Thursday, 9 February 2012

Redbridge Carnival 2012 set to be boroughs biggest Queens Jubilee event!

Image of last years "London Peace Week Celebration in Ilford Town Centre managed by Redbridge Carnival on behalf of the East Ilford Betterment Partnership

Redbridge Carnival returns this year  on the 4th and 5th June corresponding with the Queens Diamond Jubilee, during what is a landmark year with the Olympics just around the corner.  

This years event will not be in Valentines Park but in Ilford Town Centre for which we have already attained a temporary event notice.   We have planned to have face-painting, clay and art workshops, Eco workshops, spray paint workshops and bouncy castles in the town centre during the celebrations surrounding our queens 60th Year in power.  

During HRH Queen Elizabeth II's reign Britain has gone through a cultural enrichment, due to the more diverse mix of people living here.  No more evident than here in Redbridge! It is time to celebrate our ecclectic culture and fashions, in a manner only we know how!  So make sure you come out and join us for the party of a lifetime.

In particular this year we are seeking Schools participation as we have changed the date to fit in with the school calendar.  If you attend a local school as a pupil or staff please do get your educational establishment involved.

The event is set to be bigger then any previous years and we invite groups who are interesting to participate in;
  • Our procession 
  • Holding a Food, Other Commercial or charity stall
  • Participate on stage as a performer in dance, drama singing or other entertainment types!
If you would like to get involved with Carnival or would like to join our committee please come to our planning meetings held at 57 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 1XG from 19:30 on Thursdays.

Video of Aidan Davies (5th Place in Britain's Got Talent 2010 and presenter on CBBC Friday Night Download) at Carnival last year:

Our procession this year will start with a foot procession leaving from the town Centre at 12:00 Monday 4th June 2012, this will travel along the High Road into the former Seven Kings Swimming Baths.  From here a mixed vehicle and foot procession will travel back up the High Road, Along Winston Way, down Riches Road back onto the High Road, where it will travel the length of Clements Road and re-enter the High road from TSB Bank.

Here is a video clip of Sofia Hayat performing at our 2010 Carnival:

Aiden Davies at Carnival 2011: