New Calne News Header


Calne Summer Festival and Carnival is now back on track thanks to a flurry of volunteers who have come forward to save the day.

summer fairWith the big day, 29th June, just weeks away, the theme has been announced as 'Around the World in a Day'.

A spokesperson for Calne Town Council said: "In the world we live in, we are heavily influenced by many other cultures, be it the clothes we wear, the food we eat, or the music we listen to. This theme was chosen to be able to highlight and show appreciation to the many things around us that pay homage to other countries, beliefs and cultures."

'Through the town there will be facts, information, sayings & traditions which relate to other countries, this way, the event can be ‘secretly’ educational without being overbearing for children and maybe adults alike. Many local shops will also hang flags either of their native country, or a chosen country, which you are welcome to join in the ‘flag trail’ for a chance to win a small prize.'

'Finally, on the day, we will be welcoming representatives of our twinning countries, America, Germany and France. What better way to do so, than by hosting an event of unity, appreciation and cultural knowledge.'summer carnival calne news

The day will be packed with lots to see and do. At The Wharf, children will be able to make bug houses or plant heads in a free activity designed to teach the importance of creepy crawlies in the garden.

The Calne Silver Band and a Jamaican Steel Band will be playing. Giant enchanted trees, Treemendous, will be walking through the crowds and there will be Phillias Fogg a time-travelling, around the World explorer entertianer.

The Calne Crier competition will be taking place and there is an Around the World Flag Trail to complete.

Donkey rides will be in Beach Terrace again and Eartunes Radio will be on the main stage providing a soundtrack to the day. Alongside all of this, over 50 stalls are expected to line the streets with plenty more games and fun activities for all the family.

None of this would have been possible without volunteers coming forward to answer a recent cry for help. Calne News recently reported that the event was under threat of cancellation as there simply weren't enough people to keep the event safe for everyone. Erin Weaver, Event Officer at Calne Town Council sent her thanks out to the people who have come forward commenting "Since the piece in regards to possible future cancellation, we now have a total of 32 volunteers! Yay."