This years Soham Carnival takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 with a full programme of events!
On Arena 1 & 2 from 9am – 1.00pm is the Traditional Heavy Horse Show, followed by the judging of the parade floats at 1.45 pm.
The parade starts at 1.00pm from Holmes Lane through the town to the recreation ground. Our Carnival Prince, Theodore Simmcock Simms and Carnival Princess, Ruby Corbett will be in the parade along with the Princess attendants, Freya Hewlett and Joules Patten.
Ruby Corbett, Theodore Simmcock Simms, Freya Hewlett ( Joules Patten not in Picture)
Lucy Alda is the overwhelming winner of the Towns-person award for 2019. She has been quietly developing litter picking and dog walking groups, through ‘lovewhereyoulive’, galvanising the community to participate in these events. Lucy has gained the support and admiration of local Councillors, for her community work and subsequently, has had some generous offers of support and equipment. Keep an eye out for the events and get involved. Lucy was not expecting this award saying ‘I am amazed and lost for words – thank you so much, people of Soham for nominating me, I am truly stunned’ Lucy can be spotted on Carnival day, on the Little Wombatz float and later in the main arena, accepting her prize and drawing the winning raffle ticket!
Lucy Alda Towns-person Award 2019
Congratulations also to Olivia Rice who won the competition for the Front Cover design of the programme.
At 2.45pm in Arena 1 & 2 we are remembering 75 years since the Soham Train Disaster, which will include a small explosion in the Arena. Further stories will continue in the Scout Hut throughout the day. The ACF Marching band are on at 3.00pm followed by Vogue Athletics at 3.30pm.
Other attractions include our Fun Dog Show. Bring your dog along from 10.30am- 1.00pm and enter one of the classes, once again, TV celebrity Sian Ryan – Dog Trainer and behaviourist from the BBC2 Show- ‘Me and my Dog’ will be a Judge at this year’s event.
From 11am- 4pm on The Skate Park are the BMX and Scooter Competitions with Mike Mullen (Parental consent form required for under 16’s)
The Live Music Stage starts at 12.00pm: Headlining this year are Timemachine – other performances include Michael Antony, Akimbo, Tzarina, VIVA, KD Theatre and Seb Howe.
We are pleased to bring back our Classic Car Display which can be found on the Pavilion road.
Meet Veterans on the RBL Stand and hear real stories from our Heroes about D-day 75 years ago.
Other attractions include, a Free Climbing Wall, Beer Tent, Free Scotty’s Have A Go Circus Workshop, Kuk So Wan- Martial Arts, Premier Sports, Fun Fair, Raffle, Inflatables, BBQ, Stalls, Majorettes, Vogue Athletics Dance, Cheerleading & Parkour, ACF Marching Band, Soham Comrades Band, Punch and Judy Show, Raptor Foundation, Bygones, Zorb Balls, Cub Carts plus much much more.
ADMISSION: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children (under 16) 50p.
For more information see our Facebook page: facebook.com/sohamcarnival
Press release from Soham Carnival Benevolent Association