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Bridport arts Centre January - april 2012

www.bridport-arts.com box office : 01308 424204


Booking open: Members - 13 December General - 20 December

performance p.5 community p.20 exhibitions p.24 take part p.28

concessions as part of our continued commitment to making the arts accessible to all, Bridport arts Centre is offering an early bird concession price of ÂŁ3 for half our events this season. 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 Sponsored by

Bridport arts Centre South Street Bridport Dorset, DT6 3nr Office: 01308 427183 Email info@bridport-arts.com Website www.bridport-arts.com


Welcome to our first season of 2012, a year that promises a great deal, particularly with the Olympics on their way to Dorset. But before then we’ve got an excellent programme for you, including an exciting new initiative. We are working in partnership with the Curzon Cinema group as part of it’s new digital network, bringing you weekly screenings of the latest releases from the Curzon programme. We have upgraded our equipment to make the arts Centre a great place to watch movies – why not come and experience it for yourself. Finally, as part of our constant efforts to improve our service, we’re launching a new box office system to make buying tickets for all our activities quicker and more efficient. i hope it enhances your experience of Bridport arts Centre. polly Gifford Director Programme Manager Margie Barbour Marketing Manager lisa Wilcock Learning Coordinator Kate Wilson General Manager Dee Fenton Box Office Manager Jill Beed Caretaker and Gallery Technician Bob Dron Cleaner Mike Harp


Bridport’s Film Festival 11 – 15 april 2012 Save the dates for the uK’s only film festival celebrating the adaptation of books into films. • Guest artistic Director for 2012: Francine Stock, novelist and presenter of radio 4’s The Film programme • Great films and fascinating speakers • Master Classes in partnership with BaFTa Become a Friend of From page to Screen. Help sustain the festival as a key arts event in the Bridport calendar. Enjoy some extra benefits too! annual membership £15 individual, £25 couple. all details on the website. www.frompagetoscreen.org.uk

FLASH FILM COMPETITION 250 words of fiction. 60 seconds of film. Our challenge to filmmakers to make fantastic one minute films, based on the Bridport prize Flash Fiction winning stories. Cash prizes to be won. The stories and full details of how to enter are on the website. Bridport Arts Centre In collaboration with The Electric Palace 04


children

comedy

Mark Watson: Request Stops

an exciting adaptation of E.nesbit’s children’s classic

The Phoenix and the Carpet Join four children on their adventures as they are whisked around the world on their new magical carpet, with the help of a mysterious and fiery phoenix! This magical production, brought to you by the company behind the enourmously popular Wolves of Willoughby Chase, features beautiful live music, incredible puppets and a wonderful winter atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, but we recommend the story as being suitable for children aged 5+ Thursday 19 January, 7.30pm £10/£9 members/£7 concs./ £30 family

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‘Why aren’t you coming to Berwick?’ ‘Why do you never visit Shropshire?’ ‘is there a reason for your endless neglect of Chorley?’ Most people aren’t troubled by these questions, but Mark Watson is. in response Mark invited fans to suggest destinations for his shows. now he’s ready to trundle around the nation like some sort of remote-controlled car being driven by a lunatic. Expect a mixture of old favourites and new material. Mark is best known for his appearances on Mock of the Week, never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have i Got news For you. Suitable for ages 16+ Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm £15/£13 members/£10 concs.

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Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston We are delighted to welcome Miranda Sykes, much admired for her performances with Show of Hands. She will be joined by rex preston. Miranda continues to surprise audiences with her musical versatility, demonstrating her ability as a guitarist and interpreter of song, slipping effortlessly between genres. rex preston has been described as the most virtuosic mandolin player. His style & fluidity augments Miranda’s songs beautifully.

Scene productions/Company Gavin robertson presents

Vampirates Twins Grace and Connor Tempest are evicted from their lighthouse home, and separated by a violent storm. On board a notorious pirate ship, Connor finds new friends and a new life – but does he really want to be a pirate? Grace finds herself on a more mysterious ship whose crew she sees only at niGHT! With a swashbuckling soundtrack – this will be a night to remember! Based on the novel by Justin Stomper. “A clever combination of two genres will make it as popular as Pirates of the Caribbean” THE TiMES Suitable for ages 9+

Friday 27 January, 8pm £11/£10 member/ £7 concs.

