Great Place Tees Valley – SIRF Carnival Launch (Friday 3 August, 4pm-8pm)

The Carnival atmosphere will be coming to Stockton early this year.

The SIRF Carnival team have been spreading the joy of Carnival across the Tees Valley as part of an exciting two year Great Place programme. Supported by funding from the National Lottery, Great  Place Tees Valley project will provide support for a number of arts and cultural organisations across Tees Valley to deliver existing events and new initiatives which will put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the community.

This event is a great way to showcase all the great things that you can see at the actual Carnival on Saturday – join us on Friday evening for some fantastic performances and carnival celebrations!

SIRF Community Carnival (Saturday 4 August, 12 noon-4.30pm)

The SIRF Community Carnival will explode onto Stockton High Street in a blaze of colour and sound on Saturday!  Our Reach for the Stars theme will see schools, young people, community groups, musicians, dance and circus enthusiasts celebrating memorable moments in history since women
were first granted the right to vote, 100 years ago.

The carnival will shine a light on some of the achievements in Art, Film, Technology, Science, Aviation and Sport which have inspired and shaped the world today as well as exploring what young people hope to achieve in the future.

Join us in Stockton Town Centre as the carnival procession passes through the High Street leading to to the Riverside where you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere, participate in free arts and circus workshops, enjoy a bite to eat with family or simply strut your stuff along to Club Groovy, Hyde Park Brass and Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra.

If you would like find out more about taking part in the carnival, contact Juliet Hardy, Stockton Borough Council, on 01640 527696 or 

One of the highlights of SIRF17, our fantastic Happy Birthday themed SIRF Community Carnival celebrated 30 years of SIRF in the way only Stockton knows how. You can check out our video highlights here:


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