Drimpton, writes Andrew Pastor, is “not the kind of place people are encouraged to relocate to on TV shows”. Yet Drimpton — two miles north of Broadwindsor — is arguably the village with the best community spirit in Dorset, a cheerfulness evoked on almost every page of Panto: The Manual. The book distils the lessons that Andrew Pastor’s learned from writing and directing 10 pantos in Drimpton since 1993.
‘Marking Injustice’: A Painter’s Way of Coping
Saturday 18 April to Saturday 30 May, Bridport Arts Centre
This is the biggest local exhibition of Ricky Romain’s work since a show at the Town Mill in Lyme Regis back in 2001 was opened by the former Labour leader Michael Foot and the novelist John Fowles. The focus then was on Human Rights – and so it is this year.
With the General Election coming up, the Bridport Democracy Project and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Ricky’s show could hardly be more topical.
Hard work, perseverance, luck and high standards: that’s what you need to make a mark on the music scene, says alt pop duo The Gravity Drive
Once upon a time, three people from Bridport wrote novels inspired by their home town
Wooden puppets, scores of them, multi-hued and dressed up to the nines, recline in the window of an elegant old shop in Bridport and silently watch the world go by.