Please apply Astwood Bank Carnival looks for royalty to lead 2019 event - The Redditch Standard

Please apply Astwood Bank Carnival looks for royalty to lead 2019 event

Redditch Editorial 7th Apr, 2019   0

THE hunt is on for the new Astwood Bank Carnival Royalty as Astwood Bank Carnival Committee gears up for the summer festivities.

As in previous years applications are now open for the positions of Carnival Queen, Prince, Princess and Rosebud.

The Astwood Bank Carnival Royalty will lead the procession around the village on Carnival Day, July 13, as well as attend other events throughout the year.

Among other duties they will hand out the grants to organisations who successfully apply for funding from the non-profit making carnival.

The absolute deadline for all applications for all positions is Friday, April 19.

Applicants for the Carnival Queen need to be aged 12 to 18 years old and live within 10 miles of Astwood Bank.

Budding Queens need to include a short letter of interest on why they would like to become the Carnival Queen.

Interviews will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Aspiring Carnival Queens should contact Vicky Johnson by e-mail at [email protected] or by post to Flat 2, 1196 Evesham Road, Astwood Bank, Redditch, B96 6AA.

To be eligible for the role of Prince, Princess or Rosebud must either live in Astwood Bank, or attend school or a club in the area.

Potentially Princes and Princesses must be aged between 7 and 11, and budding Rosebuds must be aged 5 to 7 years old.

Although the application date for the Prince, Princess and Rosebud is the same, the ‘interview’ process is focused on a talent competition.

Whether that is sport, dancing, playing a musical instrument, or reading a poem, all talents are welcome at the Talent event on May 11 at Astwood Bank First school. Application forms for these positions are available on the website

Vicky Johnson who is leading on anointing this year’s royalty said: “Being a member of Carnival Royalty is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are so pleased to be able to offer this again this year.”


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