Cowley Road Carnival

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Cowley Road Carnival 1 July 2018.

The theme for this years carnival is ‘Icons of Art‘; there will be amazing costumes, musicians, dancers and other groups joining the procession (starting at The Plain to Magdalen Road).

As always, you will be spoilt for choice with the entertainment, so make sure you get there early to see as much as possible.

Music and song from all genres will play out from venues and stages along the length of the road, as well as adjacent areas such as the Tesco Car Park, Restore, and the Asian Cultural Centre.

There will be pop-up performances, spoken word, drama and dance. Without doubt, something for everyone, whether you are 1 or 100!

Not forgetting the fabulous food from all corners of the globe that will be there to tempt you. Give in to the temptation and try something new, as well as your Carnival favourites.”

The huge array of food is an essential ingredient of Carnival Day. Gorgeous dishes and flavours from all over the world to try, we suggest you make room for as many as possible – and then take some home for later too.”

“Dance brings rhythm and colour to the Carnival festivities both in the procession and at venues around the festival site.

The Global Dance Stage, now at the Asian Cultural Centre, features a packed dance programme from Dancin’ Oxford showcasing local dance groups.”

“Hundreds of performers play and make music at venues all along the Cowley Road on Carnival Day, as well as on stages in adjacent areas. All genres are represented from indie bands to melodic folk and from hip hop to reggae. Check out the programme to see where to find your favourites – and then leave time to discover something news.”

Find out more on the Cowley Road Carnival website.