Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

All you need to know about Sudbury Carnival

PUBLISHED: 15:47 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 18 August 2018

Sudbury Carnival in 1996. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Sudbury Carnival in 1996. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Archant

Sudbury Carnival is just days away. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for carnival day.

The Diamond-Lites Majorettes perform in the Sudbury Carnival 
Picture: ARCHANTThe Diamond-Lites Majorettes perform in the Sudbury Carnival Picture: ARCHANT

It will take place on Sunday August 19 and this year’s theme is ‘countries of the world’.

It will kick off with a procession of floats through the town, starting this year from the Delphi Centre between noon and 12.30pm.

There will be entertainment and activities throughout the afternoon and evening in Belle Vue Park where the procession will end.

At the park there will be a raft of events with plenty of things for families to do.

Sudbury Lucas Carnival in 1999 Picture: ANDY ABBOTTSudbury Lucas Carnival in 1999 Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

All day activities include children’s rides, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy shows, displays, laser tag games and craft stalls. There is also live music.

Here is the running order for events at the park:

• 12:00 Lavenham Falconry

• 13:30 Music from Route 66

• 14:00 Speech from Sudbury Mayor, Sue Ayres

• 14:15 Carnival Queen’s court

• 14:45 Fancy dress

• 15:15 Music from Route 66

• 16:00 Belly dancing display

• 16:30 Lavenham Falconry Display

• 17:30 Music from Less Than Perfect (Acoustic Duo)

• 18:30 Music from Route 66

• 21:00 close

Refreshments will be served in the park throughout, including stalls selling treats such as donuts, fishfinger sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, candy floss plus tea and coffee.

Chairman of the carnival organising committee Angie Talbot said: “For a number of years Sudbury lost its carnival, but thanks to people like Jack Owen and a small team he brought together, the carnival is back and has grown in strength.

“It is going to be a great day, with plenty of room to sit and listen to the music and watch the events in the arena.”

For more details, including a full list of events and map of the new route, visit the Sudbury Carnival website.

• Join the discussion about Sudbury Carnival in the Enjoy Sudbury More group on Facebook

Firefighters have saved a historic thatched cottage tonight after a serious fire started in the chimney of the house.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Suffolk police have stopped 68 vehicles as a part of an operation in Bury St Edmunds which aims to target criminals using Suffolk’s roads.

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

Two teenagers who carried out a revenge stabbing in Colchester in which a 17-year-old youth suffered life threatening injuries have been detained for a total of 13 years.

An e-fit of a man who Suffolk police would like to talk to in connection to an armed robbery in Haverhill has been released.

A young salon owner has described her heartbreak after hundreds of pounds of stock was stolen from her business in a break-in.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24