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Carnival

Carnival

Cowley Road Carnival, Oxford

St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol.

Bestival’s & Camp Bestival’s day and night parades.

For several years I submerged myself in the colourful world of Carnival. After visiting Rio, I was blown away by the energetic street parades and enormous floats & collectives performing in the Sambadrone.

This lead me to on an Arts Council England path of curating cross disciplinary parades filled with everything from trannies to giant giraffe puppets. And all housed within the vibrant setting of Bestival and Camp Bestival!

CAMP BESTIVAL AND BESTIVALS DAY AND NIGHT PARADES 2014 - 2016.

ART COUNCIL ENGLAND

 
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Day Parades

The parades at Bestival were known to be the largest in the UK outside of Notting Hill’s Carnival. I worked with over 500 participants from completely different arts backgrounds. Musicians, puppetiers, stilt walkers to some of the countries top costume designers and makers.

Some of the people involved over the years include:

Area 51 - Artimis - Carnival Collective - Cirque Bijou - Dance Vibez - Emergency Exit Arts - IOW Police Cadets - Kinetika Bloco - Mandinga Arts - Mr Wilson Second Liners - New Carnival Company - Preston Carnival - Quture - DJ Rob Da Banks - Sandown Bay Academy - Shade Makers - Sink the Pink - Spandy Andy - The Parlour - Utopia Mass - VIP Puppets

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NIGHT PARADES

The roundhouse

Macnas

Pyro

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CARNIVAL STAGE.

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The sector now…

Challenges

Current work with You Produce and Arcadia Reach…

Cowley Road Carnival

St Pauls Carnival