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Thousands line the streets of Chesham for 43rd annual carnival

The 43rd annual Schools of Chesham Carnival has beeen hailed as a fantastic day by the organisers of the event. Held on Saturday, June 10, thousands of people lined the town’s streets with the procession of floats representing local schools, businesses, clubs and charities attracting people in their numbers. Thousands lined the streets for the carnival The theme for this year’s carnival was Fairy Tales and people fully embraced the spirit in fancy dress, with the money raised shared between the nine infant and junior schools that take part in…

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Two Isle of Wight carnival companies to get £500,000 funding

Morwenna Fuge shares this latest news from Arts Council England. Ed Today, Arts Council England announces that two organisations on the Isle of Wight will be part of the National Portfolio – the collection of leading arts and cultural organisations that receive regular funding from the Arts Council, and form the backbone of our work. The New Carnival Company in Ryde and Shademakers in Wroxall will both be included in the portfolio for the next funding period, from 2018-22, a decision that reflects their exceptional contribution to the National Portfolio…

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Youngsters are needed for Pill Carnival roles (From South Wales Argus)

THE organisers of Pill Carnival are appealing for help filling in a number of roles in the popular city celebration. Over the years, thousands of people have flocked to the city’s annual musical showcase. The parade has featured a marching band, a brass band and many other attractions. This year, a funfair, stalls, live music and dance groups are all expected. Volunteers are currently looking for children to fill certain roles for the upcoming event. The organisers are particularly after looking for flower girls, aged five to eight, and court…

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As South Tyneside’s summer parade approaches, meet a carnival king and queen

It is perhaps fitting that Garner and Sandy Harris, whose first date was at the Notting Hill Carnival, are today managing carnival processions. They met in 1992 when Garner was a dancer and Sandy a costume supervisor on Starlight Express at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. The relationship blossomed and Sandy persuaded Londoner Garner to move back ‘home’ with her to her native South Tyneside. At first Garner ran dance classes in venues across the region while Sandy led costume workshops in schools and community venues. Seeing a demand for flamboyant…

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PICTURES: Desborough Carnival – Northamptonshire Telegraph

Glorious weather helped make Desborough Carnival a huge success on Saturday. Carnival-goers were treated to a host of activities as well as the traditional float parade. Desborough carnival 2017 NNL-170626-110954001 Carnival committee secretary Carol Johnson said she was overwhelmed to see so many people supporting the event and making it a success. She added: “It was a fabulous day. One of the best carnivals I can remember. “We had really good weather and terrific support from the town. Everything went beautifully.” The traditional float parade saw five excellently-decorated floats take…

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11 photos which show how great Ongar Carnival was

Comments (0) Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the colourful Ongar Carnival procession on Sunday. The event, organised by the Ongar Round Table, saw a long stream of floats and community groups parade through the town. Youngsters from Moves and Grooves Ongar, local scout groups and primary schools all came together in fancy dress to put on a show. Organisers were hoping it would be the biggest procession yet for the carnival, which included a carnival queen and her entourage, who held beautiful bouquets provided by Capital Flowers. The…

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Leamington Carnival will include a parade after successful appeal

Leamington Carnival is set to go ahead as planned in July after organisers had feared they would have to cancel the event’s parade. In April the organisers put out a desperate appeal for groups, schools, charities, companies and organisations to take part in the parade after a lack of interest was shown initially. This year’s Leamington Carnival parade NNL-161107-170041001 But a surge of applications in the weeks after the appeal means the attraction, which is one of the event’s main highlights, will now take place with seven lorries and eight…

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Carnival bartender reaches regional finals of Bacardi competition

Miroslav Kljajic making his cocktail, ‘The Forbidden’ (Image: Bacardi) Carnival Cruise Line bartender Miroslav Kljajic was named as the winner in the cruise category of the United States Bartenders’ Guild Most Imaginative Bartender competition presented by Bacardi and Bombay Sapphire in Miami, Florida. Kljajic previously won the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year award, and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 competition. For the United States Bartenders’ Guild Most Imaginative Bartender competition, contestants were required to craft their own recipe for a cocktail featuring Bombay Sapphire gin….

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A menagerie of animals will be coming to Gloucester Carnival

Gloucester Carnival is officially less than a month away, and it’s got a very exciting theme. This year it will be the ‘Carnival of Animals’, and the line-up for this year’s Summer of Music, Arts and Culture looks great. Read More With the Royal Three Counties Sculpture Trail already underway, this year’s carnival theme ties in perfectly. Gloucester Carnival 2016 (Photo: Anna Lythgoe) Café Rene Group and Morrisons have already got on board adding to the creations, and choreography from Gloucester’s Carnival Arts Partnership will help ensure it’s the best…

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