Official Opening Ceremony - Midday Friday 10th August

Official Opening Ceremony - Midday Friday 10th August

Our Opening Ceremony will be the first show to grace the stage of the mighty Lion’s Den Stage. Having undergone an unprecedented upgrade, this most majestic of temples will be brought to life with an almighty performance that celebrates carnival culture, creativity and community.

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.

The show is inspired by Maya Angelou’s powerful poem “Human Family” which celebrates the similarities rather than differences between us all. So, watch as all the carnival tribes come together in strength, unity and love.

Produced by Mia Harris and Natalia Colville, and with huge thanks to Sunshine International Arts, Hype Dance company, Theo Godson Oloyade, Stella McgowanRosanna Emily Carless, Paloma Styles, Jane Blackburn Arts, and Mhogany Carnival Arts 


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Redefining family festival fun in a melting pot of mischievous mayhem for all ages; rave to Junior Jungle, FUN DMC and Big Fish Little Fish, get creative in one of the many workshops or escape to the Wild Woods for Forest School foraging...

From breakdancing gorillas to karaoke singing grans the wonders are endless in this haven for all generations ;) xx

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