Saturday 28 January, 7pm £10/£9 members/£7 concs./£30 family

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Double act Disability Theatre presents…

Can I Be Frank With you? inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein the cabaret style show is a compilation of monologues, sketches and songs written by DaTco’s members, interspersed with exciting stills and video footage. provoked by the myths, misunderstandings and misrepresentations of disability and “otherness” in films and life. ‘The show contains monstrous songs, thought provoking monologues, freaky, humorous sketches, mesmerising movement all explored in a lighthearted way.’ Steve McCarthy, DaTCo member

Timberlina & Hey Baylen present

The BIG BINGO SHOW! a night of riotous rock ‘n’ roll hilarity for everyone - with themed rounds, impromptu dance routines, reckless danger, topical interventions, special guest stars, ecological household tips and a soundtrack to rOCK OuT your week!  Win fantastically cheap prizes or sensational home-crafted treats made by the glamorous bearded drag lady herself!   it’s Bingo ... with balls! ‘Timberlina’s Gem of a Show!’ TiME OuT

Suitable for ages 14+

ages 14+

Friday 3 February, 7.30pm £5/£4 concs.

Friday 17 February, 7.30pm £8/£7 member/£5 concs.

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childrens theatre

reggae music

pied piper Theatre present a new play for the Cultural Olympiad…

Great Gran’s Great Games

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Featuring MIZIZI

Ollie can’t see the point of his Great Gran; and now it’s even worse. She fell and hurt her hip and had to come to stay. And what can she do? She can’t run, jump, skate, anything. She can hardly stand. However she can do something he can’t. She can swim. In fact, she can do it rather well. There was a time she did it at the Olympic Games in London. No! Not those Olympic Games. The other ones in 1948 ... when the athletes had to bring their own towels! Suitable for ages 4+ Saturday 18 February 11am £10/£6 child/£7 concs./£30 family

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Mizizi are a powerful, reggaereviving outfit, fronted by breathtaking Bev Gee who will be joined by two Bristol-based guest vocalists - Jashwa Moses and Dallas. a line-up of the best of current reggae artists from the South West, promising a night of roots culture not to be missed. “Playing original material and covering reggae classics, Mizizi are a powerful, partying outfit.” Saturday 18 February, 8pm Standing £12/£10 members/ £8 concs. Balcony seats £14/£12 members.

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The Secret Garden Angel Exit Theatre, in association with Activate and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. co-presentation

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Bridport arts Centre

Spoilt orphan Mary lennox is plucked from the bright vibrancy of india and transplanted to a big old house brimming with secrets on the grey yorkshire moors, where she encounters locked doors, a curious robin and strange cries ringing down the corridor … angel Exit unearth the dark heart of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale for all the family and retell it in their rich visual style, blending ensemble storytelling with striking physicality, beautiful puppets, live singing and an original soundtrack. Suitable for ages 6+ Thursday 23 February, 7.30pm Friday 24, 9.15am/2.30pm For schools booking please contact kate@bridport-arts.com for further information Saturday 25, 11am £10/£9 member/£7 concs./£6 child and £30 family

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International Woman’s Day

Votes for Women “Mrs Pankhurst is my name, Votes for Women is my aim...” an opportunity for everyone to come and take part in a shared reading of the play Votes for Women from The Domestic Theatre Handbook. Mrs pankhurst and her daughters, Keir Hardy, Winston Churchill and First, Second and Third women are among the parts that will be allocated as the audience arrives at the theatre.

The F Word Feminism Today and what it means for us all “When asked if I’m a feminist, I always say – well I’m a woman, so I’d be kind of a ninny not to be!” Maya angelou

Soup and a roll available from Garden Café at £3.50

a workshop and discussion on how feminism changed the world, how it enhances our lives – and the challenges that are still ahead.  Come along and talk about how these issues impact on our lives, and what place feminism has for us today.  led by members of the Bridport Feminist Group.

