Marlow Carnival 2018 – *PREVIEW*

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This Saturday 15th September is the fabulous Marlow Carnival, 11am to 5pm. It starts with a parade through town, leading down to the park where there are all manner of activities, stalls, food and drink offerings plus an extensive list of live music and performances on various stages.  

As ever, we have the most complete and comprehensive summary of what is happening when! (But also check out the website of course: www.marlowcarnival.co.uk)

11.30 am a foot Parade will leave Holy Trinity School, and a Float Parade will leave Great Marlow School, coming together to parade through the town centre to finish at Higginson Park.  (See end of article for a map of route with road closure info)

12pm Celebrity Chef Atul Kochhar will officially open the Carnival.

Entertainments Schedule 

“CELEBRATIONS” MUSIC STAGE , Compere Jordan Lee

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    Peerless Pirates, playing at 3pm

    11.45 – 12.00 MARLOW TRAINING BAND

  • 12.00 CARNIVAL OPENING, ATUL KUCHHAR
  • 12.20 – 12.40 BLEND CHOIR
  • 13.00 – 13.20 REEVE (See Facebook page)
  • 13.40-2.00 MARLOW UKELELE GROUP
  • 14.20-14.40 REEVE
  • 15.00 – 15.45 PEERLESS PIRATES (Facebook page)
  • 15.50-16.10 REEVE

DANCE STAGE  Compere, Natasha Graul

  • 12.45 – 1.10 SHOOTING STARS MAJORETTES
  • 1.30 – 1.50 JDFD DANCE & FITNESS
  • 2.00 – 2.20 STAGECOACH
  • 2.30 – 2.50 ELITE DANCE ACADEMY
  • 3.30 – 3.50 PHEONIX DANCE CREW
  • 4.00 – 4.20 SHOOTING STARS MAJORETTES

“LISTON” MUSIC  STAGE, Compere Kayla Carter

  • 12.30 – 12.50 BILL MURPHY
  • 1.20pm – 1,40pm SAM LUFF
  • 2.00pm – 2.20pm EMMA HUGHES
  • 2.40pm – 3.00pm ETHAN VIJN and MORGAN WOODS
  • 3.20pm – 3.50pm CHARLOTTE MIRANDA-SMITH

BUS STOP BUSKERS, Compere Dave The Disco Pering

  • 1.00 HARRY CONNOR
  • 1.30 ANDY READ
  • 2.00 PERSEPHONE ANDERSON
  • 3.00 SOPHIE HENDERSON
  • other acts welcome to turn up on the day!

Other main activities and entertainments

Apollo Photography, Marlow’s award-winning family portrait studio are the Official Carnival Photographer. You can also visit their stand in Higginson Park for the special Carnival Offer of a Family Photo Shoot in our studio for only £15.

REBELLION BEER TENT music from DJANGO

KIDZONE – 12.30 onwards, traditional children’s games

IMMORTAL FITNESS All all day in the central field, plus HIIT sessions for kids 1pm, 2pm, 3pm for 10 mins each

LITTLE ACES TENNIS

TUG OF WAR FINAL 3.00pm

REPSMILES Reptile talks and hands on experience in workshop tent

And more…

As already mentioned there will be loads of stalls, food and drink offerings – BBQ, Rebellion, The Botanist etc.  Display of classic cars, Go karts, Pony rides.. the list goes on! It will be a fantastic community event, so do come on down!

Ooh… don’t forget the junior baking competition

Doh! And the Silent Auction, some amazing prizes to bid on…

..and finally that Parade route as promised.

Remember, roads will close from 11am for up to 60 minutes until the Parade has passed. The floats start from Great Marlow, and the Walkers form Holy Trinity.

See you there!

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