Newbury Carnival - Latest programme of events
4th July 2011
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The 2011 Carnival will be biggest in Newbury for many years and certainly the biggest community event in the town this year.
Detailed below you will find the latest information and update as to what you can expect to see and enjoy!


Newbury Carnival Fete

  • Northcroft Park - 12.00 - 6.00pm
  • Funfair, stalls, children’s rides, refreshments, entertainment 
  • ‘Elvis’ to open the Fete - 12.00pm
  • Picnic in the park (with live music) - 12.00-1.35pm
  • Children’s RhymeTime sessions with West Berks Libraries throughout the afternoon and a special baby ‘signing’ session at 1.00pm
  • Zorbs, archery, volleyball and martial arts displays throughout the afternoon

On stage & in the performance arena at the Fete:

  • 12.00pm Fete Opening with ‘Elvis’
  • 1.00pm Barfield Hand Bell Ringers
  • 1.15pm Watership Down Choir
  • 3.00pm The Hurst Singers
  • 3.20pm Reading Scottish Pipe Band
  • 3.40pm Icknield Way Morris Men

Please note that the following times may vary slightly, depending on the time required for the Parade judging:

  • 4.15pm Devizes Male Majorwrecks
  • 4.45pm Idle Words Jazz Duo
  • 5.15pm Wired Rock Cafe

Carnival Parade

  • Starts at 2.00pm
  • Pound Street to Bartholomew Street then Northbrook Street, Oxford Road, Old Bath Road and Northcroft Park.
  • 2011 theme: Going for Gold!
  • FREE to enter (and there is still time!); cash prizes
  • Judging en route, led by the Mayor of Newbury
  • Parade prize-giving at the Carnival Fete in Northcroft Park, 4.00pm

The full list of parade entries (as at 26/06/11) is:

  • NEWBURY CARNIVAL QUEEN 2011: Elly Bridger-Wilkinson, with her attendant Kelly Edmond
  • Newbury’s Town Crier – to lead the Parade!
  • Costain Limited – gold diggers
  • Newbury Town Council – at the end of the rainbow
  • The Reading Scottish Pipe Band
  • Icknield Way Morris Men
  • Larger Than Life – stilt walking
  • Sonny & Rainbow – the clowns
  • The Winchcombe School – Tutankhamun and the Egyptians
  • Joss Davenport – Jaguar XK 120 Roadster
  • Pendle Productions – the Wizard of Newbury
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Newbury & Shefford Young Farmers – The Sound of Music
  • Harley Owners Group, Oxford UK Chapter – to ride ahead of the Parade
  • KICiN (Kids Inclusive Club in Newbury) – countries of the Olympics
  • Devizes Male Majorwrecks – majorettes troupe
  • Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service – fire tender
  • Time Spanners – samba band
  • British Red Cross, Thames Valley Area – ambulance service
  • Peter Bosley – The Keystone Cops
  • Krazy Klub Children’s Soft Play Centre – Krazy Klub
  • Northcroft Lifesaving Club – pirates!
  • NuYuu Fitness
  • Newbury Volleyball Club
  • MS Society, Newbury & District Branch – Las Vegas comes to Newbury
  • Speenhamland Primary School – Ancient Greek Olympians
  • Royal British Legion – The Golden Nugget Saloon
  • Newbury & District Agricultural Society – The Royal County of Berkshire Show
  • First Alarm Fire Support – Bedford water fire engine
  • Big Al’s Jazzers – acoustic jazz trio
  • Reading Transport – Jet Black: the Newbury / Reading connection
  • Hampstead Norreys C of E Primary School – pirates’ gold
  • Suits Newbury – men in gold (NOT black!)
  • Newbury Sound – the Newbury Sound roadshow
  • Newbury District of Girl Guiding UK
  • The VICI Language Academy
  • Mr Moo Juice
  • Newbury Sub Aqua Club
  • CSL Sports Gamps
  • Newbury College
  • West Berkshire Minority Ethnic Forum
  • Newbury Ladies Rugby Club
  • Young Corn Exchange
  • Eight Bells for Mental Health – the Carnival’s charity for 2011
  • Park House School – Olympic dreams
  • Children First West Berkshire
  • Mike Nova – Elvis at Las Vegas
  • The Blue Cross – the Blue Cross animals
  • Quackers Day Nursery – Going for gold at Quackers
  • Lollipop Promotions – The Lollipop Olympics
  • Just Learning Nursery
  • The Dhol Player Collective – North Indian drumming
  • Newbury Young Farmers – the golden years of farming
  • HAPPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Anne & Jim Pocock – celebrating their golden wedding anniversary year!

Photo Competition

Newbury Camera Club are running a competition with great cash prizes for the best pictures of the day: £50 for under 18s and £100 for 18s and above. More details are available on the Carnival website or visit the Newbury Camera Club stall at the Carnival Fete to find out how to submit your entries.

For more information visit the Newbury Carnival Website.


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