Friday 9 March, 1pm Free entry

Saturday 10 March, 3.30pm Garden Café, Free entry

Come in a hat that suits a suffragette, or a suffragette’s “better half”

MARCH box office: 01308 424204

O’Hooley & Tidow Plus support from Dorset based performers Abi Rich and Margaret Lyons Belinda O’Hooley (The unthanks) and Heidi Tidow are the dapper gentlewomen behind the groundbreaking Silent June, one of MOJO Magazine’s Top 10 Folk albums of 2010. pioneers of innovative chamber-folk, their music defies easy description, crossing folk and classical boundaries with a hint

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Celebrations at Bridport Arts Centre

redCape Theatre presents

1 Beach Road

a tale of friendship, defiance, a shrinking island, synchronized swimming and trying to turn back the tide. By exploring the metaphorical connections between alzheimer’s and coastal erosion the play asks: “What is it like to lose everything - your home and your memories?”

of burlesque theatricality. The Fragile, released in February 2012, sees them touring the country with their irresistible blend of striking arrangements, sublime harmonies and cheeky northern banter. “Striking and refreshingly ambitious. A bold, unsettling debut.” The Observer Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm £10/£9 members/£7 concs.

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From red Cape Theatre, the company who brought us the breathtaking ‘idiot Colony’. “A thoughtful, unsettling and beautifully conceived touring show…that mixes film, live performance, a wonderful soundscape and waterless synchronised swimming. It looks beautiful, too.” lyn Gardner – THE GuarDian Sunday 11 March, 7.30pm   £12/£11 members/£8 concs.

Special price! Buy tickets for O’Hooley & Tidow and One Beach Road for £16 box office: 01308 424204 MARCH


african music

The urban Folk Quartet

Tavaziva Dance present

photo: irven lewis

folk music

The phenomenal urban Folk Quartet is made up of Joe Broughton, paloma Trigas, Frank Moon and Tom Chapman. Whether you’re a fully fledged fan of real music or just looking for a good night out - this is the band for you. Froots called them “impossibly funky” so get ready to dance the night away. “Up there with the best of them… amazing playing” Mike Harding BBC radio 2

Sensual Africa Curtain raiser by portrait, Dorset’s youth dance company Sensual africa is the choreographic work of art, crafted with sublime precision following Bawren Tavaziva’s inspirational voyage to one of africa’s most beautiful and diverse countries, Malawi. a fresh interpretation of their coming of age rituals. in a nutshell … SEnSual. age recommendation 12+

Saturday 17 March, 8pm £10/£9 member/ £8 concs.

Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm £10/£9 member/£5

MARCH | APRIL box office: 01308 424204

Bulawayo Zimbabwean Dance Band an evening of dancing drumming and delight. The infectious music of Bulawayo: hypnotic and joyous ndebele and Shona vocals from Cecilia ndhlovu take listeners on an educational journey through Zimbabwe. Driven by classic jitjive guitar and rolling Chimurenga bass, matched with the powerful drum patterns of modern Zimbabwe, the classic sound of Bulawayo has arrived.  Saturday 7 April, 7.30pm Balcony £12/£11/£10 Standing £10/£9/£5

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Josh Widdicombe and Charlie Barker Charismatic hyperactive funnyman Charlie Baker was a regular on Richard Bacon’s Beer and Pizza Club, BBC 2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, iTV1’s Odd One In. He starred in the last series of The Comedy Store and performed on The Rob Brydon Show Christmas Special. “A superior take on the modern showman” – THE GuarDian

limbik Theatre presents… The Harbour peter, a quiet, awkward fisherman, still lives at home with his acerbic and overbearing mother. One fateful night, he brings a seal-woman home from the sea. as Sally grows into life on land, their hopes and secrets catastrophically collide in this funny, moving, and visually striking retelling of a Selkie myth. With simple staging and haunting live music, The Harbour unearths an over-fished world filled with impossible desires. “Such revels are the reason we venture forth to the theatre.” -THE praGuE pOST Thursday 12 April, 8pm THE Bay THEaTrE WEyMOuTH £10/£9 members/£7 concs.

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co-presentation Bridport arts Centre

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nominated best newcomer in Fosters Edinburgh Comedy awards. Josh opens the doors to how his upbringing in a tiny village in rural Devon didn’t prepare him for the realities of life and relationships. now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the uK circuit, he regularly performs with Michael Mcintyre, Kevin Bridges and alan Carr. “This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year.” **** THE SCOTSMan Sunday 15 April, 8pm £12/£11 members/£10 concs.

box office: 01308 424204 APRIL


dance

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theatre folk music

The Seagull Effect

Brass Monkey

Simply Human

no one sounds like Brass Monkey! Their 2009 album Head of Steam heralds another chapter in the life of a band that has thrilled the live music scene in various incarnations since it’s debut in 1980. it’s a treat to see masters of their art combine with such open hearted enthusiasm to reach such tremendous heights. Feel the power! With Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Brinsford, paul archibald and roger Williams.

a day of dance, puppetry, drama, music and song bringing together work created by young people from West Dorset, Belgrade, Serbia and Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. a chance to explore ideas and play followed by an evening of music, bands and food.

