A NEW event will be taking over Bridgwater town centre this summer thanks to a grant from Somerset Council’s Town Deal investment from the UK Government.

'Super Saturday' will bring live circus, dance, theatre, and music to the Cornhill, High Street, Fore Street, and St Mary's Church from 12pm until 5pm on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

The event, inspired by the already popular Yeovil Super Saturday, was awarded a £20,000 grant to fund the day of fun. 

With their grant, they plan to have three stages, eight performance companies and plenty more in the way of entertainment.

A spokesperson for the Lost Lady Society, creators of Super Saturday, said: "Lost Lady Society were thrilled to be awarded this kind grant from Bridgwater Town Deal to run the first ever Bridgwater Super Saturday on July 20, 2024.

"Inspired by Yeovil Super Saturday, we will be bringing some exceptional Somerset based talent to the town centre.

"We'll be taking over Cornhill, High Street, Fore Street, and St Mary's Church from 12pm until 5pm.

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"We have circus, dance, theatre and loads of live music, and it's all free!

"Come and join in the fun times."

An extensive list of acts set to entertain all in attendance has already been confirmed for the day.

These include a 'pirate taxi circus show' on top of a taxi on the High Street, walkabout theatre performers, a pop-up opera house, and a stage showcasing talented local musicians.Bridgwater Mercury: A poster for the new event.A poster for the new event. (Image: Lost Lady Society)

What acts are performing at Bridgwater Super Saturday 2024?

  • aKa Dance Theatre: Contemporary dance at St Mary's Church.  
  • Farm Yard Circus: Performing on Cornhill near Prezzo.
  • Pirates of the Carabina: Pirate taxi circus show (on the top of an actual taxi) on the High Street. 
  • Platform Stage: Live local musicians on stage, near Guy Fawkes and William Blake statues.
  • Tall Tails Theatre Company: Opening the event and then walkabout theatre all afternoon.
  • Tongues of Fire: Walkabout jazz/funk/rock musicians. 
  • The Bluebirds - pop up opera house: At the foot of the town bridge, on Fore Street near the silver round benches.