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Thursday 30th June 2016

Carnival Fringe: Shop Window Treasure Hunt (25th-30th)

Click below to download your entry form, and follow the trail around Thornbury's shops and businesses.

Name the agricultural-themed articles for the chance to win a meal at Hawkes House.

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www.mythornbury.co.uk/obj/windowc...

9am: Carnival Fringe: Fundraising Activities - all week
The Swan, Thornbury

During opening hours - click below for details.

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10am: Carnival Fringe: 'Putchers & Putts' Exhibition
Thornbury & District Museum

Tue 10 May 2016 - Wed 31 Aug 2016 during Museum Opening Hours: Tues to Fri 1–4pm and Sat 10am–4pm

This exhibition is all about the cone-shaped wicker basket traps known as 'putchers', once used in the Severn estuary for catching salmon, and the massive funnel-shaped three-sectioned 'putts' used for catching eels and shrimps, as well as salmon.   

Both were used at the fishery at Hayward’s Rock near Berkeley, which was where Deryk Huby and Don Riddle fished for many years.  The exhibition has been put together by Deryk and Don, along with Nick Large, who took many photographs of the now vanished salmon fisheries.  

Today putchers can be seen in the Summer months as part of Thornbury in Bloom floral displays in the town and... Read more >>

www.thornburymuseum.org.uk/am_eve...

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'Putchers & Putts' Exhibition
Thornbury & District Museum

This exhibition runs until August 31st, and Thornbury & District Museum is open 1pm-4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

This exhibition is all about the cone-shaped wicker basket traps known as 'putchers', once used in the Severn estuary for catching salmon, and the massive funnel-shaped three-sectioned 'putts' used for catching eels and shrimps, as well as salmon.   

Both were used at the fishery at Hayward’s Rock near Berkeley, which was where Deryk Huby and Don Riddle fished for many years.  The exhibition has been put together by Deryk and Don, along with Nick Large, who took many photographs of the now vanished salmon fisheries.  

Today putchers can be seen in the Summer months as part of Thornbury in Bloom... Read more >>

www.thornburymuseum.org.uk/am_eve...

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Carnival Fringe: Essilor Lens Factory 'Open Doors'
Essilor Ltd

Essilor will be opening its doors to the general public on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th June. This is a 'booking only' opportunity to visit us and see what the area's biggest Ophthalmic lens manufacturer does.

You will get a guided tour of the facility and share the unique heritage trail which records our history here in the UK and Worldwide, with some unique historical artefacts some dating back to the 1800's.

We are also offering a free eye screening for those who wish to see if a visit to the Optician is needed.

To Book a place on a Tour (entry free) please contact our switchboard on 01454 417100 or email below.

There will be tours at 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm on each day with only 8 people in each... Read more >>

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10am: Carnival Fringe: Thornbury Leisure Centre Taster Sessions
Thornbury Leisure Centre

Monday 27th – Friday 1st July: Junior (11-17 year olds) Gym Taster Sessions 4pm-6pm

Monday 27th – Friday 1st July: Free swimming between 3pm-4pm if you mention 'the Carnival' at reception

Thursday 30th June: 11.15 - 13.15 come and try badminton / table tennis free sessions

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10am: Carnival Fringe: Young@Art Exhibition
St Mary Street

Celebration Fairs is appealing to the 'Young@Art'!

Art competition based on 'Country Life and Agriculture', - open to all youngsters between 4-18 years old.

All entries will be exhibited and judged in Celebration Fairs during Fringe Week, Saturday 25th June to Friday 1st July. Open: Mon-Thurs 10am–4.30pm and Sat 10am–5pm.

Great prizes to be won. Entry forms and more information are available from Celebration Fairs, St Mary Street, Thornbury.

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www.celebrationfairs.co.uk

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7pm: Carnival Fringe: Filnore Woods Walk
Thornbury Leisure Centre

Meet by the gate on the far side of the Leisure Centre car park at 6.55pm. No dogs please on this occasion, as we shall be hoping for wildlife appearances.
 
Discover the hidden wildlife of your community woodland on a guided walk with Countryman Jerry Dicker through the mid-summer trees, and the wild flower-rich grassland.

We will go ahead whatever the weather so dress accordingly. Feet and legs will need protection against ‘hostile vegetation’. Finish at about 9pm.

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7.30pm: Carnival Fringe: Ukulele Jam
Coffee#1

7.30-9pm (£2)

'80 ukulele players in a Coffee Shop jamming, singing and having fun - come and join us!'

Following on from the success of last year's jamboree, Ukulele Jam Thornbury once again host an evening of jamming, singing and having loads of fun, with ukuleles!

If you play the ukulele, come and join in.  If you fancy having a go for the first time, come along to one of our Thursday night Ukulele Jam sessions at Turnberrie's and get yourself up to speed in advance!  If you fancy just turning up to enjoy the music - see you there!

For more information, please click below.

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8pm: Carnival Fringe: Fascinating Rhythm Open Rehearsal
Thornbury Castle

8-10pm

Fascinating Rhythm are a 60+ strong ladies A cappella chorus. Like all singing groups our voices are organised into 4 different voice sections and, in barbershop singing, these range from the highest voice, Tenor, down the scale through Lead, Baritone to the bottom with the Bass section.

