On 18 Feb 2010 at 9:19pm Tarquin wrote:
My name is Tarquin Whitmore and I am a student at the University Of The Trent in Nottingham.
I am currently trying to write the definative word on Carnivals in the UK.
One of my researchers has informed me of an organisation in Lewes called the Commercial Square Carnival Society that holds a winter carnival in November, Based around fire. (presumably to keep themselves warm)
I have been told that the society has many members that parade around the town dressed as either cowboys, indians or bumble bees (I don't quite get the bumble bee conection) There are Various floats within the ranks including one built to resemble a totem pole.
At the end of the evening all the members gather around a fire which is built in the road outside a shop called Carnival in the Commercial Square district of Lewes and recite, word for word the lyrics to The Seekers epic " The Carnival Is Over"
Can anyone on this forum tell me if these facts are correct and if so when in November is this Carnival supreme?
On 18 Feb 2010 at 10:37pm Busy Bee wrote:
Quite correct Tarquin, in fact the Busy Bees deliver all the christmas cards in Lewes too.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 1:22am Smiler wrote:
Tarquin Witless is probably more fitting.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 10:19am Sherlock wrote:
Tarquin: two things you should know.
1. Your university in not called 'University of the Trent' but is called 'Nottingham Trent University'.
2. You need a dictionary and then you may learn that 'definative' is wrong.
Now p*ss off and stop wasting people's time.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 10:26am Old cynic wrote:
Do you mean you are a student at the University of Trent, Nottingham? Prety poor if you can't even get the name of your university right?! I do hope you are not a post grad student, if you are I don't hold out much hope for the quality of your research if you haven't found google or the excellent web pages devoted to Lewes! And, I presume your "researchers' are mates from the uni bar!
On 19 Feb 2010 at 11:51am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Nobody else think it's a wind up? I think he'd be talking about Waterloo if it was serious!!
On 19 Feb 2010 at 12:05pm Rookie wrote:
I was hoping no-one would bite.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 1:05pm Prick Stein wrote:
It made my morning, although i'm waiting for Rupert from Islington to request details about Southover DFL Society!
On 19 Feb 2010 at 1:26pm Bongo. wrote:
"Say goodbye my own true lover
As we sing a lovers song
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Now the carnival is gone
What shall we do with him... Burn him"
I will have to propose this at the AGM. Its fantasic!
On 19 Feb 2010 at 1:54pm Heather wrote:
Strange that you describe SBS as a DFL zone - the society was reformed by two locals and 'mans' the bar at Lewes FC...
On 19 Feb 2010 at 3:30pm Unaware wrote:
I always thought the "CS" in CSBS stood for Chav Scum.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 4:37pm Geronimo wrote:
Close, Unaware, very close. But its CBS not CSBS.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 4:53pm Crazy Horse wrote:
Bad form Geronimo. There is no animosity between CSBS and CBS, except for when stupid people make comments like that. If you are a Bonfire Boy you should know better.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 5:18pm Sitting Bull wrote:
and unaware wouldnt be a bonfire boy either I suppose?
On 19 Feb 2010 at 5:59pm To Be Fair wrote:
The only time I've ever seen CSBS members at outmeetings is in the pubs, never in the processions. I always assumed they were some kind of deliquent drinking club, rather than a bonfire society.
On 19 Feb 2010 at 6:27pm Bumble Bee wrote:
We are in the pub, you are walking in the p1ssing rain. Now who exactly is the delinquent?
On 20 Feb 2010 at 2:32pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Actually, Tarquin's university is the Combined University of Nottingham & Trent. At least, those are the letters he's got after his name.
On 20 Feb 2010 at 6:37pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
ACT, I'm shocked ! It's so obviously a wind up.
On 21 Feb 2010 at 10:27am jonnyboy wrote:
On 21 Feb 2010 at 6:24pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Good shot ACT