HONK! There’s only 159 days to go until the Colchester Carnival (at the time of publishing…)
How do we know this – why, there’s a handy ticker counting down on the recently launched Colchester Carnival 2013 website.
Much work needs to be carried out between these dark February days and the 20th July, the day when Sunny Colch will SHINE once again with all sorts of silliness and smiles being paraded down the High Street and into Castle Park.
Ah yes – about that parade…
One of the first tasks to complete for the Carnival organisers is to make sure that there is a procession in place. The minor details such as publicity can follow (did we ever tell you about the request post-Carnival last summer for some photographs from *ahem* a local newspaper? Turns out the dozy snapper missed the procession. Whoops.)
But yeah – if you are a local group that has something to celebrate in Sunny Colch then the 2013 Carnival organisers would LOVE to hear from you. Don’t worry if you are the shy and retiring type. Once you’re caught up in the Colchester Carnival LOVLINESS then the natural instinct to grin and gurn will soon get you around the short circuit.
“The procession will take place between 3pm and 5pm on 20th July 2013. Last year we had around 60 entries and the procession included over 1,000 people. It was watched by around 10,000 spectators. This year’s theme is Animals on Parade.”
We would LOVE the hyperlocal politicians of Sunny Colch to sign up under a collective pact.
Come as you are, etc.
In particular, the request has gone out for dance and theatre groups, bands and choirs, kids organisations, charity and religious groups, sports clubs, historical groups, businesses and individuals.
You can download a process application form over here. Entries are free to individuals and not-for-profit groups. Businesses can enter for a small fee. The deadline is 21st June.
Oh – and if the young Madams of the 1st and 3rd Stanway Brownies are doing their brilliant Carnival thing once again this year, The Chronic would greatly appreciate if it the water pistols were left back at base.