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Carnoustie Community Development Trust organisers of Carnoostival 2018 produced this short film.
Carnoostival 2018 was a free family-friendly event held on 21 July 2018 at Carnoustie House Grounds to thank the community for hosting the 147th Open Golf Championship. Funds for the event were donated 50/50 between Angus Council and Carnoustie Golf Links.
Overall feedback has been extremely positive (see a few examples below) with some really good suggestions on how things could be improved next time. CCDT are producing a full report for sponsors Angus Council and Carnoustie Golf Links in due course.
Seven bands played live from 11am until 10:30pm - Just 3 Folks; Abandon; Funk & Disorderly; Ronald Simon; Booker; Gleadhraich and Salsa Celtica.
The Carnoostival song was written by Anne Hamilton and performed by Just 3 Folks (CCDT are very grateful to them for this wonderful gift!).
There were stunning performances from the young talent at Angus Centre for Performing Arts & Fiona Forbes each and every one of their dance, singing and gymnastic performances left the audience spell-bound (and tugged at the heart strings of every parent).
Angus Farmers Market gave people the chance to sample and buy local produce from: Bespoke Enchanted Designs; Kilty Pleasures; Mama Bear Clothing; Shed 35; Madderty Micro; Deliciously Dates; Dundee Cheesecakes; Ellie & Hart; Olives n Things; Ogilvy Vodka; Artisana Gourmet Brownies; Feed Me Full; Gin Bothy; Knittyknittybangbang; Milk Money Drinks; Vintage Mosaic Designs and Tay Spirits.
The event organisers also wish to thank the many other businesses and organisations who took part: East Scryne Farm; Knights of Monymusk; Sam Stokes Bungee Trampoline; Little Miss Whippy Ice Cream; Caledonia Fitness; Angus Alive; Kitchimama; Blue Monkey Outdoor Cinema; Zebby Debby Street Food & Messy Fun; Cav & Co Loaded Wraps; Carnoustie Rocks; Learn, Laugh & Play; Party Bars; Tipple in a Tuk-Tuk; Titanic Pizza Co; Angus Alcohol & Drugs Partnership; Penumbra; Community First UK; Hello Carnoustie; Community Council; Mens Shed; D J Laing; Easthaven Together; Studio 54; Girl Guides and Tay FM.
"Thanks for holding a great event. The best thing about Carnoustie (and one that the cheesy Vernon Kay fronted pieces missed) is the community. That’s what drew us here and what I tell people about Carnoustie when they ask what it is like to live here. Carnoostival was a great show of that community. There is the odd teething issue to sort out but it was the first time and I hope that it comes back again".
"We were there all day from 12.30 loved it all well done to all who organised this. Music was fantastic... every band. Would be great if it happened again but understand why it was organised for this year. Pat on the back to all contributed their time and efforts".
"It is such a pity that this event was sold out and then not attended by the ticket holders. This prevented an opportunity for folk to enjoy supporting local talent and businesses".
"Great day and a very eclectic mix of music . Only one grumble . More bar staff but as a first event it was fantastic effort from all . Family friendly all round".
"You just have to sort out the bar we all want to have fun but waiting 20 min for a drink is not fun and the size of the area wall no funny so just sort out this and you 4k will be happy as you will x."