BRIDGWATER Carnival is the biggest night on the town's calendar and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The spectacular procession features various carnival clubs performing songs and dancing in costume on stunning illuminated carts, and there is plenty of other entertainment over carnival weekend from live music to fireworks.

But to do all this does require a lot of power, and so next month representatives from Bridgwater Carnival will join carnival organisers, artists and parade managers from across the country to discuss ways these events can become more sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

“At a time when climate change and protecting the environment are at the forefront of our minds, it is essential that the carnival sector joins in the debate and demonstrate how we can really make an impact in a way in which no other group can,” said a spokesperson for Carnival Network South who are organising the conference.

“Although every carnival in the country is different in style and presentation, each faces the same concerns about the environment.

"This conference will be an ideal platform where ideas and experiences can be shared and solutions found for the benefit of everyone.”

The ‘Towards a Greener Carnival’ conference, designed specifically for carnival artists, producers, organisers and parade managers, will take place at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol on March 13 and 14.

Tickets, including lunch, cost £25 per day, or £40 for both days, and can be booked through Eventbrite at

This year's Bridgwater Carnival will take place over the first weekend in November, with the main procession setting off on Saturday, November 7 at 6pm.