Parade Theme 2024

Celebrating our Heritage parade theme graphicThis year our theme is celebrating Heritage. It might be your own culture and traditions, or our shared link to the beautiful surroundings and history of our city. Join in the festivities as we bring Worcester to life – past, present and future!

Worcester Carnival Needs You!

Now in our sixth year and expanding rapidly, Worcester Carnival are looking for more members to join our volunteer team.

We need individuals/groups/clubs from all backgrounds who are enthusiastic team players and are happy to get stuck into a range of jobs, some physical some not, some on carnival day and some before/after the event throughout the year.

We have many areas where you can get involved:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Financial Administration
  • Secretarial
  • Logistics Planning & management
  • Traffic and Crowd Marshalling
  • Fundraising
  • Stage Entertainment
  • Social Media Management support
  • Communications & Publicity
  • Event management support.
  • Organise an affiliated carnival event

We are also looking for support from local businesses and organisations who can provide equipment and logistics.

Working with us you will be able to add value to the event, whilst giving opportunities to develop new skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and continue to bring this great event to all communities across Worcester.

If you would like to get involved in one or more of the above subgroups please contact us at info@worcester-carnival.co.uk

There may be opportunity to become more involved as a committee member or trustee, please contact us to discuss further.

What to do now

Drop us a line at info@worcester-carnival.co.uk and share the skills you can bring or areas you are interested in getting involved with or come along to one of our open evenings on

  • 29 January 2024 19:30 Perdiswell Young People’s Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester
  • 19 February 2024 19:30 Perdiswell Young People’s Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester

Parade Award Winners 2023

Well done to all 30+ groups who took part in this year’s parade!  We had an amazing turnout and we’ve worked out that the parade was almost 0.7 miles long going around Worcester.  Our independent judging panel, which this year also included our Carnival King and Queen, were impressed by all entries and awarded as follows:

  • Best in Show – Oasis Academy Warndon
  • Best Youth Group – 1st Claines Guides
  • Best Walking Group – Sight Concern Worcestershire
  • Highly Commended – Ideal Care Homes Woodland View
  • Inclusion Award – Team Jack Attack
  • Sustainability Award – Honeywell Primary School
  • Heritage Award – Nunnery Wood High School

Stage performance Times 2023

Here at Worcester Carnival we’re very excited that we will be running two stages this year! On Saturday 1st July 2023 we will have The Community Stage at Carnival Village, Pitchcroft and The Marshalls Stage on Cathedral Square.

The Community Stage – Pitchcroft

  • 11:00 – Bulgarian Dancers
  • 11:20 – ENTW9 Dance School
  • 11:40 – Norbury Theatre
  • 12:00 – Ceremony with Carnival Monarchs and the Mayor of Worcester
  • 12:30 – WODS
  • 12:5 – Academy Theatre Arts
  • 13:10 – Lollipop Youth Theatre
  • 13:50 – I-sing
  • 14:30 – 17:00 Carnival parade
  • 17:00 – Winners presentation
  • 17:30 – Blank Kanvas
  • 18:30 – Blobbie Williams

The Marshalls Stage – Cathedral Square

  • 11:00 – I-sing
  • 11:45 – Beat Breakerz
  • 12:10 – Lollipop Youth Theatre
  • 12:30 – Bulgarian Dancers
  • 12:50 – WODYS
  • 13:15 – Hip Hop Steppaz
  • 13:40 – Voices Unlimited
  • 14:25 – Banjaxxed
  • 14:45 – Lola Dawes
  • 15:00 – Carnival parade, stage closes

Meet our Carnival Ambassadors 2023!

Worcester Carnival are very pleased to announce our Carnival ambassadors for 2023.  We are so looking forward to them joining us on the day!

Rhianna Levi – Carnival Queen

Successfully earning this role is dreamy. I’m a young woman who has had turbulent life experiences, but my constant ambition and dedication has enabled me to achieve the unimaginable.

I’m eager to use this position to inspire the next generation, continuing my ongoing community and mental health work with a passion for helping others. I’m an educator, academic, social justice activist, published writer, and now a local Queen! 👑

Danny Taylor-Edwards – Carnival King

Absolutely over the moon !! I’m a hard working passionate family oriented man, who’s always willing to give a helping hand and put a smile on everyone’s face.

