July – September Events 2018

***Don’t miss the market every Wednesday on the Esplanade throughout the summer. 9:30am – 3:30pm. Click here for more details ***

Sunday 1st July
Watchet Street Fair
The first Sunday of each month experience Watchet buzzing with the Street Fair. Bustling stalls, wonderful music and entertainment awaits!

Saturday 14th July – Sunday 12th August
Adventures in digital art
Contains Art
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Saturday 28th July
Kids Art Day, 2pm-4pm
Contains Art
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Sunday 29th July 
Watchet Carnival
Watchet’s daytime annual carnival, with parade, fete, street entertainers and much more!
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Every Saturday in August
Rope Making at the Watchet Boat Museum

Thursday 2nd August
Watchet Walking Tour – 6pm
Enjoy this beautiful walk while learning about our fascinating history that makes Watchet the town it is today. Folklore, songs and shanties will will also be crammed into this one-off experience. Booking is essential so dive in and explore more than the average tourist! Call 01984 632 101 to book.

Sunday 5th August
Watchet Street Fair
The first Sunday of each month experience Watchet buzzing with the Street Fair. Bustling stalls, wonderful music and entertainment awaits!

Thursday 9th August
Watchet Walking Tour – 6pm
Enjoy this beautiful walk while learning about our fascinating history that makes Watchet the town it is today. Folklore, songs and shanties will will also be crammed into this one-off experience. Booking is essential so dive in and explore more than the average tourist! Call 01984 632 101 to book.

Saturday 11th – Saturday 18th August
Watchet Summertime
This week is jam-packed with events perfect for all the family, ending with a firework display and live band on the Esplanade… See events below!

Saturday 11th August
Kitty Macfarlane + Support – 7:30pm
St Decuman’s Church – £8 / £5 students

Sunday 12th August
Sea Shanties with Pete Truin – 11am-1pm
Learn some sea shanties with Pete Truin as part of the official Watchet Summertime opening.

Sunday 12th August
Official Opening of Watchet Summertime with Watchet Town Crier on the Esplanade – 1:30pm

Sunday 12th August
Entertainment on the Esplanade – 2pm

Sunday 12th August
LOS T Coyotes at Pebbles Tavern – 7:30pm

Monday 13th August
A Day for Change! 10am-4pm
Be inspired to make a positive change! Sessions on the Esplanade.

Monday 13th August 
Halsway Manor Travelling Library – 10am-4pm
Watchet Library

Monday 13th August 
West Somerset Mineral Line Walk – 2pm-4pm
Departs from Market House Museum. Free.

Monday 13th August
Lukas Drinkwater at the London Inn – 7:30pm.
Free.

Tuesday 14th August
Family Craft Day – 10am-4pm
The Esplanade. Workshops and demos all day!

Tuesday 14th August
Summertime Exhibition Launch – Contains Art.

Tuesday 14th August
Acoustic Night at Pebbles Tavern – 8pm.

Wednesday 15th August – Sunday 19th August
Watchet Summertime Art Exhibition
Contains Art
http://www.containsart.co.uk/exhibitions.html

Wednesday 15th August
Market House Museum – Watchet and the Civil War
Methodist School Rooms. Free. 10am-1pm.

Wednesday 15th August
Summer Magic with Story-Well
Family Story Telling on the Esplanade – Free. 11am & 12noon.

Wednesday 15th August
Poetry Workshop – 2pm-4pm
Mythical Creatures and Alternate Realms
Watchet Library & The Esplanade

Wednesday 15th August
Tom Moore & Archie Churchill Moss Gig – 7:30pm.
Free.

Thursday 16th August
Open Mic Music on the Esplanade – 10:30am onwards.

Thursday 16th August
Outdoor charity market stalls – 10am – 4pm

Thursday 16th August
Watchet Walking Tour – 6pm
Enjoy this beautiful walk while learning about our fascinating history that makes Watchet the town it is today. Folklore, songs and shanties will will also be crammed into this one-off experience. Booking is essential so dive in and explore more than the average tourist! Call 01984 632 101 to book.

Thursday 16th August 
Outdoor Cinema – 9pm
Bring a chair and suitable clothing and enjoy the classic film Grease! Free.

Friday 17th August
Outdoor Market – 10am-4pm
The Esplanade

Friday 17th August
Trapeze with Lyn Routledge, workshop and demo – 10am-12noon

Friday 17th August
Town Council Family Fun Day  – 12noon-5pm
Puppets, pirates, popcorn and more! The Esplanade.

Friday 17th August
The famous duck race! 1pm.
Ducks available from the ‘Duck Man’ all week.
Whitehall bridge to Star Basin.

Friday 17th August
Bookbinding with Jan Martin – 2pm-4pm
Contains Art. Free.

Friday 17th August
Fossil Walks – 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Each fossil walk lasts about 2 hours. You will need to wear suitable footwear, stout trainers or wellington boots are best. We also advise you bring along a light waterproof coat, a drink, a hat and sun cream.All the walks start promptly from the Watchet Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the walk is due to start. As an introductory offer, the Fossil Walks this Summer Time are free – but donations towards the upkeep of the Visitor Centre are always very welcome.

Friday 17th August 
Sea Shanties in the Boat Museum – 8pm
Free.

Saturday 18th August
Watchet Architectural History Walk – 10:30am-11:45am
With Paul Upton. Depart from Contains Art. Free.

Saturday 18th August
Jewelry workshop with Cat Mills – 10:30am-12:30pm
The Esplanade. Ages 12+. Free.

Saturday 18th August
Hog roast and live music featuring Jessie & The Skunknecks 6pm-8pm
Turnette Doone – 9pm-11:30pm
The Esplanade. Free.

Saturday 18th August 
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
The Esplanade. Free – Donations welcome.

Wednesday 22nd August
Watchet Walking Tour – 6pm
Enjoy this beautiful walk while learning about our fascinating history that makes Watchet the town it is today. Folklore, songs and shanties will also be crammed into this one-off experience. Booking is essential so dive in and explore more than the average tourist! Call 01984 632 101 to book.

Wednesday 22nd August – Sunday 30th September
Mapping Place: Lydia Halcrow
Contains Art
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Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August
Watchet Music Festival
After a year off Watchet Festival is back! Boasting an incredible line up of Dub Pistols, From the Jam, Ferocious Dog with loads more to be added, you don’t want to miss out! Get your tickets here!

Thursday 30th August
Watchet Walking Tour – 6pm
Enjoy this beautiful walk while learning about our fascinating history that makes Watchet the town it is today. Folklore, songs and shanties will will also be crammed into this one-off experience. Booking is essential so dive in and explore more than the average tourist! Call 01984 632 101 to book.

Sunday 2nd September
The first Sunday of each month experience Watchet buzzing with the Street Fair. Bustling stalls, wonderful music and entertainment awaits!

Saturday 15th September – Sunday 16th September
1940s Weekend

Saturday 15th September – Sunday 30th September
Open Studios: Somerset Arts Week 2018
Contains Art
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