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CROMER CARNIVAL 2015

03/08/2015

CROMER CARNIVAL

1st to 21st August 2015

CARNIVAL WEEK – 15th to 20th August

 

 

Spot What's Odd - Window Competition

1 Aug, 2015 - 17 Aug, 2015

Entry forms available from Sticky Earth Cafe, Church Street, Gifts of Bond Street, Bond Street and The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Hamilton Road.

Completed entry forms should be returned to any of these places by close of business on Monday 17th August 2015.

Prize winners will be announced and prizes presented on Carnival morning, Wednesday 19th August 2015 at the Henry Blogg Gardens, outside Cromer Museum on Church Street, at 10:40.

 

 

Children's Week One

3 Aug, 2015 - 7 Aug, 2015, 11:00am

Join in the fun at Children's Week with Ben and Charlotte.

For age groups:

5 years and under

6 years to 9 years

10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.

No responsibility can be accepted for children left unattended at any of these events.

Cancellation of events due to bad weather cannot be helped.

If possible, cancelled events will be fitted in at an alternative time.


*** NEW FOR 2015 ***

COME and MEET CC THE BEAR! 

Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 2.30pm and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


Monday 3rd August

11:00    Create a Truck - Pier Forecourt.     Time to get building!

14:30    Tug of War and Beach Sports - East Beach.     It's wet, it's fun, it can get quite racy!

 

Tuesday 4th August

11:00    Design a Superhero - Pier Forecourt.     Let your mind go wild.      Super powers galore!

14:30    Waiters and Waitresses Race - Pier Forecourt.     Load up your tray and see how far you can get, before you spill it.

 

Wednesday 5th August

11:00    Paper Boat, Raft and Plane Racing - North Lodge Park.     Design them, make them, race them!

14:30    Messiest Meal - Pier Forecourt.     Baked beans, jelly, custard!      Things are about to get messy!

 

Thursday 6th August

11:00    Crab Catching - On the pier.     How many can you net, off the pier?

14:30    Record Breakers - Pier Forecourt.     Come and set a record, don't lose your marbles trying!

 

Friday 7th August

11:00    Paint a Stone - Pier Forecourt.     Paints provided. Find your canvas, grab the paint and see where you end up!

16:00    Family Disco - Pier forecourt.     Silly games and daft dancing, to round off Children's Week One!

 

Tug of War Competition

 

9 Aug, 2015, 2:00pm

Join us for the Tug-of War Competition.  

8 people per team

Enter on the day

Suitable footwear and gloves may help!

 

Children's Week Two

10 Aug, 2015 - 14 Aug, 2015, 11:00am

Join in the fun at Children's Week with Libby and Tony.

For age groups:

5 years and under

6 years to 9 years

10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.

No responsibility can be accepted for children left unattended at any of these events.

Cancellation of events due to bad weather cannot be helped.

If possible, cancelled events will be fitted in at an alternative time.


*** NEW FOR 2015 ***

COME and MEET CC THE BEAR! 
Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 2.30pm and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


Monday 10th August

11:00    Sandcastle Competition - East Beach.     Build a sandcastle fit for a King or Queen!

14:30    Chalk on the Prom - Pier Forecourt.     Your chance to be a graffiti artist, without getting into trouble!

 

Tuesday 11th August

11:00    Hunt the Kiddywitches - West Beach.     Rock pool hunt for little crabs, bring a bucket, unlimited sea water available!

14:30    Puppets on the Prom - Pier Forecourt.     No strings attached or there can be! Materials provided.

 

Wednesday 12th August

11:00    Kite Making - Pier Forecourt.     Come fly with me! Materials provided.

14:30    Tide Fight - East Beach.     Build the biggest structure from sand that you can, to repel the tide, last one standing wins! No rocks allowed.

 

Thursday 13th August

11:00    Paint a Crab Shell - Pier Forecourt.     Paint your own Cromer Crab. Shells and paints provided.

14:30    Sand Sculpture - East Beach.     Put your sculpting skills to the test!

 

Friday 14th August

11:00    Scavenger Hunt - Pier Forecourt.     See what you can find. It's not easy!

13:00    Party on the Pier - The Pier.     Bring your own picnic.

14:30    Captain Fantastic - The Pier.     Music and entertainment, by the one and only!

17:00    Cromer's Famous Duck Race - Off the Pier.     Ducks will be available for sale, throughout the day's events.

