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Acton Carnival 2016
Jul 09

Acton Carnival 2016

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Acton Old Town - New Town is the theme for Acton Carnival 2016

 

Acton Old Town - New Town is the theme for Acton Carnival 2016

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Putt in the Park Acton Park, E Churchfield Rd, London W3 7LL, UK
  • Date: Saturday 9th July 2016

    Time: 12pm - 7pm 

    Location: Procession begins at Woodlands Park, travels through Acton High Street and into Acton Park for further celebrations.

    Entrance: Tickets £2 per person, or £5 Family Ticket for 2 Adults, 3 children (between ages 12-16), Children Under 12 FREE 

    Now in its 14th year of its current manifestation, there has however been an Acton Carnival for well over 100 years.  This years theme is ‘Acton old town – new town’, which is an opportunity to reflect on the history of the event and its meaning for Acton people of old and new. The earliest Acton Carnivals also attracted thousands of people who lined the streets to see the costumes and hear the bands play as they took the same route through the High Street as they do today.  In those days, the carnival raised funds for worthy causes notably the Acton Hospital.

    Today, preparations are well underway for this years carnival including Main Stage and stalls being set up in Acton Park and introducing our new Arts Zone which will feature artwork sales, arts and crafts activities, drama workshops and clay modelling with local sculptor Tim Norris. Music and dance performances rehearsed and carnival t-shirts prepared for the largest event in the community calendar. This has become a family celebratory event that brings diverse communities together to showcase and celebrate together.

    The Carnival procession leaves Woodlands Park at 12 noon and travels down Acton High Street and into Acton Park.  Here celebrations continue until 7 pm with delicious food from around the globe, activities for all the family, the Old Skool Tent, community stalls, funfair, main stage entertainment and much more.

    Organised by Acton Arts Forum, the Acton Carnival Committee and Ealing Council Events, supported by Acton Gardens and Acton Ward Forums, Acton Carnival continues to provide a focus for unity in the community.  

    Its YOUR Carnival, Want to get involved? 

    If you would like to help out and steward, please call 020 8993 6158 / 020 889 69247 or email rachel@actonforum.org 


  • Category
    Community Event
  • Date & Time
    Jul 09 2016 at 12:00 PM - Jul 09 2016 at 07:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    Acton Park 21 E Churchfield Rd, London W3 6BD
  • Event Admins
    aafadmin