Saffron Walden Carnival organisers ‘Proud’ to announce final night act

09:27 24 April 2014

Heather Small

Heather Small

©caroline true

Saffron Walden Carnival will be brought to a close by one of the 90s’ most iconic female vocalists.

Saffron Walden Carnival 2014Saffron Walden Carnival 2014

Heather Small, the voice of M People, who had hits such as Moving On Up, One Night in Heaven and Search For The Hero, will bring the curtain down on the eight-day event on Saturday, July 12.

Heather’s career has spanned over two decades, selling millions of records worldwide and winning an array of awards.

She recently reunited with M People for ‘The 20th Year Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour’ across the UK, and was also a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Carnival chairman Jason Thomson said: “It has been a real scoop for us to get Heather to appear at the carnival, and we know she will be a great hit with the community for a final party to remember.

“The fact she is at the V Festival this year shows we are mixing with the big national events in our small market town carnival.”

Further support acts will be released in the coming weeks.

Visit to sign up for carnival updates and buy tickets to this and other events shortly. The ‘8-day Weekend’ runs from July 4-12 on the Common and throughout the town.

More news stories


A selfless woman from Saffron Walden has hand-knitted 14 blankets which she gave to the homeless last week (October 14).

Yesterday, 08:00

Essex GCSE students developed better on average than their counterparts in the UK according to new league tables published last week.

Fri, 15:30

Scaffolding went up and work began at Saffron Walden Library this week with the building set to receive a “facelift”.

Fri, 10:44

A huge pumpkin man who towers more than 60ft tall will be on show for nine days in Stansted starting this weekend (Saturday, October 22).

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: