I love summer.
With it brings a whole host of happiness in the form of holidays, festivals, galas and carnivals.
And so it’s that time again when the wonderful Hale Barns carnival rides into town.
Or does it ever leave in the first place?
Is it always there, waiting, anticipating and then finally manifesting itself magically onto St Ambrose Playing fields on a chosen weekend each July?
Fellow residents, brace and prepare yourself for this Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July for the second coming!
Attractions include 2 spectacular concerts, over 280 performers, bars aplenty, an outdoor cinema, gift and craft stalls, a fair and lots more fun, food and fireworks!
But wait. There’s one f missing from that alliterative statement – football!
At the time of writing, England are a mere 90 minutes away (maybe plus 30minutes, maybe plus penalties) from reaching the World Cup Final. And you won’t miss a thing. The Final (England or no England) will be broadcast via a big screen at the event, thanks to sponsors Benchmark Security and Robinson’s Brewery.
So there are no excuses not to head along this weekend. To find out more details (and there are lots!), head to www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk for a full list of activities, times and tickets.
For now, behold the Hale Geezer gallery, with a few snapshots from my own day last year at the inaugural event…