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Come on board to see SIRF carnival come to life

Monday, July 14, 2014

sirf carnival

Organisers of Stockton’s biggest community celebration are calling for residents with a creative talent or artistic flair to get in touch to help create large structures ready for Stockton International Riverside Festival’s (SIRF) Community Carnival on 2 August.

This year the Carnival’s theme is ‘voyages of discovery’ inspired by great adventures, explorations and inventions. During the weeks of 21 and 28 July carnival artist Eilidh Bryan will be in residence at the Education Centre on Junction Road in Norton and will be working with volunteers to create large scale sculptures which will be at the heart of the parade.

The sessions which are free will take place from 10am to 4pm each day. No experience is necessary. The sessions will offer people the chance to learn new skills and get involved in bringing an explosion of colour to Stockton’s High Street on 2 August.

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Ken Dixon, said: “Stockton’s Community Carnival is the biggest in the North East and we are looking for volunteers to come to work with a fantastic carnival artist. This is a great chance to try your hand at something different and contribute towards making the large carnival structures, one of which will lead the parade and launch the Carnival’s discovery theme.”

Anyone wishing to volunteer must be 16 years or over. For more information and to reserve a place on the workshop please contact Danielle Lynch on (01642) 527696 or email [email protected]

To see the full festival programme, visit the SIRF website on

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