Welcome to the Bridgwater Quayside Festival

We were unable to bring you the Festival this year so we went digital due to Covid-19 and wanted to stay connected with you, our audiences and communities to help bring a smile to your face in these uncertain times.

The 2020 Festival was brought to you by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts with support from Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund. Fuse is a Bridgwater based company working within Bridgwater  cultural partnerships and with local community groups, education and businesses.

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The festival usually takes place in the Bridgwater Town Centre, cultural venues, green and public spaces. We usually work with schools, youth groups and cultural venues. Sadly we were unable to offer the annual youth and community projects and parades. We can’t wait until next year to bring you projects such as, ‘Wild Beach’ eco arts parade in collaboration with the Somerset Wildlife Trust, Seed Sedgemoor, Lets Dance Sedgemoor, digital trails and supporting local artists, communities and local charities.

We hope that you enjoyed the virtual performances this year, local music, ingenius digital illusions, and workshops.

 

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Don’t worry if you missed the virtual festival.  You can continue to discover and explore some of the Bridgwater Quayside Festival online, see programme.

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At the festival you could listen to back stage interviews, watch unseen performances, visit a virtual art exhibition, become a statue on the fourth plinth, watch acrobats, performers, singer song writers, poets and take part in dance, make and create sessions, gardening. See the festival programme here 

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We asked you to help support your local shops and businesses in these challenging times. Thank you ! You can listen to Becky Wrights pod cast – Managing Fear and returning to the High st.

You can stay in connected by Following @BQuaysidefest Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Subscribe to the You Tube Channel to see past and present events  Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts

Date for your  diaries – Bridgwater Quayside Festival 2021 – weekend – July 10th  

 

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Bridgwater Quayside Festival is a festival by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts. Working together with the Bridgwater Cultural partnership, local communities, individuals, businesses and venues.

Fuse has created arts projects and events in Bridgwater for over 10 years in public spaces, in community centres, parks,  parades, schools and the Bridgwater Arts Centre.

To get involved in 2021 contact us.

Stalls, charities, activities please contact events@fuseperformance.co,uk 

2021 will be a festival focussing on the environment and in particular responding to young peoples concerns about the environment. Expect something a little different.

Contact us with your ideas, thoughts and stories from the past year, what have you heard or seen in your local environment under lockdown..

We aim to create a response to questions that concern us all. About protecting our planet, nature and all life on earth. Sir David Attenborough is supporting EARTHSHOT  hoped to be the first Nobel prize for the environment. Time to make change happen!

For the Festivals, projects and activities contact  bridgwaterquaysidefestival@gmail.com

  T: 01458 259638. M: 07866771601

 

We would like to thank the Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund and the National Lottery for supporting the company Fuse in its cultural activities and projects whilst under lockdown with emergency funding to support the organisation, the artists and for supporting the cost of the micro virtual festival.

We would like to thank Sedgemoor District Council. The Bridgwater Cultural Partnership, Somerset Film, Bridgwater Library, Bridgwater Arts Centre and the Bridgwater Twinning Town Event for their contribution to the festival and working together with local artists, diverse communities and artists creating new work for the online festival that we hope can bring a smile to your face.

 

 

 

We are grateful to those that have made a donation. Donations raised are £512 and will be presented to the local Bridgwater NHS charity We were also able to support Black Lives Matter and Somerset Mind with donations from festival participants. Thank you for your kindness and support!

If you live or work in Bridgwater or the surrounding area off Sedgemoor, please email us with your ideas for next years festival – weekend  July 10th 2021. email: bridgwaterquaysidefestival@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We thank you for your help, kindness and continuing support.

 


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