Upcoming Events

We meet for Illustrated Talks on the last Monday of the month in the Bridport United Church Hall at:

2:30 pm September – November and January – April.

This is just a taster of what we do, if you would like more information contact our Membership Secretary

The Perfect Partnership – Edwin Lutyens & Gertrude Jekyll - January 31st, 2022 2:30pm

United Church Hall, Bridport Speaker Paul Atterbury Paul Atterbury is a local writer, lecturer, curator, broadcaster and historian, specialising in art, design and social history of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has been a member of the BBC’s Antiques Road Show team for over 30 years, and is always a very popular and interesting speaker.
Paul Atterbury

Falklands – Island of Kings, Tyrants and Giants - February 28th, 2022 2:30pm

United Church Hall, Bridport Speaker Mike Read

Mike Read is a freelance nature photographer specialising in birds, flowers, mammals, other wildlife and landscapes. He lives on the western edge of the fabulous New Forest National Park and has a wide range of images of wildlife, traditions and views from this unique area.

Falklands – This scattering of over 700 islands in the South Atlantic came to everyone’s attention when Argentinian forces invaded in 1982. The resulting conflict was fairly short-lived but the episode lives long in peoples’ memories.

What is less well known however is how fabulous the archipelago is for wildlife. There are huge colonies of Penguins (up to 5 species most years) and Imperial Shags while the majority of the World’s Black-browed Albatrosses nest here. There is even an endemic bird (Cobb’s Wren) as well as a few endemic plant species.

Mammals can include Orcas and Dolphins just offshore while Southern Elephant Seals line the beaches with males arguing over ownership of a harem. There are plenty of raptors, skuas and smaller birds too. It truly is an amazing place to visit and the wildlife is exceptionally approachable as can be seen from his wonderful photographs.

Mike Read

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