8th July is Quayside Festival 2023

PFH for Culture, Heritage and the Arts Cllr Irena Hubble

It’s Quayside Festival time again! Bridgwater will burst into a kaleidoscope of colour, a periscope of street theatre and a stethoscope of comic antics on Saturday 8th July from 11am to 5pm right across the town centre. Bridgwater Town Council is again supporting the Festival with Culture & Heritage Portfolio Holder Cllr Irena Hubble (Fairfax West, Labour) saying “It promises to be a real jamboree for all tastes and ages this year. The entertainment is all free – a rare treat these days during a cost of living crisis. Come along and enjoy the day and put the 8th July in your diary ! ” 

The Festival will feature music stages, stall, street performances, picnic in the park, and a festival trail across all of Bridgwater’s cultural venues including the Art Centre, the Library, the Blake Museum, the Engine Room, the Brick and Tile Museum, the Carnival centre and the Bridgy Gallery
For the full programme click here.
Music will range from Bhangra to indie folk and including local singers. The main stage will be hosted by Sedgemoor FM. St Mary’s church will open the festival with a bell ringing peal and feature artwork in the church grounds as part of it’s eco arts festival.

Town Council Support

Cllr Brian Smedley will be there with his dancing hat on

Bridgwater High Street will also be closed to traffic. SEED Sedgemoors ‘Tent of Wonders’ will be on offer, as will Bridgwater Area Cycling Campaign and the spread of the festival will reach from West Quay to Blake Gardens and up Fore street.
Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Labour Westover) says “The Festival is supported by the Town Council, the new Somerset Unitary Council and the Arts Council of England and it’s been once again organised by FUSE Performance and Somerset Outdoors Arts. We’ve been supporting this for 8 years now and it’s become a regular feature of this party town and at the same time celebrating diversity and inclusivity plus showcasing one of Bridgwater’s great strengths , our local home grown talent.”

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