Category: Internationalist

Top Madeiran Chamber Choir to visit Somerset

In 2019 Bridgwater twinned with the  town of Camacha on the Portuguese island of Madeira. As part of that visit the Mayor, Tony Heywood, was accompanied by the 40 strong Voice of the People Community Choir who took part in the Funchal international choirs festival. Now the Madeiran host choir is paying us a return […]

Friday 7th February 2020 is INTERNATIONAL CLASH DAY

Today Bridgwater plugs into the world wide International Clash Day 2020.  On Friday, February 7th, Seattle based radio station KEXP broadcasts Clash music and ideas to the world. And Bridgwater. The theme for 2020 is Climate Change. Cllr Brian Smedley, Leader of Bridgwater Town Council, said “This year for International Clash Day, our Seattle partners […]

Bridgwater Together Saturday 12th October

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 […]

Bridgwater Together Line Up for Friday at the Art Centre Announced

This Friday 6th September, Bridgwater Together will be staging an evening of international music at Bridgwater Arts Centre from 8 to 11  for just £10. Headline act THE VILLAINS, a top blues band from the Czech Republic, have been on the cards for some time but today the 4 International support acts have been announced […]

Bridgwater Signposts to the World (and to the Library)

As part of the new Fore Street enhancement project information signs went up today and the centre piece was a new ‘Twinning Sign’ which pointed to Bridgwater’s 7 twin towns showing that whether you love or hate Brexit, Bridgwater is still a place open to the world, outward looking and internationalist. Along with the twinning […]