I’ll use this position to further engage with the local community as this is something I am passionate about as this is something I do a lot of at my work at a local care home.

It is an absolute privilege to be the first carnival king and I hope to make the community proud.

 

The Parade Theme – “Our Colourful World”

Worcester Carnival’s parade theme for 2023 is…

“Our Colourful World!”

What does the world mean to you?  Or what means the world to you? 

Last year’s theme was “Celebration” which restated our mission to stage Worcester’s biggest party.  This year, our theme goes straight to the heart of what our carnival is all about – a celebration of everyone we call our neighbours in the city of Worcester.  We want it to be a carnival for future generations to remember.  One that includes the breadth of the Worcester community and makes a positive impact on the world around us.

We can’t wait to see how you rise to the challenge with surprising and inspiring entries to this year’s parade.  Floats, walking groups, dancing, and a fair few wild and wonderful artistic creations.

Sponsor Worcester Carnival 2023

Calling local businesses large and small! Worcester Carnival returns to the streets of our city on Saturday 1st July 2023.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities giving you the chance to be part this fantastic community event. In return we will promote your business as thousands flock to Pitchcroft to enjoy the Carnival Village packed with stalls, activities, family entertainment and sports. This unique opportunity will also get your brand into the heart of the city when the carnival parade commences through the streets of Worcester.

Sponsor Us

Our mission is to create Worcester’s biggest outdoors celebration, helping to make Worcester an amazing place to live and work.

We cannot do this without you.  We have a range of sponsorship packages available whether you’re a small business or nationwide employer, sole trader or global brand.  We’d love to talk about how we can work together to deliver something wonderful for the Worcester community.

For some suggestions of sponsorship packages, why not take a look at our Corporate Brochure? (PDF, 1.3MB)

So if you want to be at the heart of Worcester Carnival in this and future years, please click the link below to go to our enquiries form or contact Barry MacGabhann on corporate@worcester-carnival.co.uk 

Sponsorship Enquiry Form

Souvenir Brochure Adverts

An advert in Worcester Carnival’s official souvenir brochure is a great way to get your message seen by thousands of Worcester Carnival attendees, and show your support for this great community event.  The brochure will be available at sites around the city before and during Worcester Carnival full of high quality content to enhance the carnival experience.

Advert Booking Form

Worcester Carnival Returns – Saturday 1st July 2023

We are excited to say that Worcester Carnival will return on Saturday 1st July 2023.  Save the date! Everyone is invited to get involved as a parade entrant, a trader or sponsor.

In 2022, we had over 30 different groups take part including schools, community groups, businesses, dancers, street-entertainers, and costumed characters. The parade is made up of a mix of floats and walking groups and the theme of the event will be released soon but it is important for participants to apply now. If you haven’t taken place before there is lots of help and advice available.

The event is funded through grants, fundraising and sponsorship and we cannot do it without the help of local businesses.  We have a range of sponsorship packages available that will suit both small and large businesses.  We’d love to talk about how we can work together to deliver something wonderful for the Worcester community.

For traders there are amazing opportunities on our Carnival Village, this may be a stall or a pitch. Thousands of visitors’ flock to Carnival Village on Pitchcroft racecourse.  There will be the opportunity to trade throughout the day selling local artisan food, drink, crafts or showcase the amazing work your charity or organisation does in our community.

Enquiry forms for all these things are live on our website – see Get Involved – or you can contact us at info@worcester-carnival.co.uk

Worcester carnival – Official Video

In 2022, Worcester Carnival commissioned local film-maker James Silvanus-Davis to produce a short film highlighting our story so far, and our ambitions for future carnivals.  Here is the official highlight video for Worcester Carnival.

Worcester Carnival 2023 – Save the Date!

The date is already set for the next Worcester Carnival – Saturday 1st July 2023!

Check out our Take Part page for details of how to be involved, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news as our next, even bigger, carnival comes together.

Worcester Carnival returns Saturday 6th July 2024

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