Bassline has worked in partnership with Boomtown Fair for a 5th year creating workshops in Carnival Arts, Music and Theatre in Winchester and Bristol.
We worked with 120 young people and their families at St Pauls Adventure Playground creating dance, Costume, Music and Radio documentaries, and with 150 young people in Winchester. The workshops lead up to a performance on the Mighty Lions Den stage with an audience of 20k, and the Boomtown Carnival parade
Boomtown gave hundreds of free tickets and Bristol City Council paid for the buses to take all these people to Boomtown to perform and take part, 80 % of whom had not attended a festival before. Together we pulled off these epic shows and are already busy planning similar projects for 2019.
Opening Ceremony Video
filmed/edited Gary Thomas
Photos by Tom Ham
Bassline Circus in partnership with Boomtown Fair with funding from Bristol City Council, our amazing team ran carnival Outreach Projects in Bristol and Winchester this summer and we had an absolute blast.
And to our fantastic facilitators:
Eva Lazarus - singing
Keshav Keshav Chandradath Singh -Jus Now - music workshops
Abi Kennedy - costume
Tomasin Cuthbert Menes - costume
Theo Godson Company - dance
Olivia Francis - dance
Manuela Benini - dance
Our carnival groups and performers:
Natasha Benjamin Hype dance Bristol
Paloma Styles -Cinco coco
Mahogany Carnival Arts
Sunshine International Arts
Koroleko Moussa Dembele - drums
London School of Samba
And finally, Natalia Colville Mia Harris Claire Horton @luke Mimi Clifford Lizzie Hall David Peverley Andrea Greenwood (and team) for making it happen!
Big thanks to Gary Thomas, Clockwise and Hannah Tyson for this video
Thanks to all our venue partners St Pauls Adventure Playground, Winchester Discovery Centre and Winnall Primary School
and to our funders Arts Council England, Bristol City Council Originator Fund ,Hampshire Council, Awards for All and Bristol City Council Neighbourhood partnerships Wellbeing Grant.