This is a personal message from Trevor – Chairman of the Dawlish Celebrates Carnival Committee:
“I would like to thank everyone in the town for the way they have thrown themselves into Carnival week and made it fantastic! The Committee is a small group of volunteers who have worked exceptionally hard to make the week happen.
I’d like to thank the Town Council for their unprecedented support, Teignmouth and Dawlish CIC and the many businesses who have sponsored events as we really could not have been done it without them. Special thanks also to the Dawlish Air Show committee for their support and help in making it possible for the Red Arrows to perform yesterday. I think you all will agree it was a really stunning Red Arrows performance.
It has been a fantastic week with fantastic support and a fantastic community spirit. Thank you Dawlish!! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.”
Trevor Stratford QGM. BEM.
Chairman of the Planning Committee of Dawlish Celebrates Carnival
Saturday 3rd December is certainly shaping up to be a very busy day in the Strand and Strand Centre plus lots of delightful market stalls to browse!
10 – 12noon Ian Parkes and guests entertain on the Strand near The Strand Cafe
10.15-11.00 - The High C's Choir in The Strand Centre
Olaf & Peppa Pig will make appearances between 11am-2pm
11.00-12.00 - The Dawlish Ukes in The Strand Centre
12pm-1pm - Irish folk and Christmas live set from local musicians in The Strand Centre
12-12.30pm – Miller Brothers on the Bandstand
12.30pm The official launch of The Domes mobile youth project on the Lawn
1pm - 1.30pm - Poco Drom in The Strand Centre
1.30pm-2.00pm Miller Brothers in the Strand
1.30pm-2pm - Classic local pianist in The Strand Centre
2pm Elsa Let it Go at the Bandstand
We're going to be at Dawlish Celebrates Christmas event with a stall on the Strand so encourage you all to come and join in the fun of the weekend - looks to be loads to see and do with the Christmas lights switch on on the 2nd December and events on the Saturday and Sunday - all organised by Dawlish Town Council and the Town Centre Development Manager.
We are very very excited to announce for your entertainment on Sunday 4th December we have a Bouncing! Fire Eating! Acrobatic Elf!!!!! Come along to the Strand and see Simeon Kiola and his acrobatic stilt display and stay for the afternoon to enjoy his fire eating act!
Thanks to everyone who came last night! We took a few pictures including the moment when the public meeting overwhelmingly voted for Dawlish Celebrates Carnival to do it next year. So mark the date in your diaries now - 12th to 19th August 2017! We have also included a picture of the summary of our accounts - so everyone can see what we raised and what we spent. We are very grateful to the town for all the support we received last year and are very excited to be doing it all again in 2017 with you!!