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.

 

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 ‘Going For Gold’ at Sport For All event

Wheelchair Sport Challenge. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd

Somersham Carnival Week kicked off on Saturday 16th with ‘Sport For All’ – a day of sporting and fitness activity taster sessions. Ed Procter and a number of sports coaches were on hand to introduce, encourage and teach people a range of new activities as diverse as Zumba, Tang Soo Do, Archery, Table tennis, and a Wheelchair Sport Challenge.

Here’s a selection of photos from the day – check back, as we’ll update it with more pics soon.

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‘Anything goes!’ when you’re Going For Gold

Going For Gold medal image

Old photo of two olympians with olympic torches
Olympic fashion has changed slightly over the years.

Hello Somersham Carnival-goers …..WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!

Our theme this year, to tie in with a certain other spectacular UK event, is “GOING FOR GOLD”!!

For all you budding “Olympians” this is your chance to look the part – anything goes! – from the original Olympians (but no total nudity please!), through to the baggy white shorts and flannels of the 1930’s…. to the modern day lycra!!

Not interested in sport?

Get out that gold lurex, dig out those Bet Lynch style earrings and anything totally tasteless for a bit of fun, or be Kanye West singing “Gold Digger” with his rappers in gold chains for a Day!! Old Yukon Gold Panners … this way please!

From ancient golden civilisations, re-create Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gold was first worn by humans in 3000BC!

Be a UK Banker, if you dare …. Where did they put our GOLD?

Carnival 2012 Entertainment

Come and join us during Carnival Week (16th – 24th June) and on Carnival Day (Saturday 23rd June) and celebrate living in Somersham. See the great entertainment lined up for you and come and have a fantastic time at Carnival 2012.

Mr T from the A-team wearing gold
Mr T ain’t no fool when it comes to Going For Gold.

New this year:

  • ‘Last Night of the Proms’ (Community Singing)
  • Video Games Tournament
  • Taster Sport sessions

..plus the return of our very popular “Busking Spots”.

Got your whistles? Got your flags? See you there!

With grateful thanks for your continuing support. All the best …

the Carnival Committee