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Showing now until 11 November:

currents: ways of seeing water

Julian Bailey, Luke Elwes, Vanessa Gardiner, Janette Kerr PPRWA RSA Hon with furniture by Petter Southall and sculpture and ceramics by leading artists and makers. Read more…





Seamus Heaney: life and poems

Talk with Readings by Graham Fawcett

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30 pm

Tickets: £10 or £25 with pre-talk dinner from 5.30 pm 

Please phone 01308 459511 to book now! 

Highly entertaining lecturer, writer and educator Graham Fawcett reflects on the exhilarating range of Heaney’s achievement over nearly fifty years, from his momentous poetic début in 1966 with Death of A Naturalist to his death in 2013. The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, said that for his “brothers and sisters in poetry … he came to be the poet we all measured ourselves against and he demonstrated the true vocational nature of his art for every moment of his life. He is irreplaceable.”  Read more…



Alan Barnes (sax and clarinet)

David Newton (piano)

Ian Smith (trumpet)

Riaan Vosloo (bass)

Saturday 20 October 8pm

Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner from 6.30pm

Remarkable talent playing the jazz classics in superb style with plenty of banter, anecdotes and laughter. Read more…

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Bridport Literary Festival

Sunday 4 November – Sunday 11 November 2018.

*Tickets are available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre t: 01308 424901*

Events at Sladers Yard: The Bookshop Band Sunday 4 November 12 noon followed by two-course lunch at CAFÉ SLADERS

Time: Gill Meller in conversation with Shirley Booth followed by two-course feast cooked by CAFÉ SLADERS with Gill Meller. Tuesday 6 November 6.30pm SOLD OUT.

The Glass Aisle: Poems and Songs by Paul Henry and Brian Briggs Sunday 11 November 12 noon followed by two-course lunch at CAFÉ SLADERS. Paul Henry is one of the foremost living Welsh poets. Lyricist, singer and guitarist Brian Briggs was frontman for the well known Indie band Stornoway. An opportunity to hear two superb lyrical musical wordsmiths playing and performing together with a delicious lunch.

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*Please note that Bridport Literary Festival tickets are not available from Sladers Yard*


Keep the date: New exhibition opening 17 Nov 12 noon – 3pm drinks

After Eighties

Fred Cuming RA  Robin Rae  Alfred Stockham RWA

Richard Batterham pottery

17 November 2018 – 20 January 2019

In loving celebration of four masters of their art, all well over eighty (Robin Rae will be ninety during the exhibition) and all still working. Read more…

The Window Fowey Harbour 24x20cm £10450

The Window, Fowey Harbour by Fred Cuming RA

Philippa Mo, solo violin

Partita, Fantasia, Caprice IV

Saturday 24 November 2018 6.30 pm

Tickets: £15 concert only. Dinner to follow at £18 a head.

Internationally acclaimed British violinist Philippa Mo plays the complete works for violin by Bach alongside the complete Fantasias by Telemann in six concerts with other dances and fantasias woven in too.  The concerts combine baroque and contemporary music with one of the six Bach pieces in each. 

Tickets are available now. Please call 01308 459511 to book.

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Graham Fawcett Talk: WB Yeats

Thursday 29 November 6.30pm

Tickets: £12.50 or £30 with delicious dinner from 5.30pm



Poetry and Music


FRANCES EUSTACE early instruments

Friday 7 December 8pm

Tickets: £12.50 poetry only or £30 with delicious buffet dinner from 6.30pm

Ann-Gray1Ann Gray has won and been shortlisted for many prestigious prizes. She has published three collections was chosen as poet in residence at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens by the Poet Laureate in 2013. Read more…