Carnival concert 2014 about to commence

Bridgwater Mercury: Rita Jones, president of Bridgwater Carnival Committee

12:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE annual carnival concerts start next week and here Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival president Rita Jones sets the scene.

Bridgwater Carnival results 2013

12:00pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

Full results from Saturday night's Bridgwater Carnival here.

Do your bit to keep Bridgwater Carnival going

Bridgwater Mercury: Collectors on the streets last year.

3:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

IF you dined in a swanky Parisian restaurant, or stayed in a plush five-star hotel, you’d expect to pick up a fairly hefty bill afterwards.

Gremlins going for 10th straight win at Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury: Can Gremlins make it 10 in a row tonight?

10:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

BRIDGWATER’S most successful club, Gremlins, will be going for another piece of Carnival history tonight.

Bridgwater Carnival: where to park your car or bike

Bridgwater Mercury: Photos from North Petherton Carnival 2012 - buy your souvenir reprints now!

9:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

IF you’d like to leave your car at home, but it’s too far to walk, then The Bridgwater Way partnership wants to help you by pledging to make this year’s event “the most-cycle friendly ever”.

Bridgwater Carnival road closures

Bridgwater Mercury: Photos from North Petherton Carnival 2012 - buy your souvenir reprints now!

5:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE following road closures, all ending at 1am on Sunday, will be in place on Saturday.

Bridgwater Carnival - access around Bower Lane

Bridgwater Mercury: Photos from North Petherton Carnival 2012 - buy your souvenir reprints now!

12:30pm Friday 1st November 2013

BRIDGWATER Carnival Committee has released the following information concerning access around the Bath Road/Bower Lane area tomorrow.

Fireworks display on St Matthew's Field tonight

Bridgwater Mercury: Fireworks

7:00am Friday 1st November 2013

THE Carnival weekend will start with a bang tonight – with a fireworks display on St Matthew’s Field.

Alan Partridge link to Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury: THE "Radio Norwich" mobile studio

5:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

FANS of Alan Partridge, one of Britain’s most iconic comedy characters, may well find themselves doing a double take on Carnival night.

From dance to jazz - what's going on this Bridgwater Carnival day

Bridgwater Mercury: EXPECT to see stilt walkers and plenty of other street entertainment.

11:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

WHEN Bridgwater Carnival Committee first floated the idea of a Saturday carnival, one of the potential advantages foreseen was that many more people would be able to watch – and take part in – the huge variety of day events that build up to the procession.

REVIEW: Bridgwater Carnival Concerts 2013!

Bridgwater Mercury: BRITISH Flag Carnival Club's Beth Smith, Helena Mouzouri and Lauren Smith.

1:20pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

TO borrow the immortal words of disco legends Shalamar, the opening show of Bridgwater’s 2013 Carnival Concerts was without doubt a night to remember.

Schools invited to take part in Bridgwater Carnival celebrations

7:30pm Saturday 22nd June 2013

SCHOOLS are being invited to take part in exciting and innovative activities for this year’s Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival celebrations.

Bridgwater Carnival raises more than £20,000 for good causes

Bridgwater Mercury: Squibbing at Bridgwater Carnival 2012

3:30pm Monday 13th May 2013

OFFICIALS at Bridgwater Carnival donated more than £20,000 to dozens of good causes in the town.

Gerber Juice confirmed as main local sponsor of Bridgwater Carnival 2013

Bridgwater Mercury: Gerber Juice confirmed as main local sponsor of Bridgwater Carnival 2013

12:30pm Thursday 14th March 2013

ORGANISERS of Bridgwater Carnival, one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in the UK, are celebrating after a local company once again pledged its on-going support to the popular event.

Bridgwater Carnival raises thousands for charities

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater Carnival 2011

12:02pm Thursday 14th March 2013

DURING the run up to Christmas 2012, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee helped to raise nearly £5,000 for local charities and organisations by taking a themed carnival cart around the supermarkets and streets of Bridgwater and Sedgemoor.

Fourth straight County Cup triumph for Gremlins

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1:00pm Monday 19th November 2012

THE dust has settled on another incredible carnival circuit - and once again it's the Gremlins who have come out on top.

