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Saturday 10th October 

Will be a virtual Carnival Week this year!

1st to 9th August
Virtual Carnival 8th August 2020

From Hastings Old Town Carnival

As you may be aware, the Hastings Old Town Carnival Association committee have decided that due to the ongoing issues associated with Covid-19, it’s not viable for our usual events to go ahead this year. As you can appreciate, it wasn’t a decision we took lightly. However, I’m pleased to advise that all is not lost, as this year, our events will be virtual.

The virtual carnival will take place on Saturday 8th August and this year’s carnival theme is ‘Stories for Children’.

As a much-appreciated previous participant, we are hoping that you will want to get involved in this year’s event, albeit in a different way than usual.

Please see below, some ideas and options for you to consider:

· Send us a video of a previously filmed performance. This doesn’t have to be footage of a carnival performance, but a performance that highlights what you do best. The video can be shared via our live link on carnival day.

· Make a short video – your video can tell us (and the public) about your group history, what you do and your group achievements. Where appropriate, your video can also be used as a promotional tool if you are looking to add to your group in the future.

· Make a short video performance, group participants can dress as their favourite book character or you can decide on a favourite story as a group.

· Live stream a performance on the day.  This doesn’t mean you have to gather as a group, as individuals can access the live stream separately, but you will be seen together as a collective on screen.

If you would like to get involved in some way (it could be one or more of the above options), please advise by responding to this email so that we can add your group to our growing list of virtual participants. Further information will be shared as soon as we know your intentions.

Thanking you in anticipation

Bev Jeffery

Hastings Old Town Carnival Association Secretary