Grantham Carnival weekend starts tonight with a lively evening of Jive and Salsa with the Beth Cresswell and Carousel Roadshow followed by tomorrow’s parade through the town.
There is free entry to the entertainment marquee tonight and free dance lessons at 7.30pm. Then dance the night away and enjoy a licensed bar.
This year’s parade is sponsored by Colas and includes a variety of groups from the town as well as dignitaries and, of course, our Carnival Princess and her attendants.
The parade will set off from the Market Place at noon and make its way down the High Street and St Peter’s Hill, turning left into St Catherine’s Road, then along Sandon Road, turning left into Hill Avenue and into Wyndham Park.
The new Mayor of Grantham, Ian Selby, will take part in the parade. He will be riding Shire horse Hercules, provided by the Shire Horse Society.
Here is a list of those groups and dignitaries taking part in the parade.
Beth Cresswell School of Dance
Clarence House Day Nursery
Grantham Air Cadets 47F Squadron
Grantham and District Scouting Association
Grantham Retailers Association
Harrowby Singer Amateur Musical Society
Isaac Newton School
Jysk UK Ltd
Lincolnshire Fire Aid
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Ramon and Coco
Melton Mowbray Tally Ho Band
Derby Midshipmen Band
Town Mayor and Mayoress Coun Ian Selby and Mrs Anita Selby
South Kesteven District Council Vice-Chairman Coun Ray Wootten and his consort Coun Mrs Linda Wootten
Lincolnshire County Council Chairman Coun Bill Aron
Carnival 2014 Princess Megan Leadon and attendants Abby Titterington and Ally Clark. Also Dakota Frisby, Sophie Fruin, Kirsty garrido, Chloe Loveless, Becky Morris and Elishia Rose Wallace.
The Carnival Committee thanks Grantham and District Scout Association for providing the dignitaries’ escort and the Shire Horse Society for providing the Mayor’s transport.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be a variety of music and dance to whet the appetites of everyone.
Included in the entertainment are the Battle of the Bands finals as well as the Beth Cresswell School of Dance and local group Premier Cru.
Entertainment marquee (timetable)
Incorporating the Battle of the Bands Finals (BANDS)
1pm JA Academy
2pm Beth Cresswell School of Dance
3pm Grantham School of Dance
4.30pm Announce winning Band
PARTY IN THE PARK
Doors open 7pm
7.30pm CJ HATT
9.30pm ULTRA 90s
11pm ENGLAND vs ITALY on the Big Screen
Incorporating the Battle of the Bands Finals (ACOUSTC)
12pm Act 1
12.35 pm Act 2
1pm Beth Cresswell School of Dance
1.30pm Premier Cru
2.15pm Grantham School of Dance
2.45pm Act 3
3.20pm Act 4
3.50pm Premier Cru
4.40pm Announce winner