Events

  • Jun01

    SWAY CARNIVAL 2021 - Theme GAMES

    SWAY CARNIVAL will run from Friday 2nd July - Sunday 11th July 2021:

    We have loads of events for you to get involved in this year, details of all are below.  Some events, such as Treasure Hunt, Scarecrow & Scavenger Hunt will take place all week with a start date shown below. 

    Have fun everyone, lets enjoy ourselves and raise lots of money for our wonderful Sway community. 

    Many lovely Sway businesses are supporting our events, please remember them when out and about, shopping or sourcing local trades people. A full list will be available on our programme and on the sponsors page of the Carnival website.

    Sorry the 'C' bit.. some of our events are currently limited in attendance, so... make sure to book your space where applicable.  And those that aren't, please keep you space, wear face coverings if required, sanitize where appropriate, and respect other participants and attendees.  Thank you :-)

    And... we are planning with current guidelines in place (HM Government Step 3) and hoping for Step 4 to take place. If Step 4 is amended or doesn't happen we will endeavour to run as many events as we can.

  • Jun28

    Photo Gallery

    Just for Fun!

    Upload your 3 favourite photographs to the Facebook: Sway Carnival Photo Gallery 2021

    Album categories are  Nature, Neighbourhood and Novelty

    Don't forget to pop a donation in one of the Carnival collection pots that can be found in village shops.

    Photographers give permission to Sway Carnival to show and reproduce suitable photos.

    Instructions on FB posting:
    On a MOBILE PHONE - Scroll across the top of the group starting with "you". Click on 'albums' and add one photo to the appropriate category.
    On a PC -Click on  'media' then 'albums', add your photo to the appropriate category.

  • Jul01

    Treasure Hunt

    Start and Finish anytime during Carnival Week: At the Silver Hind

    Collect your first clue and entry form, pop a donation in the pot and off you go.  When you've finished, return your answers to the Silver Hind to receive a 10% discount meal voucher valid in July.

    Winners will be chosen from the completed entry forms at the end of Carnival Week:

    1st Prize - A delicious meal at the Silver Hind: 2nd Prize - A bottle of wine

  • Jul01

    Bunting Event - all week

    A new event for this year which you may wish to get involved in.

    Make loads of bunting to festoon your house and garden with carnival colour. Sew, Knit, Paint, or use whatever medium you wish, in any shape or form. We are aiming to have a Sway totally decorated in bunting of all sorts.

    Some links and ideas to get you started:

    How to make almost instant bunting

    http://littleworldsbigadventures.com/how-to-make-a-last-minute-paper-bunting/

    Some downloadable files

    Paper Bunting Template

    Sports Bunting

    Mindfulness Bunting

  • Jul01

    Scarecrows - all week

    Enter the Carnival Scarecrow Trail - make a scarecrow for your front garden or alternatively purchase a trail map and vote for your favourite.

    Entry forms are available from Winkworth or download a form and map here and drop off at Winkworth with your entry donation.

    Location maps and voting forms available from Winkworth  - £1

    Scarecrows should be entered by 1st July.  Maps and voting from 2nd July.  

  • Jul01

    Scavenger Hunt

    Another new event for this year and one that can be done anytime during Carnival Week.

    Entry forms from Winkworth or Hairsway, pop your donation in the box and search for all sorts of things listed on the entry form.

    Return your completed form to Winkworth and collect a small prize.  Alternatively, come and join us on Friday July 9th at Stanford Rise Green, from 4:00pm, for a hotdog and final scavenge. Your completed form acts as your hotdog ticket and all children will still receive a small prize.

    Open to all children but something that grown-ups could do as well.

  • Jul02

    Sway Drama Presents

    Sway Drama Club will perform Cheshire Cats on Stanford Rise Green.

    Curtains up at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets £10 on the door or available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sway-drama-club

    Bring a Picnic with you and something to sit on.

    Licensed Bar

  • Jul03

    Sway Fete and Dog Show

    Come and join us at Jubilee Field from 10.30am for a fun packed day of events. Free Entry.

    The day will begin with a Children's Fun Run, and from 11am the Fete will be open with Stalls galore, Tree Climbing, Beat the Goalie, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Historic Cars, Tennis Club teas, Jazz Band

    From 11:30 the ever popular Fun Dog Show with 12 classes, prizes to 3rd place and rosettes to 5th.

  • Jul03

    Children's Fun Run

    This year the Children's Fun Run will be held at Jubilee Field just before the official opening of the Fete

    Start times will be staggered

    Under 7s run - 1/4 mile (under 5s must be accompanied by an adult); 7 years and over 1/2 mile

    Medals for all finishers

    Entry by donation

  • Jul03

    Sway Drama Presents

    Sway Drama Club will perform Cheshire Cats on Stanford Rise Green.

    Curtains up at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets £10 on the door or available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sway-drama-club

    Bring a Picnic with you and something to sit on.

