DON’T FORGET Shirley Carnival this weekend.
The calendar highlight, which takes place on Saturday (July 9) promises to be the biggest and best yet with a host of arena and audience participation events planned for the eager public.
This year the Carnival will have a Wild West theme as “The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly” perform a number of Wild West tricks and Dot’s Line Dancers get everyone up and dancing Children are encouraged to come along in Cowboys or Indians themed fancy dress to enter the Fancy Dress competition.
Carnival chairman, Lion Gillian Conlon said: “Over the 35 years the Lions have been organising the Carnival it’s become an increasingly important event on the community’s calendar and the Lions were always keen to promote local talent by giving them the opportunity to perform.”
Gillian went on to say that there would be a huge variety of performances catering for all tastes.
The event will kick off with a marching display from the ever popular Shirley Pipe Band, followed by performances from the Animated Dance Academy and the Sorella Cheer Leaders.
The very young have not been forgotten as the ever popular Punch & Judy get up to their tricks.
Gillian added that the Carnival always has two objectives – to provide a fun filled day for all the family and also to raise money for charity.
She added: “This year we have made a change from raising funds for one large national charity to spreading the proceeds between a number of small local charities and it is hoped that the public of Shirley will turn up in their thousands to support these worthwhile causes”.
Gates open at 11.30am with the programme of events commencing at 12 noon. Admission prices are held once again at £1 for everyone