Where were you on October 16th 1987? as a couple’s relationship crumbles and they’re confronted by its debris, Britain is hit by the unexpected 1987 storm. using exciting and evocative staging, multimedia and personal recollections, idle Motion pick their way through the chaos left behind during those remarkable six hours. This show was the pick of Edinburgh Festival 2011. “Moments of breathtaking surprise...this is a show you should rush to get a seat for.” - THE HEralD Friday 20 April, 8pm plus a 9pm Q&a Session after the show £12/£11 members/£8 concs.

Wednesday 25 April, 8pm £15/£14 members/ £12 concs.

APRIL box office: 01308 424204

This is part of a week-long youth event looking at rights – artistic, human, cultural, democratic, educational and food-through the Eu Cultural partnership project, “Wake up” run by Opera Circus with Musicians without Borders international (nl), Teater Mimart, Serbia, institute of Music for Human and Social Development, university of Edinburgh in association with partners Musicans without Borders BiH, youth Council and youth Centre, Srebrenica, Bih.

Saturday 28 April

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Martin Maudsley and Fiona Barrow

Story Café

Old Tom’s Tales Martin Maudsley retells one man’s life-story threaded with countryside capers, magical folktales and tender yarns that together hold the bitter-sweet emotions of life. live folk music from Fiona Barrow is entwined around the words. “A gentle interweaving of traditional tales and oral history told with real warmth and underscored with delicate, sensitive music.” David ambrose, artistic Director, Beyond the Border Festival. Friday 20 January, 7.30pm £7/£5 concs.

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Hags Harridens Harpies and Trollops Jane Flood has been telling stories since 1989 and has a word hoard of more than 400 stories from around the world. For tonight’s performance she will be accompanied by master musician Martin Solomon, creating an exciting and other worldly atmosphere with the combination of spoken word and live music.

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm  £7/£5 concs.

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Jazz Café

8pm in the Art Garden Café Come and enjoy some soulful songs and smooth tunes in our intimate art Garden Café. Bring your voice or instrument to join in for a short jam session as part of the evening. Admission £8

Emily Wright and Philip Clouts

Steve Conway and Philip Clouts

Vocalist Emily Wright brings her unique singing style to Bridport with philip Clouts at the piano. “One of the rare few who step beyond singing jazz songs jazzily to use their voice as an instrument ... it’s Emily’s rich vocalisation and her flawless alto range that make songs like “You Must Believe in Spring so riveting” VEnuE MaGaZinE Friday 13 January

accompanied by philip Clouts at the piano, Steve’s style is based on material from the rat pack Era, his distinctive sound has been forged from his love of the great jazz vocalists including Frank Sinatra and nat King Cole.

JAZZ CAFé box office: 01308 424204

Friday 10 February

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Jazz Café in the T H E AT R E Jazz in the Theatre with Philip Clouts

Zoe Schwarz – Blue Commotion

a mix of jazz, funk and world music from the CD Sennen Cove written by philip Clouts, pianist in afrobeat band ZubopGambia. Featuring uplifting music inspired by the sights and sounds of the South West while staying true to his own musical roots. His quartet features saxophonist Carlos lopez-real from the london F-irE collective, whom Dave liebman says: “Plays with a sound that comes from his soul”.

Featuring established jazz musicians stamping their personality on blues flavoured tunes delving as far back as Willie Dixon, Billie Holiday and Muddy Waters, and reaching forward via some originals penned by Zoë and rob Koral. The musicians include the amazing Gareth Williams on piano, the legendary paul robinson on, Steve Thompson on double-bass, band leader rob Koral on guitar, and the captivating and highly individual vocals of Zoë Schwarz.

