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Bridgwater Twinning Week (13-19 July 2019) is when the town celebrates its many International links around the world. Launched at Bridgwater Library 11am on Saturday 13th July there will be a week long exhibition of Internationalism culminating in an event at the Bridgwater Arts Centre on Friday 19th

The exhibition will range from Bridgwater’s first twinning in 1957 with the French Provencal town of La Ciotat through the central German wood framed town of Homberg across to the Moravian Czech town of Uherske Hradiste (Britain’s first post velvet revolution Czech twinning) down to the town of Marsa on the  Mediterranean island of Malta, back again to the Italian hilltop town of Priverno, taking in the US city of Seattle (where Bridgwater’s link up every February as part of KEXP Radio Seattles annual Clash festival brings the 2 towns together) to the imminent 2019 twinning with the town of Camacha on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

On Friday 19th July you are invited to the Annual Twinning Party at the Bridgwater Arts Centre 7-11pm. For the first part of the evening each twinning group will present films, slides and a talk about the years events and this will be followed by live music from the local ‘Dave the Milkman Big Band’ and guest artistes from Italy ‘The Loreans’ who are from Anzio and play a ‘back to the future’ mix of rock n roll, surf music and beat generation 60’s psychedelia. Tickets are £10.

“The Lorean’s” were formed in Anzio (Rome) during the winter of 2015 aiming to bring back the vibes of the 60’s and light up the coast. Their musical repertoire is all about rock ‘n roll, beat and surf rock sounds with the recent addition of some psychedelic rock pieces. Their setlist features artists such as “The Beatles”, “The Beach Boys”, “The Doors”, “Elvis Presley” and so much more.

Andrea explains "The band’s name is a tribute and a reference to the movie “Back to the future”, because, as for the De Lorean, we travel back in time!"

The Lorean’s are:Andrea Pucillo: rhythm guitar, vocals

Marco Negro: lead guitar, vocals Luca Pianconi: drums, vocals Gianfranco Bernacchia: bass, vocals and Eugenio Di Corinto: keyboards, vocals


Also playing on the night are local heroes 'the Dave the Milkman Big Band'. Described as 'a tribute act to themselves' the all star line up was thrown together/formed in Summer 2018 to tour the Czech Republic. Which they did. And a full report can be read here.

The line up is Yvette Staelens (vocals) Dave the Milkman (vocals/Guitar) Dave's mate Merv (bass) 

Ted 'Ted' McTed (Drums) Cllr Smedley (guitar)

Dave recently said "It's hard to describe the music of the Big Milk Band" . Shortly after this someone described it to him and he said "Oh yea, you're right, it isn't really"