Pulham Market Music Day
This is an annual free musical event held on the Green on the last Sunday in June.
The event was first staged in 1992, co-founded by Mrs Ann Ford and the late Dr Patrick Rawlence, as part of a National Music Day initiated by rock singer Mick Jagger and Tim Renton, the then Arts Minister, as a way of encouraging local communities to get involved in music.
While the national event fizzled out, Pulham Market’s Music Day has carried on, drawing a large number of visitors into the village to enjoy an eclectic programme of vocalists, bands and fun acts.
The day usually starts with a peal from the Pulham Church Bell Ringers and the choir from Pulham Primary School have performed at nearly every Music Day since its inception.
Visitor can bring rugs, deckchairs and picnics, while the village pubs, village shop, local ice cream and hot dog vendors ensure that nobody goes hungry or thirsty.
Music ranges from folk and rock to the blues and everything else in between.
For further details, contact Judith Fumero on 01379 608083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulham Market Carnival
Pulham Market is one of the few villages in Norfolk to hold its own annual Carnival which takes place in mid-September each year.
Local businesses, clubs, families and individuals enter floats or dress up with carnival themes which in recent years have ranged from ‘Board Games’ to ‘The Movies’.
A local celebrity usually opens the Carnival.
There is a procession around the village starting from the Playing Field and led by a marching band, ending on the Green where the floats are judged.
Entertainment continues throughout the afternoon on the Green with activities such as stilt walking, balloon modelling and face painting, stalls and games, and sometimes races and competitions for children and adults and even tug-o-war, usually between competing teams from the two pubs.
For more information, or to enter a float or book a stall, contact John Graham on 01379853717 or email to email@example.com
Other regular events take place on the Green throughout the year. These range from a summer fete to visits from local funfairs and a circus. The parish council also provides a Christmas tree on the Green each year with an official switching on of the Christmas tree lights, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Memorial Hall to get the festive season off to a good start.
On June 2nd 2012, Pulham Market Parish Council hosted a Cream Tea for parishioners on the Green to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. A flower festival and exhibition was held in the church and other activities included a Big Draw Wall for residents to make their own artistic contribution to the day. More than 500 local residents of all ages came together to sit down for scones and cakes and enjoy each other’s company – a wonderful community get-together in the centre of our village.