Joy for British Flag as club takes top Bridgwater Carnival Concerts gong (From This is The West Country)
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Joy for British Flag as club takes top Bridgwater Carnival Concerts gong
10:10am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
BRITISH Flag Carnival Club scored an early victory as it took the top award at the 2013 Bridgwater Carnival Concerts.
Members' performance of 'The Town of Titipu' earned the club the prestigious White Hart Cup, which is awarded to the gang and feature gaining the highest number of points throughout the concert fortnight.
Gremlins CC were overall runners up with 'Primitive', with Renegades CC and 'Voodika' coming third.
Laura Nicholson, chairman of British Flag CC, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the results, and I would like to thank every person who has been involved with this year's stage performance.
“It has been an amazing experience, and I am so proud to be in such a close club with the best group of people, who are all proud to be part of Bridgwater Carnival.”
It is the second time in three years the club - who are based at The British Flag pub in Chilton Street - has won the top prize at the annual concerts.
It also won the Millennium Cup for the best stage setting and the Suffragettes Cup for best costume.
Ramblers CC scooped the Arthur Rainey Cup for best comic act and the Reg Dyer Personality Cup went to Ramblers member Dean Webber.
The Les Manley Cup was handed to Centurion CC for most improved, while Georgia Handel took the Judges Cup for the best single vocalist and the Bert Snook Rose Bowl for the best under-17 front of curtain act.
Best Foot Forward won the George Bown Cup for best song, dance, musical or novelty act and Julia McDonald Dance Company won the Starkey Cup for its show 'Consider Yourself One of Us'.
Wills CC, which finished 8th overall in the concerts, won the Sam Hooper Cup for being the highest placed tableaux club.
Dave Stokes, publicity officer for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, paid tribute to all of the entertainers.
He said: “Every year the standard of the concert seems to get better and better, and it is great to know that we have so many talented individuals in Bridgwater.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and continued support. Without this invaluable help the concerts would not be as popular as they are.”
Bridgwater Carnival is on Saturday, November 2.
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