Bridgwater Together

Bridgwater Together began life as a free one day event in October 2016. Every year it celebrates the vibrant diversity in the town through music and food, stories, dance and film from many cultures. Due to Covid-19 lockdown the organisers have decided to host a number of digital events in 2020.

Online events so far have included: Bridgwater Together, Bridgwater Together: Why I made Bridgwater my Home and Bridgwater Together: When all this is Over.

Their next event Bridgwater Together: Let's Get Together will take place on 11th July 2020 between 6pm and 8pm. This month's event will be a chance to come together and listen to music from around the world. The great Bob Marley once sang 'one good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain'. Music is universal, you can love a song without understanding the words. It crosses cultural and national boundaries and unites us in its power.

Follow their Facebook page to stay updated and click here to visit the event page. If you would like to get involved in future events then please contact us. Watch this space for future events or join our mailing list to be updated.

Ignite Creative Network

The Creative Network is an event hosted by Ignite Somerset at The Engine Room in Bridgwater on the last Wednesday of each month. See our calendar for details about the next event. In light of the current Covid-19 situation the network events are being livestreamed on Facebook. We're currently exploring how we can bring these to multiple online platforms.

Each Creative Network showcases a local artist. The event also provides an opportunity for artists to talk about their current projects in a supportive and engage with others in a collaborative environment.

Previous Creative Networks have explored the works of Geometer Freddie Bird and Theatre Maker Selina Keedwell.

Each month an interview with the selected artist is live-steamed and can be accessed on the Ignite Somerset Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ignite.somerset

Ignite Somerset is delivered by Somerset Film & supported by Arts Council England and is dedicated to enabling arts makers and audiences in Somerset to harness the new opportunities afforded through digital technology to create and experience greater artistic excellence and innovation.

If you are an artist and would like to present your work at Creative Network event then get in touch.

Junction Network Events

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There's a great community of artists, filmmakers and digital practitioners living and working in Somerset. We organise events and platforms to enable everyone to network and find potential collaborators. We regularly host Junction events, an informal evening of networking and screening - for our next date see our calendar. A chance for you to show a section from your latest work and get feedback.

Once a month we host Creative Network evenings for artists from all artforms. We also regularly employ freelancers for commissioned films, community projects or as course tutors - if you'd like to work with us then see our page about employment.

The Holman Hub

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The Holman Hub (located at Chapel Cross Tea Room) is a satellite resource in South Somerset.

It has all the equipment you need to make a short film or complete a digital media project. Want to make use of it? Get in touch or visit during opening hours (please check before travelling).

SEED Sedgemoor

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Whether you are into hip hop or knit and natter, carnival or computer games,  circus arts or book clubs, dancing or body art, church choirs or wassail, whatever your passion, seed Sedgemoor CPP programme is for you!

We believe that local people and what is important to them truly matters, and that this should be the basis for future investment. To make this a reality, we need you, the community and local artists and artworkers to help us determine what Seed can grow to become. We would love everyone in Sedgemoor to tell us about the kind of events and activities they would like us to create in partnership with them.

Click here to tell us what you think in a five-minute survey.

Follow us on facebook and twitter and add your comments

or participate in discussions on facebook.

Artists and artworkers interested in being involved are also invited to tell us about your skills by completing this survey.

seed Sedgemoor has been created by a consortium of five local organisations led by Homes in Sedgemoor.  With Arts Council’s commitment in place for the first four years, our ten-year vision is to ensure that everyone living and working in Sedgemoor has a chance to experience more creative arts and culture.

We know that within our communities there is a wealth of knowledge, skills and creativity, some of which remains hidden or undervalued. We want to tap into this rich resource and especially want to meet and work with people who might not otherwise have had the chance to explore their creative ideas and passions. As the programme grows, we want to encourage and enable more and different people to take a lead in commissioning creative activities for the future.

Whether you are into hip hop or knit and natter, carnival or computer games,  circus arts or book clubs, dancing or body art, church choirs or wassail, whatever your passion, seed Sedgemoor CPP programme is for you!