This year’s Carnival Committee AGM will be held on Thursday 12th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Library.
Remember, this is your chance to have a say with regard to Water Orton’s annual Carnival and associated activities, and all are welcome.
There are 3 entrances to the Carnival field that need manning (or womanning) throughout the day. If you could spare an hour or so to help collect money and hand out programmes, that would be great.
As you may know there are a few roads around the village that are closed during the procession. These roads each need a couple of marshals to assist motorists with alternative routes when the procession is close by. The procession runs from 11.30 until 12.45 but there would be a briefing that you would need to attend earlier on Saturday morning.
From around 10.30 am on the Friday before the Carnival helpers are needed to move the Carnival equipment from our lock up to the hut on the field.
Similarly, helpers are required on Sunday morning to dismantle equipment, gazebos etc and put back in our lock up.
If you could possibly help with any of the above, it would be much appreciated. Get in touch by calling 07803 789706, emailing email@example.com or talking to one of our friendly committee members: Roger Hodgekiss, Mandi Collins, Tracey Baldry, Clair Galligan, Suzanne Ward, Emma Hulme, Sarah James, Linda Crouch, Martin Scambler, Becky Harris or Glenda Hassall.
Thanks in anticipation,
The procession will once again be headed up by annual favourites the Northfield Caledonia Pipes and Drums and this year will be featuring floats with the theme ‘A Golden Moment in Time’. We are expecting the usual variety of costumes, fancy dress and fun, so make sure you look out for us along the route between 11am and 12.45pm.
With a selection of the world’s leading stunt riders, an experienced commentator and uniquely designed display rig, Savage Skills provide a must-see show. They pride themselves on being the most accomplished stunt show team in the UK, with 8 World and over 25 British Championship titles. You’ll see some of the most impressive tricks, jumps and stunts, many of which wouldn’t think possible on a bicycle. Prepare to be amazed!
Mark Green has been performing his Elvis Experience Tribute Show for over 13 years with many appearances on national TV, international radio and theatre. He has also appeared on stage in several venues in Memphis including Graceland, he has performed in Tupelo and sang with the Dempseys. He has a huge following locally and was voted the best Elvis Tribute Act in the Midlands by Free Radio/BRMB.
Being a lifetime fan of Elvis, Mark pays great attention to detail in his shows. He has a full complement of Elvis Costumes made by the original costume makers in the United States. His wardrobe includes a wide variety of the quintessential 70s jumpsuits, replicas of 50s suits, outfits from the movies and the well known, much loved, ‘68 comeback special leather suit. Elvis, I mean Mark, will also be bringing a bit of extra razzmatazz to the procession!
Circus Sensible will be bringing their ‘baby big top’ along with two performers. Their Circus Skills Workshop will be taking place all day providing great entertainment for children and adults alike. Skills include juggling, plate spinning, beginners stilts, diabolo, devilstick, poi, hula hoop, chinese ribbons etc. And of course, it’s all FREE!
We welcome back Nouveau Theatre School (3.45pm) and introduce Diverse Dance Academy too (2.30pm) who wil be performing dance displays. Coleshill Gymnastics Club (2.15pm) will once again be putting on a fantastic gymnastics demonstration.
This year’s stalls and attractions include:
Our Carnival Queen for this year is Lizzie Fisher who is currently in year six at Water Orton Primary. Helping Lizzie on the day are four princesses; Ruby Sharrard (age 5), Eva Perkins (age 9), Nancy Lee (age 5) and Sophie Mahon (age 5); and two princes; Joseph Powell (age 8) and her brother James Fisher (age 8). Be sure to give them all a wave as they make their way around the village.