    Licensed Bar

  • Jul04

    Jazz at The Manor at Sway

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! 

    Thank you all for your support

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    Join the New Forest Big Band for an afternoon of Jazz on the lawn at The Manor at Sway, from 3pm.

    Limited capacity - Tickets £8 in advance from The Manor at Sway - 01590 682754 - includes first drink. 

    Fish & Chip cones, ice creams, cream teas & drinks available.

  • Jul05

    Silver Hind BBQ & Karaoke

    Join the Silver Hind for a Caribbean BBQ

    Sorry but no Karaoke due to current restrictions, but there will be music from the world famous 'in Sway' Acoustic-Poptastic to tap your toes to!!

    Come along and join the fun from 5pm

  • Jul05

    Bat Walk

    Join Dr Matthew Clarke and the Hampshire Bat Group for a Bat Talk & Walk around the village.

    Start St Luke's Church Lychgate  -  8.30pm

    Register at Winkworth 

    Places limited

  • Jul06

    Bat Walk

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! - Tickets still available for Monday Night

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    Join Dr Matthew Clarke and the Hampshire Bat Group for a Bat Talk & Walk around the village.

    Start St Luke's Church Lychgate  -  8.30pm

    Register at Winkworth 

    Places limited

  • Jul06

    Beetle Drive

    Join us in the Village Hall at 6:00pm for an amazing 2 hours of fun!

    Kindly sponsored by KFK Volkswagen, it's not about building a car, but using a dice, pencil and paper to build a beetle. A riotous event!!

    Entry by donation at the door

  • Jul07

    Adult Film

    Sway Carnival in association with Sway Cinema will be showing The Italian Job at 7.30pm

    Limited places, register at swayvillagehall.co.uk

    Refreshments Available

    Free Entry: But don't forget to pop a donation in the 'Carnival Pot'

  • Jul07

    Children's Film

    Sway Carnival in association with Sway Cinema will be showing Tom & Jerry The Movie at 4pm

    Limited places, register at swayvillagehall.co.uk

    Refreshments Available

    Free Entry: But don't forget to pop a donation in the 'Carnival Pot'

  • Jul08

    Hare & Hounds Carnival Quiz

    Join us at the Hare & Hounds for a riotous night of Carnival Quiz from 8pm.

    With the ever popular music and picture rounds your quizmaster for the evening is the ever popular Ian Woolley.

  • Jul09

    Children's Disco - CANCELLED!!

    Sorry All, but under current Covid guidance we have had to cancel the disco... 

    However, we have replaced it with another outdoor event that includes the famous Sway Hotdog - See the Scavenger Hunt Bonus Booster Event on Friday 9th July

  • Jul09

    Scavenger Hunt Bonus Booster

    Complete you scavenger hunt at Stanford Rise Green, from 4:00pm, where the famous Sway Carnival Disco Hotdog will be available to all children that find the special scavenge item.

    Your completed form acts as your hotdog ticket and all children will receive a small prize.

  • Jul10

    Carnival Showtime

    With no procession this year we are planning an end of Carnival Show!

    Fancy Dress from 3.30pm - Theme Games, classes for individuals, clubs, and small groups and families. 

    Sways Got Talent! will follow the fancy dress... Don't be shy, open to all. Details from enquiries@swaycarnival.co.uk

    Music throughout from the Bootlegger Sound System

    Live music with Emma Hardy from 5.30pm and Lucas Raye from 7.30pm

    Bars, Food outlets  & Fat Sam's Ice Cream Van

    In light of continuing Covid restrictions, changes have been made to this event.
    You will now be required to either scan a QR code or leave your contact details at the entry point.
    You must remember to keep within your social groups, seated & maintain social distancing. Please bring something to sit on.
    All other parts of the show remain the same and are there for your enjoyment.
    Hope to see you all there & STAY SAFE!
  • Jul10

    Garage Sales

    Numerous Village Garages will be open form 8:45am if you fancy taking a stroll and  looking for a bargain.

    Entry forms are available from the village hall foyer, Winkworth or on-line at www.swayvillage.co.uk/Carnival/Entry-Forms

    Garage location maps will be on sale on the day £1 from the Youth Centre Car Park

  • Jul11

    St Luke's Church Pet Service & Picnic

    Join the team at St Luke's for a Pet Service and Picnic from 11am at the Church Rooms Garden

    Don't forget to bring your Pet, however big or small!! and your picnic!!

  • Jul11

    The Carnival Raffle Draw

    The Carnival Raffle Draw will take place at 4pm at the Silver Hind, join us to see if you have the winning ticket.

    1st Prize: Shorefield Family Leisure Pass, 2nd Prize: £100 cash, 3rd Prize: Afternoon Tea for two at Southlawns Hotel .......... and many more lovely prizes

    Raffle tickets available from Saturday 26th June (Village Centre) and at all Carnival Events. £1 each.