Our SIRF Community Carnival takes place on Saturday 5 August at 12pm and is sure to be a highlight of SIRF17.  It’s a fun and engaging way for groups, their families and visitors to join in the celebration, soak up the carnival atmosphere and join the after show party down on the Riverside.

The carnival atmosphere will be coming to Stockton early this year with the Carnival Jamboree bringing all of the fun of the Circus!

Arriving in Parish Gardens on Tuesday 1 August with an exciting programme of free carnival and
circus workshops throughout the week that are open to the public – including Freewheeling, Tight wire, Acrobatics, Music, Dance and art.
If you would like to try your hand at Unicycling with Former world champion Daiki Izumida or Stilt walking with Carpetbag Brigade then now is your chance!

All workshops are free of charge with a full workshop timetable available. You can book at the Rediscover Stockton Shop – either in person (134b The High Street, Stockton, TS18 1LP) or over the telephone 01642 528130


Get your party hats and party poppers at the ready for this year’s SIRF Community Carnival as we celebrate 30 years of SIRF in style! Our Fizz, Pop, Bang! Happy Birthday SIRF theme will see schools, young people, community groups, musicians, dancers and circus enthusiasts donning their finest costumes and party spirit to celebrate in the way only Stockton knows how.

Come and enjoy the spectacle and see the fabulous creations made by our carnival participants and wonderful creative team, Apollo Arts, Creative Seed, Morwenna Catt, Sarah Riley, Shirley Wells, and
Urban Kaos.
Join us in Stockton Town Centre as the carnival procession passes through the High Street and leads the way down to the river where you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere with live music and activities
at the after show birthday party on Stockton Riverside.
Bring a picnic and your best dancing shoes!


If you would like find out more about taking part in the carnival, contact Juliet Hardy, Arts Coordinator (Programming) Juliet.Hardy@stockton.gov.uk on 01640 527696


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