Town Carnival

AMERSHAM CARNIVAL & TOWN SHOW 2016 – THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!

A fantastic day was had by all at this year’s Amersham Carnival & Town Show on Saturday 9th July 2016! The weather behaved impeccably and despite the risk of some showers, sun rained down on King George V Playing Field to ensure we had a wonderful fun family day out!

The RIO themed Procession was a triumph, with many colourful costumes & designs; this year’s judging was carried out by Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Mark Vivis along with his Deputy, Councillor Clive Morgan & Mrs. Christine Deppart – Head of the Council of Bensheim, our twin town.

ATC are delighted to announce this year’s Procession winners are:

1st Place – 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group

2nd Place – Woodside School

3rd Place – Revelation Majorettes

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Woodside School’s fantastic Procession group, who we are delighted to say achieved 2nd place overall in this year’s Procession

 

We would like to thank all the schools, businesses and community groups who took part for their enthusiasm and commitment to this year’s event!

ATC were again overwhelmed by the popularity of our Copacabana Beach! The sandy beach was packed from start to finish and we would like to thank this year’s Beach sponsors – Gatsby & Miller, Wilkins Kennedy LLP, Hadlands Estates and Tescos for their kind donations of sweets, buckets and spades, goody bags, beach balls and so much more!

 

Beach Opening Carnival

Copacabana Amersham officially opened by Mayor of Amersham – Councillor Mark Vivis and Head of Bensheim Council – Mrs. Christine Deppart

Pictured with sponsors: Vee Bharakda – Wilkins Kennedy LLP, John Roads – Gatsby & Miller and Joe Freeth (and colleague, Rupert) – Hadlands Estates

There was a great variety of community stalls & business stalls, food stalls including Village Mangal and Café Africa as well as live music and performances from Maggie Monk School of Dancing, Revelation Majorettes, Churches Together and Carol Connor’s Dog Fancy Dress Show!

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Everyone enjoying the fun! Photo Credit – Leonie Eggleton

The Organising Committee made up of Amersham Action Group, Amersham Round Table and Amersham Town Council very much hope that everyone who attended had a very enjoyable day and let’s hope that we can continue the Amersham Carnival & Town Show revival next year!

 

P.S – KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR UPDATES ON NEXT YEAR’S EVENT!

 

 

Final preparations being made for this year’s

Amersham Carnival & Town Show - Saturday 9th July 2016!! 

Excitement is building and the final preparations are being made for this year’s Amersham Carnival & Town Show 2016 being held on King George V Playing Field on Saturday 9th July 2016! It promises to be a fantastic event with an abundance of wonderful attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained! We really hope that everyone will embrace the RIO theme and dress up as colourful and tropical as possible……Take a look at our Procession Route to make sure you are able to get prime viewing position in time for the Procession setting off at 12.00 midday sharp!

Make sure you bring along your buckets and spades, beach towels and sun lotion ready for the ATC beach which has been given a Tropical face-lift this year and will include a Tropical Beach Hut, Donkey Rides and Coloured Sand Art as well as a host of activities from local businesses and charities including Hadlands Estates, Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity, Gatsby & Miller, Bojangles, Tesco, Ahead Tuition and many more!!

This is all in addition to the great Live Music Stage, Central Performance Arena as well as the BBQ & Beer Tent and Horticultural Show! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some lovely weather and we look forward to seeing you then!!

Amersham Carnival & Town Show Procession Route Map FINAL

Countdown to Rio!

There is only a few weeks to go now until this year’s Carnival & Town Show on Saturday 9th July 2016!

Although we have a wide variety of attractions on the day, the Carnival and Town Show Committee are still actively seeking community and business stallholders and Procession entrants to be a part of this year’s event! For more information, please contact Zoe Richardson on 01494 434000 or email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

We look forward to seeing you all on the day!

 

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Fun for all at Amersham Carnival & Town Show…..RIO Style!!

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Fun for all at Amersham Carnival & Town Show…..RIO Style!!

Excitement is building with less than 130 days until Amersham Carnival & Town Show 2016 on Saturday 9th July 2016!

This fun-filled action packed day will start with a vibrant RIO themed Procession, leaving from KGV Field at 12 midday, taking in a route of Amersham on the Hill before returning at around 12.45pm.

There will be a whole host of exciting activities including a live music stage, BBQ & Beer Tent, central performance arena, Amersham in Bloom Horticultural Show, Community & Business stalls and so much more!!! Amersham Town Council are delighted to announce that our hugely popular Amersham on the Sea beach will also be returning, this time with a tropical twist!

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?? The Carnival & Town Show Committee are actively seeking entrants to the Procession from local schools & nurseries, businesses and community groups! – Click here to download the Carnival procession pack which includes top tips on creating your Rio themed costume!  If you are interested in having a stall, giving a performance in the Arena or would generally like some more information about the event – please contact Zoe Richardson on 01494 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

Sounds of the Samba 2016!!

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Following the success of Amersham Carnival 2015, Amersham Town Council, Amersham Action Group and Amersham Round  Table are delighted to announce the date of next year’s Amersham Carnival – Saturday 9 July 2016 – and the theme – Rio!

Rio is the scene of the 2016 Olympic Games along with famous fiestas, amazing costumes, samba drums, steel bands and…Copacabana Beach! We are hoping that local community groups and schools will embrace the theme and join us for a fun-filled family day!

The steering group are gathering ideas for next year’s fun event – if you would like to get involved, please call Zoe Richardson at Amersham Town Council on 01494 434000.

 

 

‘Amersham by the Sea’

poster for amersham carnival 2015Amersham Town Council, in partnership with Amersham Action Group and Amersham Round Table, held Amersham Carnival & Town Show on King George V Playing Field on 27th June 2015.

After the disappointing events of the last few years – including the complete lack of a 2014 Carnival – the Town Council worked hard with its partners to ensure a really good event for all Amersham families to enjoy!

Described as a “fun-filled extravaganza”, this year’s event began with a Fairy Tale theme procession through the streets of Amersham, with a grand entrance on to King George V Playing Field. On the field lots of stalls and surprises entertained the whole family including: the horticultural tents of the Town Show; Live Music and BBQ; French Market; Fun Fair; Craft Stalls; Charity Stalls and … the beach!

tweeted testimonial for amersham carnival 2015Amersham Town Council transformed a chunk of the field into a beach to create – Amersham by the Sea! It was just like a day at the seaside: sand diggers; buckets and spades; beach games; donkey rides; face painting; Punch and Judy; coloured sand in bottles; and lots of fun competitions. Just towel and flip flops needed!!!

We are grateful to Biffa, Hadlands Estate agents and Turney Groundcare for their sponsorship of Amersham on the Sea.

Thanks also to B.A.Guruswamy for the use of his wonderful photos.

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Relive the 2015 Carnival Procession

This video, and other images of the 2015 Amersham Town Carnival, can be seen on the Amersham Town Carnival Facebook Page.

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