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night of festivals touring - Katrinas - costumes by Mandinga Arts

Night of Festivals Touring,  September 2013 -costumes designed and made                       by Mandinga Arts

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Night of Festivals 2013-2014

Following a successful two day launch in Nottingham (September 13/14) Night of Festivals Touring also wowed crowds from Boston, Lincolnshire and surrounding area on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October.

The Festival (all activity and events FREE) was focused on Central Park and Market Square, Boston and included extraordinary carnival and samba performances throughout each day.

Despite poor weather thousands enjoyed the Mandinga Arts Animal Farm carnival costumes and the amazing sounds and sights of genuine Rio Samba with Paraiso. The carnival activity  included seventy local community participants.

A full programme to enjoy in the Night of Festivals performance Dome included theatre and shadow puppetry for the whole family, a range of diverse music, participatory welly boot (gum boot) dance workshops, a drumming workshop  and the skilled improvisation of musicians and poets in the Tongue Fu experience.

The Storytelling Yurt offered a constant stream of exciting and mesmerizing stories for all ages.

Full programme information can be downloaded from the attached PDF brochure.

Queen Erzulie reigns supreme over

Night of Festivals

Night of Festivals 2012 - image by Anthony Hopwood







Night of Festival Touring,  Nottingham, 2013


Night of Festivals Touring


In each location the event will comprise:

Amazing new carnival costumes from Mandinga Arts themed to ANIMAL FARM and accompanied by roving musicians

Paraiso Samba’s vibrant and colourful presentation of RIO CARNIVAL SAMBA

A selection of extraordinary short moving image artworks from around the world presented in the quirky ARTREACH NANOPLEX

SOUNDS OF STORIES world storytelling for all the family in the Night of Festivals Yurt

Culturally diverse live performance throughout the programme in the CITY ARTS DOME, a focused, intimate and enclosed performance space

The magic of the QUEEN ERZULIE Haitian voodoo statue

The Mandinga Arts Mexican GIANT SKELETON

The delivery schedule will be as follows:

  • Nottingham, Old Market Square, Fri/Sat, 13/14 September 2013
  • Boston, Lincolnshire  Sat/Sun, 12/13 October 2013
  • Slough , Town Square and High St ,Fri/Sat 30/31May 2014
  • Leicester, Sat/Sun, 16/17 August 2014

Day 1 = 11am -10pm, Day 2 = 11am – 5pm, except Slough where this is reversed

Night of festivals Touring is commissioned by Nottingham City Council, Transported, Slough Borough Council and Leicester City Council. It is financially supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.




Night of Festivals 2012

See short moving image of Night of Festivals 2012 on our Youtube channe and more images of the event in the website gallery

Night of Festivals is devised and produced by ArtReach, with Artistic Direction from David Hill.

  • When & Where


    Night of Festivals Touring

    Slough 30/31 May 2014
    Leicester 16/17 August 2014


    See schedule details on
    Programme page

tel: 0116 2616882

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