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ways of seeing water

new paintings by

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…

Opening: Saturday 22 September 12 – 3pm drinks.

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CAFÉ SLADERS will be serving lunch. Reservations are welcome.



JANE FLOOD storyteller & MARTIN SOLOMON musician

Stories of Love and Memory

Thursday 27 September 2018

7.30pm (Doors at 7pm) until 9.30pm with a 15 minute interval

Tickets: £10 from Sladers Yard t: 01308 459511

Bridport Story Café visit Sladers Yard with a thoughtful and delightful evening of stories and music. 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)

Denny Ilett (guitar and vocals)

Ian Smith (trumpet)

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

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

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

Next Graham Fawcett Talk: WB Yeats

Thursday 29 November



Poetry and Music


Friday 7 December 8pm

Tickets: £10 poetry only or £25 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…