Message from the Carnival Committee
Firstly our thanks to everyone who’s contributed, participated, lived and breathed Carnival over the years. By being part of Carnival you will be celebrating something special, an event dating back to at least 1933 (and maybe even before 1542 according to some books !!)
This is Malmesbury’s Carnival: By the Community, For the Community.
Thanks to the efforts of the everyone involved, every year since 2018, Full Carnival has granted over £17,000 to local good causes and charities. With your help, we hope to increase that sum each year.....!
But Carnival is about more than even this. Carnival has always been about connecting the community, raising our town’s profile and having fun too! This is a legacy we are keen to nurture.
On behalf of the committee we would like to thank our sponsors, hosts, players, volunteers and everyone else who helps make Malmesbury Carnival the amazing event it is.
Want to really know more, check out our Facebook page, look at the Website, or come to as many Carnival Events as you can !!
See you at Carnival!
Mike & Paul
Co-Chairs, Malmesbury Carnival
Carnival Committee Members
Spent a life managing the education of small children. So probably feels right at home co-leading this Committee….!! Possibly part of the Burni-Row mafia.
Likes sophistication in electronics and excel spreadsheets, plumbing, and beer. But not necessarily in that order. Potentially another member of the Burni-Row mafia.
The human dynamo. Connect Linzi to the National Grid and you've solved Climate Change. Simply organises everything.
Controls the purse strings and won't allow Committee to use Carnival funds at the bar… Another member of the Burni-Row mafia
Relentless in the search for sponsorship and constantly stunned by the level of local business support. And health and safety - what could possibly go wrong ??!!
Just moved to Malmesbury. But hang on, didn't he live in that same house before he moved to Bath ?? Claims he came back 'cos Bath doesn't have a Carnival…!!
Surely spends most of his life counting children. Then realised another one had arrived !! Our congratulations !!
Wish we could run 10k as quick as Sarah !!
Another returnee to Malmesbury (you can take the man out of Malmesbury, but you can’t take Malmesbury out of the man !!). Bringing welcome skills and enthusiasm to the Committee.
A man of many talents, this Jackdaw is never shy of Carnival publicity.
New to Malmesbury, Florence immediately threw herself into the world of Carnival. Brave, very brave!
An Athelstan Player - Sue is a class act!
Another newcomer to Malmesbury, Alfie brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything he does
Previously a Carnival volunteer, has now signed up to the full committee
Has also volunteered in the past and now a welcome new member of the committee
Our thanks to previous Committee Members
We’d like to thank Andy Dawson who left the committee on a high after organising the return of the procession in 2022. Andy has been a Carnival stalwart for many years and his contribution will be greatly missed.
Stick with us, this bit is more interesting than it sounds!
- The Committee are all Volunteers (and as such they should get an orange at Christmas. At least one).
- You can Volunteer in our Annual General Meeting. It's in December each year and we'll publish the date on the web site and on Facebook
- Be prepared for hard work, fun, hard work, a real sense of reward and hard work. Have we got the message across?
If you would you like to volunteer, we'd love to hear from you.
Malmesbury Carnival is registered with the Charities Commission, our registration is 1144055. Carnival has a Constitution and By-Laws. As a Charity, Carnival has Trustees.
The Charities Commission says:
Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people's lives. Depending on what the charity does, you will be making a difference to your local community or to society as a whole.Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board.
We can't argue with that.
Carnival has Officers. We have a Chairperson (or two co-chairs in 2022). Also a Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary. Most of the Trustees are also Officers.
Then we have the Committee. As many as you like because there's a lot to do...
So what do they all do?
- Organise Carnival
- Book locations
- Book acts
- Chalk out pitches for Petticoat Lane
- Collect raffle prizes from local businesses
- Organise printing of posters
- Meet people (lots of people)
- Put the barriers out for Procession
- Encourage Grant Applications for local causes
- and... ensure Carnival is enjoyable to everyone – including themselves!