Local residents have another chance to get ready for the town’s first-ever August Bank Holiday Brazilian Carnival Parade when the second of three preparation workshops takes place at the Jubilee on Sunday (18th August).
The workshop is accessible for all ages and open to all Bradley Stoke residents and community groups.
Those attending the session, which runs from 11am to 5pm on a drop-in basis, will be able to learn samba and make masks, head dresses etc. to wear in the parade.
Bradley Stoke Mayor Brian Hopkinson said:
“It is not necessary to come to the workshops to join the parade, however it might prove worthwhile, as there are some very experienced carnival makers there at hand to guide and advise. We also have a lot of fun as we did at last week’s workshop.”
Read more about the carnival parade on Page 28 of the August edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.
Since our magazine article was published, the carnival has grown into a three-day event. Speaking at last week’s Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group meeting, Cllr Hopkinson reported that the event will now incorporate a funfair on Jubilee Green from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August. It is also hoped that up to ten hot air balloons will ascend from the top field at the Jubilee Centre twice daily (at 6am and 6pm) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The carnival parade itself will start from the Jubilee Centre at 1pm on Monday 26th August, wending its way through nearby streets before returning to the centre for a Brazilian party. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a classic car show, at which around 30 vehicles are expected.
More details of the carnival weekend can be found on a poster placed on the BSJ Facebook page.
The carnival is being “facilitated” by Bradley Stoke Radio, with the aid of a £4,000 Community Development Grant from the town council.
Any organisation wishing to run a stall at the Jubilee Centre on the Bank Holiday Monday is invited to make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Activities at last week’s carnival preparation workshop.
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