Parrett in Burnham-On-Sea area features in multi-media exhibition
stories of the River Parrett in the Burnham-On-Sea area are among
those being brought to life in a three-week multi-media exhibition.
display, called Out of the Mouth of the Parrett, is
on show at Bridgwater Library and features a sound, video and live
aims to immerse visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures
and the landscapes along the river - including the Burnham-On-Sea
and Huntspill estuary.
The free event lets visitors follow the Arco Dart dredger as sails
into Dunball Wharf with Capt. Jess Tyson.
can also hear echoes of the old Bridgwater Docks with Rex Woodward
and Roger Sherring; set sail from Combwich in a hand built boat
with Bill Johnson; climb the stairs of Careys Mill at Parrett Works
with inventor Keith Shoemark.
voyage of discovery will bring alive the extraordinary River Parrett
in all her seasons and moods as seen through the eyes of the people
who know her best," says a spokeswoman.
The event will run from 21st March to 8th April; with opening times
from 10am - 4pm during weekdays and 10am -1pm on Saturdays. There
is an evening session on Thursday 6th April from 6pm-8.30pm.
"People can pop in and experience one episode of the story,
or visit for the whole 60 minute voyage, which sets sail approximately
on the hour with a break for lunch around 1pm."
Out of the Mouth of the Parrett event is a collaboration
between Somerset County Councils Library Service and Theatre
Mélange, which produces innovative public events celebrating
particular places and their people.
David Hall, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member with responsibility
for Libraries, said: "This ground-breaking event brings together
a diverse range of real life stories collected from local people
who live and work along the River Parrett. Working with Theatre
Melange has helped the library to connect communities in a creative
and inspiring way. The transformation of Bridgwater Library is something
not to be missed."
This venture is a partnership between Somerset Libraries, Theatre
Mélange, South Somerset District Council, Sedgemoor District
Council, South West Heritage Trust and is supported with financial
investment from Arts Council England, the National Lottery; Somerset
County Council and South Somerset District Council.