This year’s Carnival will run on a range of online platforms. Here are some guidelines for using them:

Zoom allows multiple people to share live video calls. It has become familiar to many people during the Covid-19 outbreak as a tool for keeping in touch with family and friends.

We are using Zoom as a platform for live events such as talks and presentations that anyone can join for free.

To participate in a Carnival Zoom call, you will need to register for the event and click on the link that we send you. This will either launch Zoom, if you have it installed, or will prompt you to download the Zoom application onto your device. See tutorial here.

Once you have joined the Zoom call, there are just a couple of settings you might want to change:

For the best viewing experience, we suggest you select Gallery View. This option is in the top left-hand corner of a tablet and in the top right-hand corner of a Mac or pc

You may also want to toggle the mute button if you wish to ask a question at the end of a talk. This button is on the toolbar, which you can view by moving the mouse on a Mac or PC, or tapping the screen on a tablet

The full range of meeting controls are described here, but you should just be able to sit back and enjoy the event without changing anything else.


YouTube is a free platform for viewing videos.

We have created a special Malmesbury Carnival YouTube channel here. You can access this with a web browser on any device without needing an account.

As various events take place throughout August and early September, new Carnival videos will be posted to this channel so you can view them at any time.

Facebook is the main social media platform we will be using throughout the Carnival to provide news of upcoming events and provide links to new content on YouTube.

You will need a Facebook account, but then all you need to do is follow our Malmesbury Carnival Facebook Group to get all the notifications you need for this year’s events