Postcards From: Somerset | Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

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I went to the Burnham-On-Sea carnival last week; over 35,000 people lined the streets to watch the parade and over £10,000 was raised for local charities as a result of donations throughout the evening. The atmosphere was electric, people were poured out onto the street warming themselves on hot drinks, settling down on the kerbside to watch the parade and enjoying their candy floss and treats…

The carnival started at 8:00pm and honestly, I’ve never seen anything quite like it before! It beats Nottinghill Carnival hands down! Over 50 floats and 50 walking individuals paraded through the town, all competing for prizes awarded by the judges on the night. There were 18 categories that floats and individuals are entered into and scored on, with the top 4 of each category announced on the next day. Gremlins Carnival Club took the top spot with their Lights, Camera, Action entry; a stunning vintage black-and-white Hollywood theme with old style cameras and clapper boards, and even a giant King-Kong swinging a woman about!

I’ve found it super hard to whittle down all of the photos to a small-ish post, (taken on my new Olympus E-PL7 btw which I bloody LOVE) but I hope you think they’re just as beautiful as I do!

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  1. November 16, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    how cool was this parade! Never been to anything like this. Good that so much money was raised!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. November 16, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Your photos are so stunning and all the colours are just insane! It looks like a pretty awesome carnival for a good cause!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • November 28, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Thanking my new camera for that!! Performed so well and it was its first outing! x

  3. November 16, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I can tell this is your new camera!! This looks so fun, I wanna go!
    XO Lottie

    • November 28, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Haha thanks honey!! I love it. Next year we totally should xxx

  4. November 19, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Wow this looks like so much fun! I love the floats, it looks like so much effort was put into them 🙂 xx

    • November 28, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      It really was 🙂 they spend months and months preparing! x

  5. November 24, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    Oh wow, this looks incredible! I love how much effort everyone has clearly put into the floats and costumes – they're like works of art! It's also wonderful that they use the parade as an opportunity to raise money for charity – what a brilliant idea.


    • November 28, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      It really was a fabulous evening! So much effort was put in to it it's crazy x

  6. rebeccalikestotravel
    November 29, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Oh my god, this is just the most AMAZING carnival I have EVER seen in the U.K. And what a wonderful cause!

    • November 30, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      It really was incredible! I can't wait for next year 🙂 x

  7. December 9, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I haven't been to Burnham carnival for years, we used to go every year as kids.
    Your photos are incredible.
    It makes me want to enter a float haha, maybe we could do an Essex Bloggers one, how amazing would that be 🙂 x x x

    • December 13, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Aww thank you so much hun! Ah that would be so good!! x

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