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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
If the day didn’t seem to fly past quick enough already, here is the whole day in 2 minutes!
Copies will be available from our volunteers on Carnival Day throughout the day, or you can click below to download a digital version (PDF, 2MB)