Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Take 2! 22nd August 2017

Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Take 2! 22nd August 2017

POSTPONED – Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 26th July

POSTPONED – Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 26th July

Due to the great British weather, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic scheduled for Wednesday 26th July has been postponed. A new date will be circulated shortly.

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising – 19th June

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising – 19th June

Like many towns Bridgnorth will be celebrating Armed Forces Day this year.  The national celebration will be taking place in Liverpool.

Although Armed Forces Day is Saturday 24th June, this year Bridgnorth will be holding its flag raising ceremony on Monday 19th June which will commence at 10.30am in the Castle Grounds.

Bridgnorth Walk Day – 29th May 2017

Bridgnorth Walk Day – 29th May 2017

The 51st Bridgnorth Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May starting and finishing in Bridgnorth High Street, where there will be a Market, refreshments and children’s entertainment whilst the walkers are welcomed home.

If you would like to have a stall in the High Street, please complete the booking form on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4QqrFlYs2X-H1WJYZcR8m9Zpo-5Pph1_hqv6D7tftpUOx2g/viewform 

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application Forms Now Available!

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application Forms Now Available!

Application forms to be a part of Bridgnorth’s biggest one day free community event are now available!

This year, the Carnival is taking place on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon, starting with our procession which will arrive on Severn Park, Bridgnorth from 1.45pm.

Procession Entry

If you would like to enter into our procession with a float, walking entry or show vehicle, please click here.

Entry into the procession is free and guidance can be found on the above form. We welcome entries from groups, organisations, businesses, groups of friends, schools, youth groups and individuals! Your entry can be as simple or as creative as you like and it is a great way to fundraise or promote yourselves.

Stalls

If you would like a stall on at the event, please click here

All payment details can be found on the above form. Please note that spaces are limited.

Caterers

If you would like to provide catering and refreshments at the event, please click here

All payment details can be found on the above form, including deposits to secure your pitch. We will contact you to confirm your pitch once you have submitted your application and successful applicants will then be contacted regarding your deposit.

Please note, spaces are limited.

Performers

If you would like to perform in the arena or on stage at the event, please click here

On the day, we will have family entertainment in the arena and on stage, followed by live music until 10pm. We welcome applications from any talented members of our community to perform alongside our scheduled arena events.

This is a great way to showcase your talents, recruit members to your group or promote yourselves on one of Bridgnorth’s biggest stages.

Attractions

If you would like to bring your attraction to the event, please click here

Attractions include rides, inflatables, face painting, hair wrapping, games and participant activities. Please contact us should you need clarification of which form you need to complete.

All payment details can be found on the above form, including deposits to secure your pitch. We will contact you to confirm your pitch once you have submitted your application and successful applicants will then be contacted regarding your deposit.

Sponsorship

Bridgnorth Town Carnival relies on the support of our community to provide this free event for the town and its visitors. There are many sponsorship opportunities, big and small, from the provision of first aid to supplying our volunteers with high viz jackets on the day!

Sponsors will feature on any advertising material we use together with a free pitch on Severn Park to continue to promote your business or organisation.

If you would like further information on opportunities, please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Volunteers

Without the help of our fantastic volunteers, we would not be able to provide you with our fantastic Carnival! If you have an hour or more to spare on Carnival Day, please contact the Town Council. Opportunities range from setting up the Carnival field, marshaling road closures, assisting visitors on the Carnival field, helping our performers on and off stage to litter picking. Hours range from 8am right through to the end of the event, and we are grateful for any offers of assistance no matter how big or small.

Volunteering can support University Applications, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and looks great on a CV so please get in touch on events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk if you would like to be involved.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and gives you front row seats to our event!

A new Heir to the Throne? Carnival ‘Queen Mother’ Nominations await!

A new Heir to the Throne? Carnival ‘Queen Mother’ Nominations await!

A brand new addition to this year’s Carnival due to popular demand!