 

Fashion Show

14 Aug, 2015, 7:30pm

Tickets £5.00

Children Free

Complimentary glass of wine

Tickets will be available from various businesses around the town and also in the M&Co shop.

Proceeds from the tickets will go to local Carnival charities and M&Co's charity that they support, which is Cancer Research. Please follow the link to find out more about how M&Co support the charity http://www.mandco.com/corporate/our-charities/our-charities/our-charities.html

 

Darts Competition - Doubles and Singles Finals

 

14 Aug, 2015, 7:30pm

Come and enter our Carnival Darts competition at Cromer Social Club, The Croft!

 

Mini Beer and Cider Festival

 

15 Aug, 2015 - 21 Aug, 2015, 11:00am

Come along to the Carnival Marquee to sample our real ales and cider, including Carnival Ale! (Available while stocks last).

Carnival Week

 

15 Aug, 2015 - 20 Aug, 2015

TRAVELLING BY CAR OR TRAIN

PARK AND RIDE

On Wednesday 19th August 2015 (Carnival Day) there will be no parking facilities within the carnival site, even for car pass holders.

By kind permission of Mr Benjamin Cabbell Manners, there will be a free car park facility with a charged bus ride from Westgate, Holt Road, Cromer (A148), with coaches running all day, including during the procession.

During the day, the drop off point will be the Carnival Field, Runton Road and the collection point will be at the Beach Road bus stop

From 18:15 and during the procession, the coaches will drop off and pick up on the Holt Road, outside Morrisons

The cost is £3.00 per car for the coach journey, in to Cromer and return to Westgate

The coaches are provided free of charge by Sanders Coaches, Holt as their sponsorship of Cromer Carnival


TRAVELLING BY CAR

North Norfolk District Council car parks at The Meadow, Cadogan Road and Runton Road will be open

Car park charges at The Meadow and Cadogan Road will be as normal and can be viewed here

Runton Road car park will be manned by Council staff who will be collecting a daily parking fee and allocating spaces for parking

Your co-operation with the car park attendants will be appreciated

Please note that if you have not left the car park before 18:30, you will be unable to leave before the procession has completed the town circuit. When you leave the car park you may be directed away from the town centre by the police, until the town centre is clear.

If you wish to leave early, you are advised to use the Park and Ride car parking facility.

There is additional parking at Amazona Zoo, Hall Road, Cromer, which will be open from 17:00 on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th August 2015.

We also have a relief car park, located close to the Carnival Field, which will be open on Sunday 16th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and the evening of Thursday 20th August 2015.


TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

If you are travelling in from the Norwich or Sheringham areas, why not leave the car at home and travel by train to this year's Cromer Carnival?

Abellio Greater Anglia operates regular train services on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham, with all trains calling at Cromer. There will be an hourly service between Cromer and Sheringham, with an additional service from and to Norwich.

A range of cheap day return tickets are available

If joining at an unstaffed station, you can purchase your ticket from the conductor on the train.

After the Carnival Procession on Wednesday evening the last trains to depart from Cromer, are to Sheringham at 23:34 and to Norwich at 23:58 (times correct at time of printing).

For more details about train times and fares, please telephone National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or Abellio Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245, e-mail: contactcentre@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk.

 


PLEASE NOTE

Spectators watching or anybody taking part in any event during Carnival week, do so at their own risk.

 

ALCOHOL ON SITE:

Cromer Carnival is a member of the Pub Watch Scheme and therefore, any person banned under the Pub Watch Scheme will not be served at the Carnival Marquee bar.

During Carnival week, members of the public are asked not to bring alcohol onto the Carnival Field or into the Carnival Marquee.

The Security Guards have permission to question any person entering the Carnival Field or the Carnival Marquee and have instructions to confiscate any alcohol found, unless the alcohol has been purchased from the Carnival Bar.

 

SMOKING:

There is strictly No Smoking in either the Carnival Marquee or toilets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnival Saturday

15 Aug, 2015

 

CARNIVAL FIELD

 

07:00                Carnival Car Boot Sale – All day at Runton Road

07:00 - Open to cars      Single pitches from £7.00

                                                Double Pitches from £14.00

                                                Secondhand goods only

                                                No trade stalls

09:00 - Open to public    Free admission

Refreshments and funfair

                                   

10:30 to 12:00   Broadland Dog Agility.     Showing off their dog training skills.

