We're going Carnival Crazy!
It’s Carnival time this weekend as The Mall Luton gets ready to shake its tail feather at the Luton International Carnival with its first ever float.
As Europe’s largest one-day carnival celebration, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Carnival and the first year that The Mall will have its very own float.
Inspired by the centre’s famous flamingo heritage, The Mall’s float has been designed and created with help from shoppers at events during the Easter Carnival Creations workshops.
Run by artists from the UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA), the workshops gave children and families the chance to help make and decorate items that will feature on the float during the procession on Sunday, 29 May.
During the weekend, The Mall will also host an exhibition in the centre of the History of Luton Carnival as well as displaying a variety of costumes. Retailers are also getting involved in the carnival fun with Vibe Juice Bar launching their own Carnival Crush smoothie, packed full of the fun and flavour of carnival day.
For more information visit the UK Centre for Carnival Arts website here.