Welwyn Garden City - Carnival 2020

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps reviews the Centenary Carnival

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps met with some of the organisers of Welwyn Garden City’s centenary celebrations to see how plans for a carnival were progressing.

The carnival will form one of 14 signature events as part of the 100th anniversary of WGC in 2020, with this event expected to be the largest. A mixture of entertainment activities will be held, and there will be a procession of floats. The carnival will finish in the evening with a family concert in Stanborough Park.

Grant said: “Plans for WGC’s centenary celebrations in 2020 are well underway and it was great to get an update from organisers on how the carnival is shaping up. This will be a fantastic family event with lots of fun activities to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Welwyn Garden City.

“As well as the carnival, there will be many other events taking place around the city so I encourage everyone in WGC to join in with the celebrations!”

Madeleine Clark, Carnival Event Leader, said: “2020 is going to be a wonderful year for everyone who lives and works in Welwyn Garden City. Along with the other events planned for the year, the Carnival will bring together all the community groups from across the town, celebrating our shared history and centenary. The Carnival team are thrilled that Grant has given his support and look forward to working with him whilst we prepare Welwyn Garden City for a wonderful family day out!”

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Madeleine Clarke

Carnival Organiser

Madeleine has worked at Hatfield House since moving to WGC in 2001. Prior to that her CV highlights include being a Bluecoat at Pontins, an overseas entertainer in Portugal, through to the very serious world of corporate IT acquisitions in London during the 1990’s. Now managing the estates’ property portfolio, she has built up an incredible useful database of contacts which she is shamelessly exploiting to produce the best Carnival she can deliver.

Brian Hubbard

Carnival Organiser

Having lived in Essex, Kent, Wales, London, Australia, and a cabin on a ship that cruised the world I have been very happy to call Welwyn Garden City my home since 2002. I carefully selected this lovely place to live by putting a pin on the map North of London and spending half a day here to check it out! It felt like a great place to settle and I have never looked back. I live in the Handside area with my wife and two children and we all enjoy everything Welwyn Garden City has to offer so it’s a great privilege to be part of the team planning the carnival to celebrate the centenary year. As a professional photographer and designer I bring creativity to the team.

Andrew Turnbull

Carnival Organiser

I am proud to be involved with the group in helping to deliver Carnival 2020 in support of our wonderful towns centenary.I have lived in Welwyn Garden City for over 25 years during which time myself and my three children have enjoyed the local amenities and countryside around Welwyn Garden City.My children have attended both Applecroft and Stanborough local schools and I myself have been involved in working with and supporting numerous companies in around the town. My current work involves a lot of analysis (!) and managing projects and information, so I am sure my experience will help me contribute as Treasurer to the successful Carnival organisation and delivery in July 2020!


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