There is going to be a ‘launch event’ on Saturday 20th July at the Vic’s Sports ground between 2 and 6 pm. The “Carnival Blast Off will feature live music including a steel band and the Malmesbury Concert Band; a gigantic climbing wall; a bouncy castle; face painting, races and an exhibition match of ‘walking football’.There will, of course, be food and drink too. The carnival committee are really delighted to be working closely with the team at the football club who have always been so supportive of carnival in the past. The event will hopefully remind everyone that carnival month is just around the corner and to help keep everyone informed and involved there will be ‘pop up’ stalls beneath the market cross later on in July too. So watch out for the carnival crew at these and other events throughout the summer.
Last year some £17,000 was donated by Carnival to local organisations including Sunny Day Preschool; Glovers Court; Heals; Stanton St Quinton Primary School; Malmesbury Youth FC; Wiltshire Mind and Luckington School. So you can see that the carnival and festival has a real purpose to it.
Now would be a good time to mention the support and financial input of our major sponsors without whose interest and enthusiasm many of the key events of the carnival and festival would be difficult to put on. Our sponsors are listed on the guide and the website and we are indebted to them for helping to bring an extra dimension to all that we do. The committee, and the volunteers too, deserve a special mention, as so much depends on their hard work and enthusiasm in ensuring that everything goes smoothly.
So, this year’s carnival and festival is just round the corner and is heavily dependent upon your good selves and your interest and participation. Nearly everyone turns out for the carnival procession which marks the end of the month long celebration in our wonderful town.
In this our first year as your new carnival committee we would like as many of YOU as possible, adults and children, to wear something on your heads to show that you are part of CARNIVAL !!
SO COME ON -DRESS IT UP A BIT and support CARNIVAL
Let’s fill the streets with:
Toppers, Cowboys, Policemen, Berets, Feathers, Fascinators, Pirates, Clowns and Glitter or just invent something new!
“Top it off with a Hat “ The Carnival Procession Saturday 31st August 6pm – 8pm
Mike Harding and Paul Overton Co-Chairs Malmesbury Carnival and Festival 2019