STAVELEY is set to rock to the beat of samba as Carnival Weekend kicks off next month.

Costumes are being produced in Carnival Workshops for the Brazilian-style procession, which leaves Staveley Recreation Ground at 11.50am on July 13.

The event begins on Friday (July 11) with the Children’s Wearable Arts Show – a catwalk show of costume and choreography featuring young local performers.

Saturday will see a last minute costume workshop on the Recreation Ground followed by the adults’ Wearable Arts Show in the evening.



The Show, at Staveley Village Hall, will feature an impressive combination of art, choreography, light and music.

Carnival day on Sunday will see the colourful, fuel free procession dance through the streets to the infectious rhythm of carnival bands.

There will also be a Carnival Festival, Double Dash Duathlon and live music.

Volunteers are needed for the weekend to help with anything from marshalling, face painting, carrying a collection bucket, selling raffle tickets, setting up marquees or helping to clear up.

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