A new Hat Festival “Fringe Event” is announced!

On HatFest day, Saturday 2nd September, the Othona Community are holding an Open Day at their beautiful house and grounds situated on the Coast Road, Burton Bradstock. It starts at 2.30pm, after the on-street public hat competitions in Bridport town centre; from 2.30pm to 5pm there will be live music, cream teas, craft stalls, and natural beauty! West Dorset’s friendly Community and Retreat Centre offers a day ‘with the human touch’. Yummy homemade food, fine musicians, stalls and displays in surroundings resembling a nature reserve. Entry and car park are free, and a donation will be made to the Hat Festival’s supported charities.

In the evening at 7.30pm there will be “A Piano for All Seasons” at the Othona Community, Coast Rd – a gala concert: talent of every generation and style. A rich mix of musicians playing and singing at the Bechstein Grand. Classical, jazz, contemporary – from long-established artists to young stars-in-the-making. Hats off for the performance £10 www.othonawestdorset.org.uk/gala to book online.

The Othona Community’s beautiful surroundings.