Do you want to be in Portishead Carnival’s royal family?

PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 February 2017

Carnival Queen Ellie-Mae Ford and Junior  Queen Daisy Waymouth.

Carnival Queen Ellie-Mae Ford and Junior Queen Daisy Waymouth.


People who are keen to be part of Portishead’s royal family for this year’s carnival are being urged to come forward.

Organisers are looking for a carnival king, queen, princess and flower princess to lead the carnival street procession.

A disco will be held at the town’s youth centre in Harbour Road on Friday at 6.30pm to find a carnival princess, flower princess and attendants.

The carnival princess contest is open to those aged 10-12 years and flower princess applicants must be aged seven to nine.

The disco runs from 6.30-8.30pm, with an entry fee of £3. It is also open to those not entering the contest. The community café will be open for refreshments.

Residents are also being asked to nominate anyone they would like to see given the position of carnival king and queen. Nomination forms are available from Portishead Youth Centre. Nominees must be aged 13 or over and must have consented to the nomination.

This year’s carnival takes place on June 17.

Normally the event is held every other year, but the success of the 2016 edition was so great organisers began planning 2017’s fiesta straight away.

* Applications for the carnival princess competition, which need to be signed by a parent or guardian, are available from all primary schools or by calling the royal family co-ordinator on 01275 843422. Some will also be available on the door on the night of the disco.

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