What’s On – Sunday 15th June 2014

Dog with Australian flags on its head.

Day Two of Somersham Carnival 2014, and here’s what we’ve got lined up for you today:

Country Craft Competition

First Prize winning seaside cakes. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.
These seaside themed cakes won First Prize last year. Will yours? Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

The ever-popular Country Craft Competition sees the talented artists, bakers, preservers, handicrafters, photographers and florists battle it out across 29 different classes, at The Victory Hall.

More information can be found in our earlier post which details all the competition categories.

Entries should be registered between 9:30 and 11:30am, and the doors open to the public at 2pm.

The Crowning of the Carnival Princess

After the great work done by last year’s Carnival Princess Jessica Stancombe and her Attendants Carla Rea and Ella Hudson, their successors will be crowned in a ceremony at Victory Hall at 3:30pm.

Pool Competition

The Centurian Club plays host to this year’s Pool Competition for those who are 16+.

Registration for the competition is at 1:30pm (for just £1), and play begins at 2pm.

Somersham Carnival Novelty Dog Show

Dog with Australian flags on its head.
This dog is in the Commonwealth mood with his Australian flags. Photo: Louise Docker and cropped via CreativeCommons.

The hounds, pooches, puppies, and faithful old plodders of Somersham have their chance to compete for the title of ‘Best In Show’ and the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

Entries from 1pm, with judging beginning at 1:30pm. It costs just 60p for entry into each class.

The eleven categories in this year’s show are:

  1. Best Puppy
  2. Best Dog under 15in at the shoulder
  3. Best Dog over 15in at the shoulder
  4. Dog with the Waggiest Tail
  5. Odd couple (mixed pair of dogs)
  6. Best cross-breed
  7. Best Dog Trick
  8. Best Six Legs
  9. Dog and Owner Most Alike
  10. Dog the Judges would most like to take home
  11. Dog and Owner Fancy Dress (don’t forget our Commonwealth Theme!)

All winning dogs from classes 1-11 will then take part in the Best In Show. Rosettes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class.

We’re grateful to ND’s K9 Academy, whose Neville Diss will be presenting this year’s show.

Special permission has been granted for us to hold the Dog Show on Norwood Playing Fields. Therefore, we ask all owners to ensure that you clear up after your dog. Thank you.

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.

 

Try something new with Community Sports on 14th June

Shuttlecock

Shuttlecock
Shuttlecock. Photo: Deee’Lite via CreativeCommons.

Following last year’s success of Community Sports, we’re repeating the taster sports sessions on Saturday 14th June, from 12 noon at Victory Hall and Norwood Playing Field, Somersham.

If you’ve ever fancied trying table tennis, croquet, mixed netball, BMX and skatepark skills, street dancing, freestyle and Rock n Roll, wheelchair challenges, badminton, family rounders, curling, ballroom dancing, fun runs/relays, street snooker, or more… then you’re in luck!

There’s even a Fun Splash session at Whitehall Swimming Pool (call Somersham 840966 to book).

This is a great chance for you to try out a new sporting curiosity – at just £1 per sport (or a bargain £2.50 for a day ticket to access all the sports). There’s also a discount for families. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. All sports will be finished by approximately 5pm.

And to give that nod to Commonwealth, Somersham Fun Highland Games will also take place from 12 noon, with The Lone Piper to help you get into the sporting mood.

So, put your sports shorts on (or kilt!), dust off those trusty trainers, and try something new!

You can download our Community Commonwealth Sports flyer (PDF/1.06Mb), with details of exactly what’s on, and when!

For the the full list of events during Somersham Carnival 2014, check out the ‘What’s On?’ section.

 

Woof Woof Woof Ruff Ruff Woof! (or – It’s Novelty Dog Show time!)

Novelty Dog Show 16th June 2013

Novelty Dog Show 16th June 2013

This Sunday sees the biggest event for our canine friends – the Novelty Dog Show.