12:30                Birds of Prey Display by Norfolk Wild Encounters

13:30 to 15:30   Holt Dog Training Club - Novelty Dog Show

No pre-registration required

Entrance fee £1.00

Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and the Judge's decision is final

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times

Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and must provide their own scoopers.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

Between 11:30 and 13:00, members of Holt Dog Training Club will be available to provide information on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, which promotes responsible pet dog ownership.

Classes: 
1. Puppies (6 to 12 months) 
2. Prettiest Bitch 
3. Most Handsome Dog 
4. Waggiest Tail 
5. Happy Families (2+ dogs) 
6. Most Dissimilar Pair 
7. Best Six Legs (dog and owner) 
8. Best Rescue 
9. Best Veteran (over 7 years) 
10. Dog the Judge would most like to take home

 

CARNIVAL MARQUEE

 

09:00 to 15:00   Craft Fair

From earrings and hand-made cards to works of art, you are sure to find something that you like!

10:00 to 13:00   Antiques Valuation

It's time to rummage through your attics folks and bring along your small items for an informed valuation by a local expert from Keys.    Valuation fee £1.00 per item

11:00 to 18:00   Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival

Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

 

 

AROUND THE TOWN


14:45                Car Treasure Hunt

Starting at Amazona Zoo, follow clues and directions to the finish at the Carnival Field, Runton Road, Cromer.

Assemble in the car park of Amazon Zoo at 14:45

Toilets available

First cars away at 15:30

Maximum entry 45 cars

Route should take approximately 3 hours to complete

Entry fee minimum donation is £3.00 per car

Trophy and cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

Entries will be marked in the Hospitality Tent, Carnival Field, Runton Road

Evening             Ricci (70's to modern day) - The Albion

Evening             Live Music with Faith – White Horse Inn

19:00 to 22:00   Family Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Come and enjoy an evening of fun games, and disco for all the family, with Captain Fantastic! Fun for everyone!

Adults £2.50

Children £1.00

Children 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult

19:30                The Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band Concert - Parish Hall, Church Street

The Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band has developed a reputation as one of the best bands of its type in the Eastern region. The musicians have diverse musical backgrounds and experience but are never happier than when playing foot-tapping traditional jazz in the style of British bands of the nineteen sixties. The line-up is: John Gooding (cornet), Tim Densham (clarinet and saxophones), Bill Brewer (trombone), Peter Gregory (banjo and guitar) and Liz Underdown (string bass).

Admission £7.50 adults

No concessions

Pay on the door

21:00                Live Music with Porky's Hot Rockin'  - King's Head

 

 

 

Carnival Sunday

 

16 Aug, 2015


CARNIVAL ARENA

13:30                The Squeegees

A local music duo playing music from the 60's 70's and 80's!

14:15                Bonny Baby Competition

Classes: 
Boys and girls up to 6 months 
6 to 12 months 
12 to 18 months

The winners of the above classes will go through to try to win the Tom Bolton Memorial Plate.

14:45                Knobbly Knees Contest

Here's a competition just for the chaps, so children grab your Dad's, Grandad's or Uncle's to find Mr Knobbly Knees 2015!

15:15                Glamorous Grandmother Competition

Calling all Grandmothers! Could YOU be our Glamorous Gran 2015?

15:45                Children's Carnival Fancy Dress Parade

This popular event is open to all children up to 13 years of age.

Classes: 
0-4 years 
5-8 years 
9-13 years 
Pairs 
Groups, all ages

The winners from each class will go forward for judging to find the over all winner of the Robin Seeley Memorial Cup.

Robin Seeley had Muscular Dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair from age 10 to 17 years old, when sadly, he passed away. Robin remained at home with his family, went to school in Cromer and had a great group of friends, being a typical teenager, despite his wheelchair. When Robin died, a disco was held at Cromer Youth Club, which resulted in the purchase of the memorial cup, which has been presented by a member of the family for 27 years.

 

CARNIVAL FIELD

10:00 to 16:30   Custom and American Car Show - Come and see one of the largest gatherings of american, custom and classic cars in Norfolk!