“Dorset’s coastline, added to Africa Latina flavours, inspires much attractive writing and cogent, punchy quartet playing” Jazz uK

“One of the most engagingly natural partnerships in jazz” - Chris parker – Vortex london

Friday 9 March, 8pm £10/£9 members/£8 concs.

Friday April 6, 8pm £10/£9 members/£8 concs.

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Classical Concerts

£8/£7 member and £5 concs. Coffee included.

Friday 3 February 11am

Sarah Power and Nathan Vale Sarah power soprano and nathan Vale tenor

Winners of many awards and competitions, Sarah and nathan have chosen a programme that will include glorious arias and duets by Handel and Schumann, from West Side Story, The Mikado and The Merry Widow.

Friday 9 March 11am

The Cavaleri Quartet

anna Harpham  and Ciaran McCabe violins ann Beilby viola and rowena Calvert cello Mozart String Quartet in B flat major K589 Ravel String Quartet in F major

Friday 27 April 11am

Alasdair Beatson piano Mozart Sonata in F major K332 Ravel Sonatine Schubert Wanderer Fantasy We welcome back alasdair… “Here is a young artist of exceptional talent and confidence, making musical sense of all he played” The independent

prize winners in the 2011 royal Overseas league Competition the Cavaleri Quartet made it’s Wigmore Hall debut in 2010.   an incisive and superbly crafted performance.

CLASSICAL CONCERTS box office: 01308 424204

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Comedy Café

Admission £5|£3|8pm

Bringing the brightest new talent on the uK comedy circuit right here to Bridport. resident MC and local comedian Tom Glover will introduce five of the hottest new acts every month, plus a professional headliner who is making waves on the comedy scene. To perform at the Comedy Cafe email Tom at tomglover88@hotmail.co.uk.

Wes Packer Wes packer was the 2006 winner of the prestigious So you Think you’re Funny competition, an award once won by Dylan Moran, peter Key and lee Mack. Wes has also appeared on iTV’s Glee Time, paramount Comedy’s The World Stands up and performed on the opening night of the Cardiff Comedy Festival 2011. “The laughs were loud and long … darkly disturbing and richly comic.” SOuTH WalES ECHO January 27

Jessica Fostekew Jessica Fostekew’s 2011 Edinburgh show featured in The independent’s ‘Top Ten newcomers’ list. She also writes for Channel 4’s Stand up for the Week and radio 4’s The now Show. “Intensely Funny ... Fireball of fun” - TiMEOuT February 24

James Alderson The Guide awards Best Comedian nominee James alderson burst onto the comedy scene in 2010. Still relatively new to the circuit James was shortlisted for both iTV’s “Show me the Funny” and the BBC new Comedy awards in his first year and is now regularly headlining gigs across the uK. “He simply oozes charm, wit and great, great jokes.” Screamlounge Comedy Club March 23

Iszi Lawrence Time Out recommended comedian, former london lite Comedy pick, iszi lawrence was a semi-finalist in the acclaimed BBC new Comedy awards. Having headlined across Europe, iszi has also had sell out shows at Camden, Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals. “Manages to be both intelligent and silly - a winning combination” Jo Caulfield April 27

All acts are booked to perform but are subject to change. Material may not be suitable for under 16s.

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cinema

Curzon@ Bridport arts Centre marks a new era for the venue and its already varied and exciting programme. Curzon Cinemas has over 70 years of cinema experience and its position as one of the most respected independent cinema chains in the country enables Curzon@ to offer you the very best in digital cinema; screening the latest in independent, European and world film, on state of the art digital equipment. The programme will launch in January. Full details will be available on our website, Facebook and in local media. CINEMA box office: 01308 424204

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community

Spirit of Bridport Community Day and Festival Launch

Twelfth Night St Gabriel’s Strolling players present an evening of prose, poetry and music written over the centuries by authors familiar and unfamiliar celebrating the season of Christmas. From the first snows of December until the end of the Twelve Days of traditional celebration. Candles and firelight, music played on violin and guitar and words from William Barnes and Thomas Hardy, Kenneth allsop and Henry Williamson amongst others, making an atmospheric evening to round off the Christmas season. Friday 6 January, 7.30 pm £6, £4 concs. refreshments available.

