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Friday, 25 September 2015

Darnall Carnival a big success in spite of the showers

This year's Darnall Carnival was a big success despite being blighted by showers for the first part of the day. After lunch the sun came out and more than 4,000 people came into High Hazels Park to enjoy the fun. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, opened the carnival with local councillors, Mazher Iqbal, Mary Lea and Dianne Hurst.
Visitors enjoyed a range of attractions and information stalls, ranging from a conjurer to Bhangra music star Zack Knight, who took top billing on the stage.

Carnival organiser Zahira Naz said, "The carnival was a big success again, building on Darnall's reputation for being able to put on a good show. It's all thanks to the many volunteers who helped with stewarding and organising for the event, or came to provide information stalls. Next year we are hoping to grow even bigger."
From left, carnival organisers Zahira Naz, Nazia Fazil and Nagina Hussain pose with a Minion and Princess Elsa from Frozen

Friday, 18 September 2015

More pictures from this year's carnival

Umer Kayani posing with (left to right) carnival organisers Zahira, Nazia & Nagina

Zack Knight on stage at Darnall Carnival

Darnall Forum Chair Mothiur Rahman, Lord Mayor Councillor Talib Hussain & PMC Chair Mohammed Ali visit one of the stalls
Darnall Forum Chair Mothiur Rahman and Councillors Mary Lea (far left) and Dianne Hurst (centre) with staff from Darnall Well Being, helping them decorate their stand

A local resident gets up close to one of the Zubaidah Belly Dancers who performed at the Carnival

Lord Mayor Councillor Talib Hussain with Councillor Mazher Iqbal at in front of one of the stands

Sunday, 13 September 2015

The morning AFTER the carnival...

High Hazels' Park the morning after the carnival. Thanks to Zahira and the Community Payback scheme operated by the Probation Service not a single piece of litter remains! 

More pictures from yesterday's carnival

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Thanks to Zahira, Nazia and the rest of the team for a wonderful carnival

Undaunted by the weather, thousands of people enjoyed Darnall Carnival today. Here are a selection of photos from the day.

Darnall Carnival is still happening!

The Met Office forecast for this afternoon is for dry weather with sunny intervals. The Carnival starts at 12pm.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Saturday 12 September 2015

Darnall Carnival, High Hazels Park Saturday 12 September 12-5pm

Darnall Carnival is an event that promotes community cohesion and celebrates diversity  by bringing people together to share different cultures, food, art and entertainment. 

The carnival is in its 13th year since it was first revived by local residents in 2003, and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors it's going to be bigger and better than ever. There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

Our sponsors this year include British Land and Meadowhall, Darnall Area Trust Fund, J G Graves Charitable Trust, South Yorkshire Housing Association, The Friends of High Hazels Park and Darnall Forum.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Khiza and Soni J Join Zak Knight on Stage at Darnall Carnival

Darnall Carnival Committee are pleased to announce that Khiza and Soni J will be performing on the main stage at this year's Carnival on Saturday 12 September in High Hazels Park. 

Zak Knight is our headline act this year. His cover of the song Dheere Dheere Se‬ has been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Amazing "Bullet Tooth" Kayaani to Guest Star at Darnall Carnival

The amazing, Super Sports' Star UMER BULLET TOOTH KAYANI will be making a guest appearance at the Darnall Carnival! 

The unbeaten Welter Weight Contenders' Champion is a mixed martial arts athlete, and we are delighted that he has agreed to come and talk to local young people about his experiences and to encourage them to try out his sport or other physical exercise.

Sheffield Muslim Forum is Proud to be Supporting Darnall Carnival

Sheffield Muslim Forum are Proud Partners of Darnall Carnival 2015. We are delighted to announce that Sohail Mumtaz, with his amazing talent to capture beautiful pictures, will be the official photographer on the day, along side Sheffield Asian Media Forum. The Team will be  filming and interviewing people on the day, so if you see them coming towards you please don't run! STOP, say hello, have a picture taken, and share your experience of the Darnall Carnival. 

Free Blood Pressure Checks at Darnall Carnival

On Saturday 12 September from 12 till 5pm in High Hazels Park, free blood pressure checks by Darnall Pharmacy.

Darnall Carnival Bazaar Saturday 12 September

The  Bazaar will be located in the main marquee this year. 

We have over 20 stalls selling refreshments, clothes, scarfs, henna, beauty products,  jewellery, toys and much more. 

Also don't forget to visit the the information Marquee: 

Darnall Wellbeing: Healthy Eating information. 

Free Lantern-making workshop, getting read for the Lantern Parade on 5 November

Darnall Forum: Information advice and guidance, what's happening in Darnall, how to get involved.  

Darnall Pharmacy: blood pressure checks. 

WEA - Find out about courses. 

Health Watch, Galeed House, Link FM/PMC, Friends of High Hazels Park. 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, talking to Forum manager Neil Bishop
Alan Billings, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, dropped in to meet learners at our adult community learning enrolment day. He is pictured talking to Forum manager, Neil Bishop. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is funding some of our work.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Princess Elsa at Darnall Carnival 12 September

There will be great entertainment for children and their families at this year' Darnall Carnival on Saturday 12 September from 12 till 5. A team of professional entertainers will provide moments that will be remembered by everyone. Highlights include
  • 30 Minute Magic Show with puppets & a baby rabbit. No baby rabbits will be sawn in half during the performance!
  • Princess Elsa our special guest attending the Darnall Carnival, make sure you come and say hello to her and don't forget to take a photo next to her!
  • From 1.00-2.30pm balloon modelling around the park. Bend it, shape it, tie it, pop it! Balloon models are a fun way to entertain kids (including the big kid inside every adult!)