10:30                Motorbike and Trike Cavalcade Show

Free entry

Different categories, with prizes in each

All bikes and trikes welcome

Cavalcade ride-in departing from Roadkill Customs, Norwich Road at 10:30

Full details can be found at www.roadkillcustoms.co.uk or telephone 01263 513307

12:30                Gymkhana

Rosettes and trophies for up to 6th place, all age groups

All entries on the day £1.50

Age groups may change due to entries

Enquiries to Carol; telephone 07721 625637

Classes: 
6 years and under L/R 
8 years and under L/R 
10 years and under on / off L/R 
14 years and under 
Open

 

 

CARNIVAL MARQUEE

11:00 to 16:30   Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival

Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

13:00 & 15:30    Dale - A talented local artist, who sings great Michael Bublé songs and more. Just sit back, have a relaxing drink from the bar and enjoy the music!

 

AROUND THE TOWN
10:30                Carnival Church Service - Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church

A special Carnival service at Cromer Parish Church. Miss Cromer and her attendants will be pleased to welcome you there

11:30                Dale - Pier Forecourt

A popular, local singer known for his Michael Bublé tribute.

12:15                Crowning of Miss Cromer 2015 - Pier Forecourt

Crowning of Miss Cromer by (TBC)

Introduction by Mr Jason Bell, Cromer Town Crier

Welcome to Cromer Carnival by Mr Tony Shipp MBE, Chairman of Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO)

14:30                East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs - East Beach

The team will be putting on a display of rescue techniques by dogs at sea.

 

Evening             Live Music with Johnny Rondo (Country and Western) - The Albion

Live Music with the Grease Monkeys (From 15:00) - Bernies, East Runton

Live Music with the Rum Dogs (From 15:00) - King's Head

Grumpy's World Famous Carnival Quiz - White Horse Inn

 

18:30                Charity Football Match   -   The Veterans v Heart Radio   -   Cromer Town Football Ground,

Mill Road

Kick off at 18:30

Free admission

Grand raffle with proceeds towards Carnival charities

19:00                'Sunday at Seven' - Cromer Parish Church

This popular time of praise has been a regular feature of the Carnival for a number of years now, and we believe that it is good for the Church and the Carnival to be working together in this way. This year all the music will be provided by members of Cromer Parish Church. We hope that you will enjoy this time of worship in old and new hymns and songs, and that you will leave feeling refreshed and having heard something of God's love for us.

19:30                Wrestling - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

An evening of family fun brought to you by the World Association of Wrestling!

Tickets on sale at The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road, Cromer or available on the door

Adults £10.00

 

Carnival Monday

 


10:30                Children's Sports - The Meadow

Come and join Ben, in his first year of organising this event.

12:00                Decorated Beach Hut Competition

Judging will take place as 12:00 on Monday 17th August 2015

Entry forms available from the Garden House Gallery, Garden Street

15:00                Best Dressed Waiters and Waitresses Competition followed by the Waiters and Waitresses Race - Pier Forecourt

Race from the Pier Forecourt to the old Bath House Hotel and back, carrying a full tray of drinks! There might be a race for spectators, if all the drinks aren't spilt!

 

Evening             Mr E Magic's Magic Show followed by Cabaret - The Albion

Football Quiz in Aid of the RNLI - King's Head

Curry Night (18:00 to 21:00) - White Horse Inn

19:15                Carnival Quiz Evening - Parish Hall, Church Street

£12.00 per table of four people

To be ready by 19:15 for 19:30 start

To book a table, as numbers are limited, please telephone 01263 514515PLEASE NOTE: This event does sell out, so please book early!

19:30                Line Dancing - Pier Forecourt

Have a night of fun with the Cromer Renegades! Come along and watch or you can join in.

19:30                Race Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Come and join us and have a night of fun with a bet on the horses on our video races!

 

Carnival Tuesday - Family Fun Day

 

18 Aug, 2015


ON THE FIELD

 

An abundance of events taking place during the day, in and around the Carnival arena.

Gates open at 09:45

Arena events start at 10:30

Adults £4.00

Children under 16 and accompanied by an adult FREE


AROUND THE CARNIVAL ARENA

999 Show - Come along and meet the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguards (subject to service commitments)

Arnie's Attic - Meet and greet

BTS Roadshow - Bungee run

Crazy Bananas - Circus workshop

Face Paint me Happy

John Jeremy Creative Entertainment - Games Arena

Love 2 Bounce - Rodeo bull and bouncy castle

Norfolk Wildlife Encounters

Waveney Welshies - Pony rides

Woodforde's Horse and Dray


IN THE CARNIVAL ARENA

10:00                Woodforde's Horse and Dray

Meet Derek Spanton and his team, including Shire Horse 'Acle Ryan' (Herbie)

10:30                Stannage International Stunt Display Team

The Stannage International Stunt Team presents a true family affair. Team Leader, Mark Stannage, started his professional career at the age of 14 specialising in car, motorbike, fire and high fall stunts, performing some of the most spectacular stunts ever seen on film or TV. Mark and his family will be performing their spectacular stunts in front of your eyes!

