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Solihull Carnival promises fun for all the family

SOLIHULL Carnival is set to hit Tudor Grange Park this Saturday promising a feast of fun for all the the family.

Gary Phipps, Carnival chairman Helen Halstead, Barry Durman, Nick Waites and Alan Short, chairman of Shirley Round Table

SOLIHULL Carnival is set to hit Tudor Grange Park this Saturday promising a feast of fun for all the the family.

Organised by Shirley Round Table and Shirley Ladies Circle, the procession for the event on June 6 will kick off at 11.45am from the car park in New Road and will take a route along the High Street culminating in a finish at the Carnival site in Tudor Grange Park at 12.30pm.

Besides Bob Wilson’s funfair, two arenas have been set up to carry out a host of activities alongside a BRMB stage which will be hosted by breakfast presenters Elliott and Caroline.

In the afternoon, family fun sports are due to be staged including egg and spoon, obstacle and bean bag races with youngsters divided up into age categories for three to five year olds, six to eight year olds and nine to eleven year olds.

A star attraction at this year’s big day will be two performances of the Carnival’s Got Talent, due to take place at 2.45pm and 3.10pm.

This show will give an opportunity for unknown singers, dancers, budding musicians and other artists across the borough to shine in the spotlight and is based around the hugely popular ITV television programme Britain’s Got Talent.

The timetable for events includes the Kings Norton band playing at 12.30pm, followed by a stint by the Stardust Academy at 12.45pm, while the Mayor of Solihull will open the carnival at 1pm and this will be followed by Sing Starz at 1.15pm and a session of dancing by Hi-Bri’s at 1.30pm.

Later in the day, Hatchford Hooligans Dog Troop will entertain the crowds at 2.25pm and at 4.05pm, closely trailed by Planet Dance at 2.55pm and by Solihull Theatre Train at 3.50pm.

Finally at 4.35pm, the Animated School of Dance will take to the stage while at 4.50pm the winners of the Carnival’s Got Talent will be announced and at 5pm prize draws will be held and the carnival will come to a close at 5pm.

Helen Halstead, chairman of Solihull Carnival, said: “We are hoping for good weather for this year’s carnival on Saturday and for big crowds. The event will be jam-packed with entertainment and caters for all ages - young and old.”

The event has been going for over 50 years and promises to be bigger and better than ever.”

A family ticket for the day costs £5 with adult tickets priced at £2 and those for children at £1.

For any further details about the day, contact the Solihull carnival website by going to



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