Carnival set to return to Worcester next year - The Worcester Observer

Carnival set to return to Worcester next year

Worcester Editorial 9th Sep, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

WORCESTER Carnival looks set to return to the streets of the city next year for the first time in more than a decade.

The original event was scrapped in 2001 because of a lack of interest, but organisers are hoping its return will see a throwback to the heyday when thousands of people used to watch dozens of floats parade through the city centre.

Malvern-based Event Xcellence has teamed up with Friar Street’s Kissed Off Creations Ltd to get the wheels in motion, with a date proposed for Saturday, July 4.

The idea has already attracted plenty of interest after a Facebook page created last week received more than 800 ‘likes’.

Malvin Hobbs, of Event Xcellence, said: “The carnival is a chance to bring all different people together as a community as well as businesses.

“It’s bringing back the same kind of community spirit we saw when the Olympic Torch came through the city in 2012.

“People will turn out with their families and communities and everyone will have the chance to get together as one and be happy.

“We’ve had a lot of people saying to us please bring the Worcester Carnival back as they remember it as a child and would love to take their children to it, which is fantastic.

“What we really need now is for people to get behind us, come along to the public meeting, we need businesses to offer sponsorship and groups to let us know they would be interested in being involved.”

A public meeting will be held upstairs at Bindles Restaurant in Sidbury on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm.

More information can also be found by emailing support@worcestercarnival or by calling Mr Hobbs on 0168 439764.

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