Kids & Family // Jump Up & Play Mas – Carnival Arts Weekend

Jump Up & Play Mas’ Carnival Arts Weekend takes place from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September.

In partnership with the East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (emccan) and their Caribbean carnival tour ‘Taking Flight’ North Lincolnshire will host a three-day carnival experience supported using public funding from the Arts Council England Strategic Touring Fund and supported by North Lincolnshire Council.

Jump Up: A pre-carnival party with music and the latest carnival dance moves

Play Mas: Make and dress up in carnival costumes

Come and see a range of beautifully crafted, colourful Caribbean carnival head dresses displayed throughout the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from the 26th to 30th September and join in with some of the following ‘Jump Up & Play Mas’ activities…

Thursday 28th September

10.30am to 12noon – Stick and Splodge Carnival Play
20:21 Visual Arts Centre – £1
Early Years get creative through making and moving to the colours and sounds of the Caribbean in this vibrant carnival play session. No need to book, just turn up.

1.30pm to 2.30pm – Chair-based Soca Dance Class
Scunthorpe Wellbeing Hub, Alvingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 2DP – £2
Join us as we take you through a dance class like no other – Chair Soca is a fun and exhilarating session getting people moving to the uplifting sounds of Caribbean Soca music and offering a true sense of carnival. Booking essential – contact 01724 297270 or email:

Friday 29th September

6.00pm to 7.30pm – Carnival ‘Jump Up’ Dance Workshop for ages 8-19
Outwood Academy Foxhills, 2 Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8LJ – FREE
This session will be one to remember as carnival dance artists from across the region join to deliver a one-off dance experience. Learn to move to the Caribbean Carnival rhythms and sounds in this fun and infectious dance workshop – you won’t want to stop! No need to book, just turn up.

Saturday 30th September

10.00am to 1.00pm – Caribbean Carnival Costume Masterclass 
20:21 Visual Arts Centre – £5 Early Bird/£8 Standard
Local artists and arts students are invited to join experienced and award winning Carnival Costume makers for a hands-on, practical and creative session. You will learn carnival crafts, using techniques and materials seen on costumes at East Midlands Caribbean Carnivals as well as Leeds West Indian Carnival and Notting Hill Carnival.
Early bird tickets are available at the reduced rate of £5 for those booked on by Friday 1st September. Booking essential – contact 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on 01724 297070.

2.00pm – 4.00pm – Family Carnival Arts Mas Camp Drop In
20:21 Visual Arts – £1 for adults, kids join in for free
Pop in to the centre between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for your chance to experience carnival making in a fun, friendly and creative environment with an open session led by experienced carnival artists. Create something beautiful that you can keep forever – a carnival head dress, cuffs or a feathered collar … what you make is up to you! No need to book, just turn up.

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