Smugglers, Seafarers, Shantymen (and a lost cow)


Smugglers, Seafarers, Shantymen (and a lost cow) is a new heritage project being led by Contains Art in Watchet, in association with Wassail and Onion Collective, alongside a host of community partners and creative practitioners.


It’s a celebration of Watchet’s maritime history, and the work will culminate in a performance extravaganza over the weekend of 28th/29th May 2022 in which professional actors will perform alongside community groups and members of the public.

This project is made possible with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We are recruiting for two creative practitioners to join the team in delivering this project.

Who you are, and what you do, will help us shape this project - so if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you!

You don’t have to live or work in Somerset, or have a strong local connection to be considered but having, or being willing to gain an understanding of the socio-economic context of the town and the role of the sea within it will be imperative.

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