Carnival clubs ready to light up streets

THIS year’s Wells Carnival takes place on Friday, November 17 – and the Wells carnival clubs have been busy working on entries to dazzle the crowds.

After Samba in 2022, Globe (pictured) is this year stepping back into the olde streets of London with its entry, The Taverns.

A cast of 35 will take spectators on a journey along old London’s cobbled streets and into its ubiquitous taverns.

The club has thanked everyone who has helped to get this year’s entry on the road, and the 2023 sponsors. If anyone is interested in becoming a new member, contact secretary Wendy Hughes ( or 07572 719927).

This year’s entry by Gorgons is called Dracarys, which means dragon fire. The club has gone for a fantasy theme of dragon warlords, and says: “We are the protectors of the dragons and we are heading into battle against people who wish the dragons harm.”

The idea is by Chris Ellis, choreography by Aaron Moulder and Tracey Higgins, costumes by Lyn and Charlotte Mitchell-Davis, and headdresses by Shelly Ford.

The ages of personnel on the cart range from 8-62.

For more about the club, email

Mendip Vale will be hitting the road with this year’s entry, Wham! Bam! Thank you Glam! Paying homage to the Glam rock era, it will take spectators to a concert, with spinning stars, guitars, and drum kits.

Conceptualised by Will and Charlie Sheppard, the idea has been brought to life with the collaboration of club members.

The club is always thrilled to welcome new members, meeting regularly at its headquarters, Wells Football Club. Contact the club via the Mendip Vale Facebook page to join.

Cobra will take carnival-goers back in time to the Wild West to a little town of Lonesome, run by a mayor who loves his town a little too much. When the town starts going under and people start leaving, the mayor will do anything to stop this, even blowing up the train.

With help from local cowboys and cowgirls, the people of Lonesome join forces to protect the train as they journey to a new home.

To find out more about the club, call 07503 746571 or 07503 744509.

The Wells Carnival procession will start at 7pm at the Strawberry Way roundabout. For more information, including a map of the route, details of road closures and how to donate to ensure the carnival continues for years to come, see