Whitley Bay Carnival 2020

Lock-down carnival is an invitation for absolutely everyone, wherever they are, to get together apart and celebrate community, belonging and making meaningful positive things happen whatever the barriers might be.

We had planned to invite everyone to come to Whitley Bay to see our annual thousand strong costumed parade and enjoy three days of street music, theatre, circus, food and general togetherness over the late May bank holiday but with the Covid-19 global lockdown that just isn’t possible this year so instead we invite you to decorate your place, put messages and bunting in your windows, make a fun costume, dress up, have a picnic, learn a dance and maybe a song (we will be showing you how) that we can all do together and at the time we would have been welcoming the carnival parade …party like its 2020.

We will be sharing ideas, how to videos and zoom tuition meet ups.. and on the day we hope to go live on Facebook and find a way to showcase all your pictures, words, videos and more…think ‘band aid’ meets Thursday NHS and key workers applause. We want you to make little videos of how you made your picnic, bunting, costumes or decorations, anything you do towards the day. We want to see your windows, see you in your costumes , we want to see your dances, hear your songs and we want to make such a noise at 2pm that we can be heard for miles.

This is just a save the date… more news to follow

Whitley Bay Big Local supports Whitley Bay Carnival.

In this video Salto artist, Gilly Roger shows how to make a beautiful Glowing hat


We can supply the foam and fasteners for this project but you will need to get hold of a string of battery fairy lights.

If you want some foam and fasteners get in touch via www.facebook.com/whitleybaycarnival
and we can give you what you need.

We want to see pictures of what you make so when you post use the hashtag #shimmerlight20 . Post them up to the Whitley Bay Carnival Fb page www.facebook.com/whitleybaycarnival

Wear the Glowing hat when you come and see our giant St Nicholas.
He’s going to appear in Whitley Bay in the week of the 7th of December. Look out for further announcements as to where you will find him and the Shimmer Lites Light marshals.

Let’s make Whitley Bay Shimmer

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Have you made your firefly yet? #shimmerlight20 ...

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