Thank You Kemp Town!!!
The Kemp Town Carnival team would like to send out a huge hooray to all of the wonderful participants of the 2014 Carnival.
Despite the threat of rain and hail, June the 7th turned into a glorious day and was a resounding success. Nearly 25,000 people came to take part in what has become one of the biggest free arts events in the region. With music, performances and other activities across four stages, a children’s entertainment area in the lovely gardens of St George’s Church, community performance spaces and a parade that snaked through the streets of Kemp Town Village, it was a colourful mix of drama, dance, theatre, music and fun. There was plenty to do, see and enjoy from over 100 market traders plying their wares in the glorious sunshine.
Kemp Town Carnival comes from its local community and we are so grateful to the local residents and traders who allow the Carnival to take place in the neighborhood every year.
With such a large public event, we have to make sure that it is safe and secure and we are so lucky to be based in a city with a local authority, public services and policing that really understand the locale and delivered their essential services with smiles and care.
Kemp Town Carnival once again enjoyed the generous support of Arts Council England for the creation of a new performance piece ‘Maracatu Folklorico’.
We could go on forever with thanks and acknowledgements so many individuals, volunteers and organisations come together to make this possible. We also did a Kickstarter campaign, which brought in the last valuable funds to make it happen – again without the generosity of those individuals it would not have been possible.
Keep checking the website as we will be posting more photographs and videos, news about forthcoming Kemp Town Carnival events and a date for a public feedback meeting.
Much love and gratitude,
The Kemp Town Carnival Team