Bridport HatFest, Main Day Saturday 1st Sept 2018
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Here are short clips (courtesy of the BBC) of news items broadcast by BBC Spotlight over HatFest weekend.
We proudly present the prizewinners of the 2017 Milliners & Hatters Open Competition FIRST PRIZE: 'In an English Country Garden' by Louise Clark Pictured are Louise Clark (right) and her first prize-winning hat, with Monica and Roger Snook Taking the top spot was Louise Clark, of Kettering in [...]
The Bridport branch of Waitrose has donated £230 to Bridport Hat Festival charities thanks to its ‘Community Matters’ scheme. HatFest was one of three local causes chosen for the town centre supermarket’s August ‘green token’ collection box. The early-September festival gives all of its after-expense profits to head-related charities, with [...]
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This year’s Hat Festival was another great day with possibly the best attendance ever. The good folk of Bridport turned out en masse, bedecked in their latest festival headwear – ranging from the artistic and inventive to the weird and zany!
Katy Mackenzie from The HAT Magazine said:
“What a great Festival, so well organised and on many levels a really superb event. I was so impressed at the organisation and how important the event was on different levels, from the local children taking part and making their own headwear, to professional milliners competing in a prestigious competition.
Lottie from the View From Bridport shot this short video of the mass photo – you may hear some of the behind the scenes instructions on the radio coms system, to try and get the crowd to wave for the BBC!
Hat Festival Video
The 2016 Bridport Hat Festival was caught on film with this short video courtesy of Julie (of Julie Hunt Advertising) who has been made to feel so welcome in Bridport – and loves the Hat Festival!