11:00                The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs

Be amazed by these 'gentle giants' as they perform for us.

11:30                Norfolk Wildlife Encounters Display

A Norfolk based, friends and family organisation offering raptors, reptiles and other animals for your entertainment.

12:00                Dance Zenergy

A selection of music and dance by a local group.

12:30                The Wildcats

Wildcat Aerobatics are East Anglia's premier formation aerobatic display team.

13:15                The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs

Back for their 2nd performance

13:45                Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp

Back in Cromer to entertain you. One of the oldest, independent youth marching bands in the country!

14:15                Norfolk Wildlife Encounters Display

A Norfolk based, friends and family organisation offering raptors, reptiles and other animals for your entertainment.

14:45                Dance Zenergy

A selection of music and dance by a local group.

15:15                Stannage International Stunt Display Team

Spectacular stunts to end the days arena events!

 

CARNIVAL MARQUEE

Craft activities - Drawing, painting, gluing, sticking and making, including participation from the Sticky Earth            Cafe in Cromer

Mr Jugglefun - Circus workshop

Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl - Magic, prizes, balloons and lots more

 

AROUND THE TOWN

10:00                The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp will be playing at various venues around the town, in the morning.

11:00                The Carnival Queen and Attendants will be visiting Benjamin Court and Halsey House, followed by a visit to Cromer Hospital.

Evening             Julie's Quiz - The Albion

Children's Disco (From 17:00) - Bernie's, East Runton

Carnival Darts Team Finals - Cromer Social Club

Live Music with Junk Store Raiders (From 15:00) - King's Head


19:30                Bingo - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Cash prizes

Raffle

Whether you are a regular player or just at Carnival times, why not come along for a great night of fun! Don't forget your dabber to mark off those numbers!

20:00                Carnival Band Concert - The Norwich City Concert Band - Cromer Parish Church

Adults £7.50

Children £3.00

No concessions

Tickets for sale on the door

By kind permission of the Vicar and Churchwardens, Cromer Carnival presents an evening of pleasure with the annual band concert in the Parish Church.

Norwich City Concert Band is delighted to be performing once again, as the Carnival band. This year see's the concert Band in its 18th year; they go from strength to strength, under the direction of their director of music, Brian Dermott.

In 2014 the Band recorded a new CD, which will be on sale at the concert, for £7.00. Their programme on the night will suite all tastes, so come along and enjoy the music!

20:45                Darts Competition - Team Finals - Cromer Social Club, The Croft

The top three teams of each league go through to the finals. For further information or to book a team in to the competition, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

 

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day

 

19 Aug, 2015

 

ON THE FIELD


Cromer Carnival Committee welcomes you to the celebrations at Runton Road.

A Carnival Day with a great atmosphere for all the family to enjoy. There will be a funfair, stalls, food stands, bar and all sorts of refreshments. Come along and join in the fun!

  • Gates open at 9.30am
  • Adults £6.00
  • Senior Citizens £4.00
  • Children £3.00
  • Family ticket £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

IN THE CARNIVAL ARENA

10:00                West Lancs Dog Display Team

This year, we offer a welcome return to the team. Formed in 1992, West Lancs Dog Display Team has entertained the crowds at all sorts of events, demonstrating skill and obedience of there dogs.

10:45                The Yakovlevs (Yaks) Aerobatic Display Team

The Yakovlevs are a UK based aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence over the last 14 years, delighting over a billion people in the process, across four continents. Visit their website at: www.yakovlevs.com or find them on Facebook at: Team Yakovlevs.

11:00                Ye Olde Red Tail Falconry Display

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display team have been giving professional falconry displays for over thirty years and are proud to have performed at the most prestigious shows in the country, such as the Royal Welsh, the Royal Windsor, the Royal Cornwall and the Kent County Show.

11:45                The Royal Signal Motorcycle Display Team "The White Helmets"

Back by public demand, with speed, excitement and skill. The team of 30 volunteer soldiers from the Corps, which make up the Royal Signals White Helmets, tour Britain from April to September every year, demonstrating all the personal qualities demanded of the modern Royal Signals soldier.

