Bridgwater Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Westover, Labour) is urging people to attend the annual ‘Bridgwater Together’ event which will be celebrated on Saturday 12th october at the Engine Room, High street from 11am until 4pm. The event is also sponsored by Bridgwater Trades Union Council, Somerset Film, Unite the Union and the Hinkley C Community Fund. Cllr Smedley says “Bridgwater Town Council supports this important project which puts a spotlight on our town’s vibrant cultural diversity and celebrates this through music, food, story telling, dance, film and information sharing. The event is free and people can simply drop in and out during the day.”
Displays and activities on the day include a Library mobile outside Engine Room café, a Fried Egg Café under
gazebo in back yard, Diversity Voice, Avtar, Hidden Voices, Ray of Sunshine, Somerset Portuguese Association, Polish Association , Gosia Gogolin’s crafts and facepainting, Devon and Somerset Fire Brigade , Meet Your Muslim Neighbour ,a Name the Dog competition, Somerset Football Association, Somerset Film digi, plus information stalls from from Trades Unions Council, Bridgwater Town Council and the Senior Citizens’ Forum.
Saturday 12th October
Performances ,presentations and films will incude Alan Edwards steel drum, East Timorese music, Avtar
Indian dance, British Bangladeshi Association (short presentation with film), The Polish Association plus musicians, Slovenian student film makers, other films on Nepal, Syria and Poland , Mariusz on the piano, Ponciano da Silva presentation on West Papuan Independence, Diversity Voices short presentation on Settled Status, PSCO’s short talk, HiddenVoices, Somerset Multicultural Association, and SUBBI Medical Centre (Uganda).
Food has always been a special feature of the day and this year will include Polish, Portuguese, Syrian, Bangladeshi and East Timorese (plus English scones and jam).
Cllr Smedley said “Whatever happens with Brexit, Bridgwater will remain a friendly town and a beacon of Internationalism. We are proud of having such a varied and cosmopolitan community with a history of tolerance, a welcoming nature and a tradition of solidarity, unity and comradeship and always being on the progressive side of history.”
You can find more about the event on facebook.