Today sees the start of Somersham 2014 Carnival, with its Commonwealth Theme.
Community Commonwealth Games
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:
BMX and Skatepark Skills
Freestyle and Rock’n’ Roll Dancing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …