What’s On – Saturday 14th June 2014

Table Tennis bats in a garage

Today sees the start of Somersham 2014 Carnival, with its Commonwealth Theme.

Community Commonwealth Games

Table Tennis bats in a garage
Dust off those table tennis bats and get playing! Photo: Martin Thomas via CreativeCommons.

Starting at 12 noon and finishing at approximately 5pm, at Victory Hall and Norwood Playing Field, will be a range of taster sports for all to come and try.

You can try a sport for just £1, or you can take part all day for just £2.50. There’s also discounts for families. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Here’s a sample of the sports that will be on offer:

  • Table Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Mixed Netball
  • BMX and Skatepark Skills
  • Street Dancing
  • Freestyle and Rock’n’ Roll Dancing
  • Wheelchair Challenges
  • Badminton
  • Family Rounders
  • Curling
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Fun Run/Relays
  • Street Snooker
  • Caber Tossing

and more, including Fun Splash at Whitehall Swimming Pool (for those who book in advance – Somersham 840966).

If you’re worried that you’ll forget the start time, don’t fear – we have a Highland twist that will help you remember – The Lone Piper is joining us, who will open our Community Commonwealth Games at 12 noon.

As with all outdoor things, there’s an element of ‘weather permitting’ for some of these sporting activities.

Carnival Quiz

Question Mark Box. Photo: Raymond Bryson via CreativeCommons.
Question Mark Box. Photo: Raymond Bryson via CreativeCommons.

And for those brainboxes amongst us, you and up to 5 team mates can take part in the Carnival Quiz at Victory Hall from 7:30pm. Quiz master Geoff Norman will be testing your knowledge across a wide range of subjects.

If you don’t yet have tickets, you can reserve them on Somersham 840034. You can bring your own drinks and food.

The evening will also see the presentation of the Marjorie McGee Trophy.

 

Brainiacs! Calling all Brainiacs!


Dust those grey cells off, as it’s time to gather Somersham’s brightest brainiacs into teams to battle it out once again for the Marjorie McGee Trophy on Saturday 14th June.

Question Mark sign
Photo: Colin Kinner.

Quizmaster Extraordinaire Geoff Norman, will put teams of up to six contestants, through their paces in a number of rounds until one of the teams become the 2014 Carnival Quiz champions.

Entry is £5 per person. You can bring your own drinks/nibbles/brain food along.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

You can reserve your team tickets by calling Somersham 840034.

You better get swotting up – Carnival Quiz Night is back!

Question Mark sign

It’s time to start warming up those grey cells again. Yes, it’s the Carnival Quiz Night with Somersham School PFA!

Question Mark sign
Photo: Colin Kinner.

Hosted at Somersham School, the Quiz Night opens its doors at 7.30pm, for an 8pm start on Saturday 15th June.

Each team can consist of up to 6 contestants, with each paying a £5 entry fee.

You’re welcome to bring your own drinks and nibbles – although if you’re of a competitive nature and only playing to win, then you might be interested in these 10 ‘brain foods’.

Failing that, if Stephen Fry owes you a favour, perhaps now is the time to call that in?

The Quiz will see the presentation of the Marjorie McGee Trophy.

Call Somersham 840034 to reserve your tickets.

Somersham-next-the-Sea – Carnival Week begins with Beach Games on 15th June

Deckchairs

The tide may well have gone out centuries ago, but with Somersham Carnival Week starting on 15th June, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy being ‘Beside The Seaside’ for a few days.

Deckchairs
Photo: idleformat

First up are the Community Beach Games and the Carnival Quiz, which take place on Saturday 15th June.

The Community Beach Games, in collaboration with Friends Of Somersham Nature Reserve, starts at 12 noon at Station Land Field (the ‘Dog Field’) behind Somersham Lake. It’s free entry!

There will be plenty of activities for children and adults – with DASH sports coaches and volunteers organising beach games including volleyball, frisbee, and Tchoukball amongst others. For young children there’s also a ‘Wildplay’ session to encourage wildlife discovery.

Dogs can also take part too – with dog agility course, obedience training, and a flyball competition, organised in association with Big Walkies.

BBQ from 12 noon, with cold drinks and refreshments on sale – bring your own chairs, blankets, suncream etc!

See the event on our Facebook Page.

‘Go For Gold’ at this year’s Carnival Quiz

Carnival Quiz

Carnival Quiz
Are your grey cells aiming for gold?

Warm up those grey cells in preparation for this Saturday because Carnival Quiz is back!

On Saturday 16th June at the Victory Hall from 7.30pm (for an 8pm start), teams from across the Somersham area will all be ‘Going For Gold’ as they battle it out to win the Carnival Quiz 2012.

The quiz is open to teams of up to 6 people, with an entry fee of £5 per person. You’ll need to reserve tickets – by calling (01487) 840034.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles – apparently oily fish and blueberries are ‘brain foods’ – but whether they’ll help you…. only time will tell.