The spectacular Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival procession will be bringing its rich pageant of colour to the festival again this year.
Carnival workshops will be taking place throughout the the festival from 1pm to 3.pm and then will be setting off from the festival site at 3.15 pm. You can either come and make your own costume or wind sock or come colourfully dressed ready to take part.
The procession will be lead by the amazing Makanitza who will be playing a rich mix of Roma influenced processional music.
We will be stopping off in Caldmore Green at 3.40 for a few minutes so you can come and join us there or just come along and listen and watch as the spectacular pageant passes through.
We will be getting back to the park by 4.15 pm when Makanitza will take the stage for a rip roaring set!
So come on down, join the Carnival and make some noise!!
LET’S CELEBRATE THE CULTURES OF WALSALL!
Cultures of Walsall is a spectacular fusion of music, dance, food and cultural activities from many of the Borough’s communities. It is a family-friendly event that includes a music stage featuring live music from many of the cultures of Walsall, a children’s funfair featuring rides and stalls as well arts and crafts and a host of food stalls featuring tastes from all over the world. There will be a range of sports activities for the whole family including Tai Chi, Zumba and guided bicycle rides as well as the more conventional sports such as cricket and football.
Entry to the site and stage area as well as the community tents and activities is absolutely free!
The festival this year incorporates the Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival Procession. If you would like to join the Carnival’s colourful parade as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey all you have to do is come and join the carnival crew on the day and help to put the finishing touches to the costumes and colourful windsocks. Carnival workshops will take place from 12.00pm until 3pm. And the procession sets out at 3.15pm returning approximately an hour later.
Joining in is free and everyone is welcome but children should be accompanied by adults. Come as you are, in your national dress, carnival costume or even dressed up as you favourite character
There will be a tented village area featuring activities hosted by many of the communities in Walsall. Including arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and our special competition, a Passport to Walsall’s Cultures.
So there will be lots to do and lots to keep you entertained.
Come and explore the Cultures of Walsall!
The Strolling Stories team are just putting the final touches to the The Journey Home, the play by local playwright, David Calcutt which will form the centre piece for this years Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival procession on Monday the 26th of May. A larger than life performance with large scale puppets, colourful costumes and music composed by the former Stone Roses guitarist, Aziz Ibrahim. The Performance starts in Caldmore Community Garden, in Carless Street, next to Caldmore School and gets acted out as part of the Carnival Procession as it makes it way through Caldmore and Palfrey before ending up in Palfrey Park.
Come and join in the fun! It is free! Assemble in Caldmore Community Garden at 1.30 pm, Monday 26th of May. The action starts at 2.00 pm and the carnival moves off at about 2.15pm. There are mini performances on the way and we will end up by the main stage of the festival at about 3.15pm. Come dressed as a character from your favourite story – or come as you are, there will be plenty to wear and carry, and you too can become one of the Strolling Stories! All children need to be accompanied by an adult.