Sheffield Carnival

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Sheffield Carnival

Supreme Origins By Supreme Origins

Our vision is to create Sheffield Carnival, a free, family friendly, inclusive event incorporating vibrant costumes, a parade, music, food and cultural activities to reflect the diversity of the city.

Sheffield Fundraising stage

6
backers
£6,026
pledged of £6,555
12
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £6,555 by 07 Jul 2017

Our plan is to launch the first Sheffield Carnival at the annual Sheffield Fayre, to be held in Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield on Monday 28th August 2017. The event will run alongside the Sheffield Fayre and will consist of a parade made up of children and people from the local community who will display their carnival costumes in the "Sheffield Shines" parade. We want to celebrate everything Sheffield, the history, culture and heritage of Sheffield, what makes Sheffield unique and to showcase and celebrate the many cultures that reside in Sheffield. The theme for our very first carnival will be "Sheffield in Bloom".

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide carnival arts development opportunities for local artists
  • Run community based workshops to create costumes for the parade
  • Host a free carnival event for all to attend and experience

Why it's a great idea:

We want to put Sheffield on a par with other UK cities by hosting its own carnival event. We see this as a great opportunity to showcase Sheffield as a city of culture and a city for all. As Sheffield is such a vibrant and diverse city full of heritage and rich in its culture, it would seem only fitting to showcase this through the medium of dance, music and arts. Carnivals appeal to a wide range of people across generations, cultures and race, so we expect our target audience to be broad. Part of our vision is to encourage participation from the city and the wider region. To ensure we achieve this we intend to engage with schools, higher education institutions, community groups and organisations, existing local events and other carnivals to provide various participation opportunities both in our planning and delivery.

Steps to get it done:

  • Marketing the event to the city
  • Purchasing costume materials
  • Providing volunteering opportunities for local artists and students
  • Booking local talent and entertainment for the Carnival event day
  • Community workshops to make and build carnival costumes
  • The Sheffield Fayre Carnival event day

We've been working for a while to make this happen but have been restricted by limited funding. This is where your help would be really appreciated.

Location Sheffield

Sheffield has 11 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Norfolk Heritage Park

Council

Sheffield City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £6,555

Production and infrastructure - £6,000 (92%)
Costume materials - £500 (8%)
Other - £55 (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.

92%
Production and infrastructure
£6,000
8%
Costume materials
£500
1%
Other
£55
  • Transaction Fees
    £25
  • Spacehive fees
    £25
  • VAT
    £5

Total £6,555

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Surplus or unwanted materials, plastic tubing, bamboo canes, artificial plants, wire, half filled cans of spray paints, material roll ends, beads or anything that we could ‘up-cycle’ into costumes.
  • Artists with experience of costume creation, fashion design or creation of props or lanterns, who would like to volunteer their time to support upcoming artists and volunteers and help facilitate workshops.

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