SIRF at Home Community Carnival

Welcome to SIRF at Home Community Carnival - 'Junk for Joy'

While we can’t come together to create our usual community carnival parade this summer, we can still bring the joy of carnival to you! Over the past 9 weeks we have been sharing with you a series of fun carnival inspired workshops for you to take part in at home. These clips were to be used in our Virtual Community Carnival video aired at 12pm on Saturday 1 August 2020.

Get Creating

The Community Carnival theme this year was Junk for Joy. Our talented SIRF Creative Carnival team got you transforming all available ‘Junk’ into ‘Joy’ to make your own carnival costumes and accessories. They also got you dancing and drumming so that you could learn your routines and join in from your own home. 

Weekly junk inspired workshops with easy to follow, step by step online tutorials are still available for you to view on the workshops page. There are lots of exciting activities including groove missions with Urban Kaos, DIY Drumming and creative Carnival crafts with household Junk.

This year young people aged 5 - 25 also have the opportunity to take part in an Arts Award Discover introductory award. The award is a national qualification that aims to nurture an interest in the arts, build confidence and life skills and supporting education and future employment. If you are interested in taking part or finding out more about Arts Award email or fill in the form below.

Carnival Workshops

Take a look at the Carnival activities on the Carnival Workshops page. 

Join us for the parade on 1 August

Even though we can’t all be together in person we’ll be premiering the virtual parade film at 12pm here.  Have fun spotting yourself and maybe some other participants you may know.  We can’t wait to stitch together your wonderful creations and we’re sure it will be a parade to remember!

Send us your creation and register for Arts Award

Even though our Virtual Community Carnival Submissions have now closed, we would still love to see your creations. You can send us them by using the form below:



Tell us what you think...

SIRF at Home Community Carnival, is a new virtual way for us to connect with you and share the joy and vibrancy of SIRF, wherever you are. We would love to know what you have enjoyed about your experience of SIRF at Home Community Carnival and what you would like to see more of.

Click the link below to give us your thoughts.

SIRF at Home Carnival Questionnaire