Where: St Austell, Cornwall
What is it?
The 2017 St Austell Torchlight Carnival will take place on Saturday 18th November in Cornwall.
In the daytime, the town of St Austell will come alive with stalls, children’s rides and local entertainment, from 10am until 5pm. The entertainment will take place in White River Place, Aylmer Square and Fore Street.
Entertainment will include music and dance performances, and circus workshops. Acts will include Samba de Roselando, Big Beat Junk Band, 4 Real Dance, To Life Theatre, and After Dark Rock with Rachael Beresford.
The Amazing Rocco will return this year to wow the crowds with his magic and circus skills, and SWAMP Circus will also be bringing their workshops and interactive shows to the event.
At 6pm the Torchlight Carnival Procession will begin. The procession will see an array of decorated floats and lanterns from community groups, local schools and businesses. Each year there are prizes and trophies awarded to the best entrants, so an enormous amount of effort goes into the preparation, creating an amazing spectacle.
The procession will assemble at John Keay House at 4.30pm. It will then take in Tregonissey Road, Poltair Road, Carlyon Road, Kings Avenue, East Hill, South Street, Trinity Street, Truro Road, Bridge Road, Moorland Road, South Street, Penwinnick Road, and end at the One Stop Shop for the prize giving ceremony.