Get down to Norwood Playing Fields (behind Victory Hall) with your dog on Sunday 16th June from 1pm. With eleven different classes, there should be at least one category for your trusty hound to compete in… including some that owners can join in with too!

Categories

Going for Gold at the Novelty Dog Show. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd
One of last year’s winning entrants. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd
  1. Best Puppy
  2. Best Dog under 15 inches at the shoulder
  3. Best Dog over 15 inches at the shoulder
  4. Dog with the Waggiest Tail
  5. Odd Couple (mixed pair of dogs)
  6. Best Cross-breed
  7. Best Dog Trick
  8. Best Six Legs
  9. Dog and Owner Most Alike
  10. Dog the Judges would most like to take home
  11. Dog and Owner Fancy Dress (don’t forget that ‘Beside The Seaside’ theme!)

GRAND FINAL: Best In Show

Entries open from 1pm (entry fee is 60p per class), so you’ll need to hand in a completed entry form (download it below) to the show organisers, and then you’ll be all set for when the judging begins at 1.30pm. The winners from each of the eleven categories will compete in the Grand Final. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

paw print

The show is presented by Neville Diss of ND’s K9 Academy, and will see the presentation of the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

Special permission has been granted to hold the Dog Show. Would all owners please ensure that they clean up after their dogs. Thank you.

Bookings now being taken for 2013 Carnival commercial stalls


We are now accepting bookings for commercial stalls for this year’s Somersham Carnival Day which takes place at the Norwood Playing Fields and Victory Hall on Saturday 22nd June.

Simply download, complete, and return with your payment before 1st June 2013 (address at the end of the form).

> 2013 Somersham Carnival Commercial Stalls Booking Form (PDF, 174Kb)

With this year’s theme being ‘Beside The Seaside’ we hope that stall holders will have enough time to think of themed ideas to decorate stalls (and themselves).

Notes for stallholders

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Somersham Carnival’. A late payment supplement will be applied to all bookings received after 1st June 2013. The price of the stall is a key part of our fundraising; it helps to keep Somersham Carnival going and supports groups and charities in the village area. Stallholders can set up any time from 8.30am – 11am on the day. Once unpacked, vehicles may be parked at the bottom of the field but cannot be moved until 5pm. Some pitches may allow for one car to be parked behind the stall, provided it doesn’t hinder access to other stall holders or the emergency services. Somersham Carnival provides the ground area, but does not supply tables or gazebo, marquees etc.

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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Could your dog go for gold?


Puppies, pooches and hounds of Somersham take note – have you got what it takes to ‘go for gold’ and take home the ‘Best In Show’ title?

2011 Best In Show
The winner of 2011’s ‘Best In Show’. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

This year, the Novelty Dog Show will take place on Sunday 17th June at Norwood Playing Fields outside Victory Hall, Somersham.

If your dog has got what it takes, then you can enter them into as many classes as you like. You’ll need to complete the entry form (below) and pay the 60p entry fee for each class they’re entered into.

Entries can be made from 1pm on the day, and the judging will begin at 1:30pm.

The Novelty Dog Show Classes

  1. Best puppy
  2. Best dog under 15″ at shoulder
  3. Best dog over 15″ at shoulder
  4. Dog with the waggiest tail
  5. Odd couple (mixed pair of dogs)
  6. Best cross-breed
  7. Best dog trick
  8. Best 6 legs
  9. Dog and owner most alike
  10. Dog the judge would most like to take home
  11. Dog and owner fancy dress
  12. GRAND FINAL – Best In Show 2012

There’s a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place rosette for each of the 11 classes. The winner of each class will then go through to the grand final where they will stand the chance of being named ‘Best In Show 2012’, with the winner being presented with the Christine Caston Memorial Cup.

The Novelty Dog Show is presented and sponsored by ND’s K9 Academy.

There will be an agility course set on the day but no dog under 12mths old will be able to go over the hurdles but can go on all the other equipment. All equipment kindly supplied by ND’s K9 Academy.