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The Secret is out – ‘Myths and Legends’ for Newbury Carnival 2017!

This year Newbury Carnival organisers asked for help from the local community to choose the hotly awaited Carnival 2017 theme. 32 entries were received, and the winning theme was chosen by the Carnival Committee as ‘Myths and Legends.’ This theme was suggested by Falon Whiteley via the Carnival Facebook page.

Ruth Walker, Project Manager for Newbury Carnival 2017 said, “We had lots of fun deciding on the parade theme from the brilliant ideas given to us. We hope that everyone will feel inspired to enter with all sorts of great ideas around the theme of ‘Myths and Legends’, which in addition to the traditional meaning, may include someone or something that can be described as a legend too.”

Newbury Carnival is on Sunday July 16th with the Carnival Fete from 12 until 6pm in Victoria Park. Booking for the Carnival Fete is now open for trade stall holders and we advise early contact to secure a place. Community groups may book a stall free of charge before the end of May. After this date space cannot be guaranteed.

The Carnival Parade will start at 2pm from Pound Street and wind through Bartholomew Street, and Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower and Victoria Park. Recent entries for the Carnival Parade include the Harley Davidson’s Drive Through, Sue Ryder Charles Clore Unit, Razzamataz Theatre School, Interakt Dance School and Community, Kidstrument Musical Instrument Tuition, Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club, Abacus Day Nursery and Eddie Catz. This brings the total parade entries so far to 15 with many enquiries received, and many more are awaiting the theme before filling in their parade booking forms.

Please find out more about joining Newbury Carnival Parade and the Carnival Fete by checking . General enquiries and parade bookings to and fete bookings only to .