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

Bridgwater's first ever '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.

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.

Sarah Setter from the Lost Lady Society, creators of Super Saturday, said: “We are extremely grateful for Bridgwater Town Deal/Council for creating this opportunity for so many local cultural professionals across the county and artistic genres. Fingers crossed for the weather!”

R Lambert, co-chair of the grant decision panel, said: “The panel felt it was important that funding brought exciting large-scale events to Bridgwater. 

"We saw some exceptional applications that will bring residents / visitors into town and much needed footfall.”

Read more: Bridgwater to host new Super Saturday event this summer


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 the squibber and Robert 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.