, healthy tuck available for Kids’ shows. Bring in your laptop and make use of our free wifi access.
By Post Send a cheque made payable to Bridport Arts Centre.
Phone Number: 01308 427183 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access We have a level access foyer, theatre and cafe. Please advise us when booking tickets of any special requirements. The Allsop Gallery is accessible via a platform lift.
Bridport Arts Centre does not refund money for tickets.
REFRESHMENTS Our bar serves local guest ales and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar is open one hour before the performance on all evening events. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Snacks and ice-cream are also available.
We are happy to reserve tickets for one week, after this they will be deleted from the system. Please collect no later than 30 mins before the performance.
Concessions Our concessionary rates apply to those in receipt of disability benefit, job seekers’ allowance or income support. Proof may be requested.
Car Parking Parking bay for disabled drivers immediately outside the venue. Other visitors are advised to use the south street car park on the left hand side further down South Street, leaving town. Bridport Arts Centre is registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by guarantee No. 3550280. Charity number 1069780
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Published on Dec 10, 2012