So last week we met with Par Carnival Comity and we explored ways in which we could support the carnival this year.
What stood out was the support they have with entries from local community groups and with this they would not need us to help make costumes but they did have other ideas.
Par carnival is a week long event that brings all sectors and community groups together and this all ends with a carnival on the last day.
What came from the meeting was the fantastic idea of trying to line the route that the carnival takes with bunting - A mile of Bunting !!
This gave us 2 things that we love- A challenge and the chance to work with other community groups.
With this in mind we put out a shout via social media and soon enough we had offers from a community garden that is setting up a swap shop on Sundays and not only do they love the idea and want to be involved but they would like to highlight the swap shops so others can come along.
Another offer we had was from the Rainbows and Guides who would like to earn their badge in sewing and this would be the perfect opportunity. For this workshop we have planned to mix it up a bit between hand sewing, a hand cranked singer from 1910 and a more modern digital sewing machine so they can discover all aspects of sewing. Together there will be around 34 young children making bunting for the carnival. They also will be telling us about their designs that have been making for the carnival and to see if we can help them next year.
And yet more offers came in and this one wit ha huge element of fun.
Bunting on the beach..
We going to the beach to make bunting. Its that simple but with a huge element of fun. Ask yourself. When was the last time you went to the beach to make bunting? I know that I never have and nor has the team behind us so off to the beach we will go- with BBQ, beach balls, kites and armbands... and maybe a little bit of bunting.
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