CARNIVAL: Quiz time for Ilminster

CARNIVAL: Quiz time for Ilminster

Posted: 28th September 2016
THE annual Ilminster Carnival Quiz takes place tonight (Wednesdsay, September 28, 2016) at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster. Teams of four are invited to take part at £6 per team and quizzers are asked to get to the Shrubbery for 7pm in readiness for a 7.30pm start. The quiz is being organised by the Ilminster Rotary Club. The main Ilminster Carnival procession takes…

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CARNIVAL: Results and photos from Ilminster Children’s Carnival

CARNIVAL: Results and photos from Ilminster Children’s Carnival

Posted: 24th September 2016
YOUNG people brought plenty of colour to the town centre on Saturday (September 24, 2016) for the annual Ilminster Children’s Carnival. There were cowboys and Indians, pirates and dragons and even a teddy bears picnic as the procession made its way through the town. But it was an entry based on Brazil – entitled Socca Samba – which hit the right beat with the judges…

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CARNIVAL: All set for Ilminster Children’s Carnival

CARNIVAL: All set for Ilminster Children’s Carnival

Posted: 24th September 2016
THE annual Ilminster Children’s Carnival takes place later today (Saturday, September 24, 2016) and organisers are hoping for another fantastic parade. Children and youth groups will be getting into the Carnival spirit with their own colourful procession through the town. Judging will start at 1pm with all entrants hoping to win one of the prizes up for grabs and then…

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IN PHOTOS: Great night at South Petherton Carnival

IN PHOTOS: Great night at South Petherton Carnival

Posted: 12th September 2016
THE crowds came out once again at the weekend for the annual Carnival procession in South Petherton. The wonders of Carnival returned to South Petherton on Saturday (September 10, 2016) for the ever-popular parade. There were pirates and Indians, Smurfs, superheroes, Olympic favourites and even a Mad Hatter – among others  - to entertain the crowds lining the streets of…

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IN PHOTOS: Great night at South Petherton Carnival

IN PHOTOS: Great night at South Petherton Carnival Photo 10

Posted: 12th September 2016
THE crowds came out once again at the weekend for the annual Carnival procession in South Petherton. The wonders of Carnival returned to South Petherton on Saturday (September 10, 2016) for the ever-popular parade. There were pirates and Indians, Smurfs, superheroes, Olympic favourites and even a Mad Hatter – among others  - to entertain the crowds lining the streets of…

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CARNIVAL: Big night for South Petherton

CARNIVAL: Big night for South Petherton

Posted: 10th September 2016
THE annual South Petherton Carnival takes place tonight (Saturday, September 10, 2016) and organisers will be keeping their fingers-crossed for dry weather. The cavalcade of floats, majorettes, groups and individual masqueraders will parade through South Petherton from 7.30pm. Roads in and around the Carnival route will be closed from 6.30pm. The Carnival procession will…

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CARNIVAL: Last chance to save Chard Carnival from dying

CARNIVAL: Last chance to save Chard Carnival from dying

Posted: 18th January 2016
A FINAL rallying call has been made for support to help safeguard the future of Chard Carnival. A special meeting was held at the Guildhall in Chard last Thursday (January 14, 2016) to try and generate some fresh blood to the committee with no less than eight members stepping down next month. Veteran Carnivalite Doreen Toms, who was set to stand down, has decided to stay…

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CARNIVAL: Cheque presentations make the hard work all worthwhile

CARNIVAL: Cheque presentations make the hard work all worthwhile

Posted: 18th January 2016
AROUND £4,370 was presented by Chard Carnival Committee last week to various groups and organisations as a result of the proceeds from the 2015 procession. A large number of representatives of the recipients gathered at the Guildhall in Chard on Thursday (January 14, 2016) for the presentations. Chard Carnival chairman Andy Chant thanked everyone for attending and…

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CARNIVAL: Crunch meeting for Chard Carnival future

CARNIVAL: Crunch meeting for Chard Carnival future

Posted: 5th January 2016
PEOPLE are being urged to attend a crucial meeting next week which could determine the future of Chard Carnival. It could almost be the “last chance saloon” for the Carnival in Chard with only a handful of people understood to have come forward to potentially volunteer their time and efforts to retaining the colourful event – since news broke in October last year that…

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CARNIVAL: Annual meeting for Eclipse CC

CARNIVAL: Annual meeting for Eclipse CC

Posted: 3rd January 2016
THE Chard-based Eclipse Carnival Club will be holding its annual meeting tonight (Sunday, January 3, 2016). The meeting will be held at The Choughs in High Street, Chard, from 7pm and current members, plus anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend and find out more. “Carnival is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills while also enjoy many of…

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