Raring to go for Wells Carnival

Richard Parr Something for everyone is promised by the organisers of this year's Wells Carnival from August 2 to August 10.

Richard Parr

Something for everyone is promised by the organisers of this year's Wells Carnival from August 2 to August 10.

An It's A Knockout competition, an open-air performance by a string quartet, a beach party with a steel band, a fun day on the quayside, live music on The Buttlands will be on offer as well as Carnival Day itself and the parade of decorated float are among the varied events planned.

Once again there is a packed programme of events each day with a pre-Carnival Week themed party night with live music on the Beach Road playing field on the evening of August 2.

Carnival chairman Patrick Weston and his committee have been busy working on the programme since last year's carnival finished and have come up with something old, something new, something borrowed but certainly nothing blue to offend anyone.

“We hope once again people attending the Carnival will enjoy what we have included in the programme but we are always willing to hear from people who may have a particular idea about what they would like to see. If they don't let us know what they would like in the programme we can't respond,” said Mr Weston.

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Throughout Carnival Week events especially aimed at youngsters have been incorporated into the programme including the ever-popular gillying (fishing for crabs) and sandcastle-building competitions.

There will be plenty of open-air live musical entertainment in the evenings. Performances will be by the Lee Vasey Big Band, Just Jazz and Good Time Jazz Band, The Roosters and Glamtastics, Queen Tribute Band, and Frazer Allen and The Hamsters.

A full programme of events which, in past years, have been over subscribed with waiting lists drawn up, runs during Carnival; Week culminating in the lively and colourful Carnival Day on The Buttlands and the parades of decorated floats around the town.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the Carnival programme or sponsorship opportunities should contact Mr Weston on 07771 874997.