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   What?     Brackley Community Carnival

Where?    Magdalen College School

                   (St John's Site Grounds)

When? Saturday 14th June

Time?  11am to 5pm


Brackley Community Carnival promises to bring another spectacular day of family entertainment to the town on Saturday 14th June. With a packed programme and something for all the family the organisers are hoping to exceed the estimated 5000 people who attended Carnival 2007.


The fun starts when the procession leaves Brackley Sawmills to the north of the town at 11am. Led by the Town Crier, Brackley Town Mayor and Mayoress and the Carnival King and Queen the procession promises to be one of the biggest seen for years with motorised floats, the Army Cadet Band and Coventry Corps of Drums, the Coventry Dynamite Cheerleaders, walking parties, vintage vehicles, tractors and many others contributing to the colourful and noisy spectacle. Moving down the High Street the procession should arrive at Magdalen College School St Johns Site in the town centre by noon marking the official opening of Carnival 2008 in the magnificent school grounds. (Motorists should be aware that road closures will be in place in the town between 11:00am and 12:00 noon as the Procession heads for the Carnival grounds).


Reflecting this years Carnival theme of “World of Machines” a full and varied entertainment programme is planned across two arenas with acts that will appeal to all ages. This years headline act is The Globe of Death, a unique motorcycle stunt show performed by highly trained and fearless riders in a 5m spherical metal cage guaranteed to leave the audience spell bound. Other performances will include Adams Axemen showing the skills and thrills of the lumberjack, the 360 Degree Show combining BMX and Unicycle stunts with juggling and tricks, Topper the Stilt Walker and Unicyclist, the City of Coventry Corps of Drums, the Coventry Dynamite Cheerleaders, the Brackley Twirlers and the Moylan Dancers. The Fire Brigade will also be holding a rescue demonstration using the latest life-saving equipment.   


Away from the arenas visitors will enjoy the thrills and spills of the fun fair, childrens rides, the Up ‘n’ Over Dog Show (all entrants welcome), quad bikes, bouncy castles, a 6a-side football competition, car pull, charity and commercial stalls, a variety of foods, tea and cakes with the WI and for the adults a licensed bar. A limited number of stalls are still available with minimal rates for charities.  

Entry to the Carnival is £3 in advance or £4 on the day for adults with under 16’s going free so a family of 4 can enjoy a great day out for less than £10.00. Admission is with wristband ticket only available from various locations around the town, from local schools or on the gate. This years Carnival guide features the winning cover design by Isabelle Gee of Waynflete Infant School.  

For more information visit the Carnival website at






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