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Preparations under way for a song and dance carnival

 Published on: 5th June 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

With only a few weeks to go to the Kings Langley Carnival on Saturday, June 23, the final preparations are coming together for this year’s event.

The theme this year is Horrible Histories – a series of illustrated history books designed to engage children in history by presenting the unusual, gory or unpleasant aspects of history in a tongue-in-cheek manner – a slight contrast to the formality of lessons they’ll receive at the primary school. This is also the theme for the Fancy Dress competition with categories for ages five and under, and ages six to 11.

Although there is no opportunity for adult participation, there is still plenty for mums and dads to see and do. In addition to the performers such as the primary school choir, the Skehill Academy of Irish Dance and the Revelation Majorettes there is the chance to sing along with the community choir and dance along with the Latin beats of Salsa Tropicana – Despacito anyone?

The 1st Kings Langley Scouts will also be running the Scout Village, giving young people and the young-at-heart the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of scouting activities in a safe and friendly environment. Explorer Scouts Timmy Gower and Becky Harding will also be running the BBQ to raise funds for their participation in the Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019.

Carnival committee chairman Carol Chandler said: “We are also looking forward to the open mic slot again this year. There are two acts this year: the Chevtones who play 1950s and 1960s rock n’ roll, and the Cotton Pickers who are a duo playing up-tempo, foot-tapping old time American tunes from the Appalachain mountains of south west Virginia.”

A programme will be delivered to all houses in the village this month with more details about the event and our supporters. There is still time for anyone who wants a stall at the carnival. They need to email or contact through the Facebook page

Picture courtesy of Elizabeth Debenham

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