The Official Opening Ceremony is the first show to explode onto the brand new Lion's Den stage at midday on Friday. Having undergone an unprecedented upgrade, this majestic stage will be brought to life with an almighty performance that celebrates carnival culture, creativity and community.
The show is inspired by Maya Angelou’s powerful poem “Human Family" and highlights the similarities rather than differences between us all. So, watch as all the carnival tribes come together in strength, unity and love.
Hosts Eva Lazarus, Keshav (Jus Now) and Koroleko Moussa Dembele on percussion will be joined by carnival companies, dance troupes and local Winnall Primary School and their high energy performance guarantees nothing short of dazzling splendour.
Produced by Mia Harris and Natalia Colville, and with huge thanks to Sunshine International Arts, Hype Dance company, Theo Godson Oloyade, Stella Mcgowan, Rosanna Emily Carless, Paloma Styles, Jane Blackburn Arts, and Mhogany Carnival Arts