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The Spirit of Bridport holds its second community market showcasing the best of Bridport’s community groups and small businesses. Today also sees the launch of a community photographic project based on robert Golden’s iconic HOME, inviting townspeople to document the changes they have seen in their own lives and to the town itself, in pictures. The evening event sees the official gala launch of the first Spirit of Bridport Festival of Culture to take place from 11 - 27 august 2012. Wine and a finger buffet will be available. Sat 4 February

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Bridport FM

Dorset Poetry Old and New as well as reading favourite poems by Hardy and Barnes, David Bushrod and John Kemp will read a selection of their own poems. John from his collected poems and David from Marshwood Vale, the collected edition of his Dorset poems. Humorous local poems will be read by Chris prideaux and John Challis will read Barnes in his genuine Dorset accent!

Wednesday 8 February, 11am £5

An evening of new radio drama a chance to hear scripted readings of some of the excellent new work created during the autumn Writing Drama for radio course. Featuring talented actors, live music and a wonderful sound effects table.

A Bridport FM project For more information on Bridport’s community radio project visit www.bridport-arts.com or contact kate@bridport-arts.com

Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm £5

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cinema Bridport youth Dance present

Tapistory Tapistory is Bridport youth Dance’s eighth annual performance.  a collaborative production by nikki northover with additional choreography by niki McCretton, Jonny Hoskins and Xavi Monreal, Tapistory will include tap, street and contemporary dance with musical compositions by andrew Dickson and rob lee.  it will be a night of dynamic dance from these talented young dancers.

Encore award winning theatre group Encore will be announcing their spring production early next year. Keep checking www.bridportarts.com and the local press for further details.

photo: Kai Taylor

Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March at 7.30pm £9/ £7 Children and Students Supported by: BaC, WDDC and Bridport Town Council

Bridport arts Centre

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Production dates: 27 – 31 March.

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exhibitions - allsop Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm free admission to exhibitions

Drawing: the visual representation of thought This fascinating exhibition brings together both finished drawings and sketchbooks showing how artists develop their ideas from concept to finished artwork. participating artists: Bob Ballard, Marie Blake, David Brooke, Elaine Dixon, Jo Dixon, Gerry Dudgeon, John Hurford, Julia Hutton, Caroline ireland, Kate lynch, Duff pearce, Myrtle pizzey, anthony B. Smith, Kit Surrey, Mart Tebbs and Stella Murray Whatley. 21 January – 15 February

Walk and Talk Exhibition Curator David Brooke will lead an informal Walk and Talk around the gallery on Saturday 4 February. FREE

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image: Fiona robinson, new Horizon

Fiona Robinson Parallel lines of enquiry Fiona robinson’s drawings are known for their subtlety. They reveal themselves through repeated looking just as her process itself slowly unfolds through time. Work arising from her 2010 Fellowship at the Ballinglen arts Foundation, ireland is exhibited alongside a short story by alain robbe-Grillet. Exploiting parallels between the repetition in her work and that of robbe-Grillet, she draws attention, in a wider context, to the connections between processes across different art forms. 25 February – 24 March

Artists Talk Hear more about Fiona robinson’s Work on Saturday 3 March, 2pm FREE

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box office: 01308 424204 ExHIBITIONS


exhibitions - allsop Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm free admission to exhibitions

2x2x2 Emerging Artists Showcase This year 2x2x2 takes a different view of the idea of emerging artists. all four artists are well established, but all have seen significant changes and developments in their work, and so it is their current practice that is emerging. There will be an opportunity to meet each pair of artists and hear about their work.

nico Kalinosky

Tara Harland-Vinney

Part 1: Tara Harland-Vinney and Nico Kalinosky 30 March – 11 April

Meet the artists: Wednesday 4 April, 7pm, Free

Charles Hallsworth

Michael J Chappell

Part 2: Michael J Chappell and Charles Hallsworth

ExHIBITIONS box office: 01308 424204

13 April – 25 April

Meet the artists: Wednesday 18 April, 7pm FREE

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café and foyer galleries

Michael Taylor Michael Taylor is a self-taught artist based in Bridport. Of his subject matter he says, “There is something of the infinite in nature; the sky and the earth join the sea in a world fused together by the elements. Lost, we wander through it, but each part of the whole.”

