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SCIRA 2019

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The Sixth Annual Scira Viking Festival – Sheringham

Prepare for the Invasion!

Saturday February 16th sees the start of a week’s celebration of our Viking history with a host of exciting new features this year.

From the 16th – 22nd, Viking themed family activities will be taking place at Sheringham Museum at The Mo, right on the seafront. Children (and adults if they wish) will be able to take part in numerous events such as designing and painting a Viking shield, making a Viking axe, printing their own design onto a T-Shirt or tote-bag, making and decorating a Viking amulet and many other activities all under the guidance of our professional artists and craftsmen. Or maybe just draw your own design to be made into a unique badge.

Throughout the museum will be a Viking trail plus demonstrations of spinning wool from the Icelandic musk ox. Learn the meanings of the runes and maybe gain some insights into what lies ahead of you.

Then, on the finale day, Saturday 23rd February, get ready for the invasion of the Vikings! Visit the Viking village on The Leas and see what life may have been like in Sheringham a thousand years ago. Watch demonstrations and battles both in the village and on the beach. See a working Viking forge and weaving loom.

Then as the day draws to a close, prepare for the spectacle of the torchlight parade of the Vikings through the town. Fire-performers from Unhinged Circus will keep you entertained as they breathe fire into the darkening skies ready for the arrival of the 28 foot longboat which will then be ceremonially burned on the beach.

All details are in the leaflet which can be downloaded here or will be available from the Tourist Information centre and all our sponsors shops in the town.

Because of tides and weather, timings cannot be precise so be sure to like and follow our Facebook page Sheringham Carnival (official) to be kept up to date with any developments and enjoy the spectacle that is SCIRA!

 

AGM Notice & Agenda

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

Notice is hereby given of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Of the SHERINGHAM CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION LTD

To be held on Wednesday 24th October 2018

7.30pm PROMPT at The Mo Museum, Sheringham

According to the Constitution of Sheringham Carnival Association Ltd, all existing officers and governors must stand down each year, but can offer themselves for re-election, along with any other interested parties. The following positions of Officers and Governors will become vacant:

CHAIRPERSON
VICE-CHAIRPERSON
TREASURER
SECRETARY
MINUTES SECRETARY
NON-EXECUTIVE GOVERNORS (2)

Nominations for these posts should be submitted, together with the names of the proposer and seconder, and a written acceptance of the nominee to the Retiring Chairperson or Retiring Vice-Chairperson 7 days before the Annual General Meeting. If you wish to vote for officers at the AGM, you must fill out a Membership Form and be included on the register of Members. These will be available at the AGM.

AGENDA

  1. Minutes of the previous AGM
  2. Matters arising from the minutes
  3. Chairman’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report including adoption of the accounts
  5. Election of Officers/Governors
  6. Election of Auditors
  7. Election of other Posts
  8. Any Other Business (previously notified to the Retiring Chairman (Stuart McClean, 14 Barford Road, Sheringham) or the Retiring Vice-Chairman (Paul Starling of Starling’s) 7 days in advance)

Carnival Week 2019!

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If you’re already planning ahead for next year’s carnival week then here are the all important dates for your diary:

3rd August to 11th August 2019 
Traditionally, our carnival week is the first Wednesday in August for parade day and whatever weekends fall either side so the first Wednesday in August next year is 7th August, Parade Day. 

New Event for Sunday Evening!

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Sadly, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the torchlight parade and fireworks, but the good news is we’ve got a fun family evening planned instead!

There will be games, music and a BBQ from 6pm on Sunday, outside the Lobster Pub until the drawing of the raffles at 8.15pm.

See you there!

Fireworks Cancelled

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After consultations with Sheringham Golf Course, Titanium Firworks and the Norfolk Fire Service we regret to inform you that the Torch light Parade and Fireworks advertised for Sunday evening have been cancelled.

Despite the rain that fell last weekend, the firing site remains tinder dry. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes.