Welcome to Bridgwater Quayside Festival @ Home 2020

Sadly we were unable to bring you the Festival this year. We needed to go digital due to Covid-19 and wanted to stay connected with you, our audiences and our communities as lockdown was easing.

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 ‘Wild Beach’ eco arts parade in collaboration with the Somerset Wildlife Trust, Lets Dance Sedgemoor, dance project, youth and community arts workshops, shows and supporting our local artists, communities and local charities.

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

 

 

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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 by  visiting the links on the festival 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. 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 creatively produced by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts. Working together with the Bridgwater Cultural partnership, local communities and venues. Fuse has been working as part of the community creative projects in Bridgwater for over 10 years in youth and community settings and in parks, parades and street parties.

Contact  bridgwaterquaysidefestival@gmail.com  T: 01458 259638

We would like to thank the Bridgwater Cultural Partnership, Somerset Film, Bridgwater Library, Bridgwater Arts Centre and the Bridgwater Twinning Town Event for their contribution to the festival and Sedgemoor District Council for helping with the promotion of the event.

 

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 are grateful to those that have made a donation. Donations raised are £498 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!

The festival is over for 2020 and we are busy making plans for 2021. If you live or work in Bridgwater or the surrounding area 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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