Carnival time is coming soon

Horsley Woodhouse carnival parade.
Horsley Woodhouse carnival parade.

Preparations are well advanced for this year’s Horsley Woodhouse Village Carnival.

One of the most popular events of its kind in the area, this year’s carnival is to be held on Saturday, July 19, organised again by the Horsley Woodhouse Community Association.

The event will start with a procession through the village getting under way at 1pm, and will end up at the Sitwell Recreation Ground.

There is a £2 entry fee for adults with a ‘lucky’ programme on entry, while children will have free admission.

This year, organisers have introduced Terrier Racing, and Nesta’s Ark, which will give the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with some wonderful creatures.

The Art and Craft Tent returns due to its popularity last year.

There will also be a Fun Tug of War Competition for adults and children, Pony Rides, Children’s Races and lots more.

The Fun Dog Show, run by the Neighbourhood Watch Association returns again while Heage Brass Band will be playing during the afternoon, along with the two marching band displays.

So, the preparations are in place, now the organisers will be hoping that the good old British weather behaves itself.

Entries for the Fun Tug of War Competition (children, men’s, women’s and mixed of six in a team) can be sent to Horsley Woodhouse Carnival Association’s secretary Vanessa Feeney, as can any other and enquiries about the day itself .

You can email her at

n Retired Murder Squad detective Trevor Marriott reveals the true stories behind the world’s worst serial killers in his new show at the Guildhall Theatre on Thursday, June 19, at 7.30pm.

The World’s Worst Serial Killers is a two-hour audio-visual show presented by Trevor Marriott, who in addition to concluding a long and protracted cold case investigation into the serial killer Jack The Ripper, has made an extensive study into other serial killers from around the world.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed best-selling book titled The Evil Within - The World’s Worst Serial Killers.

Warning - this show contains original crime scene photographs, many of which are of a graphic and explicit nature, which some may find disturbing. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or appropriate adult.

Tickets are £13.25, with concessions at £11.25 and can be purchased from the box office on 01332 255800.

n Roll up, roll up! Capital FM Arena is delighted to announce that CBeebies Live! will be bringing a brand new circus-themed spectacular to Nottingham in April 2015.

Justin & Friends: MrTumble’s Circus, promises the singing, dancing and fun-filled surprises that are synonymous with CBeebies Live!, all topped with comedy and the thrills and excitement of the big top.

Joining Justin Fletcher for this fantastic new show will be pre-school favourite Mr Tumble, alongside more characters from the CBeebies programme Gigglebiz and Something Special with more soon to be announced.

Justin Fletcher said: “I’m really excited about the circus theme for our next arena tour.

“As a child I used to love the circus and I’m really looking forward to bringing some of our CBeebies characters and friends into that world.

“The combination of CBeebies Live!’s great production values and the magic of the big top will mean we can create something truly unique.”

Tickets are priced from £15.12 (includes administration fee).

Tickets can be booked online at, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.

n An Evening With Neil Sedaka is to take place at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham on Tuesday, November 4, at 7.30pm.

For over 50 years, Neil has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, and his canon of compositions will continue to stand the test of time.

Tickets to see him in action are £50-£45, available via