Sunday, 2 October 2011

Carnival Time

Now where I am from Carnivals take place during the day and during the Summer.  But here on the Wiltshire/Dorset Border they happen September/ October time and in the evening. 

The reason being because I think that during the Summer life is busy with bringing in the Harvest.

Well Last night was it was the turn of Shaftesbury to have their Carnival.

During the day there had been the children's carnival but we were there for the evening one which started at about 7.30pm.  It was very strange to be outside on the 1st Of October with sandals and a skirt rather than huddled up with jumpers and jeans.

The floats were amazing so many light and moving parts with stunning costumes.

There were marching bands, majorettes and dancing schools all taking part.

There was one funny point though three entries were of Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire  each one different but all going down the Indian theme!

The amount of work and effort that had gone into all the entries was amazing from decorating the floats, Costumes and learning Dance routines.

The above photo is the float from Little elephant no 3's scout and cub Carnival Club  they did a fantastic job and came first in their class!  Next week Little Elephant no 3 joins them at the next carnival!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the pictures, having moved North a few years ago I miss the West country style carnivals. We used to go to the Gillingham one (which I guess is probably next week)


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