Bridgwater Arts Centre


Exhibition - Marvellous Minds

04/12/2023 - 21/12/2023
A celebration of art from Mind Art groups in Bridgwater, Highbridge, Minehead and Wellington.

John Etheridge & Christian Garrick

9/12/2023 - 8.00 pm
Tickets - £15.00
The master of the guitar meets the professor of the violin to present an evening of polished improvised jazz, shifting effortlessly through a repertoire of jazz classics.
Chris and ex-Soft Machine guitarist John have been a duo for many years.
They can evoke Reinhardt and Grappelli and then summon up the spirits of the electric avant-garde.
Both atmospheric and mesmeric.
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Bridgwater Blue Heritage Forum

13/12/2023 - 4.30 to 7.30 pm
Free Event
The Bridgwater Blue Heritage are having a free forum that will share achievements to date, including updates on current and future projects including The Meads, Brewery Field, The Docks, amogst others.
We will also be hearing from local members of the community and the 3 hour forum will include guest speakers.
An opportunity for you to share your ideas, with Christmas themed refreshments!
Tickets are free via Eventbrite.

Mad Dog McRea

15/12/2023 - 8.00 pm
Tickets - £22.00
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog McRea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.
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Xmas Concert Party

22/12/2023 - 7.30 pm
Get your free entry tickets from BAC Box Office
Come & celebrate the season of good cheer with Seed Sedgemoor, as we look forward to a successful & a rockin' New Year!
The three groups involved are community arts & music groups funded by Seed Sedgemoor & based in Bridgwater & surrounds which attempt to combat isolation & promote creativity whilst providing online & in person group sessions & performance opportunities for players of all ages, backgrounds & abilities.
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Class Of Four

10/02/2024 - 8.00 pm
Tickets - £10.00
‘Class of Four’ - who have been gigging locally for the past couple of years, are a distillation of musicians from Ultra Vinyl, The Haus Band, The Somerset Shadows and Louis and the Iguanas. Fronted by the ever-youthful Miss Elaine Di Campo, their repertoire ranges from Eva Cassidy to Eric Clapton, Caro Emerald to Carole King. Come and enjoy an evening of tastefully curated music from the 1950s to the 2020s.
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Albert Lee - 80th Birthday celebration

Monday 11/03/2024 - 7.30 pm
Tickets - £25.00
Albert Lee is one of the most respected guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Bros, Eric Clapton and Emmylou Harris among many others. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the 60's but after moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the best guitar players in the business. When Eric Clapton calls him "the ultimate virtuoso" you know he is something special.
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Tin Giants (+ support)

22/03/2024 - 7.30 pm
Tickets - £12.00
From a gentle lilt to a wall of sound, every second of a Tin Giants concert is a quality experience”. Tin Giants are a progressive folk rock band with roots established in Anglo-European and Celtic traditions, performing traditional, contemporary and original songs and music. Tin Giants share decades of skilled musicianship and award-winning songwriting and you may recognise several former members of folk rock band Shave the Monkey in the line-up.
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Emily Portman & Rob Harbron

29/03/2024 - 8.00 pm
Tickets - £15.00
Emily Portman & Rob Harbron both have award-winning reputations as performers, composers and recording artists. Now they have formed an inspired new collaboration in which they delve into English folk traditions, creating an intricately woven contemporary folk sound. Emily is best known as an original songwriter and for her work with acclaimed folk band The Furrow Collective. Rob tours with Leveret, Jon Boden and many more, being in great demand as one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the UK.
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Dean Friedman

10/05/2024 - 8.00 pm
Tickets - £28.00
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars and more. A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar hits and fan favorites. Dean is a welcome visitor to the BAC and is making his 3rd appearance in quick succession at our venue.
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Timothy Dean presents Songs Of Somerset

11/05/2024 - 7.00 pm
Tickets - £12.00
The perfect way to celebrate Somerset Day. "Songs Of Somerset" is a unique production featuring gripping stories from our wonderful county.
These tales are set to music written and performed by local folk musician Timothy Dean.
Kings, battles, Pirates & Highwaymen, The Devil, Lovers, Murderers and Ghosts, Nursery Rhymes, Fairies, Cavemen and even Aliens...and of course Cider!
Some of the proceeds from this event are to be donated to the Somerset Crisis Fund.
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Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican - 18th Birthday weekend

14/06/2024 - 7.30 pm
Tickets - £18.00
Put on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet, put on your dancing shoes and bring your finest singing voices, as we cordially invite you to witness the Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops). Since forming in 2006, they have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK. The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican can’t wait to spend their 18th Birthday Weekend back at the Bridgwater Arts Centre, and they promise that they WILL rock you... but gently!
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Steve Knightley

15/11/2024 - 8pm
Tickets - £20.00
Renowned Westcountry songwriter Steve Knightley, former Show of Hands frontman, announces a groundbreaking nationwide solo tour—the first since the iconic band disbanded. Focused on promoting his latest album, 'The Winter Yards,' this tour signifies a profound shift in Knightley's musical journey. With a reputation for haunting narrative songs and captivating storytelling, fans can anticipate Knightley's solo career as a powerful and evocative continuation of his influential legacy in Acoustic music.”
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