Taste of the stage

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE J H Variety Performers invite you to join them in the upstairs function room of the Mansion House, Bridgwater, on September 21 at 2pm.

Furniture course in Bridgwater

11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IF you are interested in studying a course in furniture making, head along to a taster day at Bridgwater College on September 13 from 10am to 1.30pm.

Tantric traditions of Tibet

Bridgwater Mercury:

3:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DISCOVER the mysteries of a Buddhist Monastery as eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance to Bridgwater Arts Centre on September 11.

Bare Bones bare all with free gig

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:33pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRIDGWATER venues looking for live bands to perform for future events can get a taste of an acoustic trio for free this month.

Map-maker turns to art in Strode Theatre exhibition

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

A FREE exhibition of work created by a woman trained in the art of drawing maps opens at Strode’s Theatre in Street on Tuesday.

Packed programme for East Huntspill's Harvest Home

Bridgwater Mercury: RUDE Awakening.

12:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A GENEROUS spread of seasonal food will be laid out for East Huntspill’s Harvest Home on Saturday, September 6.

Only Fools and Horses star to share stories at Burnham Princess

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the faces of wheeler-deeler BBC sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, comes to Burnham’s Princess Theatre this autumn to regale his audience with anecdotes.

Ladies night at The Squib, Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Neil Angilley Trio

12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO male strippers will be the star attraction at a forthcoming ladies night at The Squib in Bridgwater on Saturday September 6.

Wedding fair to "spread joy" for couples facing terminal illness

Bridgwater Mercury: Naomi with her award.

12:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEDDING fair helping couples living with terminal illness celebrate their big day is being held in Bridgwater on Sunday, September 21.

THIS WEEKEND: Folk Fest hits Burnham

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TOTAL of 90 acts will strum up a storm at Burnham’s ninth Folkfest this weekend, in the finalised programme of musical merriment and performance from organisers.

Comedian Lee Hurst postpones Brewhouse date

Bridgwater Mercury: Lee Hurst

10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Hurst, above, has been forced to postpone his forthcoming appearance at Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre because he is undergoing heart surgery for a second time.

The Voice star Sally Barker in concert at Taunton's Brewhouse

Bridgwater Mercury: MOVING: Sally Barker

2:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

MILLIONS of viewers tuned in to see Sally Barker on BBC talent show The Voice.

Punk-pop heroes The Splash secure main stage slot at Canadian festival

Bridgwater Mercury: The Splash win UK competition and are en route to Canada!

1:26pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ONE of Bridgwater’s punk-pop legends are to play a Canadian festival after winning the UK final of the global Planetrox music competition.

England cricketer Matthew Hoggard to talk at Somerset Cricket Ground

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:19pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

FORMER England cricketer Matthew Hoggard will give a talk on his career in the sport at Somerset County Cricket Ground this October.

A 'Frozen' tea party for charity at Bridgwater Arts Centre

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TEA party inspired by Disney’s Frozen movie is raising money for Cancer Research UK on Saturday, August 30 at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

REPORT: Cabaret to help Harry goes down a storm at Bridgwater Town Hall

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:18pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TWO vibrant cabaret concerts sang up over £6,000 in the name of getting one Bridgwater performer a big step closer to his drama school dreams.

Good cause for a wedding fair with a difference

Bridgwater Mercury:

5:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A WEDDING fair to help couples living with terminal illness celebrate their big day heads to Bridgwater this autumn to raise money for the cause.

British Film Institute calls young cinema fans to sign-up for academy

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG and love film?

AUGUST: Foodie delights at Burnham Food Fest's Garden Party

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:29pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DELICIOUS things are hard to resist, as any foodie will tell you.

Somerset film and TV extras sought by casting company

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CASTING agents providing extras for big Hollywood feature films seeks Somerset talent for its ranks.

Stay-at-home mum on one-woman mission to spark off Bridgwater supper clubs

Bridgwater Mercury:

1:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A STAY-AT-HOME mum has set herself a one-woman mission: to revolutionise Bridgwater’s social scene by cooking up a storm for complete strangers … in her front room.

