Month: March 2022

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Thursday 2nd June

Children’s Day, Watchet.

There will be activities in various venues around town, some of these will be free, some will require a small donation.

Watchet Visitor Centre and Boat Museum

‘Union Flag fortune tellers’
A paper folding activity in the Visitor Centre 10am to 3pm

‘Corgi Trail’ sheets available from the Visitor Centre

Painted Pebble Hunt!

Rope making with Chris from 10.30am – 1.30pm

Watchet Library
Watchet Library will be open especially for Story telling  11am
The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony and The Queen’s Orangutan by David Walliams

East Quay
Jubilee Canvas. Painting workshop 11am-1pm

RBL (British Legion Club House)
Cream Teas in the Bar
Children’s Jubilee Activities in the Back Room.

Watchet Methodist Church
Crown and flag making 2-4pm

West Somerset Hotel
Children’s Disco Celebration 2-4pm

Friday 3rd June

Salvation Army
Jubilee Coffee Morning
9.30 -11.30 am

The Esplanade
Watchet Wheelbarrow Race 2pm

Saturday 4th June
Peoples Picnic on the Esplanade. From 12.30pm
Bring your own picnic and join in with this community celebration.

Punch and Judy at 1pm and again at 3pm
Other street entertainers in between TBA

Children’s Goodie Bags will be given.

Watchet Town Band 4pm with flag waving,  bring your own flag!

Events sponsored by Watchet Town Council, RBL(Royal British Legion).

Sunday 5th June
Watchet Street Fair 9.30am – 4pm

Jubilee Celebration Service,
Watchet Methodist Church 10.30am

Civic Service in Celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee
St Decuman’s Parish Church 10.30am (Rev. Dr. Andrew Tatham)

Queen’s Jubilee Pub Quiz.
3pm start, teams of up to 4 people.
£1 entry per person. Prizes for 1st & 2nd place
The Bell Inn, Watchet.
Tables can be reserved on 01984 631 279.


What’s on for Children: Easter 2022


The following events are taking place in Watchet during the Easter Holidays. This is not a definitive list, if you have an event to add please let me know

Everyday of the Easter Holidays
Easter Egg Hunt at Doniford Farm Park, Collect your Hunt form from the farm shop, follow the Easter Trail around the farm park and discover the hidden word to collect your egg £3.

Saturday 9th April 10.30am-1pm at Watchet Visitor Centre
Rope making in the Boat Museum with Chris. Suggested Donation £2

Saturday 9th April 11am-1pm at Knights Templar School
Easter Eggsravaganza!
Egg Hunt, Meet Moon the Unicorn, Story Telling and More.

Monday 11th April 2-4pm at East Quay
In the story, Rechenka’s Eggs, Babushka always wins first prize for her exquisitely hand-decorated eggs.
Join us for the first of our Easter holiday family workshops as we read the story of ‘Rechenka’s Eggs’ and create some of our own Ukrainian-inspired decorated eggs using a variety of techniques such as marbling and tape batik.
Washed, handblown or hardboiled eggs are available to buy and decorate at £1 each, or you can blow/hard boil your own to bring down and decorate. Donations welcome.

Tuesday 12th April-Friday 15th April
Pick up your trail sheet for the Rechenka Egg Hunt in Watchet! Activities in the Boat Museum, trails and more!
Available from the Visitor Centre.

Tuesday 12th- Thursday 14th April 2-4pm at East Quay
Come and join us this Easter as we embark on making a large-scale spring garden here in the East Quay Courtyard (or Creator Space if the weather is not on our side). For the next 3 days, we will make new elements of this collaged installation, with lots of opportunities for collaborative mark making and process art, along with more intricate outcomes too.
Children’s work will remain with the installation, but please leave a name and contact number attached to your child’s piece if they have made something they would eventually like to keep.
The work will be displayed in East Quay’s Creator Space.
Collage installation plan:
Tuesday 12th April – Mark making and stencilling – garden leaves and vines
Wednesday 13th April – Crazy critters

Thursday 14th April 10.30am-1pm at Watchet Visitor Centre
Rope Making with Chris. Suggested Donation £2

Tuesday 19th April to Friday 22nd April 2- 4 pm at East Quay
We will be creating props for our Maritime Mayhem Weekend on 28th and 29th May. Our workshops are free, but a donation to ContainsArt is welcome.
Each workshop is suitable for all ages.
Tuesday 19th April – Hats and Head dresses
Wednesday 20th April – Cow Mask making
Thursday 21st April – Model Cow making
Friday 22nd April – Giant Maritime Canvas

Moon at the Minster!

St Mary Magdalene Church plays host to the world-famous art installation by Luke Jerram.

Taunton Moon at the Minster
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring six metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.

The moon has always inspired humanity, acting as a ‘cultural mirror’ to society, reflecting the ideas
and beliefs of all people around the world. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all.

Museum of the Moon allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world, and consider the latest moon science. Depending on where the artwork is presented, its meaning and interpretation will shift. Through local research at each location of the artwork, new stories and meanings will be collected and compared from one presentation to the next.

Opening Hours…

Friday 18th March – Thursday 31st March 2022

Friday 18th: 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 19th: 10am – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm
Sunday 20th: 7pm – 9pm
Monday 21st: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 22nd: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 23rd: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 24th: 10am – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm
Friday 25th: 10am – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 26th: 10am – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm
Sunday 27th: 7pm – 9pm
Monday 28th: 10am – 2pm
Tuesday 29th: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 30th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 31st: 10am – 2pm / 7pm – 9pm

(Times subject to change)

FREE (No booking required)

Photograph: Loretta Whetlor