Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Join local artists and members of the community for a one-off FREE event with local performers Pirates of the Carabina on Sunday 3 October, telling their stories of journeys.

PIRATE TAXI is a funny, family-friendly circus show suitable for adventurers of all ages. Taking place in, on and around an old-school London Taxi, PIRATE TAXI has all the hallmarks of a Pirates of the Carabina show – original live music, humour, a mechanically ingenious set, and extraordinary aerial performance. Telling POTC’s own story of Circus to Somerset, PIRATE TAXI weaves in themes of journeying, displacement and the annual migration of birds. Audiences are invited to join in the ride, as the Taxi becomes a travelling trove of stories, anecdotes and ruminations. And there is always room for one more.

Through a series of workshops, local theatre-maker Selina Keedwell and Pirates of the Carabina’s Shaena Brandel have been working with members of the community to create the curtain raiser, a brand-new theatre piece based on tales of travel. During workshops, they have shared stories of travel including journeys they might have made in the past and those they hope to make in the future. Participants learned new theatre skills and Shaena put them through their paces as they learned exciting new circus skills.

Theatre maker Selina Keedwell said: “It has been a privilege to work with members of the community from all generations. The stories shared have been funny, moving and inspiring; capturing journeys from the Wye Valley to Mount Everest! Participants have explored aerial circus, verbatim, set design and much more. Every person involved has brought something new to the project and we can’t wait to share the performance and celebrate the towns’ creativity at the Morland Hub.”

This free performance will be a one off so don’t miss your chance to share in their stories.

Seed Director Scott O’Hara said “Seed is thrilled to be able to create this opportunity for another free performance in Highbridge, but more than that to enable local people to take part in the event and share their stories alongside the professionals.

See the free performance at the Morland Community Hub this Sunday at 2.15pm. The afternoon will continue until 4.30pm with music, circus entertainment, dancing and refreshments available. For more information, call Take Art on 01460 249450.

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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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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.
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