Carnival capers kick-off at Pier

  • 15 August, 2022
  • Entertainment
  • On the pier


Clacton Carnival kicked-off its
centenary celebrations with a fantastic fun family night at the town’s pier.

Hundreds flocked to the landmark
attraction to enjoy an evening of entertainment and discounted rides in the

The event hosted by Clacton Pier also
got the carnival’s fundraising efforts off to a great start on Friday night.

Superheroes Venom, Miles Morales and
Spiderman mingled with young fans and posed for photographs with a constant
queue waiting for their turn.

Band ITG performed live outside the
Boardwalk Bar and Grill while Dawn and Claire from Face Paint and Glitter
Station provided a free makeover inside.

For those wanting the thrill of the
rides there was a special £10 wristband giving unlimited goes.

Clacton Carnival Association had a
team of collectors on duty with visitors putting cash in their tins while
mascot Honey the Bear was there to meet and greet children.

Association chairman Paul Townend
said it was a perfect start to seven days of events to raise money for local
charities and community groups.

“There was a real buzz down on the
pier and the sun shone all evening as the families made the most of everything
that was on offer,” he added. “We are delighted to be able to get together with
Clacton Pier for the second year and we would love this to be an annual event
on our programme.”

Pier director Billy Ball said the
night was just one of its efforts to support the wider community.

“Every year the association raises
thousands of pounds for lots of groups and charities and we are delighted that
we are now a part of that,” he said.

“There was a real carnival atmosphere
on the evening and all ages enjoyed themselves with a host of attractions and
entertainment on offer.”



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