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Bridport Green Fortnight  Friday 24th March - Saturday 8th April 2017 

Bridport Green Fortnight  Friday 24th March - Saturday 8th April 2017
Bridport will be going green for a fortnight this spring, when the Town holds its first ever “Green
Fortnight”. It aims are to celebrate Bridport’s local shops and products and inspire local people
towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Transition Town Bridport is heading the fortnight and we are working with other groups,
businesses and individuals in the Town to promote a greener and more sustainable local economy.
Bridport Town Council will show their support for the Fortnight by turning the Town Clock face green for the duration of the event.

Bridport is lucky to have a high street full of green grocers, butchers and bakers and unique local
businesses.  One of our key messages will be that we want people to ‘Buy Local First’. This helps
keep money and jobs in the local area and reduces the mileage that goods have to travel from
production to shoppers. We are obviously not the only organisation that has promoted this message  - our aim is by working together with others the message can have a greater influence and impact
than working alone. If you belong to other organisations within the town who would like to play a part in Green Fortnight please get in touch.
As well as the campaign to promote local shops and products there will be a number of events held
including a talk by Molly Scott-Cato MEP and a Director of Transition Stroud, a showing of the film
"Before the Flood" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and a Green Quiz.


Green Drinks

19 January at 8pm (Third Thursday of the month)
Tiger Inn, Barrack Street, Bridport

Come and discuss environmental, localism, cooperatives etc informally over a drink in the back room of this excellent bar. A chance to network in a relaxed environment.



Bridport Soup

Thursday February 2nd 7pm
Women's Institute, North Street, Bridport.

Bridport is getting ready for another serving of a special soup that makes a difference - Bridport Soup 2!

The innovative fundraising evening is inspired by the format of the original Detroit Soup - four local
projects that will benefit the community pitch for four minutes each to an au dience that's allowed to
ask them four questions.  The audience has paid on the door for a delicious soup supper and after
they've eaten and discussed the projects there's a vote - and the winning pitch is given all the
takings from the evening for their project.  Instant crowd funding - with soup.

It's on Thursday February 2nd 7pm at the Women's Institute on North Street, Bridport.  Local chef
Masaki Dew will be cooking the hearty soup for this second event and it will be served once again
with bread generously donated by Leakers Bakery. 

Midday Friday Jan 20th is the deadline for applications to pitch - they can come from any local project with a community benefit and Linda emphasises what a valuable experience it will be for all four participants, "the four selected projects will receive pitch training from Caroline Walker, Chair of Transition Town Bridport, and the event itself is a great chance to make new contacts and sources of support". 

Applications can be found on the Bridport Soup Facebook page or hard copies can be sourced from
Bridport Library and the Tourist Information Centre. Places to attend the Soup can be booked on
Eventbrite.

 
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