Carnival Time!




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.

Strolling Stories and Carnival workshops



Rehearsals are now well under way for “The Journey Home” performance which will provide central part of Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival procession this year on May 26th.

Actors take on the role of characters from different stories – here we have Death, The Tortoise and The Gardener ready to wander into Caldmore in search of their stories.


Local people are invited to get involved in the Procession dressed as a character from their favourite story.

Work has now begun on creating Carnival costumes, wind socks and giant puppets. We had great fun today with the all day workshop at the Village Hub and this will continue next Sunday, 10-4pm at the same venue.

Everyone’s invited.


Strolling Stories Devising Workshop this Saturday, 1-4pm, Bath Street Centre

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Strolling Stories writer and director David Calcutt will be running a special devising workshop on Saturday March 29th, 1-4pm at the Bath Street Centre.

Are you interested in performing?

Do you want to help create the stories and characters?

No experience necessary, just come along and have a go.

Feel free to ring Sam Hale at 07944287789 for a chat about what it involves or just turn up on the day.

Strolling Stories – Caldmore and Palfrey Carnival 2014


Caldmore and Palfrey Festival are proud to present Strolling Stories, an exciting project funded by the Arts Council and Caldmore Accord. Building on the success of the annual carnival, the project will develop a piece of processional theatre to be performed along the carnival route on Monday 26th May.

Writer David Calcutt will weave together stories and songs from the diverse local communities. It will be brought to life by Caldmore and Palfrey residents working alongside Director Alice Castillo and members of The Cart Before the Horse theatre company.

There will be lots of opportunities to get involved.  During February, members of  the team will be out and about chatting to people and gathering stories. Our aim is to include stories from many diverse communities so we need your help.

Could you share a folk  story or traditional tale from your home land?

Do you have a really interesting family story to share?

Join us: meet the team & share a story at our  1st open day at Caldmore Village Hub

Sunday, 23 february 2014

12-30pm–2–30pm  – ladies and children only

3pm–5pm – all welcome