Bath Carnival delivers hundreds of hours of creative activities, arts-based workshops and learning opportunities to the local community throughout the year.

With increasingly limited access to the arts we are ensuring that vulnerable children and adults, often from deprived areas of the city have equal opportunity to experience music, dance, theatre and costume making.

Charities we’ve supported since 2013 include Action on Hearing Loss, Mencap, Three Ways School, Wheels 4 All, Genesis Trust, Mentoring Plus and Julian House.

Local clubs and community groups are invited to get in touch and book themselves a place in the procession on Saturday 11 July, 2020.

The people we work with need to rebuild their networks, and getting involved in community projects is one of the best ways to meet people in a safe, comfortable environment. This project was really great for us
— Matt Prescott, Genesis Trust
Families were worried how their child would be perceived at a big event but after being involved in this year’s Carnival they’re really keen to take part in larger communal workshops, with the public helping them build even larger structures for their bikes!
— Alice McColl, Strategic Commissioning Officer for B&NES
Bath Carnival provides a unique experience for residents through workshops and volunteering opportunities. There’s a strong approach to building engagement with harder to reach diverse groups, who go on to achieve great artistic outcomes.
— Mark Hayward, Community Engagement Officer, B&NES Council