CITY CENTRE CARNIVAL 2006 A SUCCESS!
On July 1st the 2006 People of Stoke On Trent were treated to a day of entertainment provided by groups from the community taking part in the 2006 Planet Sound Carnival programme.
This was second City Centre carnival, and built on work done as part of the 2005 programme.
The day started off with a Capoeria display outside Hanley Musuem by Capoeira Art Brasil who also featured in the Grand Parade.
On the stage in Tontine Square, the band NEMO entertained the crowds, followed by the Skalinkis - the bands taking a break only to allow for the Grand Parade to come through Tontine Square to bring the crowds to celebrate.
The Grand Parade started at 2pm outside Hanley Musuem, and paraded through the market areas and cultural quarter of Hanely City Centre to end in Tontine Square
in the Grand Parade were the Cultural Sisters, Romero Sambista, Planet Sound dancers, Madula dancers and drummers, Planet Sound Bateria, CHINA theatre group, Mitchell High School, St Lukes School, Forest Park School, Bentilee dancers, the Tunstall based "Capoeira Art Brasil" group and the legendary Sambista Bosco De Olivera , all who performed the 2006 Carnival song "Together we stand".
The groups had spent the previous six weeks working towards the event, working on their own dance and drum moves and interpretations of the song.
To see the galleries of the event, click here
Planet Sound Community Arts would like to thank everyone who took part, from artists to school teachers, volunteers right through to the participants.
You have helped make the 2006 Carnival programme the most successful yet - thank you all once again!
It is hoped that the success of the City Centre Carnival, and the great turnout for the Leek carnival will lead to annual events of this kind being established in the City.
The Carnival song for 2006 was created by Planet Sound and Bosco de Oliveria, a top international Sambista and choreographed by leading Brazilian Carnival Dancer Romero.
The vibrant and colourful costumes were made by the renowned Local Carnival Costume Makers – The Cultural Sisters.
The programme was made possible due to funding from the Arts Council, who gave the go ahead despite the annual Newcastle Carnival being cancelled.
Carnival 2006 galleries
Gallery 1 / Gallery 2 / Gallery 3 / Gallery 4 / Gallery 5
Gallery 6 / Gallery 7 Leek parade / practices / Leek promo
More Planet Sound carnival links!
Listen to the song / Download Song
Carnival 2006 flyers / Song lyrics
Learn the song on our resources page!
2006 Carnival video / Photos from 2005! / 2004 feature film!