This year's Newsham carnival events have been announced.

Saturday May 18th - Carnival dance in the village hall. Live music from the Exploding Buddahs from 8:00pm. Licenced Bar. Tickets at £6 from Clare Alsop on 01833 621423.

Sunday May 26th - Carnival quiz in the Smallways Inn starting at 8:00pm.

Wednesday May 29th - Darts and Pool from 8:00pm in the Smallways Inn.

Thursday May 30th - Quoits on the village green from 7:00pm (Newsham residents and families only).

Friday May 31st - Duck Race and Barbeque. First race at 6:00pm. Barbeque, beer tent and fun fair from 6:30pm.

Saturday June 1st - Fancy Dress, Sports & Tea, Tug-of-War, Funfair and Beer Tent. Fancy dress at 1:45pm followed by sports, games and tea in the village hall. Funfair and beer tent on the green from 4:00pm.

This year's scarecrow trail will be on the theme of "Nursery Rhymes". Organisers hope to have scarecrows out on Sunday May 26th and left in place throughout carnival week.

More details on any of these events from Rose Davies on 01833 621300 or Clare Alsop on 01833 621423.