The 2020 Cheadle Carnival weekend had set to take place this coming weekend but due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the community extravaganza has had to be cancelled. However, the volunteer organising team behind Cheadle Carnival is calling for the community of Cheadle to still celebrate – with social distancing in mind.
The 2020 Cheadle Carnival weekend had set to take place this coming weekend but due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the community extravaganza has had to be cancelled.
However, the volunteer organising team behind Cheadle Carnival is calling for the community of Cheadle to still celebrate – with social distancing in mind.
Residents of the Moorlands town are being invited to host social distancing street parties and also to raise a glass to the Cheadle Carnival weekend at a certain point on Saturday.
A spokesman for the Cheadle Carnival committee recently posted on the group’s Facebook page: “As we are approaching carnival weekend, we thought it would be a shame to let the weekend pass without something going on.
“Who’s up for the first ever stay home/street party/carnival weekend?
“Get the VE decorations out, make your street the most decorated street in town – get yourself involved.
“We want to see the biggest social distancing party ever.
“We will be back in 2021 but please don’t let 2020 go without some kind of celebration.”
The 2020 event was set to take place at the carnival’s regular venue of Tean Road Recreation Grounds from Friday evening through to Sunday and was going to include a whole host of entertainment including live music acts, the Dancing JCB diggers, as well as the colourful carnival parade itself.
Tim Cliffe, chairman of Cheadle Carnival committee, told the Times & Echo: “It is obviously a shame that we can not hold the actual event – as a committee we are absolutely gutted as a lot of hard work had gone into making this year’s carnival even bigger and better than before.
“Luckily we have not lost any money and all the acts are happy to be a part of next year’s event instead.”
We, at the Times & Echo, want to be able to help the community of Cheadle to celebrate their carnival weekend. Even though we can’t send our photographers out to the community extravaganza as in years past, we want you to send your pictures of having your own social distancing carnival fun this weekend, so that we can help provide a lasting memory of this surreal carnival weekend with a picture special in next week’s paper.
Tim added: “It would be great if lots of people across town got involved.
“People can get involved by having a social distancing street party and/or dressing up as if they were taking part in the parade.
“We especially would like people to raise a glass to Cheadle Carnival at 2pm on Saturday as that would have been the time when the main event would have kicked off.”
If you are doing something special to mark what would have been the 2020 Cheadle Carnival this weekend, please emailyour pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message them to us via our Facebook page ‘The Stunner’ atwww.facebook.com/timesandecho.
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