• Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Weymouth Carnival Unveils Alternative Event

Jake Brewer

ByJake Brewer

Apr 27, 2024
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In light of the cancellation of this year’s traditional procession, Weymouth Carnival is set to dazzle locals and visitors alike with a unique event that promises to be a highlight of the summer season. Taking place on the 14th August at the Redlands Community Centre in Weymouth, this grand celebration will feature a delightful array of attractions, ensuring a day of fun, entertainment, and community spirit.

A Vibrant Mix of Activities

The event is designed to cater to diverse interests, offering something for everyone in the family. Attendees can look forward to exploring several stalls showcasing delectable food, refreshing drinks, and a variety of intriguing goods from local traders. The lively atmosphere will be further enhanced by the presence of a funfair, adding an element of excitement and nostalgia to the event as the organisers would like it to feel “carnival like”.

Statement from Kallum Gethins, Company Director and Chairman of The Weymouth Carnival C.I.C.

“As Company Director and Chairman of the Weymouth Carnival C.I.C., I am thrilled to announce our exciting alternative event at the Redlands Community Centre in Weymouth on the 14th August. While the cancellation of this year’s procession was a disappointment, we are dedicated to providing our community with a memorable and enjoyable experience that celebrates the spirit of Weymouth.

Our event will feature a diverse range of activities, including food and drink stalls, general trade stalls, a funfair, classic car collection, and captivating performances by local majorette troupes and the Weymouth Carnival Dance company. We are proud to showcase the talents of our local artists on stage, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of our region.

We understand that some visitors may have booked holidays to come to Weymouth this year specifically for the carnival, and we regret any disappointment caused by the cancellation. We invite those visitors to still enjoy their time in Weymouth by staying in the plentiful amounts of hotels and B&Bs available in our beautiful town.

We encourage attendees of our event and visitors to Weymouth to contribute a £5.00 donation per family. These donations will support both the Weymouth Carnival C.I.C. and a local charity that will be announced soon, reinforcing our commitment to supporting causes that matter to our community.

I invite everyone to join us for a day of fun, entertainment, and community spirit. Together, we can make this event one of the biggest highlights of August, bringing joy and unity to Weymouth and beyond.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to our celebration at Redlands Community Centre. “

Classic Cars and Captivating Performances

Car enthusiasts will be delighted by the classic car collection on display, providing a glimpse into automotive history and showcasing the beauty of vintage vehicles. Additionally, the event will feature captivating performances by local majorette troupes and other local groups, highlighting the talent and dedication of these skilled performers. The Weymouth Carnival Dance company will also take to the arena, showcasing their creativity and passion for dance.

Official artwork for the event

Local Talent Spotlight

One of the highlights of the event will be the performances by talented local artists and bands, bringing a blend of music, dance, and entertainment to the stage. This platform not only celebrates the rich artistic culture of the region but also provides a wonderful opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their skills and connect with a wider audience.

Supporting Community Causes

While entry to the event is recommended with a £5.00 donation per family, the contributions will go towards supporting important causes. The Weymouth Carnival C.I.C. will benefit from these donations, ensuring the continuation of this beloved community events for years to come. Additionally, a local charity, to be announced soon, will also receive support, further reinforcing the event’s commitment to giving back to the community.

Mark Your Calendars

With its diverse lineup of attractions, lively performances, and a charitable focus, the Weymouth Carnival at Redlands Community Centre, named “Weymouth Carnival Fun Day” promises to be one of the most anticipated events in August. Whether you’re a local resident looking for a day of family-friendly fun or a visitor eager to experience the vibrant spirit of Weymouth, this event is sure to leave lasting memories and create new traditions for years ahead.

As more details unfold and the event draws near, be sure to mark your calendars and join in the celebration of community, culture, and generosity at the heart of Weymouth Carnival’s alternative event.

If you’d like to get involved with the event whether marshalling or selling items, please contact the committee hello@weymouth-carnival.uk

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