Entries by Nick Head

DSI supporting the Carnival 2020

Saffron Walden Round Table are pleased to announce that DSI Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd is the latest local business to support next year’s 8 Day Weekend by signing up as a Carnival Partner. As returning Partners from 2017, Chairman Nick Head said “I am delighted that Chris and the team have agreed to support us […]

Stavros Flatley 2011

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes back to the 8 Day Weekend appereance of Stavros Flatley 2011 When Father and son act Stavros Flatley ran on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo for the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in 2009 nobody could predict what was to come. They became an overnight sensation and have been busy dancing their […]

Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband

Today’s Throwback Thursday follows Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband. Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband are the UK’s premier Disco Tribute Band and play a wide range of live 70s Disco hits. Having performed at a number of 8 Day Weekend’s in recent memory (2008, 2011 & 2014) their music is matched with their […]

Judgement Night at the 2017 Club Night

Today’s Throwback Thursday returns to Judgement Night at the 2017 Club Night and the headline act Judge Jules Judge Jules is a British dance music DJ, record producer and entertainment lawyer. In 1995 he was voted best DJ in the world by DJ Mag. Jules is known for his DJ activies and popular radio show […]

SWRT running the Chariots of Fire Relay

Members of the Saffron Walden Round Table and friends are running the Chariots of Fire relay today, helping promote and raise funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust – Making a Difference for Patients and their new children’s ambulances. We have donated £1000 towards this fantastic charity. #ACT#ChariotsOfFire#Cambridge#RoundTable#Relay#Running#Charity

1975 Saffron Walden Carnival procession

After last weeks announcement of the 8 Day Weekend’s 2020 Procession theme being ‘Planet Earth’, todays Throwback Thursday follows the 1975 Carnival procession. We are lucky enough to have received this photo from Chris Rayner, 1975’s Carnival Chairman’s, personal album showcasing the impressive skill of employees of LPA-REM with the construction of this Viking Ship. […]

First Carnival Committee Meeting

First Carnival committee meeting underway after summer break. Lots to discuss after a busy few weeks of big announcements. Looking forward to sharing more with you all soon. Thanks to everyone for the continued support and remember to follow the journey to next year’s 8 Day Weekend and all the latest news! #CarnivalCommittee #8DayWeekend #8DW […]

Heather Small

Today’s Throwback Thursday follows Heather Small, an English soul singer who was the lead singer in the band M People and later became a solo artist. Her debut solo album was Proud, released in 2000. Back on 13th September 1993, M People release the song ‘Moving On Up’ and was the second single from their […]

Saffron Walden Carnival Procession Theme Announced!

Carnival Procession Theme Announced!!! The Carnival procession is one of the most revered spectacles and show case events for the town of Saffron Walden when on the first Saturday of the 8 Day Weekend, over 10,000 people are expected to take to the streets to watch the magnificent motorcade. The procession dates back over 60 […]

Freddie Mercury’s 73rd Birthday

Today’s Throwback Thursday celebrates what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 73rd Birthday. On the 5th September 1946 Freddie Mercury was born. A British singer, songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock Band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music he was known for his flamboyant stage persona […]

The birthday of Freddie Mercury

In a week that celebrates the birthday of Freddie Mercury, widely regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music and known for his flamboyant stage persona, 8 Day Weekend organisers are delighted to announce that the first headline act secured for 2020 is the return of Gary Mullen & […]

Aftermath of 1961 Carnival

This week in our Throwback Thursday, we visit the aftermath of the 1961 Carnival with a few paper cuttings from the Saffron Walden Weekly News about the balloon hunt and money being put towards the parish roof restoration. Saffron Walden Round Table has always been proud to be able to donate all funds that we […]