Tonbridge Carnival

It was a baking hot day but we brought the infectious sounds of samba to the streets of Tonbridge for their annual carnival. We even won an award for Best Adult Float :-)

Thanks go to many photographers who captured our contribution. Credits are given against the relevant image.

Caterham Carnival

We enjoyed returning to the Caterham Carnival on a blue sky, sunny day. The Carnival is part of the Caterham Festival, an annual programme of well over 140 events for residents and visitors to enjoy.  It was originally envisaged as a week, or possibly a two week event but now runs for over 4 weeks.  It was the 9th Caterham Festival so we hope we'll be back to help celebrate the 10th!.

Speldhurst Pram Race

The Speldhurst Pram Race is Tunbridge Wells' most wacky races which are held annually. The bonkers races invites men, women and children to take to the streets of Speldhurst with decorated prams which usually attracts huge crowds to the streets.

The event is organised by both the Speldhurst Primary School and members of the Speldhurst village community. The proceeds being split equally between the school and Speldhurst village.
 

Maidstone Methodist Church

This event was a charitable one with the main aim to raise money for the church building which is nearly 200 years old and urgently needs repairs carried out. Union Street Methodist together with their sister church Week Street United Reformed Church (where we rehearse each week) have been looking after the community for nearly 200 years and therefore the building is part of Maidstone’s history.

We were happy to join in with the day's events and ensure passers by knew the event was happening!

Crowborough May Day Festival

The festival celebrated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who lived in Crowborough. His novel 'The Lost World' tells the exciting tale of explorer Professor Challenger and is set in a hidden world, high on a seemingly inaccessible and hostile plateau, populated by prehistoric tribespeople and dinosaurs, somewhere in South America - enter Bloco Fogo with our samba sounds of Latin America!

It was a pity the weather didn't play along and give us blue skies and hot sunshine :-(

Warning: Don't look too closely as there may be a few paint runs to be spotted ;-)