Category: Arts

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, […]

Have You Seen the Marmite People yet?

An art exhibition by Bridgwater and Taunton College students has been launched in Bridgwater this week and will be on display until the end of March. The project is called ‘Marmite People’ and can be viewed freely at the Bridgwater Arts Centre in castle Street and at St Mary’s Church. Art and Design students have […]

Bridgwater Mural is Finished

The new Mural celebrating Bridgwater’s history and created by local artist Rachel Gundry with help from residents and even passers-by, has been unveiled for all to see. The artwork is located on the Broadway side of Blake Gardens and has been sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council and started during the Quayside Festival. Town Council Leader […]

Westover Mural Takes Shape

Westover ward councillors recently responded to residents requests to change the mural on the Wessex Water pumping station building on the junction of Old Taunton Road and Broadway with something that would reflect the heritage and promote the culture of the town. Councillors Smedley, Pearce and Morley put in a bid for funding through the […]