Carnival sponsors for 2018 were The Window Centre, ASDA and Midhire Vehicle Rentals 



Window Centre


ASDA

MidhireWould you like to be a sponsor of this year's Carnival and have your information displayed here ? If so please phone 0845 833 9547 or use the Contact Us page on this web

Shirley Carnival took place on Saturday 7th July 2018 when over 2,000 people turned up to browse among the many stalls and enjoy the programme of entertainment on a Beach Party theme.    

The Carnival was officially opened by local celebrity Malcolm Stent. Having declared the carnival open he then toured round all the stalls and the arena with our new President, Lion Andrea Lees chatting to all the stallholders and performers.

The programme of entertainment for the afternoon commenced with a rousing musical performance from the Trinidad & Tobago Merryweather Steel Band. The entertainment continued with performances from the Animated Dance Company, the Shirley Gospel Choir, a surfboard competition and a limbo dancing competition.

The very young were not forgotten as they enjoyed the fairground rides and Punch & Judy played out to lots of "Behind You" and "Oh yes he is - Oh no he isn't"  

Now in its second year, the judging of the School's Gardening competition which we have been running in conjunction with Notcutts Garden Centre took place. Jackie Barker from Notcutts presented 100 vouchers to the two winning schools which were Monkspath Infants School in the Infants section and St Patricks School in the Year 4 + section. More information and photos for this can be seen on the Youth page of our website.

The net amount raised from the event after all costs is likely to be around 3,000 and  we should like to place on record our thanks to our main sponsors: The Window Centre, 102 Marshall Lake Road, Shirley, Midhire Van Rental, Drayton Road, Shirley and ASDA superstores, Parkgate, Shirley who covered most of the expenses incurred in putting this event on. If you can help with next year's Carnival by providing sponsorship please contact us on 0845 833 9547 or via the "contact us" page on this website.

Next year's Carnival takes place on Saturday 13th July 2019 and if you would like a stall details will appear here in the New Year 2019

Some photos from Carnival 2018

Lois practices for the Grand Prix       2017 Punch & Judy  


Malcolm Stent takes aim on the paintball game supervised by Lion Andy Luckett          Helena from Firends of Shirley Park with her daughter Eloise%2c who also helped with litter picking the park after the carnival        Mia cools off with an iced drink 



  Shirley Community Gospel entertain the crowd with some summery songs        Olivia is the winner of the surfboard competition  


Malcom Stent vistis the Safe Place stand with Lion President Andrea Lees       The Trinidad and Tobago Merry Makers


Malcolm Stent open carnival with compare Mark Daniels and Lions President Andrea Lees