Pinstripe Productions brings Avenue Q to Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PINSTRIPE Productions brings the triple Tony Award-winning puppet-packed production, Avenue Q, to Bridgwater Arts Centre next week.

SATURDAY: Westlife frontman's single Somerset show

Bridgwater Mercury: Shane Filan

12:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ONE of the biggest names in UK boy band history comes to Bridgwater’s Blake Hall on Saturday for his sole Sedgemoor show.

Glastonbury 2014: The Lone Ranger's round-up

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:51am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

DAISY survived her first ever Glastonbury after five days of live blogging from Worthy Farm. And yes, she met Ed Sheeran! Read the Lone Ranger's round-up...

Somerset Levels croc-horror film promising "to be Jaws for moors"

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:19pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PEOPLE across Sedgemoor who volunteered as extras for a film about crocodiles on the Somerset Levels have been praised by the director.

Robbie Williams among stars snapped in Bridgwater Arts Centre show

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:01pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

BRIDGWATER photographer Janie Burden is showing a selection of her photography in Bridgwater Arts Centre’s Corridor Gallery this month.

REVIEW - ACTS sharpen their talons for Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at Town Hall

Bridgwater Mercury: ACTS Theatre School “redefined excellence” in their storming Andrew Lloyd Webber show.

10:18am Monday 23rd June 2014

ACTS Theatre School, even by their previous high standards, set new definitions of excellence with a truly memorable presentation of the School’s Edition of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.

Carnivalites head to Glastonbury Festival

Bridgwater Mercury: Pentathlon CC's cart, Oz: Emerald City

1:46pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Stewarding Worthy Farm's world-famous music celebration has long-been a “lifeline” for many Carnival Clubs. DAISY BLACKLOCK finds out more...

Not long now! Newt Beer Fest just weeks away...

Bridgwater Mercury: ORGANISER Frank Clegg and his team of volunteers with the 102 beer casks.

1:17pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

MUSIC lovers will be out in their thousands again for next month’s highly anticipated Newt Festival.

WATCHET LIVE: Interview with Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams

Bridgwater Mercury: THE original and the best: Boney M frontwoman Maizie Williams.

12:17pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

WITH their Eurodisco sound and daring attire, “Daddy Cool” pop group BONEY M were one of the biggest hits of the '70s.

REVIEW: "Heavenly" concert from Music on the Levels

Bridgwater Mercury: Harp summer school to continue

12:09pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

THE latest concert in the Music on the Levels series was a heavenly delight by the young and very talented Welsh Harpist Elen Hydref.

INTERVIEW: Unstoppable Andy Kershaw

Bridgwater Mercury: ANDY Kershaw.

12:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

ROCK 'n' roll journalist Andy Kershaw chats to Daisy Blacklock ahead of his one-man show at Bridgwater Arts Centre.

Are you ready for Bridgwater's New Age Festival?

Bridgwater Mercury: ZOLTAR Speaks.

1:24pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A MASSIVE alternative music event is headed Bridgwater’s way this summer with more than 30 bands set to play loud and proud across four stages.

Exciting arts entertaiment project for Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bridgwater Mercury: BRIDGWATER Arts Centre.

12:48pm Thursday 1st May 2014

BRIDGWATER Arts Centre will host an array of events as part of an exciting arts and entertainment project.

Music stars all set for Blake Hall gig in aid of flood victims on May 16

Bridgwater Mercury: STEVE Harley. PHOTO: Karlheinz Beck.

1:40pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE countdown to a big name, big-hearted Bridgwater concert for people recovering from the Somerset flooding devastation is well and truly on.

Wind & Wave recital at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: St Albans Cathedral pulling out all the stops for brass and organ emsemble

10:01am Tuesday 29th April 2014

EASTER Monday afternoon saw the launch of a series of organ recitals sponsored by the Somerset Organists’ and Choirmasters’ Association in aid of the Somerset Flood Relief Fund. 

