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We know lots of people are waiting to know if Carnival will go ahead in 2021.
Currently, what requirements or restrictions we may need to meet for holding Carnival or any event after 21st June is not yet clear. The Government has an Events Research Programme which reports during the roadmap timescale and this will guide decisions not only for Carnival but all larger scale events. We will be following this guidance.
As Swanage Carnival is open to all, if there are any social distancing requirements that remain in place, or if there are limitations on number of people who can attend events, this will have a significant impact on the viability of our event.
Also, due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic we are conscious that we may not receive any of our usual sponsorship and therefore financing our event this year may be very difficult.
Please be assured that the Carnival Committee are continuing to plan for the Carnival as we would love our event to go ahead, but at this time we are not able to confirm that Carnival 2021 will proceed.
We will continue to keep you updated with announcements over the coming weeks.
As this difficult and unprecedented year comes to an end we would like to thank you all for your support and kind messages throughout 2020. Hopefully in 2021, fingers crossed we can get going again and put on the best Carnival that Swanage will be proud of. From all of the Swanage Carnival Team take care, stay safe have a [...]
We are delighted to introduce this year’s three Carnival Ambassadors; Lavinia-Dior, Carmen and Millie who will be representing Swanage Carnival in 2020. Our youth Ambassadors will be helping to organise, judge and take part in Carnival activities throughout the week. Carnival chairperson Maria Foot said “This role was introduced in 2019 with the aim of inspiring more youngsters to get [...]
Swanage Carnival celebrates another triumphant year giving away more than £28,000 to 26 chosen organisations. With a number of other events falling during Carnival week and with the chain ferry being out of service, there were some concerns that we may see less visitors at Swanage Carnival 2019. Thankfully this was not the case and we saw greater numbers than ever visiting Sandpit [...]
8 days of Carnival fun have come to an end but we are already planning for next year! This year we introduced a number of brand-new events and activities and all were well received. The opening weekend was attended by a record-breaking number of visitors throughout both days. The Procession on Sunday had more entries than usual and was [...]