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Carnival Academy


If you love vibrant costumes, dazzling spectacle, compelling music and great dancing – this is for you. Every Sunday, we have carnival art and activities ranging from West African Drumming, Jazz & Contemporary dance, Capoeira plus costume and puppet making. From complete beginner to established practitioner, Edinburgh’s Carnival Academy welcomes everyone. Join us and work alongside fantastic professional and amateur artists, learn and develop new skills, become part of a local and international network and work towards participating in Edinburgh Festival Carnival 2019! Join the most colourful, creative and fun community in Edinburgh, be part of something amazing. The world in One City, Edinburgh Festival Carnival. #jointhecarnival

Sundays from 2-5pm between 27th January- 31st March (not 17, 24 February) at St Bride’s Centre, EH11 2DZ.

Please click here to book.

Sunday 15th July 2018
1.30pm - 4pm
Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens.
FREE admission

The seventh Edinburgh Festival Carnival delivers a dazzling spectacle under the castle!

Over 800 performers deliver an extravaganza humming with the rhythms of salsa, African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling pipes and a feast for the eyes with sequined dancers, feathered costumes, Chinese dragons, circus performers and street theatre.

Music, dance, costumes, circus, acrobats and puppetry, from all over the world, and all over Scotland!including:Bombrando ( Portugal), Gwanaval (France), Nice (Iceland), Enjoy Street Theatre (Italy), Edinburgh Chinese Art and Culture Committee, Artscape Theatre (South Africa), Edinburgh Samba School, Beltane Society, Pulse of the Place, Brass Aye,  Dream Warriors (USA), Meninos do Morumbi (Brazil), 3Canal (Trinidad), Acitae (Cuba), Barefeet Acrobats (Zambia), Kalentura (Netherlands), La Paranxza del Greco (Italy), 

(Check back for final schedule in July) 

Take Part in the Carnival 

Participate in the Carnival parade by wearing a costume or being a steward and have one of the most exhilarating experiences. 

For more details call 0131 467 5200 / e-mail: 

Supported by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Chinese Art and Culture Community and Brouhaha

PLUS The Chinese Festival Cultural Show

The Silk Road brings leading performers from China to present a spectacular Festive show of dance, drama, circus, and music, supported by outstanding performers from the Chinese community in Scotland.

Monday  16th July from 6pm to 7.15pm at The Assembly Hall.

Free event, now SOLD OUT

The Carnival is presented in association with Brouhaha and BE United


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