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Charivari Day 2014

Charivari Woodland

Applicant: Strange Cargo

Project: Charivari Day 2014

Grant award: £13,950

Strange Cargo, the Folkestone based arts company was delighted to be working closely with the team from Up on the Downs to create their 2014 Charivari Day summer carnival, whose themed sections reflected some of the wonderfully diverse areas of activity covered by the work of the Landscape Partnership.  The Charivari Day carnival, which borrowed the name of Up on the Downs  took spectators on a journey through the wonders of what exists beyond our front doors; jumping across the amazing discoveries from the Bronze Age, to the astonishing diversity of the natural environment of woodlands, Great Green Bush Crickets, Late Spider Orchids and fossils, to the recent and probably unexpected appearance of wartime pillboxes.  Each section paraded alongside each other in the glittering and colourful procession.  The display of large and small carnival costumes involved many hundreds of participants including carnival groups, teachers, students and children from across the Shepway District, whose creativity and energy have gone into designing and making their spectacular dress.

Building the costumes

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Charivari Up on the Downs - July 12th 2014

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All photographs (c) Andy Jones