Mission Space


Lise Autogena/Joshua Portway


Simon + Leon Bayliss

Anna Best

Suky Best

Jo Burlington

John Butler

Neil Chapman + David Stent

Adam Chodzko

Lester Cowling

Siobhan Davies

Judith Dean

Claudia Dharamshi

Steven Eastwood

Bevis Fenner

Beatty Hallas

Tim Gough

Alastair Graham

Karen Guthrie

Helen Iles

Rona Lee

Anna Lucas

London Fieldworks

Alex Murdin

Stuart Moore

Martha Moopette

Janet Osborne

Kayla Parker

Helen Robertson

Alex Mckechnie, Adrian Newton + David Rogers

Georges Schwizgebel

Claire Shilton FROLIC

Somerset Art Works

Lucy Stein + Shana Moulton

Sandra Sterle

Christine Turner

Jane Turner

Richard Toft

Sherbet Animation





*** This page archives Force 8’s summer programme at the Methodist Chapel ***

Our pilot project is an informal think tank to explore the holiday experience alongside relevant contemporary issues for our community.  A curiosity shop, a place of thoughts and dreams, to conjure up ideas, to inspire and share  with others…. an off-line place of potential.

Check out our programme, collaborate with us, bring your ideas, knowledge, holiday snaps and stories:

We are open 23rd July – 4th September 2016

The Methodist Chapel, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN


Wednesday – Sunday from 12 noon – 4 pm

6 – 8 pm for one-off events

Opening  Event  – Saturday 23rd July    6-8pm

with mocktails by the Venner Bar

opening night


Saturday July 23rd   6-8pm

Beatty Hallas video screening

London Fieldworks video screening

Wednesday July 27th    2-4pm

Children’s Anti-Art Workshop: 5-16 yr olds. £5/£2.50 siblings

Turn up on the day, no need to book

Thursday July 28th   6-8pm

Local Creatives Networking Social

Wednesday August 3rd   2-4pm

Children’s Anti-Art workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5/£2.50 siblings

Thursday August 4th   6-8pm

Local Creatives Networking Social
Artist, Siobhan Davies will discuss walking as art and her recent project in Epping Forest which involved working with crows.

Friday August 5th   12-4pm

Jo Burlington – after all night drawing

Friday August 5th   6-8 pm

Jo Burlington will exhibit her 12hr drawing at the Chapel until Sunday 8th Agust.

Claudia Dharamshi – The Gig Drawing Machine will be on East Beach

Saturday August 6th  6-8pm

Animation screening. A selection of short animations from around the world including Georges Schwizgebel, Alastair Graham & Sherbet Animation Studio.

Sunday August 7th 12-4pm
Jo Burlington
A 12 hour, 10m drawing completed in the Chapel overnight.
Last chance to see this extraordinary drawing.

Tuesday August 9th  10am-12 noon

“Oops! Wow!” Messy art workshop for children aged 2-5

Limited places. please book via email: force8art@gmail.com

Wednesday August 10th  2-3pm

Christine Turner – music workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5/£2.50

Turn up on the day, no need to book.

Thursday August 11th  2-3.30pm

Dance workshop

Flock & Swarm Dance Workshop
Inspired by Nature’s systems we will follow simple rules as part of a group, whilst responding to our environment and movement patterns unfold.

Led by experienced teacher and choreographer Jane Turner, this accessible workshop is open to all ages and abilities and promises to be fun and refreshing.
Please wear comfortable clothing. Contribute what you can.


Thursday August 11th  6-8pm

Local Creatives Networking Social

Friday August 12th  6pm

Suky Best – artists talk

Saturday August 13th   12 noon + 3pm 

Tim Gough – An Architectural Tour of  West Bay – 12 noon

Tim Gough –  a talk about Football, Architecture and Deleuze 3 pm

Sunday August 14th   2.30 pm

Helen Robertson performance with objects and dancers  (drop in event, duration 30-40 minutes)

Wednesday August 17th  6-8pm

Claudia Dharamshi – Live Gig Drawing at The Chapel

Thursday August 18th 1-3pm (closed event invite only)

Art club (Bridport) networking event with Somerset Art Works ‘Prospectus’ faculty

Thursday August 18th  6-8pm

Alex Mckechnie ( Barbed )and David Rogers (DIVA Contemporary) will be improvising with sound after our  weekly Local Creatives Networking Social.

