After an absence of 15 years, the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival will make a much anticipated return to the seaside town this weekend in time with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Upon election in 2010, Eastbourne & Willingdon MP Stephen Lloyd made it a priority to resurrect the summer spectacle, which has been a much missed fixture on Eastbourne’s calendar, and has succeeded with the country in an upbeat mood ahead of a summer filled with plenty of causes for national celebration.
The big draw comes in the shape of a carnival parade, due to feature over 1800 locals representing various businesses, charities, schools and community groups – all of whom will have entered motorised floats to feature.
Alongside this, the organisers have arranged a soundtrack to accompany the evening courtesy of live music from popular local band Beve and the Beatroots and a selection of world cuisine that’s more than sure to tempt the tastebuds.
All money generated from the carnival will be put to thoroughly good use, with 50% spread equally amongst all the charity groups taking part and the remaining 50% bankrolled back into the carnival fund to ensure that it can return year after year.
Festivities kick off from 11am on June 2nd with events across Eastbourne until midnight on the 4th June.
For more information and schedule for the day, click here.