Foyer and Café Galleries 31 January – 25 February

International Women’s Day Celebration a showcase of work by local young women to celebrate international Women’s Day 2012. 3 – 31 March

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image by Sarah Butterworth

take part for children

Parachute Art & Play With angi porter - for children under 5 Fun and creativity for the very young. at parachute art & play the emphasis is on exploration not the finished result with an awareness that creative expression develops imagination and learning skills. Children play, assisted by their carers, with safe, non-toxic art materials and scrap. paint, sculpt, print, music and bubbles. lots of fun for everyone with all materials included. Maximum 12 places. Booking essential. Tuesdays from 31 January to 24 April (not 14 Feb, 3 and 10 April)  10.30 am to 12pm / £5 or £2.50 concs. per session

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Junior BACStage Brand new Theatre Club for eight to 11 year olds with Jonny Hoskins. a new club for all children who love drama and performing. a chance to improvise, play drama games, build characters, create scenes and have fun. led by lecoq trained actor and director Jonny Hoskins. Wednesdays from 11 January to 21 March (not Feb 15) 4 -5.30pm, £4 per session

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take part for children angi and Banjo present

The Crazy Victorian Slideshow Drawing Extravaganza Wild and wonderful drawing workshop led by the equally wild and wonderful anji and Banjo. amazing art workshops will be created in special Victorian themed slideshow setting! The workshop will feature a host of unusual characters and methods to help you create your drawing including: Silhouette Artist Ink skittles Shooting Gallery (water guns with ink) The Amazing Tattooed Timmy (it’s just face paint really) a truly memorable experience for 6- 11 year olds. Tuesday 14 February   10.30am- 3pm and 1.30-3.30pm £6 per session/ £5 concs./£5 sibling.

From Page to Screen Film-making Workshops peter Snelling from My pockets http://www.mypockets.co.uk/ will run workshops with young people making words into pictures. Tuesday 2 April for 8 - 11 year olds, 10.30am - 3.30pm £20 / maximum 10 places Thursday 3 & Friday 4 April for 12 - 18 year olds 10.30am - 3.30pm / £40 for both days / maximum 10 places All participants will need to bring a packed lunch - all equipment provided.

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take part for teenagers

Bridport youth Dance  With nikki northover  Term starts 9 January

Bridport youth Dance is supported by Bridport arts Centre ByD scholarship scheme is supported by activate, amsafe, The Wakeham Trust, Brit Valley rotary and 2 anonymous angels

BACStage inspiring Theatre Workshops for 12 -18 year olds physical Theatre with niki McCretton

Mondays 4.30 - 5.30pm Middle tap/contemporary Level 1 ages 8 - 11 years. Term fees: £45

photo: Kai Taylor

5.30 - 6.30pm Middle tap/contemporary Level 2 ages 10 - 13 years  Class full 6.30 - 7.30pm Senior contemporary ages 14 years + with dance experience. Term fees: £54 Please call Nikki on 077 659 71357 or e-mail bridportyouthdance@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

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another opportunity to work with inspiring choreographer, dancer and performer niki McCretton to explore and create dynamic and challenging theatre. participants will devise their own show during the term and perform it at the arts Centre at the end of the course.  Wednesdays from 11 Jan – 21 March (not Feb 15) 5.45 - 8pm / £4.50 per session End of term show 21 March, 7pm

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Active Art 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. 

Alive Life Drawing With John Meaker alive life Drawing offers excellent models and fundamental observational and analytical skills. a great resource for artists and tuition for students and beginners. Tutor John Meaker offers conscientious tuition, technical guidance and creative challenges. To book call John Meaker T: 01935 872 461

Allsop Gallery January 10 - 13 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm. £6 / £5 members / £4 students per session 

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Thursdays 6.30 - 9.30pm Term starts 19 January and runs till 29 March and then again from 26 April. (no class 31 March)

Stitch and knit all levels of stitches are welcome to come along for a relaxing afternoon with other creative needleworkers. Support and guidance given to new members to help create beautiful things. Come along and be inspired. Children welcome but must be in your care.

Fortnightly on Thursdays between 2 - 4.30pm. Drop in session 5, 19 January, 2, 16 February, 15, 29 March, 12, 26 April. Free event.