12:30                Miss Cromer 2015 and the Royal Party - Accompanied by the Woodforde's Horse and Dray

13:00                The Blades Aerobatic Display Team

The Blades are celebrating a milestone year in 2015, as the Team enters its 10th display season. With five new partners on board, The Blades are sporting a stunning new livery, not like anything the Team has had before, as they mark this historic year.

The Blades display lasts for 15 minutes and includes over 30 exhilarating manoeuvres. Containing a variety of mind-blowing aerobatic stunts flown just feet apart, each and every display is meticulously planned, briefed, executed and debriefed.

This year, The Blades are flying once again under the leadership of Blade 1, Mark Cutmore 'Cutty'. Cutty joined The Blades in 2008 as Blade 3, before spending three years as the Team's solo display pilot and taking over as leader in 2012. The Blade 2 position will be shared by co-founder of The Blades, Andy Offer OBE and Chris Carder. Former Team Leader Myles Garland will be taking up the Blade 3 position and the Team line-up is completed by Andy Evans who is flying the all-important and impressive solo position as Blade 4.

Visit their website at: www.theblades.com or find them on Facebook at: The Blades Aerobatic Team.

13:30                West Lancs Dog Display Team

This year, we offer a welcome return to the team. Formed in 1992, West Lancs Dog Display Team has entertained the crowds at all sorts of events, demonstrating skill and obedience of there dogs.

14:15                Ye Olde Red Tail Falconry Display

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display team have been giving professional falconry displays for over thirty years and are proud to have performed at the most prestigious shows in the country, such as the Royal Welsh, the Royal Windsor, the Royal Cornwall and the Kent County Show.

15:05                The Yakovlevs (Yaks) Aerobatic Display Team

The Yakovlevs are a UK based aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence over the last 14 years, delighting over a billion people in the process, across four continents. Visit their website at: www.yakovlevs.com or find them on Facebook at: Team Yakovlevs.

15:30                The Royal Signal Motorcycle Display Team "The White Helmets"

Back by public demand, with speed, excitement and skill. The team of 30 volunteer soldiers from the Corps, which make up the Royal Signals White Helmets, tour Britain from April to September every year, demonstrating all the personal qualities demanded of the modern Royal Signals soldier. Bringing the arena events to an exciting end!

16:00 
(End of Arena displays)


*** SPECIAL THANKS goes to Chris Gurney and Northrepps Aerodrome, for their assistance and support in allowing us to present the aerobatic displays. Thank you! ***


CARNIVAL FIELD

09:30 onwards 
Static displays open. See the 999 show, Emergency Services in static displays. Come along and meet the local Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguard services, subject to service conditions.

Please note: 
Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Limited and the Ministry of Defence cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained, whilst watching events or using any static display.

 

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day

AROUND THE TOWN


Royal Party and invited guests breakfast

10:15                Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps - Henry Blogg Gardens and Cromer Parish Church, Church Street

10:30                Presentation of Prizes - Henry Blogg Gardens, Church Street - Prize giving ceremony for many of the various competitions, organised in support of Cromer Carnival.

Evening             Carnival Day Ryle Karaoke - The Albion

Live Music with Pure Passion (From 21:00) - Bernie's, East Runton

Live Music with the Glamtastics - Cromer Social Club

Carnival Day, back by popular demand, Jon Alex - White Horse Inn

Carnival Day Parade


17:00 onwards   Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road

17:45                Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website

To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40

I        n addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

19:00                Cromer Grand Carnival Parade 
Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.

PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, will be the Theo Babbage Wishing Well Appeal for the NICU Baby Unit and Cromer RNLI. Please help us to support these worthy causes!

Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
  • Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band
  • The Croydon Steel Orchestra

Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.00. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


Rules and conditions of entry for floats taking part in the procession:

1. All floats and entries taking part in the Carnival Parade should enter via the gateway to the Carnival Field (not the NNDC car park entrance).

2. Distribution of favours and advertising material. No advertising material, edibles, gifts, samples or other object may be thrown or otherwise distributed from any vehicle or elevated float. At the sole discretion of the Parade Organiser favours and advertising material may be distributed on foot, providing no risk is thereby incurred to spectators, particularly children, in relation to moving vehicles, machinery or animals.

