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This is the first Multicultural Street Carnival in Hull being organised by the local community themselves. The process by which local people create and engage with arts equips them with understanding through attending periodic community meeting, to discuss and deepen their understanding of carnival arts and fostering the spirit of universal togetherness. The dance and costume making workshops will enable talented young people and adults to develop knowledge and skills in dance, making products for the Carnival i.e. carnival masks, floats, costumes, musical products. This will help marginalised social groups to gain access to art and culture as an important part of "good life". Young people with low skills or possessing redundant skillsets will be re-trained ready to be economically active. ....and above all the Street Carnival event will bring millions of pounds to the Hull 2017 through visitors, food sales, hotel bookings, and happiness to all
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Given the global references of the history of carnivals, particularly from its development in the Caribbean in response to slavery and later the Indian indentured labour systems, learning about the Carnival arts subject area creates a greater understanding of social justice issues, and can be the manifestation of a cultural pluralism amongst its participants The workshops will encourage people from different backgrounds to socialise with the various cultures that surround them. Hull in the last 10 years has experienced an influx of migrant communities, from Home office dispersal of Refugees and other economic migrants who are rarely involved in local art festivals. This is clearly catastrophic as it denies many cultural groups opportunity to participate in arts impacting on social exclusion. Participating in Carnival arts provides a universal language that gives voice to individuals and communities and is accessible across social boundaries.
Steps to get it done:
The Carnival event takes "FREEDOM" as its theme, highlights the deep social justice insights of the legacy of Hull born William Wilberforce, symbolising the free spirit of "ONE WORLD ONE RACE" that will be demonstrated in a Street Parade of artistic creations using local people skills and talents as costume designers, dancers, team working skills of all nationalities including marginalised communities (ie Black Asian and Minorities), older people and people with learning disabilities and seldom unheard youth and women. We are committed to creating space as means of reaching out and strengthen the access for social and cultural marginalised groups to arts and culture as a gateway to personal development and social inclusion. The annual event Involves people from different cultural beliefs in a unique street Jamboree fostering new collaborative opportunities that will continue to be a bridge that unites people of diverse cultures changing the Hull cultural landscape in 2017
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