2015 Czech, Italian and even Canadian Visit for Bridgwater Carnival

So for Carnival time this year we had a visit from the Uherske Hradiste Mayor and council plus a couple of Czech Police officers, a Czech teacher from the UH Gymnasium , a couple of itinerant Canadians and Luigi from Italy.

This is what we did

UH Civic group

Mr Stanislav Blaha – mayor of Uherske Hradiste

Mr Zdeněk Procházka – vice mayor of Uherske Hradiste

Mr Josef Botek – Chief Executive of Uherske Hradiste

Mr Rostislav Němec – new head of the mayor´s office department and translator

Czech Police group

Mr Vlastimil Pauřík – chief of municipal police

Mr Radek Pavelka – municipal police officer

Ms Adéla Tobolová – assistant for twin towns and translator

Czech teacher from UH gymnazium

Peter Horcicko –job shadowing AT Bridgwater College

Bridgwater Priverno link

Luigi Teodonio – Mayor of Privernos assistant

Bridgwater Canada link

Shawna Cooper-Music promoter

Liam Cooper- student

Sun 1 Nov

Petr Horcicko arrives at Bristol airport 1815  Collected by Brian

Accommodation 1 Castle street, Bridgwater

Mon 2 Nov

Petr does a weeks worth of job shadowing at Bridgwater college with STEPHEN BOND  0900-0100- job shadowing 0100 lunch at canteen

Tue 3 nov

0900-0100- job shadowing

1400-1800 Afternoon-day trip to Glastonbury ,Wells & Cheddar

Wed 4 nov

Petr has  job shadowing

Afternoon to Bristol to collect Luigi Teodonia from Bristol coach station  and Shawna & Liam from Bristol airport then off back to Bridgwater for an Indian meal with the local Internationalists

 Thu 05 November 2015 

Petr has some more job shadowing

Meanwhile the Czech dignatories arrive (Bristol airport 1815) and we take them to

MODEL FARM  at Perry Green,

For the evening we have a meal for them at the Green Olive

Friday 06 November

Petr has a bit more job shadowing

Czech Police group (x3) are collected from Model Farm  by Police car and taken to  Police HQ (Portishead) for a full days programme including 0845 Comms 1000 leave HQ  1030 Almondsbury RPU & Dog Unit, ride along, demonstrations & armoury visit  1300 lunch 1345 protestor removal 1500 Black rock range and demonstration 1600 transport to Model Farm arr 1645 (for 1700 departure)

The Czech Civic Group  has a visit to town centre and the Friday market and can seen the  carnival preparations and then a 1200 reception at Sedgemoor District Council by civic leaders including a special guest appearnce of Ian Liddell-Grainger MP who has suddenly found himself the chairman of the Parliamentary czech/Slovak committee.

1415-1515 visit to the new Swimming pool 1610

1530-1630 visit to Cllr Dyers agro-tourism business

1630 return to accommodation  1700 depart for evening

1715-1845 Evening meal with Mayor of Bridgwater Tudor Restaurant

 1915 *Annual fireworks display on Fairfield

2000 Bar 27 (Lounge bar with live music)  to see ‘Snappa’ a local pop group who play a mixture of The Beatles, The Who, The Stones, Elvis, Johnny Cash, T. Rex, Buzzcocks, Hendrix, Undertones, U2, Blur, Oasis, Green Day, Kaiser Chiefs,  Saturday 07 November

In town for free morning watching carnival preparations

Cornhill stage includes;- 1030 Harry Winchester (singer) 1125 Molly & The Kings (jazz) 1220 Jordan Hill (guitarist) 1310 Flossy & Boos (comedy songs)High street stage 1220 Flossy & Boos 1300 Bang on (junk percussion)High street 1100 majorettes 1130 Nat Howell (street entertainer) 1230 Matt Barnard (street entertainer)  1320 meridian drum corpsAngel place 100 ACTs choir followed by childrens entertainmentsTown centre; 1230 Swank (street theatre)NB entertainments cont all day

1200 fish and chips for everyone at west quay

Afternoon the civic group goes to visit  Cheddar

1400 The Police group has a walk around the town then visits CCTV/SDC   and then afterwards   1500 visit to Police station including the Carnival Briefing

1730 group meal at Squib West street

For the carnival everyone goes to  watch it outside the  Mansion House

1800 the Czech Police are collected from Squib by Andrew Pritchard + Dom Bryant to shadow during carnival parade working  jointly with Bridgwater officers on Carnival parade-

Sun 08 November 2015

On the way to the airport the visiting Czechs, Italian and Canadians have a

short stop at  the Cenotaph in Kings Square for remembrance day.
Liam Cooper from Guelph Ontario reads the poem ‘In Flanders Field’by John Mcrea

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