Carnival

Upcoming Events

  • Jun29

    Carnival Begins

    The 29th of June 2018 sees the start of this years Carnival Week in Sway.

    The theme OUR FAVOURITE SONGS; lots of scope there for everyone and we look forward to some great interpretations.

    Many thanks to all of those that put forward theme suggestions, it's been a hard task deciding on a favourite.

    We hope to include all the usual events that you love and enjoy, including: scarecrows; garage sales; fun run; childrens disco; beetle drive; quiz night; procession night and after party and of course the village fete. In addition we are working on some new events and plans are afoot for another drama night and cheese and wine party, but all of this will be confirmed over the next few months as our plans move forward. 

    Keep an eye out for announcments on the this website, Sway Carnival & Sway Hearsay Face Book pages, Sway News and posters that will appear around the village in the coming months.

    If you would like to help out, the Carnival Commitee are always looking to welcome new members, or maybe you just want to help out one event. For further information please email: enquiries@swaycarnival.co.uk or find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/swaycarnival/ 

  • Jul01

    Sway Carnival Fun Run

    Can you complete the legendary Sway Carnival 5-Mile Run? Starting at Wilverley Plain   at 10:30 am the entry fee is £10, or £8 for running club members. There's also a Children's Fun Run for the younger runners! 

    To join in please register online or download an entry form.

  • Jul06

    Carnival Procession

    The procession will start from the village hall and end at the Jubilee Field with a big after show party.

    More exciting details to follow soon.

  • Jul07

    Sway Carnival Fete

    Sway Village Fete will be held at Jubilee Field from 11:am.  Come along and join the fun. Full details to follow in the coming months.

    If you would like to hold a stall at the Fete, pricing and an application form is attached.


Latest News

  • Sway Carnival 2018

    Check back here for news and updates on events for this years Carnival Fun!

  • Carnival Donations 2017

    Following last years very successful Carnival fund raising, thank you to all who donated and took part, the Carnival Committee has made donations of just under £4,500 to the following groups and organisations. 

    Sway Brownies (Towards action adventure day).

    Sway Allotments (Repairs to mower).

    Mollie’s Seat (Towards cost of seat and plaque).

    Sway Tennis Club (Towards replacement notice board).

    Little Sunflowers Playgroup (Towards running costs).

    Sway Village Hall (Towards legal fee costs).

    Sway Scouts (Camping equipment).

    Little Flyers Pre-School (Construction blocks, bricks and tools).

    Sway Over Sixties (Christmas lunch).

    Sway Cricket Club (Towards refurbishment of wooden pavilion).

    Sway Women’s Institute (Time capsule).

    New Forest Disability Information Services (General information and advice).

    St Luke’s Church (New tablecloths).

    Ukuleles Group (For contribution to procession).

    Robin Nursery (Develop outside play area).

    Sway Youth Centre (Planting around Mollie’s bench).

    Sway Football Club (Extend home and away side dugouts).

    Sway Drama Club (Towards new front of house lighting bars).

    Sway Luncheon Club (Second hand wheelchair).

    Bournemouth East Cliff Rotary Club for funding of education project in Nepal (Agreed donation for Chris Potter for help with Sway Run. https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=603881&ClubID=1564)

  • Latest Carnival News

    Plans are already underway for this year’s carnival week. The dates have been set - Friday 29th June to Sunday 8th and the theme chosen for this year is ‘Our Favourite Songs’ which we hope will give everyone plenty of scope for ideas for the Carnival procession and make the entries as vibrant and exciting as last year. 

    Many of the old favourites events will be happening throughout the week along with several new events. Details later. 

    The venue for this year’s Fete is unchanged – it will be in the Jubilee Field, but what will change is the entrance fee. We put the price up last year hoping to raise more money for Sway Organisations but many of you felt that the cost was too high, and as a result of listening to you, we have decided that this year there will be no set charge – we will ask for donations. We hope this will be better for all of you whilst still raising money for Sway Organisations.

    Sadly, the Goughs are taking a much-deserved retirement. We are very indebted to them for all their hard work and enthusiasm running the Dog Show at the Fete. They will be sorely missed, but we are hoping that we will be able to find someone else who will run the dog show. Fingers crossed.

     Finally, we are very pleased to welcome four new members to our committee and already they are bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the meetings.

     Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee

  • Sway Carnival News

    The Carnival Commitee are inviting Sway groups and organisations to apply for funding donations.

    Do you have an idea for next years theme? Ideas can beft at Winkworths Estate Agents.

    AGM - November 22nd at 7.30.in Sway Village Hall. All are welcome.

    Full details at:

    http://www.swayvillage.co.uk/Community/News/2017/09/19/sway-carnival-news

    Or checkout the Sway Carnival Facebook page or the November issue of Sway News

  • A Big Thank You

    A BIG THANK YOU to all those that sponsored carnival events and donated prizes