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Notting Hill Carnival Comes to Dawlish

There will be a flavour of Notting Hill to this year’s Dawlish Celebrates Carnival procession! Organisers have arranged for the Rampage Mas Band to take part in the procession on Friday 19th August. Based in Luton (that’s the one in Bedfordshire not the one on the other side of Little Haldon!), the Rampage Mas Band have been entertaining carnival crowds from Notting Hill to Bridgwater, as well as throughout the UK and Europe.

With their colourful and outrageous costumes, as well as their music, bells and whistles, they are bound to put a smile on everyone’s faces and get the crowds swaying!

Anne Marie Williams Rampage Mas CIC Director said "Rampage Mas Band brings joy and frenzy to any carnival parade, a group of energetic masqueraders that love to entertain carnival goers is please to be invited to Dawlish Carnival 2016 on the south coast bringing the energy of Mas showcasing a unique collection of carnival costumes to stun all those that observe this spectacle. This season collection is "Arabian Mystery" Arabia is full of mysterious treasures as Rampage journey's back in time to an era veiled in mystery, to a timeless world of myth and legends "In Pursuit of Excellence".

This has all been made possible by Lady’s Mile Holiday Park sponsoring the Procession! Jason Jeffery,  owner of the holiday park said "It is a great honour to be the main sponsor for this year’s carnival procession. Dawlish carnival is an extremely important part of the Dawlish community and the locals who kindly support our business throughout the year.  Lady’s Mile has been in the same family ownership for nearly 60 years and we feel this is extremely important to carry this on, so our children can take their children to this fantastic Dawlish event ".  They will also be leading the procession with their land train, which will be filled with former Dawlish Carnival Queens.

Dawlish Celebrates Carnival Chairman, Trevor Stratford, commented: "Remember, this is Dawlish Town Carnival, an event for everyone to take part in and enjoy. We are trying to bring back the fun and community spirit to this wonderful event. Please help out if you are able to. We want everyone to feel that they have a part to play. We are aiming to make this a week that will be memorable for all the right reasons, whether it is for the town residents or the holidaymakers who come to Dawlish to enjoy a week of fun and frolics!  We really want to make this a procession to remember. If you have taken part in previous years, or would like to give it a go for the first time, please get together with friends to build a float or make some costumes. The more people and floats there, the happier we shall be!"

If you would like to help out in any way, either by volunteering some time, donating some money, or even sponsoring an event, please contact Alison Holmes 01626 863388 projects@dawlish.gov.uk, who will be happy to take your details and answer any questions.

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