Grove Park Carnival 2019

This year’s carnival took place on Sunday 1st September 2019 and was attended by crowds of local people and their pets. Grove Park Carnival and Chinbrook Dog Show has become a much anticipated event in one of the most deprived parts of the borough, we created a weekend of festivities for local residents. This year’s theme was ‘Country and Western’ and featured a talent contest, a parade – complete with Carnival Queen, arts workshops for children, a fairground, a country & western hoedown with line dancing, performing artists, the local community choir as well as the ever popular Chinbrook Dog Show, promoting not just a love of dogs, but also responsible ownership and handling. This all occurs alongside a market giving local businesses, crafts people and community organisations a chance to engage with the community.

In addition to the carnival, we also ran a series of workshops in local venues in the lead up to the event, inviting local residents to come together and help make banners and a cowboy hat float for the carnival parade, a hand painted western themed backdrop for the stage and a wooden ‘saloon’ fontage for the bar.

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