Somerset Day is being celebrated differently this year. Due to the pandemic things are moving online with the ‘Why I love Somerset’ Campaign. It has a single, very simple aim – to replace the hundreds of events due to take place across villages, communities and towns throughout Somerset on and around Somerset Day with a major celebration online, through social media.
Communities, businesses and individuals joining together
‘Why I love Somerset’ will focus on communities, businesses and individuals joining together in the lead up to, and on Somerset Day itself, in celebrating our communities and our county.
Playing your part
Everyone is being encouraged to share the things they love about Somerset in lots of different creative ways; in pictures, music, art, words, baking, song or dance! Here are some ideas:
Businesses – Share why you love working and operating in Somerset with:
- A picture out of the office window
- A picture of your team (before lockdown!)
- A snap enjoying a classic Somerset cider
- A Zoom screenshot of everyone dressed up as the Wurzels or another Somerset theme!
- Spelling ‘Somerset’ out with something
- A feature on your Somerset heritage
- A simple Tweet explaining why you love Somerset using the #somersetday hashtag
Communities – Share why you love Somerset with:
- A favourite picture you’ve captured of our county
- Somerset themed art (have a go at painting Glastonbury Tor!)
- Telling us your favourite song that reminds you of Somerset
- A poem you like or have written about our county
- Some classic Somerset food or drink
- Your favourite pictures of a special memory in Somerset
- A snap of your pet lounging in the Somerset sun
- A simple social media post explaining why you love Somerset using the #somersetday hashtag
There are loads of fantastic ways to get involved, beyond these lists! Everyone is being asked to post their pictures on Somerset Day itself and to create an online overflow of love, joy and celebration to lift people’s spirits and bring everyone together in celebration.
What to do next Get your expression of why you love Somerset ready. Start taking some pictures or finding the songs or dressing up!
Bishop Ruth, who is one of the Patrons of Somerset Day, has this message.
For more information, visit the Somerset Day 365 website.