3. Entrants are reminded that liquid should not be squirted over either floats or the public.

4. All float organisers are reminded that they should hold Public Liability Insurance for their float display. All floats are required to make sure that their entry is not too wide to go through the town.

5. The safety of all persons riding on floats is the responsibility of the respective float organiser and driver of the float vehicle. The Carnival Committee and Cromer V.E.O Limited cannot be held liable for any accident to any person taking part in the Carnival Procession, unless that accident is the direct result of action by a member of the Carnival Committee or authorised helper, providing such committee member or helper is on duty at the time the instruction was given.

6. Collecting in the Parade can only be made by official Cromer Carnival Collectors. No other fund raising for any other purpose is permitted.

7. Floats wishing to leave the Carnival Procession en route without returning to the Carnival Field must inform the Parade Organiser before their float leaves the Carnival Field. Permission will only be given where the Police on duty agree that it is feasible without causing danger to the spectators.

8. The driver of any vehicle should hold a driving license in respect of the vehicle used 
(i.e. HGV License for HGV licensed vehicle).

9. Commercial organisations are limited to two vehicles each and these must be decorated.

Please Note: 
On Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.00. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Evening Events

EVENING EVENTS


Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.00. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
  • Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band
  • The Croydon Steel Orchestra

20:45 
Live Music - Drop the Clutch - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • Drop the Clutch are an amazing local four-piece rock covers band from the North Norfolk coast. Formed in 2010, they have been playing together in pubs and clubs entertaining punters, with a powerful mix of popular classic rock tunes.

Carnival Thursday - Around the Town

 

20 Aug, 2015

 

AROUND THE TOWN


10:00                Carnival Skateboard Competition - Cromer Skatepark, The Meadow

A new event in the calendar for Carnival Week, organised by Wet Dog, Cromer!

Prizes provided by Wet Dog

Three categories - Scooter, Skateboard and BMX

Judging will be based upon, complexity of trick/stunt, execution of trick/stunt, use of the park, style, but above all effort & enjoyment.

10:00                Registration for scooter competition 
10:30                Scooter competition 
11:00                Open session and registration for skateboard competition 
12:00                Skateboard competition 
12:30                Open session and registration for BMX competition 
13:30                BMX competition 
14:00                Prize giving 
14:15                Open session

For further information, please contact Wet Dog, Cromer on 01263 519703.

14:00                Party on the Lawns - Evington Lawns, Runton Road

An afternoon for children!

Local organisations can support this event by providing stalls and games

All monies taken by the stalls can be kept by the organisation concerned

Charity stalls are welcome to come along

Please note - This afternoons events will be transferred to the Carnival Marquee in adverse weather conditions. Notices will be put up with information of any changes on the day.

14:15 onwards   Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl - Circus skills workshop

14:30                Dave Doughnut's Punch and Judy

15:00                Picnic on the Lawns

Ticket holders only - food for each child must be pre-booked

Application forms available from North Norfolk Information Centre, Louden Road or The Co-operative, Middlebrook Way

Completed application forms must be returned to the Information Centre or The Co-operative by Monday 17th August 2015

16:00                Crab Dressing Competition (Adults only)

EVENING           Big D 60's and 70's Rock and Roll - The Albion

Club Bingo (Eyes Down at 19:30) - Cromer Social Club

Umgana Kagooga (From 15:00) - King's Head

17:30                Carnival Fun Run - Pier Forecourt, The Promenade

Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, entry is open to all that can run 
either one or two 1.5 mile laps on a revised circuit. Personal best times from previous years will stand.

Register at the Pier Forecourt between 17:30 and 18:30

Race starts at the Pier Forecourt at 19:00

Come along and enjoy the fun!

18:00                Carnival Field Opens - Carnival Field, Runton Road

There is no charge for admission to enter the Carnival field on this evening. However, our collectors will be about with their buckets, before and after the firework display and it is hoped that you will feel the display has been worth a donation.

18:30                Remote Controlled Helicopter and Aircraft Display - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

Static and flying display of remote controlled helicopters.

18:30                Life Saving Demonstration - By the North Norfolk Life Saving Club - East Beach

This demonstration, performed by local surf lifesavers from North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club (www.nnslsc.org.uk) will show you what surf lifesaving is all about and how you can get involved.

The idea of the sport, is to combine staying fit in the sea with a purpose; saving lives - Sport with Purpose. Some of our best lifesavers will be demonstrating a variety of rescues and races for you, with commentary so everyone can understand.

