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Lions Carnival a roaring success yet again

The sun shone down on revellers at this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival, which took place at the weekend.

 

The sun shone down on revellers at this year’s Shirley Lions Carnival, which took place at the weekend.

The annual event saw thousands of people descend on Shirley Park for an afternoon of fun events and attractions.

The many attractions included hook a duck, temporary tattoos, paintball, miniature train rides, a bird of prey demonstration and musical performances by local groups.

Following the official opening by Solihull MP Lorely Burt, the Shirley Pipe Band kicked things off with a marching display in the main arena.

Entertainment continued with performances from the Animated Dance Company, the Pauline Quirke Dance Academy and the Ashiqui Belly Dancers. The Shirley Churches Together provided their own unique performance whilst the Village Hotel gave a demonstration of their Grit Series Plyo Class.

Lion Ken Barker, Carnival Chairman, said: “This year we introduced some new elements and it certainly went down well with the crowds. The day went off fantastically and we were delighted that the weather was so wonderful – it really does make a difference to events such as this.”

“We had a great turnout which will hopefully mean we have raised a lot of money for good causes”

It is thought around £5,000 has been raised, which will be donated to a range of charities.

 

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