A Cultural Tour of Clevedon

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Photo credit Paul Blakemore

For those who like to explore a new town by discovering the cultural attributes it may hold, you will not be disappointed with Clevedon. Vibrant, clever and with a great sense of humour, the cultural treats Clevedon has to offer incorporate the very best from the big screen, shopping, the creative arts and the stage.

Cinema

Since opening its doors in 1912, The Curzon Cinema has hosted mainstream and art house films, live comedy and music performances. Now known as one of the oldest continually running purpose-built cinemas in the world, you can sit amongst original 1920s interior design and munch on popcorn surrounded by an internationally recognised piece of cinema history. Families can enjoy earlier child-friendly showings and film aficionados will be in their element at the 35mm film screenings.

Theatre

This is not one to miss for those with a taste for the theatrical. The Theatre Shop is, as you might expect, a theatre in a shop. Found in Queens Square, what was once disused retail space, is now it’s filled with energy and laughter on a regular basis. This small but perfectly formed venue began life as a short-term pop-up and now offers theatre productions, workshops and outdoor events that radiate creative energy throughout the town. company Grab a locally-made beverage from our hand-crafted bar – sit back and swill back your culture in relaxed fashion.

Photo credit Paul Blakemore

Shopping

From stationery, haberdashery and food, the independent shopping scene in Clevedon has a culture all of it’s own. Never afraid to open their doors to workshops, tasting events and classes, a trip to Clevedon could involve an introduction to a new skill or hobby to continue long after your visit.
Saker Stationery, found on Alexandra Road is a beautifully quirky place to pick up a new notebook, sketching materials or a unique book from local writers and artists.
The Spinning Weal can delight those with a preference for all things haberdashery and textile art. With workshops running throughout the year and a team of knowledgeable staff, you can learn and discover a new talent while browsing their extensive range of fabrics and wool.
Murray’s Deli just a little further towards the sea on Hill Road can offer a taste of the Mediterranean and is the perfect spot to pick up an artisanal picnic to enjoy by the sea.

The Pier

The jewel of the Clevedon coast, a must see for any visitor. Most recently famed for it’s place in One Direction’s “You and I” music video, the pier is built from pieces of Brunel’s railway and was once described by Sir John Betjeman as “the most beautiful pier in England”. Enjoy a coffee to go from the Victorian Pagoda or fresh fish dishes at the Tiffin cafe and restaurant. Often hosting children’s events and historical showcases from the archives, there really is something for all the family.

For more cultural ideas for your trip to Clevedon, see our Things To Do page.