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RAMM ready to celebrate the magic of Exeter Carnival with free activities

Published: 18 November 2022

RAMM ready to celebrate the magic of Exeter Carnival with free activities RAMM fabulous human butterfly

Exeter Carnival is back and will be looking better than ever – and to celebrate the RAMM has announced plans for its free carnival celebrations.

Staff at Exeter’s museum are dusting of their costumes and preparing to take part in the carnival parade.

There will also be a programme of fun activities throughout the afternoon of the carnival to get people in the mood for the big event on Saturday 26 November.

Staff will be joining in the fun by contributing a slice of Exeter to the parade in the form of a Roman soldier, alongside its very own fabulous human butterfly.

To get the party started early on the afternoon of the carnival, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, on Saturday 26 November, there will be music, storytelling, dance, games and crafts at the museum. Roman centurions will also be parading outside.

Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the region’s largest and finest ensembles, will provide a beautiful classical backdrop for the musically inclined.

Meanwhile, the one and only globetrotting storyteller Clive PiG will take your family on a zootastic animal themed adventure.

Clive has sung songs on TV in New York City, shared stories in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, recited poetry at Number 10 Downing Street - and now he’s heading for RAMM!

The ensemble will be completed by performers from Exeter College who will help people embrace their inner beast and guide them through the steps to unleash their wild side in a dance inspired by the movements of animals.

Visitors will be able to make animal masks and headdresses ready for the festivities later on in the day (£3.50 fee). No booking is required - just turn up.

Exeter Carnival began its journey in 1977 and was held annually until its 20 year run concluded in 1998.

Once billed as Devon’s biggest annual street party with over 130 entries including illuminated floats, masqueraders on foot, bands, majorettes plus special entries, this year’s event is guided by original Carnival Committee member Arthur Dyke, whose years of expertise will add an extra dose of dazzle to the streets.

Coinciding with the Christmas lights, inExeter are bringing the carnival’s creativity and community spirit back to Exeter and celebrate all it has to offer.

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