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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 139 - 1st July 2012


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Sheringham Carnival

Sheringham Carnival exists to promote the town of Sheringham as a holiday resort and to donate any surplus funds to local organisations and local charities. If your organisation or charity would like to be considered for a donation please email We're always looking for volunteers of all ages to support the carnival and keep Sheringham on the map and if you have any ideas for what you would like to see next year, please come along and join the committee.

This year, some of activities planned include:
The Photography Competition - To be judged by Sheringham's own Chris Taylor with first prize being a two hour one-on-one session with Chris himself. Cash prizes for second and third. The theme for carnival this year is "Celebrating Great Britain through the Ages" so pictures of anything really. The only rules are, they must have been taken by yourself and no bigger than A3. Closing date is 15th August and entry fee is 2 per photo.

Why not enter the Make a Model Sammy Sea Serpent competition? Or perhaps you like to knit? Creative Crafts is running a carnival knitting competition, pop into the shop for an entry form.

Flower Arranging Demonstration at St Peter's Church Hall. Ticket price is 4 to include light refreshments. Rachel, a trainee florist, will demonstrate a Westie Dog in a basket, handbag and a bottle arrangement. Karen from Sheringham's new florist shop will make arrangements as will Shirley, chairwoman of the Sheringham & District Flower Club and St Peter's Church. Limited seats. All arrangements will be entered into the raffle. Tickets are available from the carnival caravan or Blooming Blooms (behind Holland & Barrett) or call Paula on 01263 823546.

Masquerade Ball. Come and be entertained by The Silhouettes, sponsored by Grays Amusements. Tickets are 21 each and include a two course meal at the Links Hotel and Country Club. Beautiful masks are available from Miss Madeleine's Emporium in Station Road or decorate your own, available from the Carnival Caravan. Check out the community wardrobe for costume hire, telephone 01263 588010, or North Norfolk Formal Wear telephone 01263 826866 (this company has provided the dresses for the 2012 Queen and Attendants). Tickets available from the carnival caravan or from the website (Paypal)

The Time Travel Team is coming to Sheringham - vintage songs and sketches from a 1940s radio show performed in vintage costume, with vintage props - come and re-live the past and join in the sing-a-long! Suitable for all ages from the very young to the very old. At Age UK North Norfolk, Cremer St. 2.50 per person which includes light refreshment and entry to a raffle. Tickets available on the door or in advance from Age UK NN tel 01263 823126 or the carnival caravan or call Paula on 01263 823546. Two shows, at 2.15pm or 3.45pm.

All the traditional quiz sheets are available and there is a new one for this year - the Great British Flag Quiz with three opportunities to win a 20 cash prize.

Why not buy a ticket for the Mega-Raffle - dozens of prizes including 100 cash, holiday in Sheringham, 100 Blyth & Wright Voucher and so much more.Only 1 per ticket! Full list of prizes in the carnival programme.

Join in the Street Races, Best Decorated Pram Parade and come to the Cake Extravaganza! Don't miss chalk-a-picture, boating competition, the parade or the fireworks (or the fire poi on the beach!)

So much more information, including the dates and times is in the carnival programme, available from many shops in Sheringham and priced at only 1 or available from the website payment via Paypal. The programme includes a directory of Sheringham and outlying areas, a FREE carnival programme quiz (all the answers are in the programme so you can do it from the comfort of your armchair!) with a 50 cash prize sponsored by Hanover Housing and four free mindbenders with cash prizes. We apologise for having to charge for the programme but, as you can imagine, the cost of putting on a carnival is immense - insurance, printing, entertainers must be paid, etc. Our only income is from local trader sponsorship and from the sale of quiz sheets, raffle tickets, programmes and ticketed events. We do not have any sponsorship from lottery heritage funds or supermarkets.