June saw a week of events for the Creigiau Carnival. The Fun Run was held on Saturday 18th followed by the Children’s Disco on Monday where the Carnival King, Queen and attendants were chosen. The Creigiau Inn hosted the hotly contested Carnival Quiz on Tuesday. Sunday 19th saw another successful Creigiau Open Gardens despite the rain – many thanks to all who participated, including Creigiau Primary School, and especially to Lesley Wheeler for organising the event.
On Saturday 26th we welcomed Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Georgina Phillips and Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM for the Carnival itself. The procession theme was ‘Space’ and we saw some very imaginative floats and fancy dress. Our thanks go to all who took part in the procession and well done to Creigiau Primary School Class 1 who took first prize for their Men in Black themed float.
The Adamant New Orleans Jazz Brass Band headed the procession followed by the Carnival King and Queen.
The recreation field held activities and entertainments for all and included 5-a-side football, archery, tennis, a children’s entertainer, dog show, a bouncy castle and fun fair and not forgetting the ever popular Creigiau 23 beer tent, BBQ and pizza oven. A variety of stalls provided cakes, plants, teas and coffees, toys and jewellery. Staff from Tesco Creigiau held a Welsh Cake competition – well done to Jackie Burns for her winning entries.
The prize for best float in the procession was won by Creigiau Primary School Class 1 for their Men in Black themed float. 1st Creigiau Brownies won the prize for best walking group. Runner’s up included ‘The Star Wars Girls’, ‘The Moon Mates’, the girls from Station Road, the Quarry family. Individual fancy dress winners included entrants from ‘The Terrace’, ‘The Moon Mates’, and the Quarry family. Well done to all who took part – some very imaginative costumes and interpretations of our ‘Space’ theme.
The children of Creigiau Primary School entered a competition to design the front cover of the carnival programme to match the theme of ‘Space’. All of the entries were excellent and after much deliberation we chose a drawing by Osian Oldfield. Well done to all those that took part and many thanks to the staff at Creigiau Primary School for organising the event. Our thanks go to Stuart Hulley who once again designed and prepared a very colourful programme with a Space theme running through it.
The Carnival Committee would like to thank all who attended and all of the individuals and local organisations who positively contributed to the event and helped out to make the Carnival week another success. £4,700 was raised including the contribution from the Creigiau 23 beer tent and BBQ; this will be donated to local organisations and groups including CRAMC for the upkeep and development of our village’s recreation field and sports clubs.