Each section has its own leader supported by an assistant and the whole chorus is directed by Musical Director. Each song is learned by heart - we don't sing with sheet music in barbershop which means we also don't have to stand still while we sing. To make the most of this opportunity we also have a choreographer who helps to create the right visual effect for song staging. 

Each year Fascinating Rhythm compete nationally and are currently... Read more >>

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Thornbury Carnival

Thornbury Carnival 2016 will be held on Saturday 2nd July with the theme "Agriculture and Country Living".

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

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 Carnival Chair Barry Williams:

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See the list of stallholders

Click here to download a list of refreshment providers, businesses, crafts, charities, educational organisations, clubs, societies, sporting organisations and attractions to visit at the Carnival

This list is subject to change and may vary on the day.

Who's playing, where and when?

Thornbury Carnival

Click here to download a performance schedule showing where and when to track down your favourite entertainers.

This schedule is subject to change. Times shown are approximate and may vary according to actual performance times.

Please check back regularly for the latest information.

Buy your 2016 Tickets

Tickets for the 2016 Thornbury Carnival on July 2nd are now on sale at the following outlets:

Family tickets are only available until 5pm on the Saturday prior to Carnival Day (June 25th), after which time only adult and child tickets will be sold.

Prices are as follows:

  • Adults £5
  • Children £3 - (Child = primary school age)
  • Family ticket £12 (Family = either 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children) - (Child = primary school age)


Download the 2016 Programme

Thornbury Carnival

Paper copies of the 2016 Thornbury Carnival programme, which has once again been kindly sponsored by Almondsbury Garden Centre, are being delivered to 12,500 homes in Thornbury and the surrounding area.

Click here to download a .pdf (4.5Mb) copy of the 2016 Carnival Programme.

Many businesses active in the Thornbury area have supported this now-familiar, welcomed and valued product by booking advertising space.

Sounds Better at Thornbury Carnival

Crowds watching this year's Thornbury Carnival Parade will enjoy better quality sound, thanks to a new portable public address system.

Thornbury Carnival C.I.C. has been able to buy to system thanks to a major grant from Magnox North, and it will be used at both The Plain and in the High Street.

In keeping with Carnival purchasing policy, the equipment was sourced through a local company KJE Technical who have been suppliers and advisors to the Carnival since its start in 2009.

Thornbury Carnival

Shown in the photo are R to L: David Goldring (Carnival Organiser), Ian Walker (Parade Vehicles Manager), Andy Coates (NatWest Branch Manger), Matt Scriven (KJE Technical), Brian Roberts (Christmas Lights Association), Barry Williams (Carnival Chairman), Malcolm Lyndon (Magnox Oldbury Site Stakeholder Group Chairman), Adrian Savery (Christmas Lights Assn.) and Julie Price (KJE Technical). Photo: Garry Holden

The equipment was delivered in purpose made shipping containers and will be made available for use by organisers of other Community Events such as the Oldbury Fun Run and Thornbury Christmas Lights Association.

The Magnox Community Fund has made various valued grants to the Carnival and other local groups over the years.

Carnival Chairman Barry Williams commented: “Magnox North has provided tremendous support for Thornbury Carnival since its rebirth in 2009 and their assistance has been very much valued over this time. The grant enabled the Carnival to purchase new sound equipment that will benefit not only the Carnival but other Community Events such as Thornbury Christmas Lights Association, The Oldbury Fun Run and the Lions Fireworks Display”.

Abba’s Angels

Organisers have secured one of this country's premier Abba tribute bands as a finale act for this year's Thornbury Carnival.

Thornbury Carnival

Abba’s Angels are one of the top Abba Tributes in the UK and have supported the original Bay City Rollers, The Troggs and Showaddywaddy since their formation in 2000.

They have achieved national level publicity in the Sun, the Sunday Times and many other national publications. Their blue chip client list - includes the BBC, Sky, Boots, Tesco, Hilton, Ramada to name but a few.

Abba’s Angels perform a very lively show with authentic costumes & Swedish accents, choreographed dance routines like the originals where possible and they really capture the feel of the Abba era.

This is in addition to a programme of entertainment that already includes favourite acts featured in past carnivals as well as some new and exciting performers, details of which we shall release soon.

Visit www.abbasangels.co.uk to find out more.

2016's Nominated Charity

Thornbury Carnival will support Bosom Buddies as its main charity for 2016.

Bosom Buddies, a local charity, is run by local women to offer support, guidance and friendship for those who have been diagnosed and currently battling breast cancer.

They offer a regular meeting as well offering support to those who need it in their own home.

See the 2015 photos and videos

Thornbury Carnival 2015 gallery

Click here to view our gallery of photos from Thornbury Carnival 2015.

Click here to view Thornbury Camera Club's images.

These videos are kindly supplied by Hugh Betteridge, via YouTube:

Pre-Parade entertainment provided by Gugge 2000

Classic Vehicle Cavalcade - the procession of vehicles prior to the main Parade led by The Band & Bugles of The Rifles

Thornbury Carnival Parade

Thornbury Carnival Field, featuring The Band & Bugles of The Rifles

You can also Tweet your pics: @ThornburyCarny

About the Organisers

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

The Company has a Board of Directors, including a chairman, secretary and treasurer, together with carnival committee and associates.

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.

Thornbury Carnival

PRS For Music

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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