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City Arts Carnival Troupe 2013

Date published: 19 Aug 2013

Posted by: Joe Pick

Children in fish costumes for Carnival 2013

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We had a brilliant day on Sunday taking part in the Nottingham Caribbean Carnival parade.  This gallery contains photographs of the City Arts carnival troupe.

Our carnival band, Neptune’s Ocean Trash Can, was led by musician Ceri Howells and his live samba band. In partnership with MLC Academy and with support from Paraiso School of Samba, we trained a fantastic group of drummers to provide a soundtrack for our troupe.

With funding from Nottinghamshire County Council, artists Jessica Kemp and Sarena K built a dance group made up of young people from Gedling.  They were accompanied by Neptune, our carnival King, modelling a costume designed by Alison Denholm, and The Scraggies, a brilliant Nottingham street theatre group led by mask maker Stephen Jon. The horses and skeletons wore costumes created in workshops with the London School of Samba and guided a boat built by graffiti artist Nathan Bainbridge and City Arts’ Alma Cunliffe.

We would like to thank everyone who performed in our troupe, everyone who contributed to it all coming together and all of you who came out to offer us support on the day.  We are very pleased to have brought together so many fantastic people to put on such a wonderful, colourful, show – we couldn’t have done it with out you.