UKCCA & Leighton-Linslade Carnival

UKCCA delivered costume and float making workshops with TACTIC Teenage Advice and Information Centre who were inspired by TV from 1962 featuring Tom and Jerry, 101damnations, the Adams family, Mary Poppins, Lady Penelopy and a Sumari warrior!

They also worked with Pulford School to make costumes and props for their space inspired float.

A fantastic celebration as part of National Children's Carnival Week 2021!

Leighton-Linslade Carnival is the longest running community event in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. As a market town, Leighton Buzzard probably always had an annual celebration for the townspeople and Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, the current location for Carnival, is the perfect place for this annual event, with its many council-run facilities in the park itself and with the beautiful 12th century All Saints Church within just two minutes’ walk.

2021 marks the 60th carnival in its modern day format, with a carnival procession winding through the town and finishing in this year in Chartmoor Road. However, there are some records of Carnival going back to the early 19th century!

Their biggest aim is to foster great community spirit and to involve all the local residents and the general public from further afield to enjoy this much-loved event. They also strive to encourage as many local organisations to participate. One of the biggest benefits is the financial support they provide to many local charities and causes.

Find out more about Leighton-Linslade Carnival here:


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