Thank you to everyone who have supported Somerfest 2019. We hope you enjoyed the Somerfest experience of one of Somerset’s largest free outdoor arts festivals with a programme of outdoor theatre, music, dance, circus, sports, fabulous Somerset food and drink and family activities. Somerfest is the Somerset West and Taunton legacy event form the Cultural Olympics LOCOG 2012. There is always something for everyone to enjoy and take part in. Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts have come to the end of their 5 year commission to enhance the festival. Keep an eye on the Somerfest web site for future information.
Here are some of the past festival highlight’s
Somerfest 2019 Highlights
Somerfest was an absolutely fantastic event, working with the ICC Cricket World Cup in Taunton. We brought stilt cricketers, Garden of Delights, music and outdoor theatre to Taunton’s public spaces. Here are some festival highlights with Rimski and Handkerchief piano, the Floral Living Vines, Somerset Maypole. Thank you Arts Council England for supporting Fuse work across Somerset and Somerfest 2015 – 2019.
Somerfest 2018 Highlights
We were delighted to have Avanti Display, Fraser Hooper. Streetlinkz Creative Youth as well as over 100 fabulous talented artists. Somerfest 2018 – 100 artists – 80 shows – 6 sites to audiences of over 15,000 people.
Somerfest 2017 Highlights
We were over the moon to have Lords of Strut, Bingo Lingo, Lekan Babalola, The Strong Lady, Fuse Circus & Aerial artists, Big Noise Street Band and over 120 fabulous talented local and international artistes.
Somerfest was inspired by LOCOG 2012, Summer Cultural Olympiad Games, sports and arts legacy and instigated by Cllr Mark Edwards. The festival is organised and creatively produced by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts and commissioned by Somerset West and Taunton Council.
Fuse are funded by Arts Council England and develop outdoor arts projects in Taunton and across Somerset with artists, young people, community groups and making arts accessible to all ages. We want everyone to have the opportunity to take part and see some of the worlds most talented artists and take part in our projects and events.
How do we do this ? The festival is free to attend but not free to produce. The Fuse team work hard behind the scenes throughout the year raising funds to bring Taunton a spectacular international free outdoor festival and providing school, youth and community projects year round working with people of all ages and abilities.
We need your support by contributing into the hat after the shows or contact us for sponsorship information or take part and help at the festival or events and be part of the team.
Stay in the loop with our commission opportunities, advertising, sponsorship, stall and activities information, Emerge programme, youth and community projects.
We always have an incredible line up of great shows, live music and Somerset arts, crafts, food and drink. Something for everyone to enjoy.
We look forward to seeing you at Somerfest 2020
Telephone : 01458259638 M: 07866771601
With Thanks to
Supporting the festival since 2012
Supporting Fuse for the arts and culture programme, youth and community projects and supporting exceptional talented artists
With thanks to all the festival supporters