Courses

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 [...]

2017-08-16T12:59:56+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Latest News|

The 2017 Hat Amnesty is declared!

Bridport Hat Festival's infamous Hat Auction coming soon... The Bridport Hat Amnesty has been declared! Any unwanted headwear, in reasonable, wearable condition, can be taken to Snook's hat shop in West Street, where it will receive the respect and sympathetic [...]

2017-08-20T20:10:22+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Latest News|

Could you handle the hi-viz?

We could still use more volunteers for the main festival day – Haturday – Sat 2nd Sept. If you can give us just an hour or two, please ring the HatFest hotline on 01308 250350 leaving your name, number and that you're [...]

2017-08-08T17:50:03+00:00 August 8th, 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 [...]

2017-08-07T14:14:22+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Latest News|

2017 Tea Dance

The penultimate event of the Bridport Hat Festival is our Tea Dance. This charming and sophisticated event is being held, courtesy of the Bull Hotel, on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Arrive at 1.45 for a 2pm start. Hosted by Glenn [...]

2017-08-07T14:14:22+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Latest News|

Thank you Waitrose!

Waitrose have generously included The HatFest in August’s Community Matters green token scheme. So, when shopping at Waitrose, do place your token in the HatFest section of the Community Matters box. Since its launch in 2008, the national scheme has [...]

2017-08-07T14:14:22+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Latest News|

Workshops

Children love these hands-on creative workshops. All materials are provided and the sessions are run by local artist Mickey Bonome. So phone 01308 250350 to reserve a place on these brilliant workshops. This young lady even won a prize on [...]

2017-08-18T18:17:35+00:00 August 18th, 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 [...]

2017-08-07T14:14:22+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Latest News|