Monday, March 22, 2010

Bring Back Ramsey Carnival - My World

Where's our Carnival?


The image above is not from the carnival. It's from Ramsey Rocks, apart from the TT, The liveliest event we have North of the island. Why no carnival images? Well for one thing I had never even heard of this event. Big reason for that. The carnival has been over for years. Long before I arrived, last one being 1990. Big news though. There is a Facebook Campaign, Bring Back Ramsey Carnival, and for once this isn't one of my madder ideas, I am not a lone voice. Over 500 people already joined within days. You don't have to be an islander to join. All comers welcome. We are just looking for support. If you are an ex islander who remembers the event or has photos and can share stories get on Facebook and join. Now for those of you who are going to say I'm not on Facebook, that's where I step in. This blog for one. You got my email. We are looking for support, images, stories and most of all ideas. What you would have included in the carnival? Now most of you out there from the images I've seen get a carnival at some. So get ya thinking caps on. You know me. My ideas are a little too wacky, (my humour doesn't always travel well) and the Ramsey isn't quite ready for some of my alternative ideas. As it's been suggested.- Stick to the photography and write up. That I can do.


The campaign we hope will reach further afield, like newspapers, other local media and business. Always wanted to show you more people enjoying Ramsey life this and this would be a fantastic opportunity. Otherwise it will be the beach, the park, the nature reserve and that bloody bridge for eternity. So help me stay sane if nothing else. Everyone after all loves a carnival. Cheers.


Other My world post can be seen here.

22 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Oh I hope you are successful in bringing the carnival back. I have lots of good childhood memories about the yearly carnival that visits my small town.

Jon Ramsey said...

Don't remember it. Before my time. Ramsey economy needs a kick up the backside too. Well done.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I hope you get your support Local events are the flavor of the area or the "spice of life':)

Carver said...

I hope you can get the Carnival to make a comeback. I love your shot of Ramsey Rocks. That has a carnival feel to it.

Sylvia K said...

I hope you are able to bring the carnival back, too! I have lots of the same memories about carnivals from my childhood that Ewok has. Sounds worthwhile to me! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: How can you go wrong with a carnival, a fun time for all.

Anonymous said...

Depends on the time of year? In the gap between TT and Ramsey Rocks. Only time we come up to Ramsey when something on. Examiner not picked this up?

Babooshka said...

Things are happening on Facebook and other avenues. All quite new at the moment so idea welcome. Anon. Not sure maybe you could drop them a line? You can always email me too.

J Bar said...

Very colourful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Susie of Arabia said...

Sure hope you get your carnival back again. Sounds like there is plenty of support for it! Nice to see you back blogging again. I've had more than my fair share of computer troubles and am way behind on my blog hopping. Missed you!

SandyCarlson said...

I hope it gets support. Sounds like a wonderful event. You are awesome. Great shot.

Ramsey Mom said...

Go for it Babs. The kids love face painting.

Wren said...

Is this carnival, like Rio carnival? Hmmm ... I always associated that with warmer if not sultry climates. Still, any excuse for a party and any excuse to travel will do.

Best of luck with the campaign. I'll toddle over and join tomorrow. And by the way, I like your sense of humor. But then, I don't live there.

Virginia said...

Dare I celebrate a comeback??? I await your answer YRH.
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Rajesh said...

Very beautiful colorful shot. I hope the carnival will revive soon.

Indrani said...

Looks like it is going to turn out well.

magiceye said...

love the colors!

best wishes for restarting the carnival!

Randi said...

Great and colourful shot! I wish you Good Luch with your project!

Vicky said...

Good luck!!! Very interesting post!!!

NatureFootstep said...

carnevals is fun, I hope you will get it back to enjoy.

Jim Klenke said...

a carnival could be fun.

maryt/theteach said...

Hi Babooshka, I haven't been to visit you in a long time. Thanks for visiting my blog. Let's keep in touch! :)

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