A message from our Chairman, Rich
Well what a challenge 2020, and 2021 were! My first year as chairman and I had to make the decision to cancel our carnival! That's the first time since WW2! 2022 is the year we will bounce back after 2 years of hard work from my team. We have ensured we have the resources and finances to put on a parade for 2022 (COVID-19 dependant).
Carnival is something that brings the community together as one and this event becomes ever more important in collaboration with local businesses and integration of the communities in which we live; so please support us either with donating money or entering the carnival. I would like to thank the team for all the hard work over the last year and here’s to a successful and busy 2022 carnival.
See you on the streets of Shaftesbury on Saturday 1st October.
On Carnival Day!
Saturday 1st October 2022
Friends of Westminster Hospital
The Friends of Westminster Memorial Hospital is a volunteer group that aims to make any visit to the hospital to be as pleasant and helpful as possible.
2022 Royalty, Trendy Toddler & Carnival Baby
Carnival royalty goes back over 150 years and along the way we have seen hundreds of individuals crowned Queen and Princess of Shaftesbury Carnival. In 1942 a Queen was chosen but never got to parade due to the war and this saw a break in the carnival until the end of the war. More recently our current royals have been in power since 2019 due to covid 19 pandemic.
In 2019 we introduced a Royal Prince and a junior Princess role. The role of the royal family is asset the carnival committee at events as the face of the carnival. They attend all the carnival events wearing the Royal Sashes, the events include, Bingo, Quiz night, band concert and carnival day to name but a few. The royals are in regin for one year and represent us during this time.
Be our 2022 queen!
Nominate a Gran!
Terms & Conditions
All royals (expect Gran) need a parent or guardian to walk with the Queens float on the 1st October 2022 and assist them during the day, we also require attendance at most of the events. Lisa Mullins will make contact with all families and keep them informed. All positions bar the Queen and Gran will be decided at an event before the carnival. Please come back to this page closer to the time for more information. All applicants must live in the SP7 postcode.
All royals will receive:
Crown/Tiara (except Prince)
Up to £35 towards an outfit.