Cromer Carnival 2020!
CANCELLED- Cromer Carnival 2020
Cromer Carnival 2020 – Press Release - 24th March 2020
Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Limited have, after much discussion decided to cancel Cromer Carnival 2020 in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Planning the carnival is a twelve month operation and booking and signing contracts for the various top class acts and events is a large financial commitment, which the committee would lose if they hung on in the hope that the carnival would go ahead in August, only to find that the public were still restricted in travelling and coming together in large crowds.
Financial outlay before carnival is around £20,000 pounds and would be greater the nearer we get to to August. If we leave cancelling acts and hired equipment, such as marquees and toilets, until the last minute much of that money would be lost. Cancelling now would mean losing the minimum amount rather than all of it by leaving until the last minute.
Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Ltd. and the residents of Cromer are all proud of what we have achieved over the past 50 years and would want it to continue in the future. To do this we have to seriously consider our financial position as well as all the moral and social implications.
The carnival relies on the local businesses from whom we get most of our financial support through sponsorship and advertising. We would not expect them to be in the position to support us this year. We have to face the fact that most of the businesses who are supporting us are also finding it difficult at the moment. Cromer Carnival is in the privileged position of being trusted by the people of Cromer to spend wisely, what is essentially public money. We have to try and safeguard our future and that means cutting our financial losses and cancelling now. In addition to this there are those stalls and organisations who support us during carnival week.
This has been a difficult decision to make and my committee are well aware of the implications of it. This will be the first time that anyone under 50 years old, living in Cromer has not had a carnival in August.
Our main concern at the moment is making sure that you are all keeping safe and well and that we will be able to continue in 2021. In the meantime we will continue to monitor the situation and if at all possible provide a carnival celebration when this is all over.
To all in Cromer and beyond we look forward to meeting up with old friends and your continued support in 2021.
Tony Shipp MBE
Cromer Carnival 2021!
Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.
So in 2021 it will be held from Saturday 14th August to Friday 20th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 18th August.
Put a date in your diary NOW!!
Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary Booklet NOW ON SALE ONLINE!!
For everyone who enquired, we are pleased to announce that the Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary booklet, is now on sale ONLINE!!
Visit: www.cromercarnivalarchive.co.uk to buy your copy.
It is priced at £8.00 (including 1st class P & P).
We hope you all enjoy it!
Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, Cromer Carnival 2020 has been CANCELLED.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!
And here's the video for Carnival Sunday 2019.
Here's our Royal Party for 2019 - Chloe Showers, Leah Banning, Miss Cromer Jessica Foster, Izzy Claxton, Sophia Allard and John Pigott.
For Carnival Tuesday, Boris - no, not that one - was one of the stars of the Children's Day at the Carnival field. We just had to include his picture.
Well, you can't win all the while. A few rain showers during the afternoon of the Waiters' and Waitresses' competitions so congratulations to all who kept things going.
Here's the overall winner of the Children's Fancy Dress - topical and local! Even the clock has stopped!
You probably already know that Bradley Walsh with be with us for the crowning of Miss Cromer on the Sunday of Carnival week. Here's a look back to last time he was here - Tony, take warning!
The page is getting a bit full of these looks back over 50 years of Cromer Carnival - so we hope you can spot yourself somewhere amonst the pictures. If you're really wanting to wallow in nostalgia, then go to www.youtube.com/user/PoppylandPublishing and if you subscribe you'll see yet more as they come along. We're not finished yet!
Anther selection of the photos you kindly brought in for copying of Carnival events and people from the last 50 years - and some a bit further back. We start off in 1980 but after that, you'll have to guess.
If you've watched the video below from 2001, you'll see that most of the week turned out fine - but with our video here from the crownings of 2000 and 2001, you see that the Sunday morning of 2001 wasn't quite like that! But Norman knew how to make us all laugh ...
Here's a video sequence from Carnival week 2001. If you were in the Children's Fancy Dress, your children will enjoy seeing it! ....
This year we're celebrating 50 years of the current series of Carnivals. Our appeal for pictures brought in hundreds of images - some from earlier Carnivals! Here's the first of our 'nostalgia' sequences.
Another video full of images from the last 50 years here!
The Carnival videos are sponsored by Poppyland Publishing