Category: Arts

I, Daniel Blake to be screened at the Engine Room

There will be a special screening of the film I, Daniel Blake at the Engine Room in Bridgwater on Thursday March 30th to coincide with Unite Community’s Day of Action on benefit sanctions. Andy Mitchell of UNITE Community says “Places can be booked through the Somerset film website. There are 2 ticket types:£3 standard ticket […]

Prince Buster Tribute

Tribute to the Toughest Dave Chapple, Bridgwater postman and Jamaican music DJ, pays respects to ska/rock steady king Prince Buster, who died on September 8th Cecil Bustamante Campbell, aka Prince Buster, was born on May 24th 1938 in Kingston Jamaica, British West Indies. Buster’s father was a rail worker, and, one suspects, a trades unionist: […]

Internationalism in Action

Every year we take Bridgwater people to our European partner towns and bring back over here folk from many nations, celebrating our internationalism, contributing not just to peace and understanding around the world but also to our mutual local economies. This week it’s Slovenians. One of our most successful projects involves music. And in particular […]

Bridgwater Arts Centre Heading for the big 7.0

This year the Bridgwater Arts Centre will be 70. Another first for Bridgwater-the countrys first Arts Centre. On October 10th 1946 the newly created Arts Council of Great Britain opened its first premises in the Georgian splendour of Castle street – another of Somersets secret jewels – built in 1723 by James Brydges, first Duke […]