This year’s Quayside Festival takes place on Saturday, July 20 between 11am and 5pm and will be biggest yet.

St Mary’s Church will be ringing out to let the town know the festival is about to start and performers and artists, from all around the country, will be performing alongside local musicians, singers, circus artists and performers filling the streets of Bridgwater from Blake Gardens to King Square. There will be activities for all the family.

Along with the Town Crier, the festival seeks to capture the traditional cultural roots of the town with clog dancing, great local food and drink and live music and street theatre.

There will also be a giant octopus travelling through with Rimski as he glides past you playing on his mobile upright piano.

The festival will be in Blake Garden, West Quay, Eastover, New Road, Fore Street, Angel Place, King Square as well as associated activities with the Bridgwater Cultural Partners in the Bridgwater Arts Centre, Engine Room, Bridgwater Library and Blake Museum.

The Quayside Festival has been organised by Fuse Somerset Outdoor and is commissioned by Sedgemoor District Council with funding support from Bridgwater Town Council and the Arts Council of England.


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