Carnival Princess Draw


Congratulations to the winners of our Somersham Carnival Princess Draw
Princess – Tamzin G; Attendant – Sophia K; and Attendant; Rebecca W
See them crowned at the Country Craft Competition on Sunday 14th June at 3.30pm and see them in the Carnival Parade on Saturday 20th June at 12.15pm

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Carnival Day Music Stage


So excited….. we’ve got a fabulous Music Stage lined up for you on the field on Carnival Day with……soul man FREDDIE HALL headlining along with Romy Gensale, Jo Ash and Dale David, St Ives Rhythm and Blues Band with Somersham Town Band, Bagpipes & Drums, Blue Vision Twirlers and DMJ Dancing providing entertainment around the Carnival Field.

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Somersham’s sporting stars shine in ‘Inspiring Cambridgeshire’ film

Somersham children playing wheelchair football

A film by Peter Harmer, made on behalf of Cambridge County Council, features some of Somersham’s sporting stars.

The 25 minute film, called ‘Inspiring Cambridgeshire‘, showcases the impact of the Olympics on the county. Participants of Somersham Carnival’s ‘Sports For All’ day are heavily featured alongside Carnival Committee Secretary, Theresa Baird.

The film was previously shown during The Cambridge Big Weekend, where it’s estimated 10,000 people would have seen Somersham’s future sporting stars playing cricket, rounders, wheelchair football, scooter stunts, as well as others making Olympic-style torches.

In Pictures: Somersham Carnival Day 2012

Two people in Sumo Wrestler costumes

This afternoon, Norwood Playing Fields has played host to the 2012 Somersham Carnival Day.

The celebrations kicked off with the Procession, which left The Trundle at 12:15pm, taking the newly-crowned Princess Morgan and her attendants Rachel Day and Eleanor Phipps, on a colourful carnival-filled atmosphere to the playing field, followed by many floats, walkers and classic vehicles.

A Baby Competition, Comedy Sumo Wrestling, a Fun Fair, a beer tent, the music tent, and many stalls, kept the crowds entertained with a series of events taking place in the main arena. Even the sunshine decided to ‘Go For Gold’ – a nod to this year’s theme.

Carnival Day is not the end of Carnival Week though, with a Family Cycle Ride, 5-a-side Football and a Pool Tournament taking place tomorrow (Sunday 24th June).

Here’s just a few photos from what has been a fun-filled day.

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Princess Morgan is crowned in Somersham

Somersham Carnival 2012 Carnival Princess

Somersham Carnival 2012 Carnival Princess
Newly crowned Princess Morgan Matthews (centre) with her two attendants Rachel Day (left) and Eleanor Phipps (right). Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

A new Princess has been crowned in Somersham and is ready for her Carnival Day duties.

Princess Morgan Matthews was crowned on Sunday 17th June. She was joined by her two attendants – Rachel Day and Eleanor Phipps.

The Princess’ duties see her take centre stage in Saturday’s procession of carnival floats and walkers along with her two attendants. The procession leaves The Trundle at 12:15pm and makes its way to the Parkhall Playing Field to mark the start of the Carnival Day proceedings.

Princess Morgan succeeds Princess Anastasia Soteriou as the Somersham Carnival Princess.

What’s On: Somersham Carnival Day 2012

Carnival Day 2012 banner

Somersham Carnival Day takes place this Saturday, 23rd June, starting with the Procession at 12.15pm.

The Carnival Day Schedule:

9:00amStalls can set up on the Parkhall playing field from 9am. Ready to open by 12 noon.

Tractor
A range of classic vehicles will be on display. (c) JLC Photography Ltd.

11:45amVintage Vehicles, with streamers and flags, to assemble at Millennium Hall car park – please go via Feoffees Road to avoid the floats.

11:45amFloats to assemble at the North End of The Trundle. Fancy dress walkers and anyone carrying an Olympic-style torch (no real flames!) to assemble at Millennium Gate. All welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Judging will take place at this time. Prizes for Best Decorated Float (Club, School and Independent) and for Best Walking Group.

12:15pmProcession leaves The Trundle heading for Parkhall Playing Field.

1:30pmFancy Dress Competition‘Going For Gold’ theme. Children and adults in the main arena.

2:00pmBaby Competition (under 12 months)

2:30pmHuntingdon Gymnastics Club display. Elite girls and boys – stars of the future.

Gymnasts in 2011
Gymnasts from Huntingdon Gymnastics Club will perform at 2:30pm. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

3:15pmComedy Sumo Wrestling!

3:45pmPresentation of trophies

4:00pmBalloon Race Release – £1 per balloon – prize for owner of balloon that has travelled the furthest by 17th July 2012 (the Olympics opening ceremony).

4:15pmTug of War Competition – teams should register at the Carnival Information Tent

4:45pmGrand Prize Draw

Attractions throughout Carnival Day include: Classic cars, Bouncy castle, Fun Fair side shows, Refreshments in Victory Hall (kindly organised by Mary’s Tea Rooms), Pimms Stall, Craft Stalls and Charity Stalls. The Beer Tent opens at 12 noon and closes at 5:30pm.

St Ives Rhythm and Blues band at 2011 Carnival
St Ives Rhythm & Blues band will be back to play on Carnival Day. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

Live music will be provided at regular intervals on Parkhall Playing Field from Pidley Male Voice ChoirSomersham Town Band, St Ives Rhythm & Blues band, Dark Surrender and Ain’t Misbehavin.

The Carnival Committee reserves the right to amend the line-up where appropriate and at short notice.
 

Carnival Week continues…

Don’t forget though, that Carnival Day is not the end of Somersham Carnival Week – Sunday 24th sees the annual Family Cycle Ride and the 5-a-side Football Tournament take place.

The Carnival Proms 2012

The Carnival Proms

The Carnival Proms

Thursday 21st June sees St John’s Church in Somersham play host to this year’s Proms Concert – a joint concert arranged by the Carnival Committee and the Friends of Somersham Parish Church.

The evening starts at 7:30pm and will include Prom favourites Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and many many more songs and tunes.

Somersham Town Band and Pidley Male Voice Choir will be performing. They will be joined by guests Edward Tomanek (a 9yr old organist) and Jennifer Thomson (soprano), for what will be a truly unmissable night.

You can get hold of tickets for the event in advance from Mary’s Tea Rooms (adults £6.50, children £3.00) or alternatively on the door (adults £7.50, children £3.00). Interval refreshment is included in the cost of the ticket.