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Drive-in cinema among exciting events planned in Sedgemoor

WITH Christmas over and dark and grey skies abounding, Sedgemoor District Council are putting some fun back into local communities with a programme of free events.

A council spokesperson said: “In association with local events company, eat:Festivals and funded by the Government Welcome Back Fund, there will be a fun-filled programme of different events, at different locations, over the next couple of months to banish the blues, which will bring people back to our high streets and town and village centres.

“eat:Festivals are working closely with other local businesses and providers to put on fun and engaging events in Burnham on Sea, Highbridge, Cheddar, Axbridge, Wedmore and Bridgwater.

“The programme will kick off with two free drive-in cinema events, one in Apex Park in Highbridge on Friday, January 21 with two films. ‘Cars’ for our younger residents will be shown at 4.30pm (gates open at 3.30pm) and all-time classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ at 8pm (gates open at 7pm).”

The following day there will be three blockbusters to choose from at Cheddar. ‘Monsters inc’ will be shown at 1pm (gates open mid-day); ‘The Greatest Showman’ will be screened at 4.30pm (gates open at 3.30pm) and finally ‘North by Northwest’ will be shown at 8pm (gates open at 7pm).

Tickets are available to book now, the links and further information can be found at:

The future events include:

  • Damian Boyd location map – Winter storytelling that bring the streets alive with spoken word. A digital archive of stories, poems and reflections connected to QR codes hosted by local shops and businesses supplemented by led walks by story tellers – exploring the High Street and surrounding area. Map coming soon.
  • Wheelie Wedmore February 13 – A mass meet up for cyclists from across the district with cycle jumble, cycle repair clinics, accompanied rides in from all points of the district on cycle routes. Working with cycle clubs, bike shops, bike doctors/repairers and vintage enthusiasts. More information coming soon.
  • Busk-athon in Highbridge, February 19 – Utilising every corner of Highbridge to bring the town to life with music.
  • Cannington Uncovered, March 5 – Temporary street art will be created exposing the archaeological heritage of Cannington and Sedgemoor, and the themes of local history explored using special interest groups and guides.
  • Bridgwater Art Fair,  March 19 – The word “art” means lots of things to lots of people. This free event in the heart of the town utilises the wide variety of public space to host a collection of different art classes, demonstrations and have a go session including: Have a go screen printing sessions, try your hand at pottery sessions, plen air, walking tours of street art, linking to the civic society and the heritage action zone/built environment, life drawing classes, spray up boards and will include the opportunity for local artists to sell their artwork

More details about each event will be published nearer the time.

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