Carnival: only three weeks to go

Carnival belongs to no one

Whitstable Views

Lino print, “May Day” by Ben Sands, signed artist’s proof, 1987, available to buy this weekend

It’s just over three
weeks to go to the Carnival, so you’ll excuse me if my next few
columns are all about the same subject. It’s all I can think about
right now.

The pressure is mounting. There’s a tonne of work to do and not much time.

We have 3,000
programmes to sell. We have to arrange medical cover. We have to
organise volunteers for the day. We still don’t have a marching band.
Neither the fire service, nor the lifeboats have confirmed if they
are coming, and we have no idea of how many floats we will have on
the day.

So many things crowding
in on my inner landscape, vying for attention, it would be easy to
forget some crucial detail.

For example, in the
programme we’ve listed all the businesses…

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