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Yoga review of Alice Chutter's class in The Ballroom at The Bull Hotel, Bridport

Yoga Review – Alice Chutter

Alice Chutter, Ballroom at The Bull Hotel, Bridport (Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm, £7.50)
Tel: 07528 575907. Email: yoga@alicechutter.com. Website: www.alicechutter.com

Alice’s popular Vinyasa class, in the elegant surroundings of The Bull Hotel’s Ballroom, is a wonderful one-and-a-half hour retreat.

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The Hag of the Land by Jade Moon

Are You Ready to Meet the Hag of the Land?

Storytellers from the Wood Sisters in Totnes will be performing versions of the “loathly lady” myth at Bridport Arts Centre’s Story Café on 24 July, 7:30pm.

Lisa Schneidau, Ronnie Conboy, Sue Charman and musician Laura Salmon have spent many years working with myth and music in the belief that stories can change our lives.

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Vintage botanical

Vintage Botanical

Bright green palm leaves, swaying against a gentle breeze; peonies bursting out in bloom; the smell of freshly cut grass — it’s all deliciously relaxing.

Very much at the heart of our green and pleasant land, we British have always loved botanicals: on our walls and upholstery, framed or on frocks, we are instantly captivated by plants and flowers

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BurntOut Theatre's performance of Muscovado at Bridport Arts Centre

Play brings back echoes of Dorset’s slaving past

Bridport Arts Centre recently hosted a performance of Muscovado by BurntOut Theatre, a scorching new play about slavery in 19th-century Barbados. Described as “a heady mix of sexual intrigue, piercing choral music and extreme racial tension”, the production offered an unflinching portrayal of life on a sugar plantation in 1808.

Several West Dorset families made fortunes in the slave trade. Bridport historian Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard reflects on the area’s connections to the West Indies.

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Trevor Senior - manager of Bridport FC

Home Wins for Trevor

Why would a former football league player who scored more than 170 goals across the leagues, and is a club legend at Reading where he holds the all-time goalscoring records, choose to manage a club in the Western League where players are paid travelling expenses only, not thousands of pounds a week?

And why, six years into his current spell in charge of Bridport, is he so comfortable here despite indifferent results this season, that he would probably only be lured away from a role he clearly loves if Reading FC came calling?

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