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Postby Caz » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:25 pm

What kind of acts would people like to see at the next carnival?

The committee are debating whether it would be better to have more participation events than main arena acts. The main arena acts cost around £4,000 each and can't always perform if the weather is bad, as was the case this year. How would people feel about having more things like climbing walls and things like that, rather than something to watch like the Chinese Acrobats and Jousting that we had this year?
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Postby Jake » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:52 am

Did we actualy still pay them even if they don't perform???? :shock:
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Postby Tomas Drouty » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:40 pm

Unfortunately yes. All of these acts are contracted and it is a standard clause in the contracts that means they are to still be paid even if conditions prevent them from performing.
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Postby Heidi » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:09 pm

fraid to say we never stand still to watch things in main arena
so for us more diffrent things be great
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Postby Gazzer » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:32 pm

a Circus!
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Postby Tania » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:42 pm

With you as the clown! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Caz » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:20 pm

I'm with you on that Heidi. I never seem to get chance to watch the arena acts anyway, so I won't mind not having them. We had two this year at a cost of about £8,000 and neither act was able to do their second performance because the ground was too wet after the downpour. We still have to pay them because they've come out for the day so they have overheads and it's not their fault if the weather is bad.

We are still having the It's a Knockout because that was a big hit this year and the weather can't really spoil that. We're thinking of having a climbing wall and maybe laser quest. Anyone got any ideas of what they'd like to see at next year's carnival?
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Postby langameringue » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:16 am

Giant 'Ferris Wheels' are much in vogue at the moment (Mansfield & Nottingham) and would give some aerial views of Warsop.

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Pray there will be no rain or cover the main arena with a giant tent or some sort of open sided canopy
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Postby Caz » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:26 am

Unfortunately, we won't be able to afford a giant tent to cover the arena and the way things are looking and we certainly can't afford main arena acts that don't 'act' due to the weather.

A giant ferris wheel is a good idea but I think they take quite a while to put up, which might mean that's out of the question, but we can look into it.
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Postby Troy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:15 am

I like the idea of soemthing a bit differant :D
I dont get much of a chance to watch the main events either
would have loved to see the jousting :(
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Postby Cat75 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:21 pm

I think with everything else my children wanted to do we missed the acts so might be better to get something else
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Postby whitevanman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:29 pm

langameringue wrote:Giant 'Ferris Wheels' are much in vogue at the moment (Mansfield & Nottingham) and would give some aerial views of Warsop.


The one in Mansfield took a week to put up, will take a week to dismantle, and they look at taking in excess of £50,000 in 4 weeks standing.

Good idea, i'd love it, but not practical.
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Postby langameringue » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:57 pm

Since the wheel has been turning in Mansfield it has been running at 10%
capacity for 90% of the time-even during half term.

The same wheel when at the Goose Fair was turning for only four days -virtually full

Maybe it would be viable to run it for a couple of days at the Carnival with the amount of people attending-it would give some marvelous views over Warsop and i would be the first one up there with my camera. Would there be a problem allowing them on the Carrs the week before to erect it?. . . . .it would create a bit of interest & excitement in anticipation :P

Hope the weather is better next year. . . . . . .maybe someone should set up a stall selling umbrellas. . . .. that should keep the clouds at bay 8)
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Postby Tomas Drouty » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:07 pm

It wouldn't be a problem.... the only problem might be from the fairground's point of view... as they'll be infringing on their patch.. and then we'll have the fairmen's guild after us.
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Postby dusty » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:19 pm

i would like to see something differant......enjoyed the jousting immensly but did'nt get chance to see much else..............we could'nt perform because of bad weather as it was to wet under foot, and we may have slipped over.....although that could have been quite amusing!!
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