Category: Internationalist

“Where are you really from?” – Exploring Migration and Identity

THURSDAY, 17 JUNE 2021 FROM 19:00 –21:00 Bridgwater Together & The Eclectic Collective presents   Free  · Online event “Go back to where you came from! We don’t want you here.” Who is ‘we’? and where the hell am I supposed to go ‘back’ to?” An event exploring migration and identity in Somerset, maybe? Yes-ha! There will be […]

Friday 5th February 2021 is International Clash Day

If you take a walk into the centre of Bridgwater you’ll see a signpost with fingers pointing to our different partner towns around the world. Pointing directly to the West is the US city of Seattle. The reason we have this interesting link is because of our town’s connection with Clash frontman Joe Strummer who […]

Armistice Day 2020

On Remembrance Sunday the Mayor of Bridgwater Cllr Tony Heywood  placed 2 wreaths on the town’s cenotaph. One from himself as mayor and one on behalf of the people of the town. He was joined by just 5 other people. The MP, Ian Lidell-Grainger, the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council Cllr Peter Clayton and Klaus […]

‘Racism Stops With Me’ event on Zoom this weekend

Racism, prejudice and hostility still have an impact on the lives of many people who live in Somerset. The Bridgwater Together Group and Somerset Diverse Communities are inviting people to share their experiences of racism and prejudice. We believe it’s important to talk about how institutional racism creeps into the educational curriculum, how racism affects […]

Twinning Evening on Zoom Sunday 19th July

Bridgwater has 6 twin towns. La Ciotat in France, Homberg in Germany, Uherske Hradists in the Czech Republic, Marsa in Malta, Priverno in Italy and Camacha on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Each year, at the same time as the Quayside Festival, all the twinners get together for a weeklong celebration of internationalism culminating in […]