The 10th year of the Liverpool International Carnival will celebrate the diverse communities of Merseyside through this years theme of 'Global Fete'.
This year will showcase new costumes designed by Ray Mahabir, based on the four continents of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
The world is definitely in Princes Park this year…we will be joined by performing arts companies from Germany, Martinique, the Netherlands, Hungary, Trinidad, Poland, Reunion Island, France, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Participating in our 2013 carnival will be consume sections from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral and Halton as well as national participation by carnival troupes from Preston and London.
Our parade will lead to Princes Park, in the heart of Toxteth as we celebrate diversity on three stages of local, regional, national and international performances. The festival will host a family Circus Garden area with children’s workshops and performances, international food stalls, an interactive installation ‘Sound System Culture’ which explores the development of reggae ‘Sound Systems’ in the North of England and Liverpool Street Handball demonstrations for those in a sporting mood.
In collaboration with Milap we host two musicians Gaurav Mazumdar; an expert in Hindustani sitar music and fusion percussionist Kousic Sen. The event will finish with music from three great artists: ‘Rkade from the US, ‘Triniboi Joocie’ from London and reggae band ‘Abelwell Foundation’ from Birmingham.
The parade is 12.00 -14.00 starting at Mullberry Street and finishing in Princes Park.
The park activities are at 13.00 – 19.00 in Princess Park.
The event is FREE and suitable for all.