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Parade - Moving On 2006 Carnival

On Friday, over 600 children from 19 schools in the Lewes District will take to the streets as part of the Moving On 2006 Carnival Parade. The theme this year is ‘Transformation’. The event, now in its fifth year, is organised by PATINA to celebrate ‘moving on’ from primary to secondary school, with the help of local artists. As Raphaella Sapir, Production Manager of Moving On explains “Seven local artists have been involved with the project this year. We go into schools and hold brainstorming sessions with the Year 6 students. Once they have decided on their interpretation of the theme, we come back with some practical designs and drawings-all based on their ideas. We then go into each school for at least three days to make costumes, models, headdresses, etc. in preparation for the carnival.” Furniture Now’s recycling wagon will become a float for the first time this year and will carry a huge alarm clock made from recycled material.

Each school has been incredibly innovative in its interpretation of the ‘transformation’ theme. Wallands will parade a recycled fashion show; Western Road will illustrate the transformation from angel to devil; Pells C of E - caterpillar to butterfly; Firle - Phoenix into fire and smoke; Lewes New School-bugs into acorns; and South Malling-girl into King Kong. The carnival parade will travel from The Paddock through the town, and back. It will culminate in a solar-powered music festival - local band Turning Green will headline, with two bands from the Starfish youth music programme in support. KA

School’s out for summer: and Turning Green are there to put the
arty in party

The streets of Lewes
When? 12.30pm
How Much? Free
Turning Green
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