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‘Leicester’s Cosmopolitan Carnival’

Saturday 29th August 2015 – 2.00pm-9.00pm

Leicester City Centre: Jubilee Square, High Street, BBC Radio Leicester and Cathedral Gardens.



Be prepared to be dazzled and amazed as the city centre

is set to come alive with the sound of live music, dance,

art and much more, to showcase the astounding creative

talents and vibrant cultural mix within Leicester.

According to the census in 2011, Leicester is one of the

most culturally diverse cities in the country,

Cosmopolitan Arts are celebrating this through

hosting the Cosmopolitan Carnival a FREE arts event

within the city centre, bringing different cultures

together through every imaginable art form, to break

down racial barriers and create more cultural



Jubilee Square

Councillor Manjula Sood Assistant City Mayor for 

Community Involvement, Partnerships & Equalities, shall

open the event on the main stage in Jubilee Square,

which shall be compered by BBC Radio Leicester.

The main stage will showcase some of the best bands

from Leicester, catering for different cultures and tastes.

The line up includes:

‘The Paradimes’, who supported ‘Lee Scratch Perry’ at

the O2 Academy Leicester, the members have played with

prestigious bands such as: ‘Toots and the Maytals’,

‘Symarip’, ‘Amy Winehouse’ and even the ‘Rolling Stones’. 

Penultimately well known New Zealand band ‘Sola Rosa

Sound-system’ are performing as part of their European

tour, their most recent album ‘Magnetics’ was the winner

of iTunes best soul and R&B album 2014.

We also have a host of amazing well-known local bands

from venues in Leicester as part of the City Music Stage:

‘Flight 15’ – The Shed, ‘Clubs’ – The Cookie Jar, ‘Full Shilling’ – Duffys Bar, ‘Harrow Brooks’ – Sound House, ‘Outwood Country Riders’ – The Musician and ‘Goldwater’ – Firebug.


Cathedral Gardens

The Garden stage area situated in Cathedral Gardens

will showcase the best local talent from Leicester.

The line up will include cultural mix of well-known

artists: ‘The Orator’ and ‘The Rhetoric Poetry Society’ will

compere the stage and perform some inspiring spoken word,

Shaomin Zhang, Xiao Tan, Qiming Hu’, musicians from

the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University Leicester,

will perform Chinese folk music. Hilarious ‘Billy and Jody’s

Acoustic Experience’ promises to be very entertaining, well-

known comedians ‘Ian and Lindsay’, the dynamic comedy

duo shall bring family fun to the stage, ‘Kainé Mass Choir’

will sooth with harmonious gospel, ‘Hari Trivedi’ will be

performing melodic tabla, rap music shall be presented by

‘Jonezy’, ‘Ayolah Hanley’ will bring soulful tunes, ‘Angelica

Baylor’ is flying in from Atlanta, USA will uplift with some

rhythmic American R&B and ‘Paulo Carnoth’ will be

rounding off this stage on a high with his amazing



High Street

The High Street will come alive with amazing dance

performances from a variety of different cultural styles

and genres. Including: belly dancing, salsa, samba,

break-dance, Irish dance, Bollywood, traditional Asian

dance, martial arts, a Chinese lion dance and much


‘The Magna Music Band’ a full brass band will be

performing throughout the day and ‘Talent Match’

Leicester will be showcasing the work that they do with

young people.

On the ground floor of ‘BBC Radio Leicester’ there

will be an art gallery featuring local cultural artwork

and cultural art installation piece will decorate Jubilee

Square and a variety of arts based workshops including:

African drumming, Chinese lantern making and

Calligraphy, ‘Mela Arts’ will be hosting a Rangoli arts

workshop with a famous International Rangoli artist

‘Janak Chauhan’, ‘Soft-touch’ – ‘Bloom In New Parks’

flower festival with arts activities, Arts In Leicestershire will

host ‘Presenting Yourself in Music’ workshop at BBC

Radio Leicester, printing workshop for all the family,

mask making and circus skills workshop amongst many

more amazing activities for all the family on the day.

There will also be a small selection of stalls selling

artistic merchandise and lots of activities for children.

The grand finale to the day shall culminate in a film

projection performance at dusk, the film features local

cultural dance groups and musicians edited with a

cultural fusion dance track and animation. This film will

be projected onto BBC Radio Leicester, a spectacular

dance and fire performance by the ‘Dance Select

Agency’ shall accompany this along with lasers and

smoke machines.

The Cosmopolitan Carnival in Leicester city

centre promises to be a fun and a fantastic FREE day out

for all the family!

Contact to find out more:


Facebook: Cosmopolitan Arts & Cosmopolitan Carnival

Twitter: Cosmopolitan Carnival


Telephone: 0770 6973116









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