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Thornbury Carnival

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Saturday 7th July 2018

10.30am: Thornbury Carnival 2018
Mundy Playing Fields

Pre-Parade Town Centre Entertainment

10.15 Morning, Town Centre, 75 minute long Parade led by The Band of the Royal Signals Regt.

12 noon Carnival site Gates open. 5.30 Stall Trading ends

12 hours of entertainments on 2 stages, including a Top Tribute Band, and at 6 other locations

100+ Charity, Business and Club Stalls


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Thornbury Carnival

Welcome to Thornbury Carnival 2018

2018's Thornbury Carnival will be held on Saturday 7th July, and the theme is "1918-2018 Then & Now".

To find out more about the theme and why it has been chosen, click here.

As usual there will be a parade through Thornbury in the morning, with entertainment and activities on the Mundy Playing Field in the afternoon.

To find out how you can get involved, please click here.

Appeal for Help!

Please consider how you can assist with the organisation of this popular Thornbury community event.

There are opportunities available throughout the months in advance and there is no requirement for Committee membership.

Some are practical task sets, some involve planning and preparation work and nothing needs doing all at once. It can be spread out, with a group of friends, or just as an individual.

What is needed is reliability and commitment to a service of benefit to the Carnival and of value to the Community.

To find out more, please click here to download an information leaflet.

Calling Invictus Participants and Paralympians

The theme for Thornbury Carnival in 2018 is "Then and Now". In order to reflect this on the day, the organisers would love to hear from any participants in the Invictus Games or the Paralympics who might like to be involved, as well as anyone willing to dress up as WW1 soldiers.

To find out more and share your ideas, please contact Carnival Organiser David Goldring on 01454 883631 or by email: .

Carnival Marquees for Sale

Thornbury Carnival

Thornbury Carnival are looking to sell their marquees. The marquees are in excellent condition and have been carefully cleaned and boxed.

For enquiries, please contact Carnival Organiser David Goldring on 01454 883631 or by email: .

See the 2017 Carnival Photos

Click here to view the gallery of photos from 2017's Carnival - see how many people you know!

Join the Team

Thornbury Carnival is organised by the Thornbury Carnival Community Interest Company (C.I.C.), registered at Companies House, Reg. No: 08472025

Thornbury Carnival

Thornbury Carnival C.I.C. is an independent, voluntary organisation not associated with any other Club, Association or Local Authority and has 3rd Party Liability Insurance.

If you would like to join the committee in any capacity and help plan the next Thornbury Carnival, please make contact as soon as possible.

There are lots of ways to get involved, many of which do not require Committee work, and can be done in small groups and spread throughout the year.

No experience is necessary, just a friendly approach, resourcefulness and reliability.

Want to know more? Email or click here to fill in our volunteering form.

If you'd like to advertise in the programme, join the parade, run a stall on the field, entertain the crowd or volunteer to help it all run smoothly, click here to find out how to take part.

About the Carnival

Thornbury Carnival is open to everyone, and designed to appeal to all interests and ages.

Thornbury Carnival

Click here to see photos of previous Carnivals.

You too can take part - click here to find out how.

The Parade starts from The Castle School in the morning, moving through Thornbury along Castle Street and High Street, with local groups and floats welcome to take part.

Activities on the Mundy Playing fields run through the afternoon, with a fun fair, refreshments, a variety of stalls and stage entertainment.

With around 10,000 visitors, the Carnival is an opportunity for local charities to raise funds, and for businesses and organisations to promote their interests.

For enquiries, please contact:

PRS For Music

Thornbury Carnival

PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.

These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828.

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