2022 Official Bridgwater Carnival DVD Includes
Carnivalite’s Documentary about the Cart made for the Queen
A one hour long documentary about the building of a unique carnival cart for the Queen is to be part of a special souvenir 2 x disc 2022 Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival DVD.
Local carnivalite and BBC Radio Somerset presenter, Andy Bennett, was a member of the engineering team involved with the building of the aptly titled ‘Jubilation’ carnival cart, which played a starring role in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant back in June.
From the very start of the project and armed with just a small camera and smart phone, he captured the key moments and recorded interviews with some of the characters involved in this once in a lifetime and magical experience.
After sifting through hours of film footage, Andy produced the documentary called ‘From Parkway to the Palace – The Story of the Jubilee’, and has kindly given permission for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival to include it as a separate DVD as part of this year’s regular official souvenir DVD of the procession.
Dave Stokes, Publicity Director for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy for allowing us to show the public just how much work and effort was involved with building the royalty themed cart, and the faces of the people who helped.
“The documentary details the lifecycle of the entire project, from the early design stage, right through to the magnificent reception the cart and the cast received while taking part in the pageant in London”.
“Those involved will never forget the experience, and Andy’s DVD will help us all to relive such a magical experience which was watched by million of people all around the world.
2022 will see the 39 th anniversary of the filming of the carnival video / DVD at Bridgwater Carnival, and the popular souvenir features Bridgwater carnivalite Chris Hocking, providing the commentary, facts and insights into all of the entries at this year’s carnival. Maniac Films will film and produce the DVD of the procession, which will also contain clips from the daytime entertainment and the spectacular squibbing display. Viewers can watch the procession with live audio, or with the optional commentary track.
The price of the 2022 two disc DVD set remains the same as the 2019 Bridgwater Carnival DVD – £15 + £2.25 postage and packing. The two disc set can be pre-ordered from the official Bridgwater Carnival online shop (https://www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk/product/2022-procession-dvd/), and those who have already pre-ordered their 2022 DVD will automatically receive the two disc set.
After the big night, DVDs will be available to buy from the Carnival Centre in the town’s High Street and carnival club members from the weekend of 12/13 November.