The Carnival Arts Group have been
engaged in all sorts of events from running workshops, to hosting carnivals
and liaising with councils and the police to make the event happen. On the
festival scene our workshops have entertained kids and parents alike, from
making small flags to giant processional structures.
At the Big Chill festival last year
(2004) we ran three days of workshops with flags (for the little ones) small
3d models (ladybirds and fish on sticks) and a big structure each day (a
wasp, the mother of all ladybirds and a turtle). At the end of each day we
paraded the objects around the field to great cheers from the crowds...
Our wasp also had a secret night life, as it was stolen and taken all
over site, reports came back that it had been spotted at the front of the
main stage, in the sculpture park and was finally rescued from a tree on the
other end of the festival.