Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Carnival 2008

The Darnall Carnival on 5 July wasn't a washout but it was affected by rain. After an overcast morning, with scattered showers, the event got off to a slow start and attendances were down on last year, with about 3,000 people estimated to have visited the event compared with 5,000 visitors in 2007. The picture (by "React Multimedia") shows a heavy shower in progress in the middle of the afternoon, but otherwise the sun shone!

There were all the usual attractions at this year's Carnival - information marquees, stalls, rides and live performers. This year we had a live installation about life in a beehive, and local artists taking part in our very own "Darnall's Got Talent".

One of the highlights, as ever, were the sets performed by the visiting artists, among them the Shaan Punjabi Dancers, Tariq Khan from Legacy and the inimitable "Juggy D". Two of our staff, Nazia (left) and Sidrah (in the centre) are pictured joining in the spirit of the dance!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the carnival was great