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Carnival Report 2007

We had the worst weather imaginable - cold, windy and miserable but the most beautiful procession! It was my first time walking the procession route, and I really enjoyed it. You could really feel the carnival spirit on the streets of Reading.

This years procession was a fantastic sight, the die-hard carnivalists braved the wind and the rain to get everyone in the carnival mood.

We had a variety of participants from Ugly bugs on bikes, to majorettes, rag waving Grenadians, whining Trinis, a selection of Berkshires radio stations; BBC Radio Berkshire, 210 FM, Festival Radio, community groups; The Mosaic group - pounding Reading's ears with drum and bass, Fire and rescue teams from Tilehurst, classic American cars, drumming bands,  steel bands, mass bands..... A fusion of music, culture and costumes!

Well done to all who participated and supported the procession. Most of the participants who took part in the procession were Berkshire based but others travelled to Reading from London and even the Isle of Wight!

Back in the park, the hospitality tent was ever busy - almost everyone wanting a glass of Pat's famous Rum Punch!

A special thank you goes to our wonderful sponsors Newmont Travel, the local press, the stallholders and to all those who braved the elements and came out to support the carnival.

Donna Kellman




If you would like to take part in any way in next years 31st Annual Reading Carnival please get in touch with us. If you think it is fun just coming to the Carnival imagine how much more fun you would have if you were part of it. Our planning starts the day after Carnival!

Details and further information can be obtained from:

The Secretary, Reading Community Carnival,
P. O. Box 17,

Tel: 0870 7741977



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Last Updated: 27th August 2011
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