Carnival fever to sweep community centre in Jarrow

Carnival fever is set to sweep a South Tyneside community centre as it opens its gates to a family fun day.

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 11:29 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 7:56 pm
Preparations are in full swing for family fun day

Bilton Hall Community Trust based in Taunton Avenue, Jarrow, is inviting people to come along to its annual event on Saturday.

Throughout the day a range of activities will be available for visitors to take part in as well as fairground rides, face painting, crafts , car-boot sale and a variety of entertainment.

The day has been made possible with cash from the Big Lottery Celebrate Fund.

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Centre manager Joanna Tuck said: “Last year was quite a large event, but this year is even bigger. We are really trying to get as many people from the community involved in the day and we have lots planned.

“All the groups have been working really hard in preparation for the day to make this the best yet.”

During the fun day, carnival parade will take place led by community interest company The Creative Seed founded by husband and wife team Garner and Sandy Harris .

The couple have been working with families to create a range of colourful costumes and choreography, which will be showcased on the day.

The event will also give people the chance to find out more about the centre and what they have on offer, as well as give their views on what activities they’d like to see at the venue.

Joanna added: “This is the start of a new era for us as we are now known officially as Bilton Hall Community Trust and we are doing a lot more to reach out the community.

“We’d love for people to come along and find out more about the centre.”

Gates open 11am til 4pm.