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Swanage Regatta & Carnival 30th July – 6th August 2016

CARNIVAL TEAM ROW 6.00pm - Main Beach Swanage Sea Rowing club have spent the last few weeks helping local and surrounding sports clubs and businesses to master the art of gig rowing. Teams of six, consisting of novice rowers will challenge each other in short sprint racing. Heats of two boats will race close to the beach for everyone to watch, so make sure you come down to cheer them along! For anyone wishing to learn to row these historical clinker built boats, sessions are held weekly from the stone quay near the pier on Tuesday evenings at 6.00pm and also Saturday mornings at 9.30am, and members are always happy to answer any questions. Entry £5.00 per person.

CARNIVAL 2016 THANKS ORGANISER Swanage Sea Rowing Club

PUTTING TOURNAMENT FINAL 6.30pm - Beach Gardens Watch the Putting Tournament Grand Final tonight at 6.30pm at Beach Gardens.

CARNIVAL 2016 THANKS SUPPORTER Oliver Miles, Estate Agents


TOUCH RUGBY 6.30pm to 9.30pm – Sandpit Field Registration from 6pm For the first time Touch Rugby will be taking place on Sandpit field. Definitely as thrilling as the Rio Olympics and as competitive as last year’s rugby World Cup as teams fight it out to win the 5 a Side Tournament!

Open to any team of 5. Entries taken on the day, £10 per team from 6pm. Come along and Hoot, Holler and Cheer the competing teams in this fast moving, exhilarating competition!


CARNIVAL 2016 THANKS ORGANISER Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club and O2 Touch

SWANAGE TOWN BAND 6.45pm to 8.00pm – Bandstand, Recreation Ground

Enjoy the early evening sunshine and

listen to a selection of well-known favourites ranging from Hollywood Blockbusters and the Beatles, to Disney and Duke Ellington played by the 40 strong Town Band - something for everyone to enjoy! The band will also be playing at various events around Purbeck, as well as evening appearances at the bandstand during the summer. New players of all ages find a warm welcome, call Dave Cook (conductor) - 01929 422909 or chat to us on the night.


MUSIC IN THE MARQUEE THE VANNDORS 7.00pm to 8.00pm – Sandpit Field A young 4 piece indie rock band from Swanage, they describe their sound as Arctic Monkeys type songs with guitar melodies similar to The Smiths. This is a performance that will have everyone up on their toes… a must see band, you won’t be disappointed! See ‘Music in the Marquee’ on pages 34 & 35

ADULT SAND SCULPTURE 7.30pm to 9.00pm - Main Beach, opposite Tourist Information Centre Playing on the beach is not just for children - adults like to have a go too! Bring your bucket and spade, and sculpt imaginatively in the sand. All designs are welcome - so be creative! Bring along your family and friends, or have a go by yourself, because it’s not the size of the piece but the originality and quality of the design. Use of JCBs and earth-moving equipment is against the rules! Work to be completed by 8.45pm, judging soon after with prizes awarded for the best and most original pieces. Entry Fee: £3.50 per team.


BEACH TREASURE HUNT 7.30pm to 9.00pm - Main Beach, Opposite Seabreeze Arr - Capitan Smith ‘n’ Admiral Gough Ave ad a Barney

‘And in a roped off bit of Swanage beach Lies Smithy’s treasure buried ‘neath your reach

There’s things to be found ‘ere underground Place your flag for 60p And see what fate brings yee At 9pm we will dig up the treasure For the nearest flag which wins full measure.’

Flags: 60p each or 3 for a £1.50

CARNIVAL 2016 THANKS SUPPORTER Purbeck Electrical Ltd & J.A. Construction

MUSIC IN THE MARQUEE THE REPTILES 8.15pm to 9.45pm – Sandpit Field Swanage favourites the Reptiles, a true rock pop show band, bring its musical fun to the stage once again, mixing classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s… with a little madness!

See ‘Music in the Marquee’ on pages 34 & 35

FIREWORKS DISPLAY 9.45pm approximately - Seafront The second of our Fireworks

Spectaculars, the display will be fired from the Seafront Jetty, so make your way to the many vantage points around the bay - the Seafront, Sandpit Field, Downs or near the Quay, and await a thrilling time! DON’T FORGET - to bring lots of loose change when you come tonight! Our volunteers will be among the crowd collecting for the benefiting charities. NB If weather conditions prohibit tonight’s display, it will take place tomorrow evening.

Full details page 19

CARNIVAL 2016 THANKS SUPPORTER La Trattoria, Curiosity, Fortes Ice Cream, Swanage Coastal Park, Harrow House, Swanage Town Council and all of the other stores, hoteliers and businesses who help to fund these spectacular occasions

MUSIC IN THE MARQUEE POP UP BOWIE 10.00pm to 11.00pm - Sandpit Field Paul Antony as ‘Pop Up Bowie’ performs the greatest hits of David Bowie, from every era of the iconic star’s career from the 70’s through to the nineties and beyond. – A truly entertaining talent, not to be missed.

See ‘Music in the Marquee’ on pages 34 & 35 53

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