Here's wishing you all a VERY Happy New Year. May 2023 bring you good health and LOTS of happiness.
This Page Is To Help Keep You Updated On Events, Recruiting, How To Get Involved In Carnival And Muc
A once a year event where clubs and certain individuals come together and put a show on for the public, with their decorated floats, decorated outfits/Costumes, Dance Routines, Music & Much More. Wells Carnival Committee Members:
President: Mr M Day
Vice-President: Mrs D Comer, Mr A Southwood, Mr T Pollard, Mr R Hale & Mr R Day
Chairman: Mr M Coppell
Vice-Chairman: Miss C Broom
Secretary: Mrs N Do
General Committee: Mr M Coppell, Mr & Mrs M Stevens, Mr R Petch, Mr R Stephens, Mr & Mrs J Dean, Wells City Council Representative Cllr T Butt Philip, Miss C Broom & Mr N Cullen-Hand. Sub-Committee Conveners: Mrs N Dodd (Judges), Mr M Coppell (Marshalls), Mr & Mrs Stevens (Programmes), Mr R Petch (Street Traders), Mrs S Dean (Carnival Queen)
Wells Local Carnival Clubs:
Cobra C.C Wells
Mendip Vale C.C Wells
Gorgons C.C Wells
Globe C.C Wells
Want to know anymore information about the Local Carnival Clubs and How To Join? Look up the Clubs and there will be some information on how to get involved or on how to get hold of them if you have an enquires.
Operating as usual
Here's wishing you all a VERY Happy New Year. May 2023 bring you good health and LOTS of happiness.
HELP: The Jubilation cart WIN The Creative Lives Awards 2022. The Jubilation cart joined the Platinum Jubilee Pageant event in June to form part of the celebrations and was also part of the procession at the Wells City Carnival in November.
Hundreds of carnivalites from 17 carnival clubs worked together on the 100-ft long cart designed to reflect the regal elements of the monarchy.
Cast your vote NOW and help the amazing team pick up an award in March 2023.
Starting cheapo on the 9th January so going up the footy club for a couple what I can.josie and I would like to wish everyone that knows us a healthy and prosperous new year
Just eaten a fantastic lunch that we prepared and cooked together.i love my wife very much ###
Good or Bad. Naughty or Nice, here's wishing you ALL a great day ahead. Merry Christmas Everyone!
We'd like to say a HUGE thank you for supporting us during 2022. It was absolutely FABULOUS bringing the Carnival back to the streets of Wells.
Here's wishing YOU ALL a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy New Year!
FLASHBACK: One month ago today saw more than 40,000 spectators line the street of our GREAT city. One visitor to Wells even said ''Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has nothing on Wells'' - Well we'll certainly take that compliment!!
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations Nick Phelps! You're the WINNER of our DVD & Calendar giveaway.
The GRAND total raised at Wells City Carnival this year was a HUGE £14,164.56 - Nick guessed £14,000, which bagged him the STAR prize!
🌠COMPETITION 🌠 Win a Bridgwater Carnival DVD & 2023 Calendar.
To enter: Without going over GUESS the total amount raised at the 2022 Wells City Carnival.
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⚡️LIKE and follow our page.
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The Winner will be announced on Saturday 17th December. Good luck!
🎁 LOOKING for the ideal Carnival STOCKING filler? We've got the PERFECT answer!
🎄 Now you can watch & re-watch as many times as you like with the Bridgwater Carnival DVD priced at just £15. *includes bonus DVD - The Jubilee Pageant.
🎄 COUNTDOWN the days until the next carnival season with the 2023 CALENDAR for only £5.
🎄 Both are available at City News in the High Street, or we can have them shipped directly to you for just £3.
🎄 If you'd like either one or perhaps BOTH, please do send us a message and we'll have the ELVES package them up and shipped, before you can say "I'm a cotton headed n***y muggins."
Son of a NUTCRACKER! It's ALMOST Christmas. Santa Claus has joined the guys at Gorgons Carnival Club Christmas Cart.
The GOOD news is, they'll be coming to a street near YOU! Tonight they fly into COXLEY at 6:30pm. They won't be knocking on doors, so be sure to GREET Santa outside and make a donation!
ANYONE: Have those carnival BLUES? Here's some dates to look forward to next year!
NEWS: So you've watched and enjoyed the carnival, and NOW you want to get involved. CHECKOUT Globe Carnival Club. They're holding their AGM in the new year. Kickstart 2023 and become a NEW member of the carnival family!
RELIVE the magic of CARNIVAL with the official Bridgwater Carnival DVD, which also Includes a BONUS dvd 'From Parkway to the Palace'. Priced at ONLY £15.00
TURN over a different CART every month in the official Bridgwater & Somerset Carnivals calendar. Priced at JUST £5.00
Both can be purchased from City News in the High Street, Wells.
THANKS: to the listeners & Zoe Ball for giving us a mention this morning on BBC Radio 2. ZOE, we would love to see you in Wells next year, If you can make it on Friday 17th November.
Listen now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001f3zc at 1:44:08
RECORD BREAKER: Thanks to everyone who have already donated. We really appreciate it. DON'T forget, we're still accepting donations online at https://wellscitycarnival.co.uk/ - Your donation not only helps local charities & organisations, BUT it will also help us bring the carnival to Wells next year. So let's make 2022 a record breaker and sky-rocket the GRAND total.
UPDATE: Morning everyone. Here's the SOMERSET COUNTY GUY FAWKES circuit results.
We'll try to source a clearer version, as this is the only available one at the moment.
