In collaboration with the Friends of Somersham Parish Church, the Carnival Jazz Concert is coming to St John’s Parish Church, Somersham, on Thursday 19th June.
The Meridian Jazz Band, the St Ives Rhythm & Blues Band, and saxophonist Lynden Blades will all be playing, and challenging you not to tap your feet, sing along, or maybe even sway slightly, from 7:30pm.
Tickets are available from Strands or the Library, or by calling Alan (01487 741531) or Jim (01487 840741).
Advance tickets are £7.00 per adult, and £2.00 for children under 16 years.
Tickets will be £8.00 per adult, and £3.00 for children under 16 years, on the door (but subject to availability)… so you best get yours booked now!
Ticket prices include a glass of wine or fruit juice during the interval.
So, while you wait for Thursday 19th, here’s a sample of Lynden Blades performing with his saxophone in duo ‘Sax & Honey’.
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 welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible 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. Beach Bar Beer Tent opens.
12.15pm: Procession starts from The Trundle
12.30pm: St Ives Rhythm & Blues Band begin (in the Busker’s Marquee).
12.30pm: Video Games Tournament starts. Video Games Arcade opens (in the Scout Hut).
1pm: Pidley Male Voice Choir begin (next to the Pimms Tent!)
1pm: Somersham Town Band begin (in Victory Hall Garden)
Somersham Carnival Day takes place this Saturday, 23rd June, starting with the Procession at 12.15pm.
The Carnival Day Schedule:
9:00am – Stalls can set up on the Parkhall playing field from 9am. Ready to open by 12 noon.
11:45am – Vintage Vehicles, with streamers and flags, to assemble at Millennium Hall car park – please go via Feoffees Road to avoid the floats.
11:45am – Floats to assemble at the North End of The Trundle. Fancy dress walkers and anyone carrying an Olympic-style torch (no real flames!) to assemble at Millennium Gate. All welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Judging will take place at this time. Prizes for Best Decorated Float (Club, School and Independent) and for Best Walking Group.
12:15pm – Procession leaves The Trundle heading for Parkhall Playing Field.
Attractions throughout Carnival Day include: Classic cars, Bouncy castle, Fun Fair side shows, Refreshments in Victory Hall (kindly organised by Mary’s Tea Rooms), Pimms Stall, Craft Stalls and Charity Stalls. The Beer Tent opens at 12 noon and closes at 5:30pm.