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Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s engagement with local schools in 2014 is set to be showcased at a special exhibition to be held at Bridgwater Town Hall between Monday 1 December and Wednesday 3 December.
On show at this unique and exciting exhibition will be all of the 26 carnival masks decorated by local schools and displayed in Bridgwater shops during the run up to the carnival. This will be the first time all 26 masks will have been together in one room.
Also on display will be model carnival carts, all designed and built by local school children and which have been entered into Bridgwater Carnival’s Build a model carnival cart competition, and the submissions for a Bridgwater Carnival literacy competition. A prestigious judging panel will have the unenviable task of choosing the overall winners of the competitions at the exhibition on Wednesday 3 December at 12 noon.
The exhibition is free for admission to the public and is open on Monday 1 December, 3pm to 5pm, Tuesday 2 December, 11am to 4pm, and Wednesday 3 December, 11am to 2pm.
Dave Stokes, publicity officer for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “Local school children are the future of Bridgwater Carnival, and engaging children in Bridgwater Carnival activities is absolutely vital in ensuring the town’s carnival tradition continues to survive for many generations to enjoy. This exhibition will enable the children to showcase all of the brilliant carnival related work they have been doing this year.”
The carnival masks, model carnival cart and the literacy projects are just three of the initiatives organised by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee over the last 12 months to involve children in carnival related activities. A children’s dance parade consisting of 150 children was held in the town centre on carnival day, and a special lantern parade took place before this year’s grand firework display on Friday 31 October with over 50 children, all who had made their own lanterns with help from carnival specialists.
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s work with local schools has been made possible by the kind support received by The Arts Council England and Hinkley Point A, Cavendish Fluor.