Christmas fair at Bridgwater town hall

Bridgwater Mercury: Christmas Music by Candelight with The Cantabile Singers

5:10pm Monday 19th November 2012

BRIDGWATER Methodist Church is holding a Christmas fair at the town hall on December 1, from 10am to 2pm.

Gremlins shine again at North Petherton Carnival

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12:35pm Sunday 11th November 2012

GREMLINS CC, with Revolution, won the open feature class at North Petherton Carnival last night, their third straight triumph on the Somerset County Guy Fawkes circuit.

Carnival named a huge success by president

Bridgwater Mercury: The scene at the Spirit of Carnival statue in Bridgwater this morning (November 5)

12:09pm Monday 5th November 2012

“WE'VE not had that many people in the town since the 60's”, says Bridgwater Carnival president Pete Bastin after Saturday's big event.

Live Gremlins win again as thousands enjoy spectacular Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury: Gremlins CC at Bridgwater Carnival 2011

10:40am Friday 2nd November 2012

THOUSANDS of Carnival-goers lined the streets of Bridgwater for the 2012 festival which saw Gremlins crowned winners for the ninth year running. For pictures, Tweets and stories from the day, click here.

Grand Firework Display tonight

Bridgwater Mercury: The display last year. Photo: Jeff Searle

10:05am Friday 2nd November 2012

CELEBRATIONS for this year’s Bridgwater Carnival will begin with a bang tonight (November 2).

How much do you know about Bridgwater Carnival?

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater Carnival 2011

9:48am Friday 2nd November 2012

ORGANISERS of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival have released some interesting facts demonstrating the hard work that goes into hosting the free event.

Dancers prepare for children’s carnival parades

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo: Jeff Searle

4:54pm Tuesday 30th October 2012

YOUNG dancers have been busy rehearsing today (October 30) for two separate children’s parades taking place during carnival events on Saturday.

Spectacular Bridgwater Carnival painting to go on sale

Bridgwater Mercury: FROM left are Derek Gawn, Pete Bastin, with wife Jackie, and Doug Robson.

8:00am Friday 19th October 2012

A spectacular painting depicting Bridgwater Carnivals of yesteryear could go a small way to helping secure the procession's future.

Bridgwater Carnival VIDEO now live

7:06pm Saturday 5th November 2011

RE-LIVE Bridwgater Carnival with the Mercury's video.

CARNIVAL: The results are in!

12:16pm Saturday 5th November 2011

Gremlins CC hits the jackpot for the EIGHTH year in a row

Carnival squibbing is cancelled

10:07pm Friday 4th November 2011

THE squibbing spectacular has been cancelled in Bridgwater this evening after major incidents in the area.

CARNIVAL: Just hours to go...

4:10pm Friday 4th November 2011

THERE are just hours to go before Bridgwater Carnival hits the town’s streets in a blaze of colour, light and creativity.

CARNIVAL: President's message

1:18pm Friday 4th November 2011

CARNIVAL president Pete Bastin offers a warm welcome to Carnival-goers with his message this year: ‘It gives me enormous pleasure in welcoming you to Bridgwater’s biggest night of the year, our annual carnival celebrations.

CARNIVAL: Road closures

A SERIES of road closures will be put in place today to make sure the procession and daytime entertainment run as smoothly as possible.

Weston Carnival: Gremlins clinch County Cup

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11:23am Tuesday 16th November 2010

GREMLINS Carnival Club have won the County Cup outright after securing a clean sweep of feature wins at last night’s Weston Carnival.

Gremlins on brink of County Cup crown

Bridgwater Mercury: Gremlins CC

2:50pm Monday 15th November 2010

Bridgwater Carnival club Gremlins go into tonight's Weston Carnival knowing only a disaster will stop them claiming the County Cup crown outright.

Shepton Mallet Carnival: More success for Bridgwater's clubs

Bridgwater Mercury: Gremlins CC

10:42am Thursday 11th November 2010

GREMLINS CC are more than halfway to a clean sweep of the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association circuit, after recording a fourth win out of four at last night’s Shepton Mallet Carnival.

