than 100,000 festival-goers help the organisers to make millions
of pounds each year, and a sizeable proportion helps the local economy.
2003, the organisers spent more than £3 million with local
companies and gave around £600,000 to local groups and charities.
comes alive with carnival each autumn
not just in Rio!
the autumn, hundreds of thousands of people will see Globe Carnival
Club putting on the glitz on the county's carnival circuit.
Somerset carnival isn't just something that takes place for a few
weeks each year - for carnival club members the hard work goes on
all year round to make their carts bigger and brighter than ever.
that takes plenty of cash, so more than 30 of the Wells-based club's
members will be manning the gates at the festival and putting their
well-earned wages straight into the club kitty...
to Frank Delaney from Globe Carnival Club
Pilton's working men
organiser Michael Eavis takes great pride in the knowledge that
his event has been able to help his neighbours in the village of
proceeds have gone towards the restoration of the village's own
12th century tithe barn, wrecked by fire 50 years ago.
from the festival have also been used to totally refurbish Pilton
Working Men's Club, which also welcomes female punters...
Andrew's trip to Pilton Working Men's Club
years ago, Kilmersdon Primary School near Radstock was wondering
where to turn for the cash it needed to improve the buildings.
Steve Voakes said they hit upon the idea of turning the humble jacket
spud into new classrooms and play areas...
headteacher Steve Voakes