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Artists Needed

We need you!

We are looking for volunteer artists to support the design and construction of carnival costumes and support the facilitation of carnival arts workshops/activities alongside our current team!

Our theme this year is “Sheffield in Bloom”. We have lots of ideas for costumes but we would love to hear your interpretation of the theme.

Whether you are a painter, sculptor, fashion designer or just crafty, please get in touch with us at: info@sheffieldcarnival.org

A Call for Artists!!!!!!!!!

A Call for Artists!!!!!!!!!

Want to gain some experience in carnival arts? Want to try something new? Want some experience of facilitating arts and crafts activities? You may be the artists that we are looking for!!!!

We are looking for volunteer artists to support the design and construction of carnival costumes and support the facilitation of
carnival arts workshops/activities. There may also be the opportunity to design and construct the Carnival Queen Costume!!

If you are interested, please contact us at
info@sheffieldcarnival.org

Taste Moor 2016

We were at Taste Moor again this year making carnival masks down on the Moor as part of the Sheffield Food Festival that happened over the
bank holiday weekend. We had a great time!! Like last year, the children loved our carnival arts tent and really enjoyed making masks it was busy busy busy day!

Thanks to Nycha Dance studios who performed with our carnival troupe girls, their carnival routine was on point.

 

Now if you’re thinking, “Ah that looks fun, I wish I had got involved” but don’t worry, there’s still time. If you like to dance it up, carnival style, we are still looking for people to join our troupe and we make it very very easy. Simply complete our registration form to sign up today!

Our first carnival splash…

Well we came to add a splash of carnival to the One Sheffield Many
Cultures Festival on 21st May down on Barkers Pool. There was a good
turn out and we saw some great acts. Our carnival troupe girls came
ready to add a splash of carnival but unfortunately the heavens opened
and the event was stopped due to the bad weather.

troupe

We would like to recruit more people to join our troupe, so if you’re interested please register now.

Link to registration form.

Plans for 2016

Many of you have been asking, “when is the carnival going to be held in Sheffield?”.

 

Due to difficulty obtaining funding and due to requiring further support in terms of planning and activities, we have decided that there will not be a carnival this year. We feel strongly that if Sheffield is going to have a carnival, it needs to be done right.

 

However DO NOT DESPAIR!! There is still plenty to get involved in over the coming months. We plan to add a “Splash” of carnival to events and festivals across Sheffield, as well as take a troupe to Leeds Carnival to represent Sheffield.

 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and how you can get involved.

If you want to join our carnival troupe, please get in touch info@sheffieldcarnival.org

 

 

Carnival Arts Taster Workshop

We are offering a FREE Carnival Taster workshop!

 

This is an opportunity for you to have a go at creating a carnival costume and learn a dance routine fit for a carnival troupe, with a view to showcasing what we have created at a later date.  We will introduce you to the carnival art form by showing you how to make a basic carnival costume and we have a dance instructor who will be showing you how to shake those hips.

 

Are you interested in joining a carnival troupe? Would you like to learn a carnival inspired dance? Or do you have creative/artist skills to help support our workshops?

 

If so…then why not come down to SADACCA on Thursday 24th March 3-6pm

 

Did we mention this carnival arts taster workshop is FREE…!?!

 

No age restrictions all welcome, both young and old!

Carnival taster workshop flyer

Summer 2015

It’s been since a long time since we last posted, but we’ve been busy beavering away in the background. We’ve had a busy summer getting involved with the community and sharing our vision to bring a carnival to Sheffield.

 

So what have we been up to?  Well, in July we had great fun running limbo competitions at the Family Cook Out event at the Power League Stadium and at the Family Fun Day at the Caribbean Sports Club.  There was a good turnout and the children had great fun doing the limbo.

Limbo

 

 

We also had a fundraising Zumbathon, testing our dance moves to the maximum. Everyone who came had a great time, thanks to our excellent instructor Kellyanne Watts-Sharman.

Zumbathon

In August we got crafty making carnival masks at Sharrow Festival, this proved very popular with the children (and the older ones too).  It was a great way to introduce people to the idea of carnival arts and let their creativity run wild.

Mask making Mask Making Mask making

So, what’s next?  Now we need to get on with planning our first carnival.  

 

We are delighted to announce that a venue for the carnival is booked and details will be confirmed later.

 

Eeeeekkk, it’s exciting, but there’s still lots of work to do, and funds to raise so if you’d like to help with the planning, organising or fundraising please get in touch.

 

We’ll keep you posted…

Carnival Zumbathon flyer

Carnival Zumbathon

We are holding a 1 hour Zumbathon led by qualified Zumba instructor Kellyanne Watts Sharman.

Ditch the workout and join the party!

Come and shake it carnival style, get fit and have fun at the same time!

 

Saturday 11th Jul 1-2pm at

The Old Junior School at Sharrow,
South View Road
Sheffield S7 1DB

Entry: £5 – pay on the door

Registration from 12:45pm

This is a fundraising event, all proceeds will go towards helping to raise funds for Sheffield Carnival.

Taste Moor

On Saturday 23rd May we took part in the Taste Moor which is an annual food festival held in Sheffield, where we were part of the creative cultural celebrations hosted by Ignite Imaginations. We had a crafts area on the Moor in Sheffield, making carnival headdresses with young children.

 

It was a great day , we had great weather too and the children really enjoyed themselves.  We managed to speak to lots of people who were excited about the prospects of having a carnival in Sheffield and many that said they wanted to get involved.


We’re planning to add a ‘carnival splash’ to more events in Sheffield, so keep in touch and we’ll keep you posted on our other activities.