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Bridgwater Quayside Festival

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Bridgwater Quayside Festival

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Fore Street & Blake Gardens
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 3NG

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Bridgwater Quayside is a one day free festival and celebration in the centre of Bridgwater taking place in Blake Garden, West Quay, Fore Street, King Square, Bridgwater Arts Centre and Angel Place. Starting at midday, and ending at 6pm, the day is packed with outdoor activities and entertainment, street theatre, live music, stalls, food, dance, circus, puppets and attractions for everyone.

Performances include Sunken Circus stunning aerial performance in Angel Place; music bands Shoot the Moon and The Gin Bowlers; Carmen, the escapologist with an operatic finale; Cabin Fever shows and maritime mayhem walkabout pirates from the company Bell and Bullock; Inner State Theatre Company with Kevin the Seagull and the Boat on Legs, Merlin Cadogan semifinalist on Britain’s Got Talent; Hotch Potch On The High Seas Stilts and Dan Stotesbury The Shlockmeister with interactive games.

Throughout the Festival, there will be Living Statues, Punch and Judy shows, Stilt-walkers, Sutton Household Archery and medieval sword games, free arts and crafts workshops, skiffle, local acoustic bands and musicians, face painting and circus antics workshops.
 
Before the outdoor festival begins at 12, start the day 11a.m.-11.55 a.m. with a free family-friendly comedy show The Three Musketeers at the Bridgwater Arts Centre from CBeebies’ favourites and fresh from Justin's House and Spot Bots.
 
Bring a picnic to King’s Square and enjoy Garsington Opera screened performance of Semele at 2pm, Handel’s beautiful touching and humorous love story. Take part in creative workshops and enjoy local musicians.
 
Have fun making a musical jingle for Sedgemoor FM Radio at the Engine Room or make and perform in a nautical themed Victorian animation in Blake Gardens.
 
There will be a visual trail created by a team of artists between the sites of the festival funded by the Arts Council of England.
 
Enjoy a feast of food and drink from local producers and the best outdoor arts shows served a la carte.
 
After the outdoor festival finishes at 6pm, come and enjoy a night of dancing at the Bridgwater Arts Centre with local DJ’s: Global Jukebox, Red Shadow Jamaican Sound System and The Lone Arranger at the free Bridgwater Quayside After Party 6 p.m. - midnight. Book your free tickets at the Bridgwater Arts Centre or visit one of the local venues for live music, we hope you enjoy the festival.

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