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“Choose your own artwork” to be installed on the seawall at Burnham-on-Sea.

Seed are working with Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council on an exciting creative project to commission a new piece of artwork for the seawall in Burnham-on-Sea. The artwork will run along a half-mile stretch between the planned new play area at South Esplanade and the Burnham-on-Sea pavilion.

Artists were invited to submit an initial proposal to a selection panel comprising members of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council, Seed and community representatives. Two outstanding proposals were shortlisted and are about to go on display for members of the public to choose the one they prefer.

Seed Director Scott O’Hara explains “The brief for the artwork was to create a durable piece that responded to the local natural environment and celebrates the ecology of this part of Bridgwater Bay. Two proposals best reflecting this theme with a high-quality artistic response were shortlisted, and we are excited to give the people of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge an opportunity to vote for their favourite.”

Artist Jacqueline Seifert of Orakel Workshop proposes to create a series of ten unique tiled artworks, each exploring the special characteristics of the natural landscape.

The second proposal from artist Svetlana Kondakova explores a similar design concept. Svetlana will produce three mosaic murals, portraying views of Bridgwater Bay mudflats and the variety of wildlife they support above and below the surface. 

Now it’s up to you, the community of Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge, to decide which of these final two proposals will be created and installed. Voting can be done in person or digitally by the deadline of Sunday 13th March 2022.

Both proposals will be displayed in The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, with voting boxes, from Tuesday 15th February. You can also cast your vote on the Seed website at https://seedsedgemoor.com/activities/burnham-on-sea-public-artwork/.

For more information email info@seedsedgemoor.com or visit www.seedsedgemoor.com.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge

 

Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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