CARNIVAL: Organisers move a step closer to Carnival Park goal for South Somerset

CARNIVAL: Organisers move a step closer to Carnival Park goal for South Somerset

Posted: 10th July 2017
EXCITING plans to create a £300,000 Carnival Park on the outskirts of Ilminster are moving full steam ahead. It is only two-and-a-half years since it was first mooted about creating a centre where Carnival clubs within the South Somerset Federation could build their colourful carts and entries. But the Carnival Park Management Committee has worked tirelessly and has now…

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CARNIVAL: Duck race thriller at South Petherton

CARNIVAL: Duck race thriller at South Petherton

Posted: 16th April 2017
FUNDS for the annual South Petherton Carnival were boosted thanks to the ever-popular Duck Race on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017) which proved another exciting event which pulled the community together. People of all ages gathered at the start at Hele Lane where around 700 plastic yellow ducks were released down the stream. Local firefighters were on hand to give some…

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CARNIVAL: Easter quiz night for South Petherton Carnival

CARNIVAL: Easter quiz night for South Petherton Carnival

Posted: 15th April 2017
FUNDS for the annual South Petherton Carnival will be boosted on Sunday (April 16, 2017) with an Easter Quiz Night. The quiz takes place at the award-winning Brewers Arms pub in South Petherton from 8.30pm and it will cost just £2 per person to enter with a prize for the winning team. All proceeds will be put towards the coffers for organising the annual South Petherton…

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CARNIVAL: Annual duck race for South Petherton Carnival

CARNIVAL: Annual duck race for South Petherton Carnival

Posted: 15th April 2017
THE annual South Petherton Carnival Duck Race will take place on Sunday (April 16, 2017) and the plastic competitors are going quackers in anticipation. Ducks are priced £2 each or three for £5 and they will be available to be bought on the day from volunteers at the Brewers Arms pub in South Petherton or at the start of the course at Hele Lane in the village. The ducks…

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BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL 2016: Watch the Carnival LIVE!

BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL 2016: Watch the Carnival LIVE!

Posted: 5th November 2016
PEOPLE can watch Bridgwater Carnival LIVE here with filming from the procession on the internet. This ambitious trial project is being made possible by collaboration between Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, Maniac Films, Somerset Web Services and Matt Bell from Autodesk. It will allow those who are unable to see the Carnival on the streets to watch it live on…

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COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL: A TO Z GUIDE OF BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL

COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL: A TO Z GUIDE OF BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL

Posted: 4th November 2016
BRIDGWATER Carnival 2016 is upon us and last minute preparations will be taking place ahead of the glittering procession on Saturday (November 5, 2016) night. Around 150,000 people will be converging onto the streets of Bridgwater for the famous Carnival and watch in wonder as the cavalcade of carts, tableaus, bands, masqueraders and majorettes makes its way around the…

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COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL: A TO Z GUIDE OF BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL

COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL: A TO Z GUIDE OF BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL Photo 2

Posted: 4th November 2016
BRIDGWATER Carnival 2016 is upon us and last minute preparations will be taking place ahead of the glittering procession on Saturday (November 5, 2016) night. Around 150,000 people will be converging onto the streets of Bridgwater for the famous Carnival and watch in wonder as the cavalcade of carts, tableaus, bands, masqueraders and majorettes makes its way around the…

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CARNIVAL: Dig deep for charity at Chard Carnival

CARNIVAL: Dig deep for charity at Chard Carnival

Posted: 7th October 2016
THE Carnival season is here and final preparations are being made ahead of Chard Carnival which will take to the town centre streets during a day of fun tomorrow (Saturday, October 8, 2016). Things are a little different this year as the Chard Children’s Carnival will be on the same day as the main procession. The Children’s Carnival takes place at midday starting at…

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CARNIVAL: West End hits come to Ilminster

CARNIVAL: West End hits come to Ilminster

Posted: 2nd October 2016
MUSICAL maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber would have been a proud man had he been among the crowds last night (Saturday, October 1, 2016) at Ilminster Carnival as two of his wonderful West End masterpieces stole the show. While Starlight Express was the theme for Harlequin CC and its excellent cart entry Underground Express, it was another of Webber’s shows, Phantom of the…

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CARNIVAL: Organisers urge motorists to park sensibly

CARNIVAL: Organisers urge motorists to park sensibly

Posted: 1st October 2016
MOTORISTS are being asked to use their common sense in Ilminster tonight (Saturday, October 1, 2016) ahead of the Carnival and not park on roads where there have been yellow traffic cones placed. Organisers of Ilminster Carnival – which takes place tonight – have said that in recent years there has been a lot of congestion created at the end of the procession because…

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