Despite the England Team’s lack lustre performance at the World Cup, the sights, sounds and colours of Brazil as the host nation certainly haven’t disappointed.
As the final weekend of the tournament approaches, whether you love or hate the game itself, a fabulous Carnival Party and BBQ at the Chantry Centre in Dursley promises to be spectacular celebration of Brazilian culture.
The event is being organised by community organisation World Jungle, as part of a programme of events they have run over the last few weeks themed around the World Cup, with the aim of bringing families and the wider community together. Taking place on Saturday 12 July from 7pm-11pm, the party will also be a wonderful conclusion to this year’s Dursley Festival which runs throughout the day in the town.
Experience the spirit of Brazil with live Samba Drumming and Dance from Jamma de Samba (the Bath School of Samba), together with breath taking Capoeira demonstrations, disco and BBQ in the Centre’s Secret Garden. Enjoy a summer party evening amongst family and friends, at a free entry event which is open to all ages.
Event organiser, Ben Ward from World Jungle, explains:
“World Jungle has really enjoyed running this programme of family events and workshops themed around Brazilian Carnival and the World Cup. The project is with thanks to funding from the National Lottery’s Awards for All programme. Our aim has been to use the FIFA World Cup as a springboard to developing a healthier, happier, more active community; creating a wave of positive community action and making this World Cup an exciting family event – even for those who don’t like football!
We hope lots of people will come along and join us in this celebration of Brazilian culture as we come to the end of our project. It is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends, with some amazing entertainment and great music too!”
The Carnival Party also marks the climax of this year’s Dursley Festival which sees events running in the town centre itself from 10am-4pm, including a parade, street market, food and family entertainment. The Chantry Centre will also be open the following day screening the World Cup Final on its HD large screen in Lister Hall.