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CONTACT: A lockdown art exhibition

CONTACT: A lockdown art exhibition

An incredible online art exhibition has been launched by the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre.  The exhibition showcases the amazing work of 12 local artists commissioned by the Princess to create pieces that sum up how this pandemic, lockdown and a lack of human contact has affected us all.

Contact is on the Princess’s website until late December and the physical exhibition will be part of the reopening phase for the Princess in the new year. 

The work varies in its use of media from animation, photography, ipad to installation pieces and the artists, all Somerset based; from professional to educator to school child.

Speaking to Beccy Armory, leading the creative team at the Princess, she says “We have all missed human contact whether it be verbal, physical or social and it seems rather appropriate that this exhibition is launched amid Lockdown #2.  COVID19 has changed all of our lives in many different ways.  What our artists have created is a body of work that we can all relate to in some way shape or form.  The response to every piece is different but emotionally we understand as humans how each of these pieces translates.”

Cllr Louise Parkin said, “The exhibition itself and the work is a real change of direction for the visual arts at the Princess.  The arts scene in Burnham and Highbridge is really changing for the positive and we are excited to be a part of that.  What has been created is wonderful.  Our local artistic community have really risen to the challenge and encompassed what has been a very strange year.”

The exhibition can be found online at https://www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/ and is part of the Princess’s programmed work funded by the Arts Council.

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

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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