Burnham’s first-ever Spray Jam Festival is set to take to the town’s streets this weekend with a schedule of street art and entertainment.
Dozens of contemporary and traditional street artists will head into Burnham town centre on Saturday (August 13th) and Sunday (August 14th).
Organiser Becky Hewlitt, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We will have over 30 artists – both traditional and street artists – creating art live in Burnham during the weekend.”
“There will also be a stage with live music outside the Victoria Hotel and performances by local poets of all ages.”
The work of 35 artists will go on show at Marine Cove on Burnham seafront, to include pieces from 20 students at King Alfred School in Highbridge.
Art will also be on show at The Victoria Hotel, Crafty Tea Cup, Hallmark Tattoos, The Vapoury, Coffee Corner and Andrews of Abingdon Street.
There will also be a stage set up outside the Victoria Hotel during Saturday featuring live music performances. Buskers and poetry readers will also be about the town centre.
A sand sculpture display will take place during Saturday on Burnham’s beach and there will also be craft stalls set up in Victoria Street.
Becky, who is running the event on a voluntary basis without profit, said she’s looking forward to the festival. “It will be absolutely amazing, a superb weekend, and we will immediately become the UK’s third-biggest street art festival.”
Kallus Spore, one of the artists, also pictured, added: “We are massively looking forward to this festival which will be great for the town.”
The timings for the live music on stage outside the Victoria Hotel are as follows: 12 – 12.45 Curly and Al; 1 – 1.45 The Bostock Breeze Band; 2- 3 The Rocker Covers; 3- 4 Bouncing Biscuit; 4 – 5 Dr Days Junction; 5 – 6 The Leylines Trio; 6 – 7 The Pineapple Poets; 7- 8 The Talk Show Hosts; and 9-10.30 Keystonez.
The Town Council recently earmarked £2,000 of its funding towards the event.