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A 500-strong carnival troupe parades around the Gardens in an explosion of culture, colour, sound and movement, all culminating on the Main Lawn… and we want you to be a part of it!

Immerse yourself making stand-out sculptures, fantastic figureheads, brilliant banners, and outrageous outfits in the Carnival Tent, found in The Village. Then join the vibrant parade with drumming, live music and professional carnival leaders to weave your way around the Gardens, shaking those hips! Along the way you’ll see the Julia’s House team with their collection buckets, so say hello and please give generously.

This year’s Carnival is celebrating all things Larmer… it’s the Larmival! Taking inspiration from the beautiful Gardens and the festival vibe, this’ll be a creative collaboration like no other, so head over to our workshops and get your outfits and musical endeavours under way, ready for the procession!

Heading up this year’s Carnival are the wonderful Olá Samba, who’ll get your toes tapping with Brazilian Carnival spirit and authentic Rio-style samba drums. Also look out for Evie Gkatzioufa, Inta Africa, Gobbledegook Theatre, Lost and Rambling Collective, Southampton Ukulele Jam, Natural Theatre Company, Hands in Song and Gypsyjam Collective.

Previous Carnival themes
2015 – Out of This World
2014 – Peculiar Creatures
2013 – Into the Unknown!
2012 – United Colours of Larmer Tree
2011 – Recycled Safari
2010 – Orchestral Manoeuvres
2009 – The Paradise Parade
2008 – Lights, Camera, Action!
2007 – Carnival Worlds
2006 – Party On!

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