The Festival: 3rd - 9th November 2019 | Tickets: 01308 424901|


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  • Inspired by the poetry and paintings of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris from their award winning book: The Lost Words, local writer and story-teller Martin Maudsley has gathered together and brought to life a series of Lost Stories. Featuring plants and animals from the Macfarlane/Morris book, as well as other nature words that were removed from the Oxford Children’s Dictionary, Martin has woven together traditional tales and local legends from around the world. Children will be thrilled and delighted by live story-telling and wonderful imagery – and so will adults!

    When: Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 9.30 am
    Where: Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
    Tickets: £2 Per child and £5 Per Adult - Suitable for all ages
  • Lightning Mary – local author, Anthea Simmons comes to this year’s Bridlit to talk about her latest book which tells the story of the young Mary Anning who searches for fossils on the windswept beaches of Dorset, intent to bring back treasures to help feed her family.  Mary must depend on her unique courage and knowledge to fulfil her dream to become a scientist.  At a time now, when it is possible with determination to follow one’s destiny, Anthea charts the inspiration behind her book.

    When: Sunday 3rd November 2019 @ 10.00 am | Workshop @ 11.00 am
    Where: Bridport Library, South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
    Adults Free | Suitable for children 8+
  • Oscar, the Ferry Cat is the story of Molly Arbuthnott’s beloved cat who went missing on a Scottish ferry. Molly was inspired to tell about the adventure in a beautiful picture book followed by Oscar’s adventure: Oscar the Hebridean Cat. With her boundless energy and enthusiasm for story telling Molly will entertain children of 4 years plus with a dynamic interactive presentation .

    When: Sunday 3th November 2019 @ 11.00 am
    Where: Bridport Library, South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
    Adults Free | Suitable for children 4+