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Bridgwater Quayside Festival – Saturday 20th July

This year’s Bridgwater Quayside Festival on the 20th July 11am until 5pm will be the biggest yet with performers and artists from all around the country performing alongside local musicians, singers, circus artists and performers filling the streets of Bridgwater from Blake Gardens to King Square.

And this year the bells of the Church of Saint Mary, in the centre of Bridgwater, will ring out at 10.00 am to let the town know that the festivities will soon be starting. Along with the Town Crier, the Festival seeks to capture the traditional cultural roots of the town (with clog dancing and great local food and drink) with the contemporary, with live music and street theatre.

There will be activities for all the family and best of all, it is free. Look out for the Giant Octopus travelling through the festival and Rimski as he glides past you playing on his mobile upright piano!

The festival this year will be in Blake Garden, West Quay, Eastover/New Rd, Fore Street, Angel Place, King Square (and associated activities with the Bridgwater Cultural Partners in the Bridgwater Arts Centre, Engine Room, Bridgwater Library, Blake Museum).

The Festival is commissioned by Sedgemoor District Council with funding support from Bridgwater Town Council and the Arts Council of England. The Quayside festival has been organised by Fuse Somerset Outdoor.


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