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EPIC EVENT: Villagers gather for return of popular Kings Langley Carnival

 Published on: 24th June 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The popular Kings Langley Carnival returned to the village today (June 24), as crowds flocked to enjoy the entertainment in the sunshine.

Revellers on Kings Langley Common cheered and sang along with the performers, food and drink was abundant, and the joy of thousands could be heard across the village.

The organisers were delighted to welcome Ian Golding, a local contestant on the TV programme Next Level Chef, who opened the carnival and also hosted his own stall.

Entertainment included performers from the Kings Langley School ensemble, Revelation Majorettes, the Community Choir, Salsa Tropicana, Primary School Choir, the Dance Place, the Out of Handers and Skehill Academy of Irish Dance.

One of the highlights of the day was the world record attempt to have as many people as possible doing the Oops Upside Your Head dance. Organisers are now waiting to have the results validated.



Carol Chandler, carnival chair, said it was great to see everyone in the village come together again.

She said: “We are just so grateful to everyone for making it such a memorable day – from the volunteers who made sure everything went according to plan, to the sponsors including those who gave raffle prizes, to those who bought raffle tickets, to the more than 50 stall holders who gave us a wide-selection of goods and games, the dog show and to the performers and people who always bring the village together for an afternoon of entertainment on the Common.”

Kings Langley FC partnered with local charity Druglink for their stall this year, helping to raise awareness of the work they do and educate youngsters on the risks involved with alcohol and substance misuse.

The stall featured a Beer Goggle Penalty Shoot Out inviting participants to wear ‘beer goggles’ – which replicate the feeling of being impaired by alcohol – while attempting to take three penalties.

After a short well-earned break, plans for next year’s event will be getting going and the Committee would welcome all suggestions from the community, or offers of help (large or small) by emailing

For more information, visit the carnival website at

If you are associated with a local charity or group or know of any good causes that could benefit from some additional funds, please see the website to apply for a donation. The closing date is September 15.


Photo credit: Hoss Photography and Anna Sapte

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