Sunday, 21 June 2009

Brinsley Carnival 2009

Brinsley Carnival began over 50 years ago and is still going strong. Offering a fabulous days entertainment held by the community, in the Community, for the community.

The whole event is funded by generous donations from local business and fundraising events by the village. Even though several groups, including Broxtowe's Chinese New Year, receives funding towards their celebrations, Brinsley Carnival does not.

Several local groups, Friends of Brinsley Headstocks, Scouts, etc, hold stalls, this giving them chance to raise awareness about their group and to raise funds.

The event kicks off around midday with a fancy dress parade from Hall Lane along Church Walk, and on into the village playing field, where prizes are awarded for the winning float.

Main arena entertainment includes, crowning of the Carnival Queen, a dog handling display, dog show, motorcycle stunt teams, belly dancing, fun fair, plus lots more. At 3pm a flypast of the spectacular Dakota rounded off the days events.

Below are some photographs taken of this year's event.

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