We run open access classes (for everyone) and junior programmes from our clubhouse on the promenade. The club is always looking for enthusiastic new members to support us and there has never been a more exciting time to get involved, with our facility in the best location, right on Cromer beach!

So if you miss the demonstration pop in and see us on a training night or email       info@nnslsc.org.uk.

19:00                Assembly of Illuminated Procession - The Meadow and Meadow Road

On sale before the parade:

Lanterns £4.00 each

Glow Sticks £1.50 each

The starting point for the Illuminated Parade will be The Meadow, just off the pitch and putt course, by Meadow Road.

19:15                Tug of War Competition - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

Cromer Carnival v Sheringham Carnival

19:30                Assembly of Illuminated Floats - Meadow Road

Illuminated floats will assemble on Meadow Road

Please enter from the Hall Road end

Classes: 
- 1 illuminated floats, up to 2 metres 
- 2 illuminated floats, over 2 metres

19:45                2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment Team Challenge - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

Two teams from the RAF Regiment Reserves at RAF Marham battle against each other in a military skills challenge to see who can be crowned the Champions.

20:15                Live Music - Parallel Times - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Parallel Times is Norfolk's Blondie tribute band featuring Julie Bunn as Debbie Harry. Already a renowned solo artist, Julie has been performing Blondie hits to live audiences since 2008. Now she is backed by experienced musicians, Parallel Times, who have not only performed as a group, but as individuals, in a wide variety of bands over many years.

20:30                Illuminated Parade - to Carnival Arena, Runton Road

Led by The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp.

The parade winds its way from Meadow Road to Runton Road, via Hamilton Road, Church Street, High Street and Runton Road.

21:15 (approx)  Grand Fireworks Display - Carnival Field, Runton Road

The finale will be to music from the Last Night of the Proms.

Please Note; Cromer V. E. O. Limited cannot be held responsible if the firework display does not start exactly at 21:15. This is beyond our control.

 

Carnival Friday - Around the Town

 

21 Aug, 2015, 8:30am

 

AROUND THE TOWN


09:15    Children's Talent Competition - Preliminary Heats - Pier Pavillion Theatre

Contestants must register between 08:30 and 09:15

Application forms and details can be obtained from Cromer Shopping Centre, Garden,Street,Cromer or download from the 'Entry Forms' page of the website

All entries must be submitted by 12:00 on Tuesday 18th August 2015

NO ENTRANTS ON THE DAY

All day admission for spectators: Adults £2.50, children £1.00 (please keep ticket for re-entry)

The overall winner will win the Jenny Polydorou trophy

10:30                Crab Catching - Cromer Pier

Hand lines and nets - classes for each

No mixed classes

A chance to get some practice in before the World Crab Catching Championships on Sunday 30th August 2015, from 10:30 until 13:00!

14:00                Walking Treasure Hunt

Starting at the Cottage, Louden Road, follow clues and questions along a route around the town, cliffs and paths of Cromer.

Entry £2.00 per set of questions

Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult

1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes

Route should take approximately 2 hours

Assemble at 14:00

First treasure hunters away at 14:30

Refreshments available

14:30                Grand Final of the 2015 Children's Talent Competition

Compere - Dick Hutchinson from North Norfolk Radio

Admission Adults £2.50, Children £1.00

The overall winner will win the Jenny Polydorou trophy

EVENING           Karaoke - Bernie's, East Runton

Live Music with the Grease Moneys - Cromer Social Club

20:00 to 01:00   Carnival Fancy Dress Dance - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Cromer Carnival welcome FireWire!

Headlining again, we welcome back FireWire, Norfolk's premier party rock covers band. Playing classic, punk, ska and current chart hits, they'll have everyone dancing from the word go.

There is a special cup for the overall winner of the fancy dress competition, on the night, sponsored by John and Jeanie Hedge in memory of Simon Hedge.

Fancy dress judging will start at 22:00

Tickets £10.00 each

Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested on entering the Carnival field and marquee.

Fancy dress only

Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 1st August 2015 at 9:00 on a first come, first served basis. None will be reserved.

There will be no tickets available at the door so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.

Any person banned under the Pub Watch scheme will not be admitted to this event

There is a strictly No Smoking policy for the Carnival Marquee and toilets.

LAST ENTRY to the Fancy Dress Dance is at 23:45

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