Carnival

Upcoming Events

  • Jun28

    Walking Treasure Hunt

    The Walking Treasure Hunt will start from Sway Deli between 5:30 - 6:30pm.

    Adults £1.50pp  Children 50p

    All new this year is the Childrens Treasure Hunt which will take place along the same route, can you find the pictures of the sea creatures hidden around Sway. (free but must be accompanied by an adult).

  • Jun28

    Scarecrows & Decorated Gardens

    This year we have added a new element to this competition, so if you don't want to make a scarecrow then decorate your front garden, fence, gate or porch instead, as long as it can be seen from the road. Alternatively you could do both.

    Make sure your wonderful scarecrows and gardens are ready for the judging which will take place during Carnival week. Entry forms are available at Winkworth / Hairsway or online at Entry Form

    Don't forget to download the location map as well and leave your entry form, map and £2 entry fee in the box at the Winkworth / Hairsway.

    Register your scarecrow by 5.00 Thursday 27 June to get on the map.

    For those wanting a map of where to find the scarecrows and / or a judging form, these will be available from the Winkworth / Hairsway £1 from 29th June.

    Winner to be announced at the Boule Event.

  • Jun28

    Sway Carnival Yarn Bomb

    UNDER the SEA – Yarn Bombing Event

     As part of this year’s Carnival week (28th June – 7th July 2019), the Carnival Committee, Sway WI and Sway Knit & Natter are planning to bring colour to the village centre with a yarn bombing event.

     The plan is to sew squares of knitting or crochet into wraps for trees, fences, gates, post etc.

     In addition, knitted, crocheted or fabric figures that are representative of the theme ‘Under the Sea’ will also be used as hanging decorations and some form of bunting.

     Our request to our lovely Sway residents – please get your knitting needles, crochet hooks, spare balls of wool and fabric out and help us make the village centre look colourful for Carnival Week.

    Collection bins will be located in Winkworths and the Silver Hind and all items need to be donated by 15th June.

     There are some rules to follow, but these are to help with a follow-on project where the knitting will be donated to the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation as blankets for Mongolia.

    • Use colour related to the sea eg: blues, greens, greys, yellows, oranges, pinks. etc
    • Knit and crochet 15cm / 6 inch squares.
    • Knitted, crocheted or fabric sea creatures, fish, shells, plants, octopus, submarines etc.
    • For knitted items - double knit wool in Garter Stitch or Moss Stitch would be preferable.
    • Squares need to have wool tails of around 25cm / 10 inches at the beginning and end to aid sewing up.  
    • Squares can be plain, patterned or include motifs related to the theme of Under the Sea
    • If volunteers would like to make more than one square, please stitch the squares together to form strips up to four squares long.     

    A 6 inch knitted square = Size 4mm or UK size 8 needles. Cast on 30 stitches and knit every row until 6 inches has been knitted

    Please help out and make this a real community event.

    Many thanks, Sway Fete & Carnival, Sway WI, & Sway Knit & Natter.

  • Jun28

    Drama Club Production

    Three short plays from Sway Drama Club. 

    Venue: Church Rooms: 7pm: Tickets £6 in advance - Hairsway: £7 on the night. (wine & soft drinks available in the foyer)

  • Jun29

    Sway Carnival Fete

    Sway Family Fete will be held at Jubilee Field 11.00am - 3.30pm.  

    Combining the Family Fun day with the Fete this year, we have a fun packed day for all. Come along and join the fun. 

    Circus Skills Workshop (All Ages from 3+), Stilt Walker, Tree Climbing, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Bouncy Slide, Games, Beat the Goalie.

    Historic Cars & Bikes, Fun Dog Show, Archery, Bar, Hog Roast, Teas, Various Stalls, Jazz Band, Coconut Shy.

    St Lukes Samba Band, Shorinji Kempo, Maypole Dancing.

    Entry Free 


Latest News

  • Carnival Sausage

    New for this years Carnival week, Sway Butchers will be producing and selling a Carnival Sausage.

    It will also be available on the menu at the Hare & Hounds (see specials board), used in the hot dogs at the Childrens Disco, Sausage Rolls at the Fete & by Pride of the Forest Catering at the Procession Party.

  • Carnival 2019

    This year’s Carnival theme is - UNDER THE SEA

    Following on from resident feedback your Carnival committee have made some big changes to this year’s Carnival schedule.

    This year the Fete will be merged with the Family Fun Day and will be held on the first Saturday of Carnival week – June 29th.

    The procession will move to the final Saturday – 6th July and begin at 5.30pm.

    Sway Boule will now be the final event on Sunday – 7th July, where we will also be making the draw for the Grand Raffle.

    Did you know that in 2002 three Sway organisations received donations totalling £600. Last year (2018) a total of £4,300 was donated to 23 Sway organisations. Very impressive progress! So, let’s see if in 2019 it will see rise even higher!

    Further details can be found on the Carnival Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/swaycarnival/
  • Christmas Tree, Carols and More...

    Sway Christmas Event – Saturday 8th December – A reminder to all.

    Come and Join in the fun as Sway celebrates the lighting of the village Christmas Tree.

    2.30pm for 3pm - Sway Cinema will be showing the film Polar Express– Village Hall

    4.55pm - After the film, Father Christmas and his Elves will lead a Twinkly Light procession from the village hall to The Silver Hind for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    5pm – Craft Stalls and Craft making outside Hairsway.

    5.15pm – Lighting of the Christmas tree, Carols with Singsway, Mince Pies, Biscuits & Hotdogs.

  • Carnival AGM

    Sway Carnival AGM will be held on Monday 26th November at 7.15pm in the WI room above the village hall.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the committee and share ideas for Carnival 2019.

    We look forward to seeing you and hearing any ideas that you may have for carnival 2019.

  • Carnival Funds

    Carnival week is now almost a distant memory and it’s now time for the committee to share out the monies that everyone kindly donated throughout the carnival week, be it from sponsorship, buying raffle tickets, or attending and event.

    If you are a Sway organisations or group and would like to apply for funding for a project, for needed items, or for any other reason please email details of your request to enquiries@swaycarnival.co.uk  or by post to our treasurer Sue Howard at Green Pastures Pitmore Lane Sway SO41 8LL.

     We are always pleased to welcome new faces onto the committee – new faces/new ideas. We meet monthly. If you would like to help but feel being on the committee is not for you perhaps you could offer your services during carnival week  as it is a very busy time for us all. Please contact the chair –Pam Wade on wadesof sway@aol.com or 682017

    Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee