The 79th Kenilworth Carnival is next weekend

Kenilworth Carnival Queen Henrietta Jackson with her Maids of Honour Juliette Maudsley and Sophie Burrell plus junior attendants Millie Bramwell 9, Antonia Riley 11 and Josh Finch 6.
Kenilworth Carnival Queen Henrietta Jackson with her Maids of Honour Juliette Maudsley and Sophie Burrell plus junior attendants Millie Bramwell 9, Antonia Riley 11 and Josh Finch 6.

Colour will fill the streets on Saturday July 2 as the annual Kenilworth Carnival takes place.

The 79th street procession, made up of many different types of floats, will begin at Kenilworth Castle at 1pm.

The floats will proceed along High Street, Bridge Street, Waverley Road, St John’s Street, Randall Road, Warwick Road and Forest Road.

This year’s event, sponsored by Kenilworth Round Table, will be led by carnival queen Hetty Jackson.

The 18-year-old student at Kenilworth School’s Castle sixth will be joined by maids-of-honour Sophie Burrell and Juliette Maudsley, both 15, plus a retinue of smaller attendants including Josh Finch, aged six, Craig Arundell, aged 8, Millie Bramwell, aged nine, and Antonia Riley, aged 11.

The procession will be followed by entertainment in Abbey Fields from 2pm, with cheerleading team The Crew, shimmy dancers, martial arts team Tang Soo Do, the Tommy Connelly Irish Dancers and the Kings Norton Marching Band.

The carnival grand draw will also take place at 4.30pm and Wilson’s Funfair will be running in Abbey Fields from Thursday to Saturday July 2.

The 2011 Kenilworth Carnival programme is now available from Kenilworth library, Kenilworth Books, Something Special, Town and Country Furniture and The Bakers Dozen.