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A great HatFest night, courtesy of “Churchill” at Bridport’s Electric Palace

The good people of Bridport arriving at the Electric Palace. With a 1940's theme the audience were greeted by the sight of two WW2 jeeps, one either side of the foyer entrance and staff and many audience members dressed in [...]

July 25th, 2017|Latest News|

The 2017 Hat Amnesty is Declared!

The Bridport hat Amnesty has been declared! Any unwanted headwear can be taken to Snook's Hat Shop in West Street, where it will receive the respect and sympathetic treatment that it deserves. All the hats received will be re-homed at [...]

July 23rd, 2017|Latest News|

The Othona Community’s Open Day

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 [...]

July 16th, 2017|Latest News|

Four Hat Making Courses Presented by Denise Innes-Spencer of the British School of Millinery

Author of the new book Tiara Headdresses launched 2017, Denise has been making headdresses for brides for 25 years. Her experience is vast and she has worked with bridal wear designers including Suzanne Neville, Ben de Lisi and Jane Bolton. [...]

July 15th, 2017|Latest News|

Spot Churchill Competition

CRACK THE CHURCHILL CODE COMPETITION! - IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ELECTRIC PALACE’S HATFEST FUNDRAISING EVENT: A SCREENING OF CHURCHILL (PG) ON SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017 AT 7:30pm. A fun treasure hunt to find where Churchill has been seen in Bridport [...]

July 7th, 2017|Latest News|

Childrens’ 2017 Poster Competition

Here are the entries for the 2017 Childrens Poster Competition sponsored by Parkers Estate Agents: Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers - your local independant property experts. Approachable, friendly and knowledge, covering the areas of Bridport, Beaminster and the surrounding villages. [...]

July 7th, 2017|Competitions|

HatFest Closing Concert with Hank Wangford on Sunday 3rd September

Hank Wangford - country music’s ‘King of Pain’ Our esteemed patron Hank Wangford hosts the Hat Fest’s closing party at the Electric Palace on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 7:30pm Hank Wangford will appear with his all-star, hard-core [...]

July 4th, 2017|Latest News|

Hats get serious: the Milliners and Hatters Open Competition

Last year's Milliners & Hatters Open Competition entries displayed in Bridport Town Hall Ask most local folk what they think of when they hear ‘Bridport Hat Festival’ and it’s – of course – wearing hats, and fun. But [...]

July 4th, 2017|Latest News|

RSVP Bhangra at Bridport Arts Centre, Friday 1st September.

The Hat Festivals opening concert this year is at Bridport Arts Centre at 8pm on Friday 1st September 2017, featuring RSVP Bhangra. RSVP is the No 1 “Danceadelic Bhangra” band presenting a high-energy, interactive and fun Bhangra music experience - [...]

June 28th, 2017|Latest News|

Keep Fit with Luke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLBccNHOVyY This year we have decided to give the mad hatters of Bridport some help with their fitness! Local fitness instructor Luke Hayter will be conducting what may well be the UK’s first mass hatted fitness event. It will [...]

June 26th, 2017|Latest News|