FINAL preparations are being made before the annual Shirley Lions Carnival opens next week.
Shirley Pipe Band will kick off this year’s musical themed event, followed by performances from Shirley Brass Band, Boil up Tropical Steel Band and the Nachdey Hasdey Bhangra Group. During the afternoon, Belly Dance Elements and the Animated Dance academy will also be entertaining the crowds, whilst Free Radio will be comparing the event.
Carnival chairman, Lion Phil Rippington said he hoped to see thousands of revellers at the carnival enjoying a fun, family day out, whilst raising money for local charities.
The Carnival, held at Shirley Park on Saturday July 14, opens at noon with the programme of events commencing at 12.30pm.
Entrance is £1 for adults and 50p for children and seniors.
A few stall holder plots and sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling Phil on 0121 244 2575.