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The Kemp Town Carnival is one of Brighton’s largest free community street festivals, set in the heart of Kemp Town Village in East Brighton and will take place on Saturday June 7th 2014.

This year’s Carnival will have something for the whole community with a brand new children’s parade, circus skills, street theatre, break dancing, the grand custard pie fight, belly dancers, choirs and much more.

We’ve also increased the amount of live music with an additional 5th stage. The performing line-up represents the very best of Brighton’s lively music scene with a diverse range of bands and performers, Samba bands, Tea dancing and Lindy-hop performances, and dance displays.

Other entertainment includes magicians, children’s entertainment, live graffiti art, creative workshops, tug’o’war, Morris Dancers, fine ales and ciders, barn dancing, Arts, Crafts and other great market stalls, wonderful foods and the annual Parade of Flowers returns.

The Kemp Town Carnival was created in the mid nighties, originally a community collaboration between St Georges Church and Sussex House. It has grown from its humble beginnings as a small village fete, into Brighton’s ‘Nottinghill by the Sea’, celebrating the summer with the theme of Flowers and becoming one of cities most cherished community street festivals.

Set in heart of Kemp Town Village, along St Georges Road and its surrounding streets, the Carnival is a wonderful opportunity for many of the local businesses and community groups to showcase their goods and talents.  The Carnival has worked with a host of community groups and educational services including the Open Spaces Dance Troupe, Access to Music, The Academy of Creative Training, Street Funk, Northbrooke College, T21 Dance, The Nautical Training Corps, the Max Miller Appreciation Society, the Rainbow Chorus, Middle Street Choir, Amazonias Capoeira, We Bop (Women’s Choir), The Brighton School of Samba and Sussex University Fencing club…to name a few.

Over the years the Carnival has been privileged to play host to many of the best of Brighton’s artists and musicians, a great deal of which have dedicated their time and talents to helping raise the much needed funds to make the Carnival happen.