City Arts & Can Samba ‘Flying Free’ at Nottingham Carnival 2017


On Sunday 20th August 2017, the City Arts & Can Samba ‘Flying Free’ troupe hit the road for the Nottingham Carnival parade. Enjoy this immense gallery of images from the extremely talented Rich Hughes at MTJ Media (plus some from the fantastic Tyas Rizky). Our troupe told the story of nature’s resilience in the face of corporate greed. It was led by a stunning float designed by Nottingham Trent University student Chloe Hardey and decorated with art made by families from Gedling, in workshops we ran in partnership with Gedling Borough Council. To beats from the Can Samba drummers, led by Ceri Howells, and accompanied DJ Si Tew, Can Samba’s dancers performed an environmentally-motivated routine highlighting the plight of the bumblebee….