Caribbean festival from Notting Hill director on way to Rotherham’s Magna

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A two-week Caribbean carnival will be coming to South Yorkshire next summer.

The South Yorkshire Carnival Arts Regional Festival will arrive at Magna on July 15 and will include a fashion show, international calypso concert, comedy festival and food festival.

Nik Brear

Nik Brear

It will target local schools, community groups, dance groups, musicians, designers and culinary artistes, in an effort to blend South Yorkshire and Caribbean heritage to promote a range of creative talents and skills for all age groups and cultures.

Organiser Deborah Alleyne De Gazon, a creative consultant for arts company Creative Learning Circuit - and creative director of London Notting Hill Carnival - said: “It’s a brilliant approach to foster community cohesion using carnival arts ideas as a medium to plan such a wide variety of events, and bring a Caribbean carnival spirit, to South Yorkshire via Magna.

“It will provide the opportunity for the diverse community to explore the profound meaning of carnivals and its creative elements and why they’re so popular in promoting the heritage and identity of cultures around the world.”