Big Carnival Parade 2010

Participating Schools: 
Hyde Park Infants
Hyde Park Junior
College Road
Drake Primary
Keyham Barton RC Primary
Montpelier Primary
Devonport High School for Girls

The Big Carnival Parade marked the middle of the 11th Big Arts Festival with a colourful international procession through the city centre.  In conjunction with the ARROW (Art: A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World) World Congress, almost 500 young people took to the streets in bright carnival costumes, dancing along to samba bands and stopping to watch performances from the ARROW delegates – young people from countries such as India, South Africa and Kosov – and local schools, such as Hyde Park Infants. Along the route the crowds were wowed by a forest of multi-hued streaming banners, as well as Montpelier Primary School’s giant carnival heads made with local artist James Lake and College Road Primary’s spectacular costumes made in school under the guidance of Stiltskin Creative Arts and Theatre Company. 



"Many of those involved have not taken part in out of school events before. One said he had never been involved in such a large group event and was thrilled," Hyde Park Infants School 


"Working on the event enabled the pupils to take part along side others of different ages in a collaborative context, which they don’t often get the opportunity to do," Montpelier