Newbury Carnival organisers are looking forward to another record breaking year as entries continue to pour in for the Carnival Parade on Sunday 5th July. Approaching 60 entries for the parade have now been received.
Bryan Harper, Chair of Newbury Carnival 2015 commented,,,
“We are delighted that once again Newbury Carnival 2015 has really captured the imagination of the people of West Berkshire. We have some wonderfully artistic entries with people getting together across the district and spending weeks and months to produce some fabulous floats. There is a real pride taken in the preparation of floats and I am sure the competition to be the best will be hotly contested again this year. Last time there was a three way tie for Overall Best Entry.”
In typical Newbury Carnival tradition, the Parade will be filled with music. Highlights include The Reading Scottish Pipe Band who will once again be bringing their special sound of the Highlands including Slow Airs, Marches, Strathspeys and Reels, as they march in the Parade and perform at the Fete afterwards. And the Rampage Mas Band will bring a touch of the Caribbean to the streets, with a rich musical flavour to accompany their stunning outfits.
Newbury & Thatcham Rock Choir will be performing at the Carnival Fete from12 midday, Hungerford Town Band will be playing in the bandstand from 3.00 till 5.00pm, and there are performances throughout the afternoon in the Fete Arena, including the much acclaimed Mini Band, Sticky Fingers with their ukuleles, Interakt Community Theatre and Arts, West Berkshire Sway Dance, Steps Ahead Dance School, and Bruce Hogg and his guitar.
Ruth Walker, Project Manager for Newbury Carnival 2015, added
“We are excited that once again Newbury Carnival is building towards a fantastic spectacle and we hope everyone enjoys the Carnival atmosphere, parade and fete including the wonderful variety of music and dance.”
There is still time to join the Parade and entry is free. Visit www.newburycarnival.co.uk for full details of how to enter.