AFTER 19 years of absence the Redditch Carnival will finally return to the town centre this Saturday, September 28.
The Carnival Association has promised a range of fun activities, including a walking parade which will give residents a taster of what’s to come in the future.
Chair of the group, Amanda Haden, said: “Many of us in Redditch remember the bygone days when we had the carnival in our town every year with the floats and Wilson’s funfair.
“But due to time constraints we were unable to do the floats this time around, but we hope to bring them back next year.
“And we are delighted that Xtreme Mas Caribbean Dancers will be joining us at in the Carnival’s parade and Wilson’s Fair will once again be supporting.”
A stage area will be set up by the old Smallwood Hospital where bands such as Abba Tribute, Save the Date, Olivia’s Dancers, Sub Zero and many more will be performing.
There will also be performances inside St Stephen’s Church, on Church Green, by Touch of Heaven, Revolutions, It’s a Sign and Ultraviolet.
Amanda added: “We will have a bouncy castle and face painting for children as well as a selection of food outlets such as Mr P Caribbean Food.
“We need the people of Redditch to join in and take part as it can’t happen without them.”
If you would like to join the parade, and there is still time, then contact Amanda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org