Highbridge and Burnham Carnival 2010: The results are in

Bridgwater Mercury: HILLVIEW CC's The Show cart during last night's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival

9:48am Tuesday 9th November 2010

GREMLINS CC's Wild Bill's Runaway Train takes the top prize at this year's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.

Highbridge and Burnham Carnival 2010: Gremlins steal the show

Bridgwater Mercury: Gremlins' entry Wild Bill’s Run Away Train

9:15am Tuesday 9th November 2010

GREMLINS CC made it three wins out of three at last night’s Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.

North Petherton Carnival Results

4:20pm Monday 8th November 2010

Spirit of the Blitz wins the Tableau vehicle -open, while Gremlins win yet again in their category.

North Petherton Carnival raises £17,400

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo by Andy Slocombe: Toppers CC

8:59am Monday 8th November 2010

North Petherton Carnival raises one of its highest amounts yet

North Petherton Carnival wows crowd

Bridgwater Mercury: Huckyduck CC's winning Spirit of the Blitz

12:58pm Sunday 7th November 2010

NEITHER fire nor rain could stop yet another dazzling Carnival procession on the streets of North Petherton yesterday.

Police get into Carnival Spirit

Bridgwater Mercury: Police get into Carnival Spirit

12:20pm Sunday 7th November 2010

Officers dance with Carnival performers

Club cuts nearly half team to meet weight requirements

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12:16pm Sunday 7th November 2010

A BRIDGWATER Carnival Club had to cut nearly half its members during North Petherton’s event last night when it discovered it was over the legal weight.

Float catches fire during North Petherton Carnival

Bridgwater Mercury: Holiday park cordoned off after fumes scare

11:37am Sunday 7th November 2010

A CART caught fire during North Petherton’s Carnival last night, causing delays to the procession.

Bridgwater Carnival gallery

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6:00pm Saturday 6th November 2010

A GREAT carnival spirit filled Bridgwater last night as Europe's largest illuminated procession made its way around the town.

Memory shield for carnival clubs

Bridgwater Mercury: PICTURED are Andrew McClean, Ian Palmer, Dave Cleaverley, Helen Bolwell, Ness Speed and Gregor Bolwell.

4:20pm Saturday 6th November 2010

FOUR Bridgwater carnival clubs were presented with a shield in memory of carnival-loving Charlotte Bolwell, who died a few years ago, aged 23.

Man arrested for damaging Carnival marquee

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater Carnival Committee member Mark Robson shows the damage to the Help for Heroes marquee

3:00pm Saturday 6th November 2010

A Bridgwater Carnival marquee being used to raise money for military heroes was damaged when a man allegedly jumped on it to escape from police.

Toppers back on track after generator hitch

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater Carnival 2010

3:06pm Saturday 6th November 2010

A NORTH Petherton Carnival Club scooped second prize in its category despite a last-minute setback when the cart failed to meet police regulations.

Carnival comes to North Petherton

Bridgwater Mercury: Pentathlon CC's float last year - Ceremonial Barge of the Dragon Emperor

2:39pm Saturday 6th November 2010

CARNIVAL fun kicks off tonight in North Petherton and visitors have been promised a spectacular show.

Bridgwater Carnival Results

Bridgwater Mercury: Ramblers CC with their cart Guardians of the Deep.

9:19am Saturday 6th November 2010

HERE are all the results from last night's Bridgwater Carnival.

Bridgwater Carnival: Gremlins do it again!

Bridgwater Mercury: Gremlins' entry Wild Bill’s Run Away Train

8:34am Saturday 6th November 2010

THE driving rain failed to derail Gremlins CC’s charge to a record seventh straight win at Bridgwater Carnival last night.

Daytime entertainment dazzles ahead of big night

Bridgwater Mercury: THE Bad Blues Brothers tribute act kept everyone entertained.

5:13pm Friday 5th November 2010

Bridgwater showcased an amazing array of tremendous talent ahead of the spectacular Carnival night.

Carnival: Road closures

3:11pm Friday 5th November 2010

A SERIES of road closures will be put in place today to make sure the carnival procession and daytime entertainment runs as smoothly as possible.

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