What’s On: Carnival Week and Carnival Day 2013

What's On?

The 2013 Somersham Carnival Week begins this Saturday (15th) and runs through until next Sunday (23rd), but what’s on?

We have a full and varied programme this year, with the underlying theme of ‘Beside the Seaside’.

Here’s what’s scheduled throughout the week*.

During Carnival Week (15th-23rd June)

Fancy Dress dog and owners. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd
Novelty Dog Show returns.
Photo: JLC Photography Limited.

On Carnival Day (22nd June)

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

St Ives Rhythm and Blues band at 2011 Carnival
St Ives Rhythm and Blues band return for 2013.
Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

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)

1.30pm: Fancy Dress Competition in the theme ‘Beside the Seaside’ (in the Arena).

1.45pm: Stella Hensley & Chris Newman (on the Music Stage)

2pm: Punch & Judy Show (in the Arena)

2pm: Baby Competition (under 12mths – with a parent!) (in the Arena)

2.30pm: Somersham Singers (in Victory Hall Garden)

2.30pm: Charity Haircut

2.45pm: Greyhound Friends (in the Arena)

Denise Black
Denise Black’s Loose Screw headlines the Seaside Rock Concert

3pm: Punch & Judy Show (in the Arena)

3pm: Dark Surrender (on the Music Stage)

4pm: Punch & Judy Show (in the Arena)

4.15pm: Tug-of-War Contest (in the Arena). Teams should register beforehand at the Information Tent.

4.30pm: Grand Prize Draw

7.30pm: Seaside Rock Concert with licensed bar (in Victory Hall)

Teas in Victory Hall kindly provided by Hope & Aid Direct.

Train rides will take place all around the field throughout the afternoon.

*Although we’ll aim to stick to this schedule, the Carnival Committee reserve the right to make amendments where required.

‘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