Bridgwater 3rd Annual Twinning Event to culminate with all-star show at Arts Centre

From Bridgwater’s Italian twin town Priverno

Bridgwater is proud of it’s internationalist heritage and for the 3rd year running will be highlighting this whilst promoting it’s 5 twin towns from across Europe during the weekend of 22nd April including an Internationalist ‘drop in’ at the Angel place and a ‘Twinning Cabaret’ at the Art’s Centre.

The Somerset town is twinned with La Ciotat (France) Homberg (Germany) Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic) Marsa (Malta) and Priverno (Italy). La Ciotat and Bridgwater are celebrating 60 years of twinning this year whilst Homberg and Uherske Hradiste celebrate 25 years.

Twinning ‘drop in’ at Angel Place

On Saturday April 22nd all the twinning groups will be holding a day time event in the Angel Place Shopping Centre , Bridgwater with stalls advertising their activities and how to get involved alongside samples of food and drink from their partner countries. This will last from 11am to 2pm.

As a special ‘taster’ the visiting Italian musicians will be playing a few songs before their evening show.

AFTER DARK are an Italian 3-piece rockabilly band featuring guitar, double bass and drums. They come from Bridgwater’s Italian twin town Priverno.

Twinning ‘Cabaret’ at the Art Centre

After Dark will be rockabillying the Art Centre

On the evening of Saturday 22nd April there will be a Twinning Cabaret Evening at the Bridgwater Arts Centre which will feature performances from the Italian rockabilly band AFTER DARK and the folk band PEPPE’S BAND from our Italian twin town, Priverno alongside local acts the Alima Janaan belly dance troupe and as a one-off treat, town council leader Brian Smedley will be teaming up with singer songwriter Claude Sandiford to present Brian and Claude’s Multinational Big Band.

The evening event will start at 8pm and will also include items from our twin towns including video clips, face to space link ups and live performances. Everyone interested in finding out more about Bridgwater’s international links is welcome.

The event costs £10 and tickets are available in advance via the Art Centres website here.

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AFTER DARK will also be playing a series of gigs around the county during Twinning week including

Thursday 20th April CICCIC in Taunton

Friday 21st April BAR 27 , Bridgwater

Sunday 23rd April PEBBLES INN, Watchet