CARNIVAL 2017 – COMMENT: People will always talk about the Carnival collection

CARNIVAL 2017 – COMMENT: People will always talk about the Carnival collection

Posted: 6th November 2017
THE big annual debate after Bridgwater Carnival has again come to the fore – the collection and the amount of money raised. The Bridgwater Carnival Committee has announced that the glittering procession on Saturday (November 4, 2017) amassed a collection of £27,060 – the first time in ten years that the total has topped £27k (writes Steve Sowden, of Bridgwater Press)…

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CARNIVAL 2017: Carnival committee apologise for live streaming failure and offer to pay refunds on donations

CARNIVAL 2017: Carnival committee apologise for live streaming failure and offered to pay refunds on donations

Posted: 5th November 2017
BRIDGWATER Carnival Committee has apologised for the failure of its live streaming on social media of the procession on Saturday (November 4, 2017) evening for those who could not watch it in person and has offered to refund any donations made. The live streaming of Bridgwater Carnival 2017 was dogged with technical difficulties and organisers had to eventually admit…

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CARNIVAL 2017 - PICTURE SPECIAL: Photos galore from Bridgwater Carnival

CARNIVAL 2017 - PICTURE SPECIAL: Photos galore from Bridgwater Carnival

Posted: 5th November 2017
BRIDWATER Carnival once again served up a real treat for the tens of thousands of people who lined the streets on Saturday (November 4, 2017) for the annual cavalcade of sound, colour and light. Well-known local photographer Jeff Searle, of Bridgwater Press, took his place among the crowds to get some great shots as the procession made its way past him. Take a look at…

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CARNIVAL 2017 – FULL RESULTS: Congratulations to Gremlins – but everyone’s a winner in Carnival!

CARNIVAL 2017 – FULL RESULTS: Congratulations to Gremlins – but everyone’s a winner in Carnival!

Posted: 5th November 2017
GREMLINS Carnival Club were crowned Bridgwater Carnival champions once again late on Saturday (November 4, 2017) night following another glittering procession through the town. The all-conquering Gremlins (pictured above) wowed the crowds and the judges to take the Championship Cup and Hardy Spicer Cup for their cart entry entitled Run to the Hills. Championship…

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CARNIVAL 2017: Carnival committee cancels live stream due to technical issues

CARNIVAL 2017: Carnival committee cancels live stream due to technical issues

Posted: 4th November 2017
BRIDGWATER Carnival Committee had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel its live streaming on the internet of the procession on Saturday (November 4, 2017) night. It had been hoped that thousands of people from around the world would be able to link into the live stream online and watch the glittering procession weave its way through the streets of Bridgwater and…

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CARNIVAL 2017 – FACT: Marketeers are using enough electrical cable to run from Bridgwater to North Petherton and back again

CARNIVAL 2017 – FACT: Marketeers are using enough electrical cable to run from Bridgwater to North Petherton and back again

Posted: 4th November 2017
THE Marketeers Carnival Club has used a whopping ten-kilometres of electrical cable in its 2017 entry entitled The Locker. The club’s cart is powered by a 125 kVA generator and has 6,000 LED chips, which equates to 300,000 individual lights, and can blend 24,000,000 different colours by varying the voltage to each red, green, blue and amber LED. One computer wirelessly…

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CARNIVAL 2017 – FACT: That’s a lot of icicles!

CARNIVAL 2017 – FACT: That’s a lot of icicles!

Posted: 4th November 2017
MEMBERS of the Bridgwater-based Marina Sydenham Juvenile CC have made 300 icicles for their cart entry in this year’s Bridgwater Carnival entitled Jack. As well as the icicles, the award-winning club has also made 600 bricks and 500 cobblestones for the cart. Good luck to Marina Sydenham Juvenile CC and we are sure the icicles won’t melt!

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CARNIVAL 2017: Special birthdays for several Carnival clubs this year

CARNIVAL 2017: Special birthdays for several Carnival clubs this year

Posted: 4th November 2017
THERE are plenty of clubs taking part in Bridgwater Carnival on Saturday (November 4, 2017) who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year. The Cavaliers CC are topping the birthday card pile as they celebrate 80 years, while the Vagabonds CC have notched up 70 years. And fellow Bridgwater outfit Griffens CC have reached 50 years. Visiting Huckduck CC are…

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CARNIVAL 2017: Please dig deep for Bridgwater Carnival collection

CARNIVAL 2017: Please dig deep for Bridgwater Carnival collection

Posted: 4th November 2017
BRIDGWATER Carnival organisers are urging the tens of thousands of people who will line the procession route on Saturday (November 4, 2017) night to dig deep for charity. Charities and local community groups who havebenefited by working with the Carnival in 2017 include 1st Curry Rivel & Drayton Girl Guides: Bridgwater & Albion Youth RFC; Bridgwater Hospital League of…

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CARNIVAL 2017: Support Carnival by buying goodies from Official Carnival Sellers

CARNIVAL 2017: Support Carnival by buying goodies from Official Carnival Sellers

Posted: 4th November 2017
PEOPLE are being urged to buy Carnival goodies for Saturday (November 4, 2017) night’s Bridgwater Carnival from Official Carnival Sellers which are in the town. Products offered for sale by the Official Carnival Sellers will include flashing wands, batons and windmills, whistles, bunny ears and many other items which children love at carnivals. Prices will range from £2…

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