Category: Arts

Town Council votes to support Art Centre ‘Rescue Package’

For several months the Bridgwater Arts Centre had been facing a perilous future as repair works to the Georgian roof of this the countries first arts centre and a long time home to innovative  community arts projects alongside exciting national and international acts were threatening to see the venue closed down. Bridgwater Town Council had […]

Bridgwater Arts Centre Bounces Back

Bridgwater Arts Centre was facing a bleak midwinter with a leaking roof, a theatre closed to the public and the prospect of a long period of closure. Newspaper headlines didn’t help and cancellations led to  dwindling income, loss of members and eventually loss of the last paid staff. Was Bridgwater about to lose the first […]

Quayside Festival set for July 21st

It was only a few years ago that the Bridgwater Cultural Partnership was set up in the wake of the Big Bash Festival in the town’s historic Castle street and people basically said ‘This is what we want’. Bridgwater Town Council has set aside £7,000  funding for the last two years to help make it […]

Art Centre Remembers Former Chairman

John Allen was the youngest member of the Bridgwater Arts Centre when it was founded as the first of its kind in 1946. He went on to devote much of his life to it and in later years became the Chairman. His death in 2017 robbed the town of its final connection with a living […]

Bridgwater Keeps its Place at the Top Table of Rock -Thanks to the Cobblestones

From Bristol to Exeter it’s a rockless wilderness. Apart from here in Bridgwater where that music form has always found a home and a heady mix of touring bands and original homegrown groups that make this place something special. In the 196o’s it was the Town Hall and the Top Twenty club hosting Billy Fury, […]