ON Friday May 2, antiques expert Paul Atterbury, will be speaking at a fundraising event at Bridport Town Hall at 7.30pm, in aid of the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute restoration project. Mr Atterbury said: “I am looking forward to sharing stories and anecdotes of my childhood collecting and early interests in antiques, working in publishing, lecturing and writing, canals and railways, and working as a curator at the V&A. I will also share stories about my time with the Antiques Roadshow. “The evening will be about various passions that have absorbed me, including Dorset, and the series of accidents that have taken me along my personal journey.”

Tickets for the evening are £15 and include a light supper. To book your place, please contact Amanda Streatfeild by April 29 on 01308 422770 or amanda@higherdenhay.co.uk