Date(s) - 17/06/2015
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bridge House Hotel
We will be welcoming Crystal Johnson, project co-ordinator for Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute. More than 17 years after the Library moved out of the building, Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI) is being given a new lease of life thanks to a project developed by local charity, Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT).
Crystal has commented, “Historically the building has always been closely linked to training and education, supporting the development of the local economy but also looking to add to the cultural offer of the town. In this vein we have developed good relationships with local colleges and training providers, with our thriving local net industry and with organisations focussing on local economic development and support. We will be working with these bodies to develop fit for purpose training facilities, work hub, meeting rooms, and small start-up office spaces in the building. Alongside this we will be exploring the history and heritage of the building and delivering a programme of related activities, workshops and talks. There will also be facilities that local groups can use for meetings, talks and events. A café on the ground floor will cater for users of the building but also provide public access to the most historically significant space within the building.
We are very excited about the potential of this project to deliver something completely new for the town, we know there are large numbers of people setting up or looking to develop their own businesses in the area and the LSI will provide a unique and aspirational venue to support this local growth. In addition we are working closely with other heritage organisations in the town and through these partnerships we also hope to raise the profile and really celebrate our incredible cultural and industrial heritage.”
The event will be held at The Bridge House Hotel in Bridport and will include a Full English breakfast.
Bookings are closed for this event.