SEDGEMOOR Masquerade Week got under way on Sunday with a special Variety Show held at Bridgwater Town Hall.
The 3½ hour-long show, which runs until Thursday, features performances from the Bridgwater carnival clubs and a selection of other acts.
And photographer Brian Bateman was on hand to snap some of the performers behind the scenes before they went on stage.
Marketeers CC – 60 years of Marketeers
Cavaliers CC – Cavaliers Roll
Angel-Tamera Griffiths, Danielle Carter-White and Teigan Lang – Sydenham Marina CC
Best of the Old Folk Show – Marketeers CC
Boogie Wonderland – Renegades CC
Carwash – Lime Kiln CC
The Barricade – British Flag CC
Victorian Shipyard – Gremlins CC