From Arts & Crafts

Pantomime in Drimpton, Dorset

That’s the Way To Do It!

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.

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Ricky Romain probes your human rights in new exhibition at Bridport Arts Centre

‘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.

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