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New Carnival Court to be selected, be part of it!

On the 17th May  2014 a new Carnival Court Selection Night will take place at the West Mersea tennis Clubhouse at the Glebe!

We are looking for New Court Members who represent Mersea and neighbouring communities and therefore new for this year, we are also taking entries for elections from the neighbouring villages Peldon,Langenhoe, Abberton and Fingringhoe as well as our participating entries from East and West Mersea!

Our Princesses have to be of minimum age of 8  and our future Queen or King should be aware that they can  use  this opportunity to enter her or his services as part of  the Duke of Edinburgh award.

There is a lot of visiting other communities and Carnivals throughout an annual season, where the court members represent our community in a positive way, make appearances at events and have to be committed – but we have a lot of fun and it is a great confidence booster!

Previous court members have also made new friends all over the county and had great opportunities to see how other communities and their events are presented and run. And throughout all activities there are us volunteers, who keep an eye on the court members, support them and make sure they are safe at all times and have fun!

This is a great opportunity to be part of something fun and rewarding!

If you would like to know more about the selection night, how to apply to be a court member or how to be a volunteer-get in contact with us (see contact here on this website or go to facebook-mersea island carnival)

we would LOVE to hear from YOU!



Our carnival is TOMORROW! Make your way to the procession route to cheer on all the floats and troupes.

The carnival will finish at the Lions Festival at Waldegraves Holiday Park.

2 events, 1 day!

See you all tomorrow!

Carnival Court – Crowned

Our new Carnival Court were crowned on June 22nd. We are unusual in that we have a Carnival King, Queen and two Princesses!

We will soon be uploading photos of the Court and a piece about each of them. 🙂