What does it mean to… Belong in Bridgwater?

 

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 11.13.40A Bridgwater Town Council Project, delivered by Somerset Film and Supported by Big Lottery Fund

Belong in Bridgwater aims to strengthen community ties as the town negotiates this time of rapid growth and change. We want to work with local communities to explore what it means to 'Belong in Bridgwater'. What it means to belong in the town, and to be part of the local community? And equally, what does it feel like if you feel that you do not belong?

What makes Bridgwater feel like home to you?

Somerset Film are supporting the project by creating opportunities for local people from all backgrounds and of all ages to share their stories and experiences on film and tape and to reflect on what it means to belong here. These reflections will be gathered to create an interactive exhibition at The Engine Room later this year.

So far we have worked with Bridgwater YMCA Hamp Helpers group, Senior Citizens Forum, Sydenham Community Centre, AllStars and Fusion Young People's Support Groups and Bridgwater Salvation Army...

We are looking for local community groups to take part in FREE creative workshops, an opportunity to have fun with digital technology and to share thoughts on what belonging means to you. Not part of a group but interested in getting involved? We’d still like to hear from you!

Please get in touch to be involved

THE ENGINE ROOM, 52 HIGH STREET, BRIDGWATER TA6 3BL

01278 433187 | [email protected]

Coming up...

Belong in Bridgwater | An Exhibition of Photographic Portraits, Film and Sound

The Engine Room, Bridgwater | Monday 16 until Saturday 28 July 2018 and as part of the Quayside Festival on 21 July (closed Sunday 22 July)| 10am until 4pm | FREE

By working with different groups and communities in the town, we have explored what it means to 'Belong in Bridgwater'. What it means to belong in the town, and to be part of the local community And equally, what does it feel like if you feel that you do not belong?

 What makes Bridgwater feel like home to you? 

Somerset Film supported the project by creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds and of all ages to share their stories and experiences on film and tape and to reflect on what it means to belong in the town. This is your chance to see the results of the project in an interactive exhibition of photographic portraits, film and sound, as well as contribute your own thoughts.

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