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Arts and Luton Sounds Forum, are busy planning the carnival for next year to make it a great day out for all the family.
Over 100,000 people are expected to attend Britain’s biggest one day carnival the only event in the town where you will find a blend of Caribbean, African, Asian, English, Latin American and Irish sounds and a variety of dance, food and entertainment all on the same day, superbly reflecting the diverse mix of cultures in Luton.
Carnival will once again include a mix of craft, fundraising and trade stalls, mainly located in Wardown Park but with some in George Street as well as amusements, attractions and rides.
sausages. curries. there’ll be music to suit all tastes. Food glorious food! To get your taste buds tingling. South American.A cocktail of music! With music stages and sound systems sites at the carnival. St George’s Square and George Street. Look out for the stilt walkers.com Luton International Carnival is organised on behalf of Luton Borough Council by Luton Cultural Services Trust’s Arts Development and Events Unit. All information is correct at time of publication. The Council and Trust’s partner for carnival arts is the UK Centre for Carnival Arts. For more information ring 01582 87 81 00 or email carnival@lutonculture. . so listen out for world music. Caribbean. and Carnival arts and education. Irish and Afro-Jazz sounds and so much more! UK Centre for Carnival Arts will host an area in Wardown Park promoting both the Centre. jugglers and street entertainers who will be entertaining the crowds throughout the day in The Mall. Asian. donuts and fresh fruit. The event is also subject to licence. there will be a variety of refreshment stalls featuring finger licking Caribbean and Asian foods rubbing shoulders with more traditional meals and snacks including Jerk chicken.
uk/ukcarnivals Carnival Carnival is a worldwide phenomenon Modern day carnival has its origins across the world. Europeans in the Caribbean brought their pre lent festival to various Caribbean islands and it was the Africans and Indians who added the music. Caribbean people then brought it to the UK in the 1960s.Larne Carnival Parade Birmingham West Indian Carnival Bloxwich Carnival Bradford Caribbean Carnival Bradford Festival (Lord Mayors Carnival Parade) Bradford Mela Bridgwater Carnival Brighton Carnival Brighton Festival Children's Carnival Parade Bristol .org.carnivalarts. costume and dance after British enslavement was abolished.http://www. some borne out of tradition. Many different forms and versions of Carnival exist throughout the world UK Carnivals Here is a list of carnivals around the UK A Acton Carnival Adlington & District Carnival Artscope B Balham Festival Barrow Carnival Basildon & Pitsea Carnival 2003 Belfast Carnival . some are about tourism. Paul's Carnival . some are responses to oppression. but most of all they are about celebrating life! There is not one definition of Carnival.St. There are thousands of carnivals that take place throughout the world.
L.A.F.Brixton Festival Broomfield Carnival C Cardiff MAS Carnival 2008 Carnival for Salisbury Charivari Day Cleethorpes Carnival Coventry Caribbean Festival Croydon Mela Culture et Arts Francophones de Londres C. Culture Mix Arts D Derby Carnival Desborough Carnival Devizes Carnival Dunstable Carnival G Gloucester Carnival H Hackney Mardi Gras Hinckley Carnival J Jersey Battle of Flowers K Kendal Torchlight Carnival L Lambeth Schools Carnival in the Curriculum Project Leeds West Indian Carnival Leicester Caribbean Carnival Lewisham People's Day Liverpool Hope Street Carnival Luton International Carnival M Manchester International Caribbean Carnival Marlborough Carnival Milton Keynes City Spectacular & Carnival Music in the Sun Festival .
Established 1888) S Sheffield Lord Mayors Carnival Parade Southampton Multicultural Carnival Southend on Sea Carnival Staveley Carnival Stoke-on-Trent Carnival Sun Day Multicultural Carnival Stoke on Trent Swansea MAS Carnival 2008 T Thames Festival U Uckfield Festival Up Helly Aa Festival. Scotland W Waterford Spraoi Parade Wellingborough Carnival Wycombe Carabana Festival Wyrd Arts Newham Youth Carnival The participants will be largely from an African / Caribbean background although there will be representatives from all sectors of . The Shetland Isles.N Newcastle Carnival Newham Youth Carnival Notting Hill Carnival Nottingham Carnival Nuneaton Carnvial O Oldham Carnival P Preston City Caribbean Carnival R Reading Community Carnival Ryde Carnival (The oldest carnival in England.
Afterwards there are stage shows in the park usually featuring major soca artistes or bands. Class act run Dance stage featuring the best in Bhangra.the community. A fantastic family day for all cultures. sounds and smells of and Indian summer. with events taking place across the East Midlands. an area for children's activities and a community stage featuring local talent all culminate to produce yet another highlight in the Summer Festival. Leicester Caribbean Carnival Since 1985 Leicester Carnival has been held on the first Saturday in August to coincide with the anniversary of emancipation from slavery. the Mela brings together all the sites. along with Caribbean food stalls. The Carnival group Masquerade 2000 will work in schools and community groups with pupils and teachers to produce fantastic costumes which will then be paraded through the local streets. The costumes are designed by the World Famous Mas Art carnival band. . dance displays and other attractions. Fantastic food. garage and R&B. there is sound systems and 3 steel pan bands that will be taking part. The showcase takes place on Saturday 31st July and is followed by the Cultural Week. funfair. Who have been regular participants in the Notting Hill Carnival since it's inception. The main pre-carnival event is the Carnival Royalty Costume Extravaganza (previously known as the Queens Show). Since then it has grown into the premier Caribbean carnival in the Midlands and boasts an impressive level of participation from local and guest mas bands and steelbands. Croydon Mela This year London’s largest Mela is in Croydon. The Carnival group Masquerade 2000 will work in schools and community groups with pupils and teachers to produce fantastic costumes which will then be paraded through the local streets. The majority of participants will be between the ages of 5 &15. which is renowned for the high standard of its costumes.