Monday, July 29, 2013

Clowning Around at Peel Carnival




I know there won't be many of you over there but just in case!

If you’re looking for colour, excitement and a fun day out then head west for Peel Carnival on the 28th July which promises a great day out for all the family.

With a variety of music, song and dance to suit all tastes on five stages, sited along the promenade and around the quayside from 1.00pm, this will be an excellent opportunity to introduce some new and exciting performers and bring back some old favourites, including the PanFire Steel Band from Manchester; a small band with a big sound who will be guaranteed to entertain the crowds throughout the day with their uplifting carnival beat.

Committee member Greg Joughin commented, “The Grand Parade starts at 2.00pm and we’re asking everyone to dress up and come and join in. We’re also looking for stewards to assist on the day during the parade for a couple of hours, so if you can help out please contact me on 843318, Ian Baker on 201039 or email peelcarnival@manx.net”.

The promenade and quayside will come alive with a variety of stalls, rides and street entertainers, with a classic car parade organised by Peel Transport Museum (which will also be open on the day) forming part of the colourful Grand Parade. Peel Sailing Club will also be hosting a yacht race for the coveted Carnival Cup.

In addition this year’s event will also include members of Island based group The Play People, a creative performance organisation specialising in circus, street theatre, parkour and comedy. Bringing together world renowned free runners, international circus artists, sketch comedians and clowns, they will be popping up in the crowd throughout the day. And there’s a chance for members of the public to try out their skills at tight-rope walking.

The carnival atmosphere will continue well into the night with a fantastic fire show (including the Human Firework) and a final performance by PanFire, closing with a spectacular firework display at 10.00pm.

Valerie Caine
© June 2013

(Courtesy of Manx Tails)

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