Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Nuneaton Carnival Bands 2014

Nuneaton Carnival has prepared for this year to be bigger than ever. From last year we have two more marching bands.

The final ingredient is now YOU!

We have spaces available for you to either walk or be on a float. You are the people that make the carnival happen, so get involved!

The bands that we have are: 

1st Ibstock scout group - All linked with scouting and have done a great job at getting a mixture of young people to work as a team. It is through the hard work and dedication they have managed to perform for the Queen and won several awards, a true honour to have them liven up our carnival day.

Spirit of Coventry – From just over the boarder of the M6, the American style marching band allows anyone to join from the age of 7. They give a real community feel to any event ... that is why we booked them.

The Army Cadet band are also playing.

The Nuneaton Carnival takes place on the 8th June 2014; the procession begins at One O’clock on Avenue Road, near the Pingles Leisure Centre going through the centre of Nuneaton.
Checkout the website for contact details

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April fool

It is our family friendly mascot Luther the Lion that will lead the procession. 

No wild or tame lions will be in the procession.

Still time to enter into the procession - contact Martin for more info

Live lion to lead Nuneaton Carnival

Nuneaton Carnival committee have managed to make an arrangement to loan a lion to walk the route on Sunday 8th June 2014.

Extra security has been brought in over the lion being along the 2.75 mile route. The bands have been moved to the second half of the procession and the carnival queen float brought forward. The trained Gurkhas will protect the Queen and princesses from the crowds being prepared for any lion mishaps.

The roaring start to the carnival is set to bring in crowds from all over the town. This will be the first attempted walk of a lion through Nuneaton town centre. The lion is set to be guided by only a wooden stick and the pack relationship. We do ask as usual that no coins are thrown as not only will this cause injury to contestants in the procession. It could also mean you may end up being a bit closer to the teeth of the animal that you might like.

The lion will be escorted by its trainer along the route, even allowing to be petted at the two stops. This will be at St Nicholas church and the Ropewalk car park entrance. Very limited spaces for a few select members of the community to be able to stroke the lion.

We do hope you are very excited about this first for Nuneaton Carnival.