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Friday for Friends Friendship club for adults with learning difficulties. This term offers an exciting opportunity to join a photography workshop. learn to use your camera effectively and work towards displaying your work in an exhibition at Bridport art Centre. The sessions will be held over a period of six weeks for one hour. For further information contact Elaine Grant 01308 422 666 1.30 - 3pm. £5 per session to include refreshments afterwards in the Garden cafe.  16 March, 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May

with Greta Stoddart Greta runs small monthly groups which involve close criticism of your poems. Only a few places remaining. For bookings please call The poetry School on 0207 582 1679

photo: Marc Hill

Supported by West Dorset Mencap

An Introduction to Physical Theatre With niki McCretton a chance for anyone interested in performance to explore, devise and have fun by tapping into their own rich resources and using the skills they already possess (but perhaps haven’t yet identified) to create fascinating work.  Saturday 21 April, 10.30am - 1.30pm £15 / £12 concs. 15 places maximum

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WDDFAS lecture programme January to May 2012 At Highlands End 18 January 2-00 for 2.30pm Eveline Eaton A Visit to New York It’s Art and Architecture At Bridport Arts Centre 22 February 2-00 for 2.30pm kate Williams Emma, Lady Hamilton Scandal? Celebrity & Art in 18th Century Britain 21 March 2-00 for 2.30pm Deborah Lambert Boxing Clever The use, evolution and design of boxes in the UK 18 april 2-00 for 2.30pm Denise Heywood Laos From historic buddhist temples to modern silk 16 May 2-00 for 2.30pm Anthony kelly Transports of Delight The Art of the Travel Poster in the 1930s

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Film Society World Cinema on your Doorstep January – April 2012 10 January archipelago 24 January peepli live 7 February Mother 21 February The Hunter 6 March Winter’s Bone 20 March 24 City 3 April Cave of Forgotten Dreams, followed by the aGM For more information call: 07770 261348 or email info@bridportfilmsociety.co.uk www.bridportfilmsociety.co.uk

Dorchester Festival2012 1st - 5th June The World Comes To Town an international festival with five days of events in and around town

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café & markets

visitor information

Farmers Markets

Members’ booking opens 13 December

9am - 1pm 2nd Saturday of every month 14 January 11 February 10 March 14 april Fantastic locally produced food

General booking opens 20 December Online Tickets are available online through our new booking service. Booking fee and postal charges apply. By Phone Call the Box Office on 01308 424204. We accept payment by most credit and debit cards. if your call is taken by the answerphone, please leave your telephone number and we will call back.

The Art Garden Café 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. Open: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday 10am – 4pm with Cream Teas (2-4pm)

In Person The Box Office is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, and one hour before an evening performance. By Post Send a cheque made payable to Bridport arts Centre to: Bridport Arts Centre South Street BRIDPORT DT6 3NR Refunds Bridport arts Centre does not refund money for tickets.

Reservations 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. Note latecomers will be asked to delay entering the auditorium until a suitable pause in the performance. 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. 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.

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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.

Bridport arts Centre South Street Bridport Dorset, DT6 3nr Office: 01308 427183 Email info@bridport-arts.com Website www.bridport-arts.com Bridport arts Centre is registered in England and Wales as a Company limited by Guarantee no. 3550280. Charity number 1069780

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what’s on Twelfth night Jazz Café - Emily Wright The phoenix and the Carpet Storytelling Café - Martin Maudsley Mark Watson Miranda Sykes and rex preston Comedy Café - Wes packer Vampirates

7.30pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 7.00pm

Sarah power and nathan Vale Can i Be Frank With you? Spirit of Bridport Dorset poetry Old and new Jazz Café - Steve Conway an Evening of new radio Drama The Big Bingo Show! Great Gran's Great Games Bob Marley Birthday Bash The Secret Garden The Secret Garden Comedy Café - Jessica Fostekew The Secret Garden

11.00am 7.30pm

The Cavaleri Quartet Jazz Café with philip Clouts Votes for Women playreading The F Word O'Hooley and Tidow 1 Beach road Storytelling Café - Jane Flood The urban Folk Quartet Sensual africa Comedy Café - James alderson

11.00am 8.00pm 1.00pm 3.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Jazz Café - Zoe Schwarz Bulawayo The Harbour Josh Widdicombe & Charlie Barker The Seagull Effect Brass Monkey alasdair Beatson Comedy Café - iszi lawrence Simply Human

8.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 8.00pm 11.00am 8.00pm

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design: www.davidrogersstudio.co.uk

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