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The 2022 Halloween Parade – Acknowledgements and Exclusive Photography

Liverpool, we did a thing together last Saturday. And what a thing it was! Read on to see exclusive photography from photographers Nick Mizen and Kevi

By KATUMBA
Thu 10 November, 2022

The 2022 Halloween Parade – Acknowledgements and Exclusive Photography

Liverpool, we did a thing together last Saturday. And what a thing it was! Read on to see exclusive photography from photographers Nick Mizen and Kevi

By KATUMBA
Thu 10 November, 2022

The Katumba Halloween Carnival Parade 2022

Presenting a taster of the INCREDIBLE images from Katumba’s 2022 Halloween Carnival Parade.

This year, we showcase images by photographers Nick Mizen and Kevin Elias.

Please show us your images and video’s by tagging us on your socials – we would love to see!

Check out our Gallery at the bottom of this page for our edit. More images to be released soon!

Make sure you click on the images to view them on the lightbox!

 

So what happened at the Carnival Parade?

We showed what people can do when they show up and act out!

We created a bloco – street party – 3000 people strong!

We – a network of participants through our own Katumba hub and those of our partner organizations – created, explored and catalyzed performance, art, costume, music, sound, fire, movement and dance.

We all came together under the noise of the Katumba drums to make the point – we are here. We do not stand by.

THANK YOU for taking part in huge numbers in Saturday’s Katumba Halloween Carnival Parade.

 

What is the parade without YOU?

We would like to thank all the spectators, for sharing it, feeling it, stopping to let it be, and shaking down the town.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Witnessing a take over of the city centre by a multitude of community groups, coming together to make noise, to give, to shout and move, all to the beat of our drums.

Joining in by being there and becoming part of the road block, the bloco, the party: together we showed what we can do to make space for the people.

The Halloween Parade was the climax of Katumba’s Halloween Festival which saw two weeks of family-friendly cultural, arts and wellbeing activities and events across Liverpool. 

 

Our Partners

A huge thanks to our partners.

To all of the performers and creatives including but not limited to Dog Show, Movema, Viva Brasil Samba Show, Global Grooves, Shadovar Guild Of Assassins, Manu, The Bikiosk, Bring The Fire Project, DoES Liverpool, Karen A Scott, Luma Creations, Laura Sullivan, Tim Baker, Trevor Green, Anna Levin.

To all of the collaborators and supporters including but not limited to Culture Liverpool, Liverpool BID Company, Metrocola, Revolución De Cuba Liverpool, Bold Street Official, Zest Event Management, Neighbourhood Websites, Invisible Wind Factory, Bombed Out Church Liverpool, Make CIC, One Fell Swoop, Cycle of Life and Liverpool One.

Also to Photographers Nick Mizen and Kevin Ellias.

“Be a part of it, allow yourself to get swept away in a sea of sounds and performance, creating the most incredible Halloween memories and igniting your soul!”

 

Theme

The Carnival Parade took place as part of a programme of Halloween themed events as part of Black History Month. This year we explored a crucial narrative: the perils we and our planet face.

We vividly imagined, carnival style, a visitation from compelling, mesmeric peoples from our future, returning to warn us of what lies ahead if we do not take action.

Drawing on traditions of Druidic Samhaim, Dia de los Muertos, Dia de Finados in Latin America, and Axexê in African Yorubá – when it is believed a portal opens between dimensions – together we brought to life a message of protest against the forces that are leading us towards extinction.

This theme is ongoing for us and we will continue to explore it and ways that we can explode change into being through everything we do at Katumba, to save our beautiful world.

Read more about our theme here

Read KATUMBA’s vital message on climate change and safeguarding our planet here.

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