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Workshops for Manchester Day, Caribbean Carnival and Alexandra Park Celebration day Costume and float making sessions, The Depot Community Room


As part of the Alexandra Park arts forum / events group, we are looking for groups and individuals to come together to make a super group which will create a float and costumes that will celebrate all things to do with the Park and feature in:

-    Manchester Day, Sunday 19 June (the theme this year is Eureka, and we are responding to this by taking evolution as our theme)

-    Caribbean Carnival, Saturday 13 August

-    The Park’s celebration day, Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 September




Workshop dates come along and help make things

Wednesday 1 June 6-8.30pm costume workshop with Pareesha
Thursday 2 June 6-8.30pm costume workshop
Saturday 4 June 1-3pm float workshop with Carl and Lyn in Pavilion
costume workshop with Pareesha in Pavilion
Saturday 4 June 4-6pm float workshop in Pavilion
Sunday 5 June 1.30-3.30 float workshop in depot
Wednesday 8 June 6-8.30pm costume workshop
Thursday 9 June 6-8.30pm costume workshop
Monday 13 June 6-8.30pm costume workshop

All these session are taking place at the Park depot which is in the car park off Smalldale Avenue / Russell Street apart from Saturday 4 June which will take place in the Pavilion

If you’re really keen, there are also opportunities to come and get involved with things at the Manchester Day WoW workshop at the Old Granada Studios – for more information get in touch or come along to one of the sessions.

The float and costumes are being designed by professional carnival makers – Carl and Lynette Gabriel and Pareesha Webster. You’ll be supported by these artists, and this is a great chance to develop new skills, meet new people and showcase the fantastic range of individuals and communities that use Alexandra Park.  The making will happen in a series of workshops – which are a great opportunity to try something different - and you’ll have an amazing time as part of the events themselves.

You can get involved as a performer / participant
Or in the making process / behind the scenes … or both!
We are looking for about 50 people to get involved. And we’d like to work with you!

For further information please contact Ben This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07976 560 498

If you know other people or groups who might be interested, please spread the word and ask them if they’d like to take part

Come and get involved … a chance to celebrate all that is great about Alexandra Park.

Walk the Plank are also running a series of masterclasses over the next couple of weeks at the WoW space in Manchester City Centre – no charge for taking part but you should book on: more information here http://www.walktheplank.co.uk/about-us/news/reserve-your-place-on-free-elevate-masterclasses/

What is Manchester Day / Carnival / the Celebration Day?
You can watch a film about Manchester Day 2015 here – it includes some of Carl, Lynette’s and Pareesha’s work

You can find out more about Manchester Day 2016 here http://manchesterday.co.uk

The Caribbean Carnival returned to Alexandra Park in 2015 for one of its most successful events yet http://themanchestercarnival.com

Alexandra Park’s annual celebration day is a chance to bring together the different forums that deliver activities in the Park – friends, heritage, sports, wildlife and arts – to promote opportunities for participation with people who use the Park http://alexandraparkmanchester.com

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