What’s happening at Calverley Carnival 2019 this weekend?


Popular Calverley Carnival is returning to Victoria Park this weekend, writes Keely Bannister.

When and where?

With the support from sponsors Kip McGrath, Calverley Carnival will be taking place this Saturday 6th July at Victoria Park from 12.45pm until 4pm.

calverley carnival banner
Banner advertising Calverley Carnival designed by John Edwards. Copyright: Shelley Edwards.

What’s on?

Opening to a school parade, there will also be face painting, stalls, children’s activities & games, a raffle and a treasure hunt.

Two of the stand-out attractions to look forward to will be a performance from the award winning stage school, the Wysoczanski Academy School of Performance, and the versatile Calverley Community Choir.

With an entry fee of £2, a prize for 1st and 2nd place and the theme of “Festival” for all creation’s, budding Mary Berry’s and Paul Hollywood’s are invited to enter a cake into the bake-off by taking their baked treats to the cake stall before 2pm.

calverley carnival bake-off

Help please…

Volunteers are still being looked for to help out on the day. For more information, contact the Event Manager, Shelley Edwards, using shelleycedwards@gmail.com.

Why support the Carnival?

Shelley Edwards has lived in Calverley, a village which she described to the Dispatch as “meaning a great deal to me”, since 2007 and she has been involved with Calverley Carnival for five years.

With the help and support of her “patient” husband John Edwards and “wonderful” friend Helen West, she has been the carnivals Event Manager for the last 2 years.

Shelley said on Facebook:

“The Calverley Carnival is a chance for our community to come together and share what our community is about and what we can offer.

“We may not make a massive amount of money each year, but it does give local businesses the chance to show what they are made of and make some money for their business.

“It means the local choir, local football team and one of the local dance groups get to showcase how amazing our Calverley people are. And all of this is in our wonderful park which we all love to use. I hope you all enjoy this years carnival and hope that the sun shines bright. The carnival has been going since the late 1940s, so let’s keep it going. Thanks to everyone for your support.”

Get on down to Victoria Park this Saturday and enjoy a lovely community day!


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