Carnival of History
27th & 28th July 2019
Join us for the incredible ‘Carnival of History’ in partnership with Arts Council funding, to celebrate our 900th anniversary!
The dazzling riot of colour will use large-scale costumes and re-enactors to travel through nine centuries of the Castle’s history across two days. Local communities will come together to bring this unusual and spectacular event to life.
Come and join the procession, which will wind its way from the Castle Island, around the estate to culminate in an impressive finale set against the stunning backdrop of 'the loveliest castle in the world'.
This event will join acclaimed national professional arts companies, community participants, dancers, band, volunteers and re-enactors, to create a vibrant and exciting procession, built around key moments in the extraordinary history of the Castle.
The Carnival will be brought to life by collaborations with Shademakers UK and leading professional street arts performers.
The Leeds Castle Foundation aims to give something back to local communities with the Carnival of History as local artists will be equipped with new skills in creating the costumes. The event will also provide a public platform for local people already involved in creative activities to showcase their talents.
Included with the price of admission.