The Tempest (Global Grooves 2016) – in the 400th anniversary year since Shakespeare’s death, this Carnival drew influence from themes of conflict, transformation and harmony from his final play “The Tempest”, retold through global Carnival traditions.

Creating Carnival is an artists development programme for new Carnival practitioners designed to offer a complete pathway into the profession. The 2016 programme identified 6 established Carnival artists on the cusp of regional and national profile, and helped to move them to the next stage in their carnival careers.

Carnival Lead Artists Team:
Adriana Rosso – Guest Jab Choreographer
Bridget Withycombe-Wharton – Lead Choreographer
Emily Wood – Lead Visual Artists
Helen Curtis– Lead Music Artist
Kate Rothery – Producer
Rowan Taylor – Lead Visual Artists

Web links:

Global Grooves –
Creating Carnival –
Future Leaders –

Sponsors and Funders:
Arts Council England
Bangdrum CIC
British Airways
Contemporânea Percussion

Photo credits: Christian Dyson