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.
Don’t forget to book your Carnival Stall for Carnival Day Sat 20th June – Charity and Commercial stall forms available in the downloads section of the website https://somershamcarnival.org.uk/downloads or email firstname.lastname@example.org – Early Bird prices run out soon!
Less than a month until the start of Somersham Carnival week and what a week we have planned! Programmes being delivered to homes in Somersham and Pidley – check out Carnival Quackers! Grand Prize Draw tickets and event tickets on sale outside Tesco this Saturday and every Sat morning – so come along and say hello!
It’s hard to imagine that it’s almost a month since the 2014 Somersham Carnival Week ended.
Thankfully, the day was sunny – unlike the following weekend which was ruined by torrential rain.
The Carnival Committee would like to say a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to all of the organisations, businesses, community groups, and individuals, who kindly, and most generously, offered their time, expertise, services, and prizes. We would also like to thank all of the people who attended and supported the events that ran during Carnival Week.
Your support helps to ensure that Somersham Carnival continues to not only run, but to grow too.
As the memories of Carnival Week get further and further away, we’ve compiled a selection of photographs, kindly supplied by JLC Photography Ltd. What was your favourite part? Tell us in the comments space below.
Sunday 22nd June sees the final day of Somersham Carnival 2014, and as usual it ends with the Family Cycle Ride, and the 5-a-side Football Tournament.
Family Cycle Ride – 10:45am to 1pm
With registration at Victory Hall Car Park at 10:45am, join other cyclists as they set off on a 4.4 mile route at 11am.
Entry is £1 per rider, and there are trophies awarded for those who complete the Most Laps in the Allotted Time for Junior (12 & under), and Senior cyclists.
Please make sure that you wear a cycle helmet and high-visibility clothing. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Download the Family Cycle Ride route map (PDF, 910Kb)
5-a-side Football Tournament – 1:30pm
Register at 1:30pm for a 2pm kick-off a the Parkhall Road Playing Field on 22nd June, for the 5-a-side Football Tournament for school years 3-8.
It’s £1.50 entry. Further information from Ali McCormick on 07425 178839.
Here it comes – Carnival Day 2014!
This year’s carnival day will be even bigger and better than last year. Along with the popular Train Rides, Military and Vintage Vehicles display, food vendors, Zorbs, and the Fun Fair, here’s what else we have in store for you:
9am – Stalls start to set up on the Norwood Playing Field
11:45am – Procession assembles on The Trundle. Walkers at the Millennium Pavilion Gate. All are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Floats at the north end of The Trundle. Vintage vehicles at the Millennium Pavilion car park (please go via Feoffees Road).
12 noon – Judging for Best Decorated Float (Club/Pub, School, and Independent) and Best Walking Group.
12 noon – Stalls open. Beer Tent also opens with exclusive Bishop’s Palace Carnival Ale!
12:15pm – Procession departs from The Trundle
12:30pm – GamersBus opens for trips to video games heaven.
12:30pm – St Ives Rhythm & Blues begin (in the Busker’s Marquee)
1pm – Arrival of the Procession
1pm – Outback Bar opens (come and say G’day, sport!)
1:15pm – Djembe Drumming workshop begins
1:30pm – Somersham Town Band begins (in Victory Hall garden)
1:30pm – Fancy Dress Competition in the theme ‘Commonwealth’ (in the Arena)
2pm – Pipes and Drums (in the Arena)
2:30pm – Baby Competition (under 12mths) (in the Arena – with a parent!)
2:30pm – Grand Prize Draw
2:30pm – Somersham Town Band begin (in Victory Hall garden)
3pm – Djembe Drummers and Singers begin
3:30pm – Air Display in the skies above the field
3:45pm – Tug-of-War Contest (in the Arena)
4:30pm – Close of Carnival Day
Don’t forget, you can download the Somersham Carnival 2014 programme (PDF/5.25Mb).
Also, if you’re a fan of Twitter, and tweeting from the Carnival Day, use hashtag #somershamcarnival2014 to join in the real-time conversation.
The Carnival Committee reserves the right to alter the schedule at short notice. Please visit the Information Point at the entrance of the Norwood Playing Field if you have any questions or would like specific information on the day.