Monday night was the 2011 Weston-super-Mare Carnival. The Somerset carnival circuits are something really spectacular - and until we moved here we'd never even heard of them. This is crafting on a grand scale - everything here is made by local Carnival Clubs. It's way out of my league, but well worth a look. Their website is http://www.somersetcarnivals.co.uk/
These are just a few of the 250+ photos I took. The entire procession takes more than two hours to pass. It is overwhelming stuff.