2 October, 2022
Free (no booking required)
Family activities at Italian Gardens from 12-5pm and the Parade begins at 2pm at the Tropicana, Marine Parade, BS23 1BE, arriving at the Italian Gardens approx 3:30pm
Come together for Weston’s Climate Carnival to show solidarity for climate action and shine a light on how creativity and community can play their part in spreading a positive message for a sustainable and hopeful future world.
The free spectacle has been extended to include more family activities taking place at Weston’s Italian Gardens from midday to 5pm and featuring the ‘Actual Reality Arcade’, a life-sized, low-tech interactive game zone; ‘Circomedia’ circus skills family workshops; arts & crafts with Community Scrapstore North Somerset; Cake Ladies stilt walkers; short animation film screening ‘Where did the Bats go?’ and multi-generational, immersive audio experience ‘Weathering Together’.
The Climate Carnival will also showcase a community-led procession, gathering outside the Tropicana from 2pm for a kaleidoscopic display of environmentally-themed carnival arts along the seafront with its majestic SEE MONSTER backdrop.
Spectacles include forest hats and carnival outfits, protest posters and placards, flying bats and trash sound-makers, alongside a shoal of skeletal fish highlighting the plight of our oceans – all created out of reused materials and made at Climate Workshops led by local and national artists throughout the summer.
Further sparking the green energy with a hip and a hop will be dancers from Weston’s Twist-o-Flex dance academy and eye-catching, nature-themed stilt walkers. The procession will culminate in the Italian Gardens with a vibrant afternoon of music, dancing, performances and a finale environmental fashion parade taking place at 4pm.
Outdoor Arts is kindly supported by Without Walls
This activity has been developed by the SEE MONSTER Think Tank community initiative.