IT was lights, camera action at the weekend’s Warsop Carnival, which this year celebrated ‘A day at the Movies’ at The Carrs showground.
And with the warm, sunny weather helping to attract a bumper number of visitors, organisers certainly provided an action-packed thriller worthy of a carnival Oscar.
Said Tania Barlow, of Warsop Parish Council: “We had lots of positive feedback with people saying it was one of the best ever. It was a great atmopsphere. We had young talent from Meden School which was great and the Rachel Adedeji finale was great. Now we have to start preparing for the next one.”
The summer spectacular opened in style with a procession through the town led by civic dignitaries and the Chesterfield Musketeers band.
Visitors enjoyed a host of attractions and activities dotted around the vast Carrs site, including performances by 2009 X Factor star Rachel Adedeji and Kirkby band Xpose in the music area.
Musical entertainment was also provided by pupils from the town’s Meden School, Warsop Young Talent, Black Cadillac’s, Abandon and Stakitup.
There were also performances by the O’Dwyer Academy of Irish Dance and the Welbeck Estates Brass Band.
Other fun-packed activities included the MSI Moto international stunt display team led by Tony and Brandon Bailey in the main arena and an appearance by Titan the robot.
There was also a number of competitions, including the annual flower and vegetable show, a dog show, a judo contest and the annual It’s A Knockout tournament.
Younger visitors also enjoyed donkey rides, a circus workshop, the funfair and a variety of other sporting activities.
This year’s carnival Queen was Alexandra Hewitt from Meden School, while the carnival princesses were Ruby Rio Carr, Elle Louise Moss, Molly Mae Chambers, Chloe Wilkins, Emma Louise Peel, Kimberley and Marie Radford and carnival prince being Chase Preston.
Floats were provided by SureStart, The Boys Brigade, Guides, and a number of local schools. Float winners were Sherwood Street School , Birklands School and Hetts Lane School.
On Carnival Saturday, there were activities hosted by community organisation Shine at the Adam Eastwood Community venue - which included animation worksops and drama classes.