Darlington prepares to host annual community carnival

PARTY TIME: Last year's community carnival makes its way through the streets of Darlington

PARTY TIME: Last year's community carnival makes its way through the streets of Darlington

First published in News

HUNDREDS of people are expected to descend on a North-East town this weekend as a popular annual event gets underway.

More than 600 people will make their way through the streets of Darlington on Saturday (June 28) as part of the annual community carnival.

The carnival parade will leave the market square at noon and work its way through the town before arriving at Stanhope Park, with street entertainers performing along the route.

Dozens of community groups will take part in the parade, including Red Hall Dance Company, Tiffany School of Dance, Girl Guides, Humersknott Samba Band, Identity Theatre, Stagecoach Darlington, Friends of the Earth and The Rhythm Train.

A number of local primary schools will also take part, including High Coniscliffe and Rydal Academy.

This year’s theme is dancing in the street and dance performances will take place throughout the day from 10am in the market square and from 10.30am to noon at Joseph Pease Place, before continuing throughout the afternoon at Stanhope Park.

The event will raise money for the Dogs Trust and community groups and schools have been working with local artists to create colourful costumes, sculptures and banners for the parade.

For more information visit facebook.com/darlingtoncommunitycarnival or follow @darlocarnival on Twitter.

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12:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

DEDarlington says...

Nice that once again the only dance school not mention ... Dance Express!!

Who will be performing in the town centre from 11:15 and taking part in the parade!
Nice that once again the only dance school not mention ... Dance Express!! Who will be performing in the town centre from 11:15 and taking part in the parade! DEDarlington
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5:04pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Time-Traveller says...

Haha! this family of four will be leaving the town whilst this fiasco is on! Should be Armed Forces Day like the rest of the country surely?
Haha! this family of four will be leaving the town whilst this fiasco is on! Should be Armed Forces Day like the rest of the country surely? Time-Traveller
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