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Carnival 2019 - 6pm Saturday 2nd November

Carnival Workshops


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If you’ve ever thought you’d like to have a go at a different or new carnival skill – then here’s your chance. 

Bridgwater Carnival is organising a series of carnival ‘taster’ workshops at Bridgwater College when anyone, whether or not they’re involved in carnival, can have a go at developing their skills. Each workshop will be led by college tutors or experienced carnivalites who will pass on their knowledge and expertise.  In addition Clary Salandy, who designs and constructs amazing costumes for both Luton International and Notting Hill carnivals will be passing on her skills using techniques and materials which will be new to many.

The weekend of 2 to 4 September has been set aside for the workshops shown below and each will consist of sessions lasting about 3 hours.  So you can pick and choose, attending as many as you like to help you develop your skills or to try a new one.

There is no charge for taking part so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!  But places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment!  Simply send your name to Chris Hocking detailing which session(s) you would like to attend and detailed arrangements will be issued nearer the time.


Friday 2 September 

Morning Session:        10am to 1pm

Afternoon Session:     2pm to 5pm

Saturday 3 September 

Morning Session:        10am to 1pm

Afternoon Session:     2pm to 5pm

Sunday 4 September 

Morning Session:        10am to 1pm

Daily Workshops available in

  • ‘Caribbean’ costumes & back packs
  • Headdresses & Headwear
  • Costume (Design)
  • Costume (Construction)
  • Stage Make-up
  • Stage Sets (Design)
  • Stage Sets (Construction)
  • Set Painting & Spray Painting
  • Welding
  • Model Making & Fibre Glassing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Choreography & Dance
  • Hair Design
  • Samba Drumming


These Workshops form part of the Bridgwater Carnival Artistic Development Programme 2016

Supported by funding from the Arts Council England