The fun starts at Wilverley Plain on Sunday 2nd July at 9:45 am. There are prizes for all age groups so come and have a go. Sign up is on the day - Entry is £1, and under 5s must be accompanied.
The age groups are Under 7 years old, 7-11 years old, and over 11s.
The prize giving finishes in time for the start of the adult Carnival run.
If you have any queries please call 01590 682017 or 01590 683077.
Are you interested in the history of Sway? Join us for a walk around the village to learn all about Sway's colourful past. Leading the walk will be local historian Tony Blakeley .
The walk will last approximately 90 minutes, and will start at the Village Hall car park at 6:30PM.
This event is free but donations will be gratefully accepted on the day.
Only two months to go to this year’s celebrations! ‘A Festival of Film’.
The procession on the Friday night will be starting at the Village Hall Green again this year. The after-procession party will be at Jubilee Field, but with more food outklets and plenty of music.
The Family Fun afternoon will be held on the Village Hall Green this year where there will be entertainment and refreshments for all the family.
The years children’s competition is in the form of a film storyboard with entries to be judged by a TV cameraman.
The Fete times have changed and it’s planned to run from 11-3p.m.
Other events include, Wine and Cheese evening, Childrens Disco, Beetle Drive, the Historic walk, plays by the Drama club.
Entry forms for various events will be available here in the coming days.
The programmes will be about next month and we hope that many of you will join in these great fund raising events. And don’t forget to check out our Facebook page.
Well – here we are already planning and organising the Carnival Week for 2017! The comittee were pleased to welcome a new face this year but would really like another couple of members, both with ideas and strong muscles!!
The carnival has been and gone for another year and once again everyone has had a wonderful time. There were a number of competitions run over the course of the week and whilst the winners know who they were maybe not everyone else does so read on if you wish to find out who won what...
Plans are steadily getting into place for July, and some of the ideas raised at the open meeting back in the Autumn are proving to be very successful. As I mentioned last month the suggestion made at that meeting to have the procession going just one way through the village is now definite. We are planning to begin the route by the village hall and process down to the Jubilee Field. This will avoid the difficulty we have had every year trying to turn the procession round at Middle Road.
As the theme this year is CHILDREN’S STORIES.
We are holding a new competition and inviting everyone to write a short story. More details will be out later but the competition will be split into four groups- Key Stage 1, Key stage 2, Secondary and adult. So now you budding writers can begin to prepare your plots – in the bath, stuck in traffic or as you curl up in bed. We are hoping for a big response and all the entries will be put into a book to be displayed at the Fete and the winning entries we hope to have published in Sway News.
Many of you will have known how much love and effort Mollie Mold put into village events , particularly the Carnival, and how much she is missed. So we are creating a Mollie Mold Trophy in her memory to be given to the best overall entry into the Carnival procession.
Another new event is an open air play to be produced by the Drama Club on the lawn of the Church rooms. It sounds really exciting and more details will follow later
And finally the crisis of the venue for the Fete. Sadly we have not been given permission to hold the fete on the school field but thankfully for this year, we can use the Jubilee Field - so breath again – Sway will have its annual Fete after all.
Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee