Festival Events

Here is a list of events running throughout the festival:


Celebrating the groups in our town which encourage and nurture the creativity so valuable to our mental health.  We will showcase thought provoking work in a wide range of media by all sorts of people including groups like Conquest Art, Harmony and the Living Tree.

Upstairs at the Chapel in the Garden.
Friday 6th -Tuesday 10th October 10.00-4.00 pm


The Bridport Museum will be displaying the contribution of our very own Dr Roberts to healing mental illness. His work included an electrical machine a forerunner of Electro Convulsive Therapy for treating depression. The exhibition will be based around this innovative machine and the little-known contribution of Dr Roberts to mental health care and treatment.

Monday-Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturdays, 10.00am-4.00pm,
Closed Sundays
Free admission


The Mood wall is a whole town interactive event to map the mood of Bridport throughout the Festival. Your Programme includes stickers for each day of the festival. Place your stickers on a level from 1-10 of the Bridport Mood Wall according to your mood each day.

Labels are also available for you to write any messages about your moods, your feelings, your hopes, your aspirations, or the festival, hang yours on the strings provided

The mood levels have been provided by Bipolar UK.

The Mood wall is in the garden of the Chapel in the Garden in the gazebo*
*Kindly provided by Bridport Town Council

Wood cut “Sanctuary” by Emma Williams


Loneliness is one of the causes of mental ill health. Specially designed drinks mats will be on offer to all our pubs, cafes and restaurants to get people sharing their space and talking together.


The Leisure Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre is promoting the benefits of exercise especially in relation to mental wellbeing. People who exercise are happier, healthier, less stressed and more confident. We have a range of recreational facilities and activities for the people of West Dorset, to enhance the quality of life for the community. collect your Leisure Centre flyer at various locations for your free taster session during October to the swimming pool or the fitness suite.