In a slight change from what I said in a previous post, the next public meeting about the Carnival will be taking place this Wednesday (the 23rd) at 7.30pm at Slack Space on Queen Street. Sorry for the short notice!
As I mentioned earlier, there was a meeting last night about this year’s Colchester Carnival, which all seems to be progressing very well thanks to the efforts of Colchester Round Table.
The main news from last night is that all the arrangements for the infrastructure of the carnival are in place, and it’s now time for people to get involved. There was a brief discussion about whether there should be a theme for the carnival, but as it’s a return it was agreed that just emphasising maximum colour and noise would be best, just to ensure it’s a great spectacle and a good event for people to come along to.
There’ll be lots of opportunities for people to get involved – as well as the main procession, there’ll be events during the day in Lion Walk and Culver Square and then a big evening event in Castle Park afterwards, so it’ll be a big day out for everyone.
EDIT: Oops, one thing I forgot to add on the original post is that there’ll be a regular meeting now for people who want to be involved in whatever way. It’ll be at 7.30pm on the last Friday of every month at the Straight Road Centre.
There’s an extremely lengthy post or article to be written by someone on all the reasons why Colchester Carnival didn’t take place this year, but that’s for another time and probably for someone who wasn’t involved in the whole process to write.
However, preparations are now underway for a Carnival in 2011, which Colchester Round Table already beginning to organise it, and you can find the website for it here and the Twitter feed for it here.
Just quick plug for Colchester’s Carnival, which returns this year after too long away on Saturday September 5th. As I’m going to be away on that day, I can’t make it along to help out on the day, so this is my attempt to help out. So, if you want to take part in the carnival – and I’m informed there’s always room for more floats, bands and whatever else – there’s details available by clicking here. Volunteers are also needed to collect for the various charities, if you want to help in that way.
Or, just turn up on the day and have fun – I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures when I get back!