GOOD luck to our friends at Glastonbury Chilkwell Carnival. The last carnival of the season. Have a FABULOSSA time everyone!
LOOK! See if you can spot yourself at last night's carnival. Photography by the AWESOME Daniel Holt Photography. Thanks Daniel for taking these SPECTACULAR images!
Another Incredible night for the Somerset Carnivals this time down in the small city of Wells, A nice dry one for a change, atmosphere was incredible. Here are my photos from daytime lineup, A few clubs getting their makeup done at the football club also nighttime procession. all photos that I took are the ones I'm most happy with sorry if I missed anyone. All works created by Daniel Holt Photography are artwork and intellectual property Belonging to Daniel Holt, Use of artwork is done so on a permission basis and requires the watermarks to remain in any printed and digitally displayed copies and credit back to the relevant page representing Daniel Holt Photography, NO editing of any Daniel Holt photography Photos is permitted, Feel Free to Like, Tag and Share my photos, Feel Free to Give my page a like if you haven't already done so.
AND CUT: That's it folks! On behalf of the team at Wells City Carnival, thank you so much for coming to watch the carnival last night. We hope you had an amazing night; I know we did!
Thanks to all the clubs and organisations that took part, you were ALL amazing. To the marshals who kept us all safe and to those who cleaned up after the event had finished and to all the Judges, who, let's be honest had the HARD task of scoring the entries.
And now we start all over again as we plan for Carnival 2023 which will be held on Friday 17th November.
We'll have an update soon on the total of donations received last night, and from us all, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know right now is a VERY difficult time for some, and we appreciate your support.
Warmest of wishes to you all.
Paul - Media, on behalf of Wells City Carnival Committee
RESULTS: Wells City Carnival 2022 results are in. Congratulations to everyone who took part. You are ALL winners.
ARE you ready? The CARNIVAL is about to START in 10 minutes.
READ: See who's in the lineup this year with our Carnival Programme. Available to BUY and DOWNLOAD now! https://wellscitycarnival.co.uk/buy-carnival-programme
IMPORTANT: We go Stateside with road closure information. Read the latest at: https://wellscitycarnival.co.uk/road-closures
COLLECTORS: If you would like to help collect at tonight's CARNIVAL, please register at 5pm at the Wells Film Centre.
WATCH: Lookout for the ROCKET tonight! It's the official start to the procession. Not long to go!
REMINDER FOR TONIGHT'S PARKING: If you're travelling to carnival by CAR, you'll want to know where you can park. 'CRAZY MELMO' has the answer. Visit https://wellscitycarnival.co.uk/parking to find out more.
BREAKING: YES today is the day! Tonight Wells sees the return of CARNIVAL.
For the latest up to date information or questions, please see the PINNED post above or our website: https://wellscitycarnival.co.uk/
Return messaging will be delayed today due to our schedule, but I would like to wish all entrants to this years carnival, spectators and visitors coming to watch the show, a very happy, safe and magical carnival 2022.
😍😍 It's OFFICIAL - It's now less than 24 HOURS to showtime! Send us a HEART if you're super EXCITED 😍😍
TWO Wells clubs celebrate a combined 80th Anniversary this year. Congratulations to Gorgons Carnival Club on their 50th & Cobra Carnival Club on their 30th. We look forward to seeing your entry tomorrow night!
LOVE carnival? We're looking for new Wells City Carnival committee members. If you'd like to be part of our small but friendly team, shoot us a message! We'd love to have you onboard.
JUBILATION the Jubilee Pageant cart arrived safely into WELLS last night at 11:30pm along with all the other clubs, some of which will be celebrating special anniversaries this year. JOIN us on Friday night for the BIGGEST show in the Wells annual diary.
EXCITED is a bit of an understatement 🥳 Just ONE more SLEEP to go before welcoming THOUSANDS of you to the streets of WELLS. It was great last night guiding the carts safely into the city from Shepton Mallet Carnival.
Information to some of the most asked questions.
Please keep any questions on this post.
What time does the carnival start?
Where does it start and finish?
Start: East Somerset Way (Adjacent to the railway stone marker).
End: Priory Road (Wetherspoons).
What time do the roads close?
What is the route?
Where can I park?
Is there accessible parking?
Sadly, we don't have special areas to park or view. It's something we are looking into for next year. We would recommend parking in Morrisons or Lidl and watching the procession near the start.
Are the busses running?
Where can I buy a programme?
I am coming from Shepton Mallet which road can I enter Wells on?
Travel to Wells on A371 - turning right into Dulcote and continue via Tor Street (Fountain Inn area).
I now have a good supply of Bridgwater dvds which is a 'two in one' the second being a comprehensive dvd of the building and driving of the Jubilee cart that went to London. £15 incl - Maurice.
Good luck to everyone tonight at Shepton Mallet Carnival. We hope you all have a wonderful time. Enjoy your amazing night.
JUST three carnivals remaining, all being hosted in Mendip. Shepton Mallet Carnival - Wells City Carnival LTD & Glastonbury Chilkwell Carnival.
🌠 Where no man has gone before - Well, not for the last TWO years! CARNIVALITES, It's just TWO days to go! 🌠
The ALL Important Weather Update!
Friday starts off partly cloudy with a low of 7°. Throughout the day there will be sunny intervals with a high of 10°. Moving into the evening, temperatures start to drop, with partly cloudy skies and light winds from the West with a low of 3°.
It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Gladys parsons. A lovely lady and a carnival stalwart for a long long time as a member of the globe carnival club . Rip Gladys xx
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