CARNIVAL: It’s never about the winning, but Renegades CC are the over the moon at first-ever victory

CARNIVAL: It’s never about the winning, but Renegades CC are the over the moon at first-ever victory

Posted: 17th October 2017
THE sound of champagne corks has probably just about started to fade following on from Renegades Carnival Club being named as the winners of this year’s amazing Bridgwater Carnival Concerts. The concerts came to a triumphant conclusion on Saturday (October 14, 2017) night after a successful two-week run of amazing performances at Bridgwater Town Hall. And there were…

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CARNIVAL: Woman suffers ‘life threatening injuries’ after getting trapped under float

CARNIVAL: Woman suffers ‘life threatening injuries’ after getting trapped under float

Posted: 15th October 2017
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an incident at a Carnival last night (Saturday, October 14, 2017) in South Somerset in which a woman member of the road crew became trapped under one of the floats. The incident happened shortly before 10pm when the Chard Carnival breakdown was happening at the end of the evening’s procession by the Tesco supermarket in…

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CARNIVAL: Bridgwater Carnival Concerts get underway

CARNIVAL: Bridgwater Carnival Concerts get underway

Posted: 2nd October 2017
THOUSANDS of people will be descending on Bridgwater Town Hall over the next fortnight for the annual run of the ever-popular Bridgwater Carnival Concerts. The Concerts, featuring Carnivalites and front-of-curtain acts, will run from Monday (October 2, 2017) through to Saturday, October 14, 2017. The Carnival Concerts act as a great warm-up for the club’s for their dance…

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CARNIVAL: Clubs are on the ball for Freddy’s Fight for Life Appeal

CARNIVAL: Clubs are on the ball for Freddy’s Fight for Life Appeal

Posted: 3rd September 2017
TEAMS from two of Bridgwater’s Carnival clubs swapped their cart sheds for the football pitch on Sunday (September 3, 2017) to take part in a charity match to help fund a potentially life-saving trip to the United States for a local four-year-old lad. Gremlins CC and Marketeers CC did battle on the pitch at Bridgwater Town’s Fairfax Park to show their support for Freddy…

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CARNIVAL: Clubs urged to think security

CARNIVAL: Clubs urged to think security

Posted: 30th August 2017
ORGANISERS of carts being prepared for this year’s Carnival season in Somerset are being warned to ensure their headquarters and work areas are secure. It follows a break-in to secure premises of a Bridgwater-based carnival club between August 21-22, 2017. PC Samantha Legg said: “This club had taken security seriously and set up their operation in a location away from…

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CARNIVAL: Consortium of Carnivals unite to beat street peddlers

CARNIVAL: Consortium of Carnivals unite to beat street peddlers

Posted: 29th August 2017
FOURTEEN Carnival towns in Somerset are joining forces this autumn to combat the rapid expansion of the large group of street traders who invade their streets during Carnival parades. These pedlars seldom contribute anything towards the running costs of the festivities and Carnival organisers have serious concerns that the public mistakenly assume that they are…

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CARNIVAL: Thieves break into British Flag’s shed

CARNIVAL: Thieves break into British Flag’s shed

Posted: 22nd August 2017
AN appeal has gone out for information following a break-in at the new building headquarters of the British Flag Carnival Club on the outskirts of Bridgwater. The club has only just recently celebrated moving into its new shed at Westonzoyland, but that has now been tinged with disappointment after thieves broke into the building sometime between 10pm on Monday (August…

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CARNIVAL: Arts Council backs Bridgwater Carnival with nearly £30k

CARNIVAL: Arts Council backs Bridgwater Carnival with nearly £30k

Posted: 17th August 2017
THE Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival has been awarded nearly £30,000 from the National Lottery Arts Council - enabling the committee to make the annual event even better. Malcolm Cattle, President of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “The grant from the Arts Council is meant for the development of Carnival skills and education and has previously enabled us to run…

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CARNIVAL: Shed party for British Flag CC

CARNIVAL: Shed party for British Flag CC

Posted: 14th August 2017
MEMBERS of the Bridgwater-based British Flag Carnival Club held a party on Saturday (August 12, 2017) to celebrate the opening of its new shed. It has taken a lot of work and effort by dedicated members of the long-standing club to finally get their shed up and operational at Westonzoyland and so it was an obvious opportunity to hold a party. There was a bar, barbecue…

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CARNIVAL: New Mercure Bridgwater Hotel books in for Carnival

CARNIVAL: New Mercure Bridgwater Hotel books in for Carnival

Posted: 20th June 2017
THE new Mercure Bridgwater Hotel has thrown its support behind the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. Carnival president Malcolm Cattle and Carnival co-ordinator Chris Hocking were invited  by Deepak Chainrai, of DC Hotels (Bridgwater) Ltd to go along and look at progress being made on the new hotel on the corner of Broadway and Eastover. Following the demolition of the old…

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