Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Women get the Blues too

Women get the Blues too

Friday 25 March: Highbridge based monthly jam sessions Blues in the Pews is delighted to welcome special guests Small Days, featuring Natalie Davis and Dave Merrick this Saturday 26 March.

Blues in the Pews is a monthly session open to all to perform and enjoy local musical talent. Natalie and Dave will open this month’s session with an hour-long set of ‘The Classic Women’s Blues’, featuring songs and stories from Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and other female blues pioneers. 

Blues in the Pews organiser Martin Little says:  “Blues in the Pews has gone from strength to strength this year, but one thing we’ve noticed is that there are there are fewer female performers than there are male ones.  Those female musicians we have had join the jam session have been fantastic, but we want to encourage more.  We hope that by inviting Natalie to perform for us (ably assisted by Dave) that we’ll inspire more talented women to get up on stage.  This is also a great chance to delve into the history of some of our greatest blues, soul and gospel artists – many of whom were women!”

The Small Days set will be followed by the usual jam session, allowing all to get involved. Bring your instruments and join house band Mossflower onstage at St John’s Church in Highbridge this Saturday at 7.30pm.
These sessions are not just for performers though – Blues in the Pews is open to anyone who would like to come along for a great evening of local music, with no cover charge.

For more information visit www.seedsedgemoor.com or email bluesinthepews@gmail.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.
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