Category: Entertainment

Maritime Mayhem 2022

Maritime Mayhem coming next weekend to Watchet!

Friday 27th May
7.30pm – ‘Sea of Songs Preview’ Acoustic Night, Amy Yon + Friends at the Boat Museum

Saturday 28th May
11am-Interactive family-friendly performance by ‘Aurora’ percussion duo at East Quay, in partnership with Dunster Music Festival.

11am- Maritime Heritage Walk/Talk with the Bell Man,from Watchet Visitor Centre

12 noon, Watchet Community Choir on The Esplanade

12-2pm -Kids Hobby Horse making workshop at East Quay

2pm- Hobby Horse Cavalry Charge from East Quay

2-4pm Tea Total Tent with Watchet Wavemakers and The phoenix Centre, on the Esplanade

3.30pm- Great Big Shanty Sing with David Milton and friends, on the Esplanade

5-9pm- ‘Dock Rock’ Party and Barbeque with Watchet Boat Owners Association at East Quay.

Sunday 29th May 2022
10am -12pm- Historic Maritime Hat Making Workshop, at East Quay

11am- Hugill’s Crew Sea Shanties in the Boat Museum

12-2pm- Tin Can Cow Bell Family Workshop at East Quay

12noon- Folk Music at East Quay

2-4pm- Tea Total tent with Watchet Wavemakers and the Phoenix Centre on the Esplanade

2pm- Poetry with Deanna Payne on the Esplanade

3pm- The Watchet Consort on the Esplanade

5.30- ‘Holy Cow’ A specially written Community play by Wassail Theatre telling the tale of a time-travelling St Decuman and his Sea-faring Cow! At East Quay.


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.


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