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Kendal Calling – It’s Carnival Time (28 Jul)

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Kendal Calling – It’s Carnival Time.

We come together 2.10PM Saturday 28th July at Lowther Deer Park for the Kendal Calling parade to go Into the Future!

Expect an other-worldy procession of curious characters. Blending carnival costumes, thumping percussion and ethereal beings, the Kendal Calling annual shimmy-shake across the fields will be a spectacle to behold.  Combining two futures, beam into a utopia of flora and fauna or voyage towards a dystopian future of robot overlords. For the saviour of our fields, we need you.

Participants will receive free festival passes and if required camping passes to Kendal Calling. Some paid roles are available for the 27th & 28th of July. Participants will need to be available from 12pm on the Saturday to receive a full briefing and prepare for the parade that will leave at 2.10pm. Full details will be sent to the chosen cast via email.

Dates: 28th July
Times: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Lowther Deer Park is Hackthorpe (nr Penrith), Cumbria, CA10 2HN

Global Grooves is calling carnival enthusiasts, drummers and dancers from our network to join our carnival community.

We need you!

Global Grooves are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers (aged 18+) for the following roles:

  • Pegasus horse entourage!

Enjoy wearing beautiful brand new creations and parading alongside our stunning new Pegasus horse made by the talented Mel Roberts.


  • Phoenix and Roller Bird Handlers

Join the heart of the Carnival by bringing life to one of our flighty new friends made by the talented Tony Mason. Embodying the spirit of the recent Global Grooves recovery project, the Phoenix will watch over the day’s proceedings bringing good luck to all who follow.


  • Wing / Backpack wearers

To complete our Carnival troupe for this event, we are also looking for more wing wearers to show off our beautiful silk pieces.


There are also several paid roles available for this event

(please email [email protected] for clarification on individual fees):

  • Drummers & Brass/reed players for ‘Great Garden Carnival’

We are also looking for several experienced percussion players and melody players to wear costume and play groovy music for our creations to move to. Experience of parading/walking and the ability to improvise/hold a groove is essential.


  • Robot Puppet performer & Robot drummers

The Robot is another brand new creation joining the Global Grooves puppet team this summer. We are looking for one operator to bring this new creation to life, and a small team of experienced percussionists to animate his dancefloor!


Join the Global Grooves Bloco

Join the Global Grooves Bloco and workshop delivery team! GG is seeking a team of artists to form our brand new Carnival Bloco, kicking off with a hot season of festivals and events all over the UK this summer! Primarily we are looking for advanced/professional/full-time percussionists and brass/reed players. Dancers and puppeteers and producers will also be needed for some events. The initial rehearsal(s)/development admin is not paid, but we hope to work closely with a small team of artists to develop a regular paid performance group who can get out there on the street and show the world what GG is all about.


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Starts On 28/07/2018
Duration 1 day
Level Open Level

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