The third Camberley International Festival ended on Saturday with the brightly coloured parade marching through the streets of Camberley in the glorious sunshine, to a huge cheering crowd.
The parade was made up of entrants from Camberley Fire Station, The Chelsea FC Marching Band, The Lyndhurst School, The Indian Circus, Surrey Choices, World Eagle Claw Association Chinese Lion Dancers, Clubbercize with Caroline, The Mayor of Surrey Heath – driven in an Austen Seven Tourer 1928 by John Emmerton, L&G Gymnastics Club, The Camberley Nepalese Society, Carers with Care, The HATS Pantomime, The Camberley Sikh Association, The South Camberley School and Redz Performing Arts Academy.
Once the parade arrived at the London Road Recreation Ground, the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Dan Adams judged the best dressed entrants. The winners were the HATS pantomime.
The Mayor said, ‘There were so many glorious costumes to choose from all the parade entrants, it was extremely hard to choose an overall winner. In the end I decided the HATS pantomime deserved to win – the Dame walking that distance in those shoes was enough of an incentive! I wondered if the costumes had been chosen in sympathy with me having to wear my robes in that heat! The Carnival was a terrific way to finish the third Camberley International Festival, which gets better every year.’
The Carnival continued all afternoon with a selection of fantastic free entertainment, including the Indian Circus, a marquee full of retro computer games, the art tent, Hikapee Theatre, Bollywood and Bhangra dancing workshops, an acoustic music stage, a bar run from a converted horse box, plenty of food stalls and displays from local gym and dance clubs.
Camberley Carnival from 2018
Camberley Carnival from 2017
Camberley Carnival from 2010