Thurlaston Carnival

Taking place on Saturday 11th June 2016, Thurlaston's annual carnival is the largest event in the village calendar.

The event starts with a parade of floats, led by the Carnival Queen, and Princesses.

This year's carnival features  the Jez Avery Stunt Show, Fun Dog Show, cake competition, Tug-O-War and much more. Music will be provided by The Lotus Blossom Jazz Band.

A craft fair and farmers' market is run in tandem with the carnival.

BBC Radio Leicester's Monica Winfield will be hosting a special Saturday radio show live from Thurlaston Carnival.

In the evening Thurlastons Got Talent will be held from from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Marquee. 

And then, back by popular demand, Leighton Morrell will provide the evening entertainment of 70's and 80's Cabaret.

For more information, visit the Thurlaston Carnival Facebook Page.

The carnival is organised by a committee of local people who hold fund-raising events, such as "Bangers and Bingo" evenings to pay for the major carnival attractions. They also organise a senior citizens Christmas lunch and tour the village carol singing with Santa!

The committee welcomes new members. Please contact their chairman:

Randall Boddy
AC Shropshire & Co.
Green's Lodge
Forest Road
Huncote
Leicester
LE9 3LE

Telephone
(0116) 286 2359

Fax
(0116) 286 1135

or email the carnival organisers: carnival@thurlaston.com

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There are six comments

Ellie Walmsley

Hi There,

I hope you’re all ok,

I wondered if it would be possible for me to contact a member of the carnival commitee?

I live in Thurlaston and wondered if I could ask a member of your committee some questions?

I work for Aurum Holdings, the parent company for Goldsmiths, Mappin & Webb and Watches Of Switzerland. A group of us are fund raising for
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and we’re planning on holding a Family fun day in August.

We’re all pretty new to this but want to help The Royal Marsden as much as we can, I wondered if we could ask for some advice and draw on your wealth of experience from planning all you do for the Carnival.

My contact number is 07411 734 104 / 0116 2817259

Thanks so much,

Ellie

Ellie Walmsley, - 04-07-’13 09:07
Pat Crane

Please can you tell me the date of the Carnival in 2014?

Pat Crane, - 18-07-’13 08:41
Jill Woodward

Can we book a stall again this year please? e mail above for details Thanks

Jill Woodward, - 20-05-’14 10:35
Phil

You need to email the carnival committee using the link above that says Contact Thurlaston Carnival

Phil, - 20-05-’14 14:44
J Woodward

I’ve triedcontacting with address above and it is being returned as demon mail
Can anyone contact me please as time is running out
honeybunnysr@aol.com or 0116 2869887

J Woodward, - 01-06-’14 18:47
Phil

I’m afraid that I only run the village website and have no direct input into the carnival arrangements.

The only thing I can suggest is that you contact the chairman of the carnival committee:

Randall Boddy
AC Shropshire & Co.
Green’s Lodge
Forest Road
Huncote
Leicester
LE9 3LE

Telephone
(0116) 286 2359

Fax
(0116) 286 1135

I hope this helps.

Phil, - 02-06-’14 12:29
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