This year, we are seeking nominations for Bridgnorth Town Carnival’s very first Carnival Queen Mother. This is an opportunity for you to nominate someone who has achieved something, overcome something or just because you think they are worthy of such a prestigious title! You can choose whether to tell the person that you are nominating them, or it can be a complete surprise….

The only catches are that they must be over 18 years old, and have a WV15 or WV16 postcode.

Closing date for applications is Friday 28th April and all entrants will be invited to attend a Crowning Ceremony in the Town Hall on Monday 22nd May during the evening.

For your nomination form, please click the link below.

Carnival Queen Mother Nomination Form 2017

For further information, please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk or call the Town Council on 01746 762231

Carnival Royalty Applications – Now Available

Carnival Royalty Applications – Now Available

Would you like to become the next Bridgnorth Carnival Queen, Prince or Princess? Or do you know of someone who would?

We are now accepting applications for this year’s Carnival Royalty and application forms can be downloaded on the following link:

Carnival Royalty Application Form 2017

This year’s categories are as follows:

Carnival Queen (Secondary School – 11-16 year olds)
Junior Carnival Prince (Primary School – 8-11 year olds)
Junior Carnival Princess (Primary School – 8-11 year olds)
Infant Carnival Prince (Primary School – 4-7 year olds)
Infant Carnival Princess (Primary School – 4-7 year olds)

All applicants must have a WV15 or WV16 postcode or attend a school within the Bridgnorth town boundary.

On Carnival Day, our Carnival Royalty will have pride of place in our procession and will be asked to go on stage to make presentations to the winning procession entries alongside the Mayor. They will also be invited to take part in other functions throughout the year, such as the Christmas Lights turn on.

Carnival Royalty must be available from 10.30am on Saturday 24th June until around 4pm.

All entrants will be invited to the Carnival Crowning Ceremony taking place in the Town Hall taking place on Monday .

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th April 2017. Please remember to enclose a recent photograph with any applications.

For more information, please see application form or email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

St. George’s Day Celebrations – Booking Forms Now Available

St. George’s Day Celebrations – Booking Forms Now Available

To celebrate all things English for St. George’s Day, we are now welcoming applications for stalls selling English produce, performers and caterers to join us in the Castle Grounds on Sunday 23rd April from 12 noon to 4pm. The event will feature walkabout acts, circus skills, face painting, bouncy castle, small funfair and lots of family fun.

St. George's Day Poster 2017

For a stall, please click here

To perform at the event, please click here

To provide catering at the event, please click here

The closing date for all applications is Friday 7th April 2017. For further information, please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Christmas Lighting Up Night awarded Best Small Speciality Market!

Christmas Lighting Up Night awarded Best Small Speciality Market!

Bridgnorth has won the Best Small Speciality Market at the National Market Awards yesterday for the Christmas Lighting Up Event. Promoted by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and sponsored by KPR Midlink Ltd the categories were judged by the Director of Stoke Markets, the Editor of Market Trader News, KPR Midlink and the Past President of  NABMA. The judges made the following comments when announcing the award presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for markets “The winner of this category links Markets, local food and craft promotion,, a fun fair and evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It full involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county wide significance. It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership”

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Bridgnorth Town Carnival 2017!

Bridgnorth Town Carnival 2017!

You can now register your interest to take part in this year’s Bridgnorth Town Carnival; taking place on Saturday 24th June 2017.

As usual, the procession will leave at 12pm from Nock Deighton’s Livestock & Auction Centre before making its way through the town and onto Severn Park.

There are opportunities to join in the procession, have a stall on Severn Park, perform in the arena or on stage, provide an attraction at the event, volunteer on the day or sponsor the event.

As a free community event, we rely on the support of local organisations and businesses to provide a fun and enjoyable event which people return to each year. It is also a great opportunity to advertise your business or organisation as we receive thousands of visitors and provide promotional opportunities.

To register your interest, please complete the form on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc25Vsac7cNYjm4xGf96ZXXwQS9qdo2Exsvv7sJO_LwFJMtIA/viewform 

For further information about the Carnival, please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk