Liverpool Carnival & the Brouhaha Intl Street Fest 2014
Date(s) - 11/07/2014 - 18/07/2014
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Brouhaha International Street Festival are back for their 23rd year, bigger, bolder and brighter than ever. An explosion of culture, colour and sound is bringing artists from across the globe. Liverpool City Centre becomes a contagion zone as ‘Infecting the City‘ (11th July 4pm-7pm) becomes airborne.
A global parade for a global City, with over 200 international performers who will unleash the bacchanal. Join them as Liverpool’s world renownedwaterfront is taken over by the fever, take refuge during the site-specific performances animating buildings and public spaces. The entire city will be corralled into quarantine as the authorities, ‘Inspector Bacchanal’ and ‘Sergeant Rundown’, begin their inspections, will you have festival fever?
One People, One City, One Carnival. The Carnival 2014 (12th July 12pm -2 pm) and one thousand citizens parade through the streets. Join them on the road as they wind their way through Toxteth. They will be dishing out a concoction of carnival riddims at The World in Princes Park (12pm – 7pm) with three stages of local and international performance work, global foods and family arts workshops. It will be hard to fight the fever as they move on to the Beautiful North Festival (13th July 2014) as the whole city is overcome with carnival fever.
The antidote. Your only chance to receive this coveted antidote will be during one performance, in one location for one night only, in tribute to and celebrating one man’s birthday ‘Nelson Mandela’. Mandela Day – Festival Closing Ceremony (18th July). 200 hundred international artists will be administering the cure to the public in the evening as Brouhaha celebrates through the evening and into the night.
For more information on their events please visit their website www.brouhaha.uk.com
Words by Giles Agis, executive director, Brouhaha Intl Street Festival