Category: Art

Watchet is Volunteer Central…


Watchet is blessed with a huge number of willing volunteers. Volunteers that love music, volunteers that love gardening, those that love art, those that love the 40s, those that love books, those who love trains…………..I could go on and on.

This weekend we have Watchet Festival. A three day extravaganza of music, poetry and art. The bass re-verbs around town into the night and the happy folk who are partying on the hill enjoy the views of the sea and sunshine especially requested for this weekend!

Why do I mention the festival?

Well without the volunteers the festival just wouldn’t be Watchety! Volunteers on security. Volunteers on maintenance, on stewarding, on car parking  duty just to name a few of the jobs that locals love to fill.


As I drove passed yesterday evening at 11.30pm. Music throbbing, lights flashing, happy shouting and singing. There  sat by the side of the road with their flask of tea and…………………. ear defenders on were a couple of local ‘retirees’ on car parking duty!

How Watchety is that!!!

I just love to see those embracing the volunteer ethos, our town is full of these amazing people who give up their time to keep things running smoothly.  Age is no barrier,  just keep doing what you’re doing you are really appreciated.


To quote our Town Crier ‘don’t come to Watchet to retire, come to Watchet to live!’


Sea of Songs


Watchet is already feeling the Buzz. Musicians, artists, poets and their supporters have started to set up this first for Watchet.

Here in the Visitor Centre and Boat Museum new lighting has been hung, boxes of sound equipment stashed and visitors from near and far have begun to appear!

Fox Lane Studios with a help from Amy Yon (of Yon’s Interiors, Swain Street) have organised a day of music, art and media which all kicks off at 12.30am. This non-profit music/arts festival aim is to encourage the audience to be part of the creative process and engage them in various activities.


Here in the Boat Museum the music starts at 6.45pm and the programme continues until 10.30pm.

Feel free to come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment!