Kanaval

This weekend we have A Night of Festivals in Nottingham. With a number of events across the city including Kanaval at NAE & a Michael Nyman premier at the Nottingham Contemporary if the rain holds off it should be enjoyable and interesting.

Last night so a Carnival Procession through the City. Starting at the Market Square the procession took an hour or more the circuit the city streets with music, dancing and some brilliant costumes. There’s nothing like a mix of Samba, Voodoo and energetic dancing  nd with the light fading I got some pretty decent pictures. Here’s a small selection from the 140 plus. There are a number of Hipstamatic shots (Big Up & Chunky) with the remainder edited in Snapseed and PSTouch on iPad.

This youth group had some great Voodoo style costumes and obviously enjoyed the performance.

The Cow girls had some great moo’vs as well……(sorry, I’m milking that one)

Nottingham doesn’t see this kind thing very often but it has it’s obvious attractions and I hope it’s successful enough to be staged again.

Some of the blurred and more abstract pictures capture the event really well I think.

This is the central motif, and a very Caribbean and impressive sight…

The dancers stuck with it despite grey clouds and strong winds, Nottingham has very few similarities with Rio or Port Au Prince.

This almost last one was shot almost in the dark and has mainly been edited with PSTouch. I’m almost happy with it. Almost.

…and it wouldn’t have happened without the band. “Music is the best”

So until next year here’s a video from ArtReachEvents from the 2010 event. Looking forward to the 2012 edit..



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