Bridport Charter Fair 2019 was held in Bucky Doo Square and Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 28th September. We presented the Charter Fair Trophy to Jamie Isaacs and Dan Broom for their work in developing the Jurassic Fields music festival locally, co-founded by Scott Morris. We then presented the Above and Beyond Award to Bridport Town Council surveyor Daryl Chambers, for his ‘unselfish devotion to achieving what is necessary without any thought of additional payment or of the time commitment involved.
There was live music and entertainment throughout the day, and stalls on Bucky Doo Square and in front of Bridport Arts Centre with a variety of local organisations and charities. We also encouraged members of the public to sign up to the Bridport Rights Respecting Charter.
Key to the day’s activities were Sir John Colfox Academy students conducing interviews with visitors to the Bridport Minerva Learning Trust’s mural, displayed in the Café area of Bridport Arts Centre. The mural is now on display to the public and we welcome anyone to visit it and send us their thoughts. We hope that the project will evolve into the development of a ‘Respect’ Charter, initiated by Jason Foote of Footeprints, who approached the Colfox Rights Ambassadors to see if they could help with occasionally difficult customer/trader relationships and dialogue.
Bridport Rights Respecting Town Chairman, David Powell paid tribute to all involved. ‘The schools have responded brilliantly to the opportunity to create an iconic piece of art for our town. I’d particularly like to thank artists Ricky Romain & Heather Fallows and Colfox Head of Art, Louise Burgess for their expertise & support.’