"Crown, bonnet or a hat from Locke's - a hat is the least necessary element of clothing but also the most powerful". We are pleased to announce that Clair Hughes, an independent scholar, will be giving a talk at The [...]
Take inspiration from Bridport Museum’s fascinating objects and make a hat so you are Hatfest ready! Bridport Museum is running a family event on Wednesday 29th August, 11:00am - 3:00pm. Come and dress up in some historic hats in the [...]
We are starting to receive entries for the 2018 competition, and here they are!
Our esteemed patron Hank Wangford hosts the Hat Fest’s closing party at the Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 8pm. Hank will appear with a clasic all-star, hard-core line-up of country musicians, the Lost Cowboys: Martin Belmont [...]
Here's our new flyer for the 2018 HatFest. To download a copy just click here, print it out - and spread the word!
Donations given by Bridport Hat Festival – back from left: Phil Payne (Brit Valley Rotary Club for Brainwave), Emma Cronin (Brain Tumour Research), Brian Atkinson (Bridport Hat Festival committee), Anna Golding (No Limits), Simon Williams (Bridport Mind Fest); front: [...]
Here are short clips (courtesy of the BBC) of news items broadcast by BBC Spotlight over HatFest weekend.
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 [...]