Stockton is hosting the North-East’s biggest Community Carnival again this summer and Stockton Council is calling on people to take part.

The event will take place on Saturday 2 August as part of this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

This year the Carnival theme is “Voyages of Discovery” which includes “Outer Space,”  “Great Explorers,” “The Big bang!” (which explores science and inventions), “Journey to the centre of the earth,” the “High Seas,” and “Travel the World.” It is inspired by great adventures, explorations and inventions.

Youth, school, community, sports, performance groups and families are all being encouraged to participate in the colourful community celebration.

Anyone interested in taking part is invited to register for a range of workshops which include drumming, costume making, dance, choreography and flag or banner making.

Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Ken Dixon, said: “Every year the carnival brings together representatives from right across our community with more than a thousand people participating every year. Not only is it a fun chance to try something creative it is also a fantastic way of meeting new people and playing a part in SIRF. Why not pop along to a workshop and learn more about how you can get involved?”

Anyone who would like to take part in the carnival or the workshops can register by calling (01642) 527696 or email

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