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Posted on March 18 2009 at 8:37:20

Preparing a carnival float

Villages across the district have been challenged to come up with the best “trolley float” for the new-look Bromsgrove Carnival and Procession.

The event returns to the town on Saturday June 27 and organisers are very keen to make sure people from surrounding villages get involved.

Procession organiser Jules Evans told The Village: “We would like to offer Off Our Trolley workshops to any village or community group and there will be a competition to see which village creates the best float.”

Off Our Trolley is a Birmingham-based crafts group which has been involved in such events as Artsfest and Gay Pride.

The Festival will pay for one of their trainers to come to a village to teach the community how to make a mardi-gras float out of a supermarket trolley.

“We have even got the trolleys for you to use, kindly donated by the Co-op,” said Jules.

“Our idea is that you build a float and then dress everyone up to compliment the float. 

“We can also offer trash instrument workshops with Bromsgrove-based Glamba who will show you how to make the instruments out of recycled materials and then you can come along on Carnival day and join in the procession which winds its way from the Artrix to Sanders Park.

“If you can’t afford a holiday this year treat Bromsgrove Carnival as a weekend away – we can have our own Rio De Janeiro street party.”

Villagers interested in taking up the trolley challenge can contact Jules on 01527 576251. Also see the website http://www.bromsgrovecarnival.org

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