Warsop Carnival this weekend

WARSOP Carnival takes place this weekend and will feature a fun fair, stalls, licensed bar, live music and other spectator extravaganzas.

It all kicks off this Sunday at 12noon with a parade from the Swallows pub, reaching the Carrs Showground at 12.45pm. Fans of traditional music and dancing will then be treated to a triple treat at the main arena with Welbeck Estate Brass Band, O’dwyer Academy Irish Dancers, then Fit For Fun Zumba performing.

These acts will be followed by a visit from Titan The Robot at 1.45pm and the Moto International Stunt Bike Team. Showband Chesterfield Musketeers will restore peace and order after this mechanical madness followed by a performance from Stage Door street dance team.

There is a full music stage all day with various types of music from rock and roll and swing to pop, dance and heavy metal.

Starting with Meden School and Warsop’s young talent at 12.30pm, rock group the Black Cadillacs are up next followed by local groups Abandon and Stakitup. Followed by Ashfield success story Xpose and X Factor’s Rachel Adedeji.

As well as the above there will be a wealth of entertainment for all age ranges. Fun activities include It’s a Knock-out, with inflatables, a flower and vegetable show and a classic car show.

There will also be a lottery marquee with a HD ready TV prize draw and entertainment from the Mansfield 103.2 roadshow.

Tania Barlow, Warsop Parish Council Clerk, said it should be a fantastic day if the weather stays good.

Said Tania: “It has been running for 27 years now and it is popular because it is free.

“We run on volunteers and it costs a hell of a lot on money to get this on the road.”

Tania said the council was always looking for more volunteers. She added: “We get to the stage where we do not sleep now but we do it because we love it. We get people coming from all over. One year we had 10,000 people. People have the chance to come and experience something as a family and there is something for everyone.”

On Saturday community organisation Shine will be holding a movie day at the Adam Eastwood Community Venue, Warsop, from 12pm-10pm. Entrance costs £1.

Don’t miss next week’s Chad for a full report abnd photographs.