INTERVIEW: dance troop Diversity

Bridgwater Mercury: JORDAN Banjo.

9:30am Monday 28th April 2014

DREAM, believe, achieve.

The King and I

Bridgwater Mercury: PICTURED are Sue Rawle as Anna and Malcolm Hogg as the King.

3:10pm Sunday 27th April 2014

IF you’ve not yet bought tickets to see a magnificent musical classic on the Bridgwater stage you’d best be quick as they’re selling fast.

REVIEW: Blithe Spirit by Blake Drama Club

Bridgwater Mercury: MADAME Arcati conjures up more Entry costs £6 to the slide show, which starts at 8pm. than she or anyone else expects at a séance, unleashing considerable problems for Charles Condomine

6:20pm Saturday 26th April 2014

NOEL Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in five days and never changed a word of it, which is good because it still holds a fascination and surprise for a modern audience.

TONIGHT (April 25): Sliding back in time

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Paul Bovett

12:40pm Friday 25th April 2014

Paul Bovett’s slide collection, entitled ‘50 years of a Somerset town’, is a bright mixture of his own and donated shots takes place tonight at the arts centre.

Exciting programme of events lined up at Coleridge Cottage in May

Bridgwater Mercury: Coleridge Cottage

10:04am Friday 25th April 2014

THE National Trust-owned Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey hosts a variety of activities in its Garden Room in May.

Greinton singer Zelah releases debut single on iTunes

Bridgwater Mercury: ZELAH.

1:02pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AN 18 year-old singer-songwriter from Greinton with influences ranging from Adele to the Arctic Monkeys releases her debut single on iTunes this Sunday.

Wurzel Tommy Banner urges Mercury readers to support floods gig

Bridgwater Mercury: TOMMY Banner.

12:53pm Thursday 20th March 2014

“We’re doing it for everybody involved – and not only people in their houses, but farmers and businesses – especially having only just ‘got back’ after last year’s floods" - TOMMY BANNER

REPORT: Highbridge Festival of the Arts – impressive, friendly, and fun

Bridgwater Mercury: DANCERS Emma Orledge and Connie Hazleton-Cavill, ten.

5:26pm Thursday 20th March 2014

WHETHER you're under five or in the U3A, Highbridge Festival of the Arts is all about celebrating community talent – and the success of the amateur performer over the honed professional.

MARCH 30: Jim Davidson and Richard Digance together again in Weston

Bridgwater Mercury: Jim Davidson

5:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

JIM Davidson and Richard Digance are 'Together Again' for the Spring, and coming to Weston's Playhouse Theatre on March 30.

REVIEW: Jazz night at Cossington village hall goes down a treat

Bridgwater Mercury: MIKE Snelling.

4:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE first of a quartet of fine jazz evenings booked for 2014 was enjoyed by a capacity audience at Cossington Village Hall on Saturday evening.

More Taunton literary events in store for book lovers

Bridgwater Mercury: What's On module top link image

4:18pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A “BEAUTIFUL stylist” of language with the ability to turn books into “companions”, brought the tales of remarkable women from across the centuries into the upper echelons of a Taunton bookshop earlier this month.

Our Big Gig 2014: How to get involved

Bridgwater Mercury: Our Big Gig 2014: Be part of it

3:56pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MUSIC makers in Burnham and Highbridge can take part in a UK-wide community music festival this summer.

ACTS youngsters "excel" themselves at Bridgy town hall

Bridgwater Mercury: ACTS’ talent did a sterling job at Bridgwater town hall.

1:11pm Thursday 20th March 2014

YOUNG stars from Bridgwater have “excelled themselves” in their two-day town hall show.

REVIEW: Marketeers' Cabaret provides top evening of entertainment

Bridgwater Mercury: webpix entertainment theatre

1:07pm Thursday 20th March 2014

MARKETEERS Carnival Club made a return to their old venue, Chilton Trinity School, on March 1 in its swish new building, with a spectacular cabaret night of music, laughter and excitement.






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