Brouhaha Carnival at Princes Park, Toxteth 12.00-14.00
Take the camera to this one tomorrow, as you will have a showcase of memories showing costumes, dance and music to reflect on when you get back home.
This Liverpool International Carnival, is in its 10th year and celebrates the diverse communities of Merseyside.
On Saturday, you will be entertained for well over two hours with a street parade having the theme of GLOBAL FETE.
A majority of this years extravagant costumes are designed by Ray Mahabir and based on the four continents of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. You will be stunned by the costume colours and designs and exasperated by their performers!
To catch the parade…. and it’s not to be missed, park around Ullet Road and Greenbank Drive, then walk to Princess Drive, in the heart of Toxteth.
You will then see a celebration of diversity, with three stages of local, regional, national and international performances.
Participating in the 2013 carnival will be costume sections from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral and Halton as well as national participation by carnival troupes from Preston, and London.
This years international performing arts companies will be from Germany, Martinique, the Netherlands, Hungary, Trinidad, Poland, Reunion Island, France, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Ireland…..so as you can see, this will really be spectacular.
Entertainment here just doesn’t stop with a parade. On the main field, the festival will host a family circus Garden area with children’s workshop and performances, international food stalls and something for all tastes.
This year, management tell me, there will be three new elements; ‘Sound System Culture’ an interactive installation exploring the development of reggae in the north of England and street handball demonstrations for those in a sporting mood.
Musically, on the main arena stage and in collaboration with Milap, Gaurav Mazumdar, an expert in Hindustani sitar music will play and later, RKade from the US, Triniboi Joocie from London and reggae band ‘Abelwell Foundation’ from Birmingham. A guest appearance of Kousic Sen will delight the audience with his world fusion percussionist notes.
All this is FREE on the 27th July 12.00-19.00.