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Carnaval del Pueblo Comeback 2022! 🎉

Funded on Spacehive 2 August 2022 Delivered 20 August 2022

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Carnaval del Pueblo Comeback 2022! 🎉

Carnaval del Pueblo By Carnaval del Pueblo

Help us bring Carnaval del Pueblo Latin festival back to Burgess Park on the 21st August 2022! The plans are already well underway, and we are in need of financial backing to meet our funding gap.

Southwark Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Aug 2022!

Carnaval del Pueblo 22 will present a FREE, vibrant and colourful Latin American comeback event for all the family. Expect live music, dance and food on the Great Lawn in Burgess Park, London SE5 0RJ. The event will be inclusive, accessible, and open to all. It will bring together the South London community and Latin Londoners presenting authentically costumed performances, arts and crafts, Plaza Latina food village and 2 bars that celebrate Latin American culture. Main Stage: Colombian legend Javier Vásquez and his orchestra playing hits from their Grupo Niche and Son de Cali youth days. Terapia Latina (Italy) and the best of London's Latin American musical and dance talent. Salsa Dance Marquis: With its own sound system, all day salsa dance workshops and free style led by the Salsateca instructors (Elder Sanchez). PLUS! Childrens' activities and face painting led by Enzo Recreation; Funfair; Mural Painting with Abraham Osorio; Ice cream vans.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free day-long authentic Latin American music, dance, arts and gastronomic event for all the family
  • Festival infrastructure (stage, sound system, fencing, toilets, gazebos, first aid, clean up)
  • Festival security
  • Festival artists
  • Festival volunteers

Why it's a great idea:

The festival is a rare and important opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate la vida! This is more important than ever in the post-pandemic landscape. Among the festival's benefits are: - Community cohesion - Health and wellbeing of participants and attendees - Showcase for up and coming artists - Kick start for micro-businesses in challenging circumstances - Quality family time - Celebrating cultural heritage and sharing it the wider community - Volunteering opportunities

Steps to get it done:

  • Communicate success to Southwark Council
  • Pay all required deposits and payments to ensure full infrastructure
  • Stall holders and artists present on the day
  • Media promotion on all platforms – TV, Radio, Social Media – developed announcing success of the Spacehive appeal

The video above is a collection of clips from Carnaval's glory days, when we had up to 130,000 attendees! The comeback festival this year will be smaller, with an expected 2000 people at any given point. This will act as a springboard to build the festival up again in the years ahead. Main image credit: Nick Sidle, Heartstone Chandra. Image: D997123 Plaza Latina Festival.

Location Southwark

About the space

Burgess Park


London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £28,025

Location Hire Fee - £23,663 (84%)
Stage - £4,000 (14%)
Other - £362 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Location Hire Fee
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Bigger stage - the bigger the stage, the better quality viewing
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Water charges

Total £28,025

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