Friday August 19th  12 noon – 4pm

Money No Money Symposium – Anna Best, Alex Murdin, Janet Osborne, Bevis Fenner – all welcome to join listen to short presentations, join discussions through breakout groups.

Saturday August 20th 12-4pm

Anna Lucas, Judith Dean, Adam Chodzko –  video screenings from artist’s who were part of Road For The Future, a project from 2011 on Powerstock Common, aiming to help create a cycle path from Maiden Newton to Bridport –  RFTF FLYER

Saturday August 20th  6-8pm

Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore present a programme of short films by artists responding to their experience of the sea. 82 minutes.

Sunday August 21st 12-4 pm

Anna Best – video screening of Time + Energy, a film made locally about woodland living

Helen Iles – film maker –  Two films  from www. livinginthefuture.org about intentional, sustainable communities.

Wednesday 24th August 12-4pm

Singing at the Chapel. Come along to  sing and enjoy the wonderful acoustics at the Chapel. Open Floor. Sing what you like. Hosted by John Butler.

Wednesday 24th August 6-8pm

Lester Cowling – A Dorset Revolution – talk
Local journalist, historian and writer will share his research into social and european history, politics and the agricultural revolution that preceded the Tolpuddle Martyrs direct action in 1834.

Friday August 26th 2-4pm

Judith Dean – ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’  artist’s talk about West Bay, and the world we all inhabit, as a  ‘total work of art’. Followed by informal  discussion and screening of the 2011 video piece Guide to Powerstock Common.

Saturday August 27th   12-4pm

Sandra Sterle – ‘Utopia’ video screening + screening of video you may have missed on request.

Saturday August 27th 6-8pm

Rona Lee – Rona will be  showing a selection of her video work  and will perform  a reading based on Guidance on Ensuring the Safety and Security of Seafarers and Rescued Persons – Second Edition 2015. This participatory reading is approx 30 minutes long, readers are cordially invited to join in.

Sandra Sterle – ‘Utopia’ video screening

Sunday August 28th   12-4pm

Neil Chapman + David Stent – live writing, reading and internet broadcasting

Sunday August 28th 6-8pm  

Simon & Leon Bayliss – ‘Cornucopia’ video screening

Lucy Stein & Shana Moulton – ‘Polventon’ video screening

Wednesday 31st August 6-8pm

Steven Eastwood – artist/film/maker will screen  his  unique documentary BURIED LAND and take questions from the floor following the screening.

See Projects for more info.

Thursday September 1st 12-4pm – event – 2pm

Neil Chapman + David Stent – Writing as Occupation

Having written over several days at the Mothership and within the Chapel,  Neil and David will be reading extracts from their text, which was based initially on the local library books about West Bay, and hosting a discussion about the writing and their collaborative working process. This will start at 2pm.

Thursday September 1st 6-8pm 

Local Artists Social. Come along meet local local artists and find out more about Force8’s plan for future projects

Friday September  2nd – Saturday September 3rd  12-4pm

Martha Moopette presents a series of photographs shot in and around Bridport & West Bay.

Behind Closed Doors…. lies a story.

Friday September 2nd  6pm

Karen Guthrie – artist and film maker – screening THE CLOSER WE GET multi  award winning  film portrait about  her family. www.thecloserweget.com

Saturday September 3rd  6pm

Lise Autogena &  Josh Portway – Foghorn Requiem – video screening

Saturday September 3rd  8pm

Frolic  – Salty Sea Dogs closing party @ The Salt House. £5.

Come and join us at Bridports very own all inclusive  nightclub event. Fancy dress  encouraged!

Ongoing Drop in activities

  • Evolving collections: pebbles, plastic, seagull feathers, shoes etc
  • Alternative treasure trail
  • Photo trail – kids take photos
  • Public donation of artefacts for an evolving exhibition. 
  • Webcam on the roof of the chapel for public to view
  • A story booth to collect stories
  • An alternative history trail of West Bay
  • Skype with residents of St. Johns New Foundland
  • Holiday snap online album
  • Luxury foodbank
  • Re-use/recycle

Ongoing through the summer holidays –

Thursdays  6-8 pm

Local Creatives Networking Social – a weekly event

Wednesdays  2-4pm

Children’s Anti-Art workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5