A CARNIVAL Committee in Somerset has come up with an inventive way for residents to still enjoy the event this year.

A virtual Glastonbury Carnival is set to take place this year, with entries built of toy bricks, paper and pens by communities and individuals across Somerset.

Carnival committee chairperson Hazel DeGregorio, who proposed the idea, described it as “mad-cap” but has high hopes for the project, hoping it will both engage the community and “let the spirit of carnival live on” this year.

"We asked the public to get involved and draw/create carnival entries because we were unable to put on a real parade, due to Covid-19," said Ms DeGregorio.

"We hoped people would send and they did, so it was a relief on my part as it was my idea.

"We have had over 30 entries, not all have made it to the video however all entries will be available online via the website on the 21st November.

"There are lego builds, animated builds, computer designed and a couple of parades along with paperwork designs.

"Lots of imagination and thought has gone into all the designs."

Carnivals in Somerset Promotion Project (CISPP) have backed the idea and supplied the resources to allow the virtual event to take place.

The 25-minute virtual carnival was created by artist Geoff Sherring and will be available on YouTube on November 21.

It will be online for a week and then will be available to buy from Glastonbury Carnival website or the CISPP website. The film will look back on the 2003-2017 winners most memorable entries.