The week leading up to Bath Carnival the community comes together at Green Park Station to make the final preparations for the big day.
The finishing touches will be added to our awesome collection of costumes, colourful decor constructed for the festival event, local schools and community groups joining forces to complete their outfits and all the other exciting activities involved in preparing a large outdoor event.
For those wanting to take it one step further, we will be hosting a series of drop-in workshop sessions giving you chance to develop your skills in costume, dance and music...
Drop in Workshops
When: Mon 16 - Fri 20 July
Where: Green Park Station
We will be offering over 40 hours of FREE creative workshops including drumming workshops, dance classes & costume making at Green Park Station's market square, the week leading up to Bath Carnival. Sign up today by choosing a specifc form below.
Monday 16 July
18:00 - 19:30
Choose from an array of hand percussion instruments and within a couple of hours you’ll be part of the distinctive sound of Samba. This session is led by Bath’s very own Jamma de Samba.
Tuesday 17 July
Family Costume Making
14:00 - 17:00
A chance for parent and child to get creative together - decorating their pushchairs, trikes and outfits in true Carnival style. Once finished our friends at Little Things Magazine invite you to join their Family Bloc in the procession.
Wednesday 18 July
Brazilian Maractu Drumming & Dance
18:00 - 20:00
A double biller! Brazilian dance with Bath Carnival’s dance resident dance teacher Angeles Montero and Maractu style percussion with Afon Sistema, winners of the Bath Carnival 2016 procession and runners up in 2017.
Thursday 19 July
17:30 - 19:30 (drop in)
Pick up your bag of materials on arrival and learn how to make a beautiful Carnival head dress. Even bring your own items to customize!
Friday 20 July
African Dance & Drumming
18:30 - 19:30
Amazing opportunity to learn the basic patterns from the Zagrobi and Digba dance which originated from the Bette people located in South West Ivory Coast.
*Due to popular demand we've now added African drumming to this workshop too!