On behalf of the Carnival Committee, I welcome you all to the 2022 Corfe Mullen Carnival where we will be continuing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Following our two-year Covid-19 enforced break the committee have worked tirelessly over the past 9 months to organise a variety of events and activities that I am sure will provide something of interest for everybody to enjoy.
To help to make the event as affordable as possible, I am thrilled to inform you that, following the generous support of local businesses and a grant from the Lottery community fund, entry to this year’s Carnival will be FREE and in addition the Carnival will once again be significantly subsidising the cost of various activities at the recreation ground.
We have chosen to deliver a programme to every household within the village in advance to ensure that the whole of our community have all of the information they require, to take part in the various Carnival events and to maximise the opportunity for participation and inclusion.
Please retain this programme as it includes important information on all of the activities planned for Carnival week including, the free Family Fun Day at the Holme Bush Inn on Sunday 5th June, the Pub Quizzes on the 9th June, the street procession on Carnival day, the full programme of activities at the recreation ground and details of the 5K and children’s’ 1 mile runs to be held on Tuesday 14th June.
Each year the Carnival raises money for organisations and local groups that have a direct impact and benefit to the community of Corfe Mullen.
This year the Carnival is proud to be supporting:
• Lytchett RDA
• Something Special
Within this programme you will find further information on the fantastic work carried out by these organisations. A large proportion of the money raised by the Carnival, will come from the collection made during the street procession, so please do give generously.
On Carnival day the procession will commence at 1.00pm and travel through the village, so please be sure to wave and cheer them along the route. Carnival activities will open at the recreation ground at 1pm with over 60 stalls, traders and entertainment providing something for all the family.
New attractions for 2022 will include a mobile Farm, a chance to meet the Hope Farm Alpacas and a fun dog show, so please bring along your family pooch. The main arena event this year will be “Extreme Falconry Birds of Prey Display Team”.
On the stage there will be live music throughout the afternoon with performances by The Ukulele Band, the Lockyer’s School Samba Band, the Fantastic Mellor Sisters and this year’s headline band will be Lucid Skies.
Finally, it just leaves me to thank you for your continued support and to wish you an enjoyable Carnival.
Please visit the Carnival website at: corfemullencarnival.com for further details of all Carnival events.
David Mills Chairman