About Weston super Mare
Weston super Mare is a seaside resort town and civil parish in North Somerset. It's located on the Bristol Channel coast, less than 20 miles south west of Bristol, spanning the coast between the bounding high ground of Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. Weston is home to a remarkably high number of businesses (small and large), with a population of over 70,000. It is twinned with Hildesheim, Germany.
The town has a number of arts venues. The Playhouse serves both tourists and the local population. The Winter Gardens on the seafront hosts shows, exhibitions and conferences. The Blakehay Theatre & Community Arts Centre is a small venue housed in a former Baptist church.
The last scenes of The Remains of the Day, a James Ivory film of 1993, were shot at several locations in the town including the Grand Pier and the Winter Gardens.
Weston-super-Mare has a couple of live music venues of note. Hobbit's on Carlton Street caters mainly for young up and coming punk and pop acts, whilst the nearby Scally's bar hosts local and national touring rock bands. On the other side of town The Back Bar, The London, and the Imperial hold regular open mic nights which attract a wide array of local musicians, as well as artists from further afield. The T4 on the Beach pop music concert attracts up to 50,000 music fans and is given national TV coverage each summer.
The town was the subject of a song Sunny Weston-super-Mare performed by local band, The Wurzels.
The town is also the site of the Upstart art+music Festival, which highlights local artists and musicians.Information & text gathered from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved June 23rd, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston super Mare