skip to Main Content

september 2021

20sep2:30 pmFriends of Bridport Literary Festival: Tom Fort (2.30pm)Casting Shadows


Event Details

Friends of Bridport Literary Festival present a Special Event Day with three talks:

Three illustrated talks in one day at Bridport Arts Centre

Lachlan Goudie ‘ The Story of Scottish Art’ at 11am

Tom Fort ‘ Casting Shadows’ at 2.30pm

Andrew Ziminski ‘The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain’ at 4.30pm

Tickets £12.00 each or buy a combined ticket and get all three talks for £30.00.

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre 01308 424901 or online here

CASTING SHADOWS is the history of freshwater since time began.  It was initially discovered as a bountiful source of sustenance. Since prehistoric times man has exploited the rich food source available in lakes, rivers, estuaries, lochs, ponds and brooks. Man has trapped, netted, speared, noosed, stunned, tickled and lured every special of fish to be found. Thereafter, the need to fish became big business and the fish, a trading commodity. This business soon gave birth to the desire to pursue, outwit and catch fish for pleasure – angling was born.  TOM FORT explores the secret, silent world of the freshwater fish to be found in Britain and the art and industry of fishing which spans thousands of years. He also assesses the dangers facing many species and water environments with an appeal to protect the underwater world from industrial fishing and farming.

TOM FORT is a lifelong fisherman with a profound curiosity about the lives and habits of fish and their world.  He has travelled all over the world to pursue his fascination.  He is also the author of the best selling: A303 Highway to the Sun and Channel Shore: from the White Cliffs to Lands End

Date: Monday 20 September 2021

Time: 2.30pm at Bridport Arts Centre


(Monday) 2:30 pm


Bridport Arts Centre

9 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR


Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

Back To Top