Giants of Telford's history to be honoured at carnival
A carnival in Telford will take inspiration from the giants of the past this weekend.
Telford's Carnival of Giants will take a look at the biggest names from the town's past for this year's event, set to take place on Sunday.
Volunteers, community groups and organisations from around the borough have been supported by the council to get involved in the procession, with professional carnival makers, choreographers and a mass-movement director to create the structures, costumes, music and dances.
Organised as part of Telford50, the carnival will feature a parade of colourful large scale structures which which will be walked, pushed or pulled on the roads around town centre and brought to life with music, dance and carnival costumes.
Councillor Rae Evans, Cabinet Member for customer services, tourism & partnerships said: “Our carnival events here in Telford have been a huge hit over the last few years and we can’t wait to create more lasting memories for Telford’s 50th birthday year.
“This year local communities have had the opportunity to create the parade sculptures to make the event their own and they have learned many new skills along the way which is just fantastic.”
The procession will finish with a dance and music finale in Telford Town Park’s arena.
Live music and entertainment will be provided by Esther Turner, Rock Choir, Hindu Temple Dancers, Chin Woo Martial Arts and West African Drummers will continue on stage throughout the day before Telford’s Got Talent winners “Intrigue” close the event with their winning songs.
There will also be demonstrations by Guinness World Record Holding strongman John Evans performing incredible feats of strength including balancing a car on his head.
The day will also include all of the usual annual activities including a funfair, sports and games, ski slope, climbing wall, soft play and a disco dome for under 4s.