Seed has been created by a consortium of six local organisations led by Homes in Sedgemoor. With Arts Council’s commitment in place for the first four years, our ten-year vision is to ensure that everyone living and working in Sedgemoor has a chance to experience more creative arts and culture. We know that within our communities there is a wealth of knowledge, skills and creativity, some of which remains hidden or undervalued. We want to tap into this rich resource and especially want to meet and work with people who might not otherwise have had the chance to explore their creative ideas and passions. As the programme grows, we want to encourage and enable more and different people to take a lead in commissioning creative activities for the future.

What do we do?

Through community consultation, Seed curate, commission and plan projects and events throughout Sedgemoor with and for local communities. Some of our recent projects include:

Sound of the Streets, A summer celebration of music with four days of outdoor music, street bands and celebratory sound in Taunton, Axbridge, Woolavington and Bridgwater. From Samba and brass to folk and funk these towns were brought to life with music

Front Garden Festival, Sedgemoor residents enjoyed a mini festival of music on their doorsteps – 60 acts performed to over 4500 people in private and pub gardens, public spaces, and playing fields, and local musicians got to showcase their talents.

Crystals Vardo, Theatre in Woolavington where the rich tapestry of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture was brought to life through humour, music and storytelling.

Cheddar Valley Window Wanderland, In December homes throughout the Cheddar valley were lit up with wintry themed window displays created using free tissue paper kits from The Arts Quarter in Cheddar.

Blues in the Pews, Blues in the Pews is a monthly open mic and jam night at St John’s Church in Highbridge. Featuring house band Mossflower, all are invited to come along and enjoy the music, either in the audience or from the stage!

Highbridge Youth Arts, Highbridge Youth Arts offer an accessible and affordable opportunity for local young people of Highbridge to take part in creative and performing dance and drama.

Highbridge Podcast, is producing 10 recordings of sounds collected from Highbridge’s past and present. The podcast is an oral timecapsule for future generations to learn more about the history of the town. Capturing the voices of generations in Highbridge and giving the community a voice!

Nornen Project, Have you seen the shipwreck of the Nornen at Berrow? Do you know the stories? The Nornen Project is bringing the story to life with a series of events and the creation of a brand-new theatrical production, all to celebrate the 125thanniversary of this local landmark in 2022.

Highbridge Youth Theatre, is for 7-11 year olds and the Youth Company is for 12-18 year olds working in association with Somerset Youth Theatre, Wassail & Action Track. The groups meet once a week and explore devised theatre, have fun make new friends and build confidence.

Art First, a collaborative project creating artwork on the Buses of Somerset for the community.

What is Creative People and Places?

Creative People and Places is an Arts Council funded project offering communities new opportunities to access and participate in creative arts and cultural activities. Community members are offered the opportunity to choose, create and take part in arts and cultural activities in their area, and many of our events are free.

Get involved

Whether you are into hip hop or knit and natter, carnival or computer games, circus arts or book clubs, dancing or body art, church choirs or wassail, whatever your passion, Seed Sedgemoor CPP programme is for you! Sign up for our regular e-bulletin to be the first to hear about what is on offer or for more information, email info@seedsedgemoor.com