The team behind Bedford Carnival have launched a new website today, giving more people a chance to get involved with the event and help lay the foundations for future cultural projects in the town.
SpectaculArts aims to showcase the diversity and talents in the Bedford through music, dance and performance, and promote an increased understanding of the cultural traditions of the various communities our town.
The new website details everything that the SpectaculArts team are planning and also how people can take part as a volunteer, performer, trader or sponsor.
Founder, Sharon de Leonardis, started SpectaculArts initially to put on a carnival event “the likes of which Bedford has never seen before.” But the idea has quickly morphed into a foundation that will also create a legacy for Bedfordians from all backgrounds.
“While the SpectaculArts’ Bedford carnival event will be great fun for everyone,” says Sharon, “we want to also use it to help Bedfordians gain skills that will help them in their own goals too.
“Using the example set by the London 2012 Olympic’s ‘games makers’ we’ll be running workshops for about 200 volunteers, training them in everything from first aid to video editing, journalism to marshalling, and more.”
The carnival will take place on Saturday 7 September in Bedford Park and showcase the best of Bedford’s current and emerging talent in dance, arts, theatre and music.
Auditions for the dance programme take place on 7 April. More information can be found at: www.spectacularts.co.uk.
Bedford Independent is proud to be the media partner for SpectaculArts 2019.