Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wednesday, Somerton festival news & events

Somerton Arts Festival
Somerton's annual arts fest is under way and we haven't given it the plug it deserves, sorry people.

It runs until 15th of this month with varied and various perfomances throughout Somerton.
Today the 'Alternatives' will be entertaining residents of Wessex House with a mixture of songs and music from the '20s along with ballads, screen numbers and much more. This happens at 2.30pm today

Tonight at 7.30pm the Somerton Festival Brass Band will be playing at St Michael's Church. Tickets are £4. A Poetry Slam is happening at 7.30pm in the skittle Alley of the Unicorn, tickets £3 and last but not least, the Pink Floyd tribute 'Us and Them' will be playing at 8.30pm in the Festival Marquee, Somerton Sports Club. If you haven't seen or heard these guys then do go along...they are good! Tickets £8

For more details about Somerton's Festival click here for their web site.

Other Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Julie Dunn Trio @ Beach & Barnicott, Bridport
Traditional Music @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Us & Them (Somerton Arts Fest) @ Sports Field Marquee, Somerton

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Acoustic Night @ West India House, Bridgwater

Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd dies
Syd Barrett has died, it has been confirmed.

Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd and considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians in rock'n'roll history.He is understood to have died at his home in Cambridge at the age of 60 last Friday, July 7, after succumbing to complications related to diabetes.

His brother Alan confirmed Barrett's death today, telling The Guardian: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."Barrett retreated from public life and music culture in the early 1970s, after leaving Pink Floyd as his mental health disintegrated in the apparent aftermath of heavy LSD use during the '60s.

His legacy can be heard on the seminal and acclaimed early recordings of Pink Floyd, such as "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", and his solo material such as "The Madcap Laughs".

Have a Pink Floyd day.

The Editor

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