Carnival Workshops for Lincolnshire Schools- Book Now!

A fantastic opportunity has come up to be involved in EMCCAN’s Carnival workshops for this year’s Lincolnshire School Games.

The package would usually cost over £700 and includes costume making and dance workshops with professional carnival organisers! All participating schools will be able to perform at the school games on Sunday 9th July!

Early bird price of £295 for schools that book by Wednesday 26th April.

Thereafter the price will go back to £350 and bookings will close on Friday 5th May.

‘Taking Flight’ is an exciting new Arts Council England funded Caribbean Carnival tour run by the East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN).

Following the success of their first ever national tour ‘Flight of Fantasy’ in 2016, taking Caribbean Carnival arts to rural areas, seaside towns and sporting events, over the next two years EMCCAN will continue to spread carnival joy through vibrant performances and culturally diverse education packages for all ages.

Working with artsNK, EMCCAN is offering 10 schools from across Lincolnshire the chance to be a part of this high profile, national tour through an all encompassing workshop and performance package. If you would like your school and students to be a part of this exciting project which is subsidised by Arts Council England Strategic Touring funding, further details can be found below…

School Workshops:

A fun filled day of creative learning through Caribbean Carnival Arts. Pupils will take part in costume and prop making, as well as dance workshops led by diverse carnival artists. Through the workshops they will develop skills in creative design, hands on making, musicality, dance, and Caribbean culture. As well as unleashing their creative sides this is a great chance to get pupils moving, promoting health and fitness in a fun way.


Pupils will be able to share their hard work by performing alongside hundreds of other school children and some of the best carnival costumes from the region at the Lincolnshire School Games in Grantham opening ceremony on Sunday 9th July. Wearing their carnival costumes and props the pupils will be able to take pride in their hard work and creativity as they take centre stage and perform their carnival dance to the sounds of the Caribbean.

At the event, an array of activities will be on offer after the opening ceremony performance; from energetic carnival dance workshops to sporting and other family activities.


Age range: KS2 / Year 3 upwards

Cost: £350*

Cost breakdown/detail: This heavily subsidised package (normal cost £700+) includes a full day of school workshops with one Caribbean Carnival Dance artist and between one and two Costume making artist(s) plus a performance, entertainment and workshops at the School Games event on Sunday 9th July.

Please note that due to this event falling on a weekend, travel to the School Games event will not be provided as part of this package. Parents and guardians are encouraged and welcome to attend with their children to see their opening ceremony performance and join in with entertainment and activities at the event.

* This price is for up to 30 students – additional students will incur a surcharge per person. Please contact Tour Manager, Tara Lopez if you wish to discuss a price to suit your schools needs.

Dates/Times: Workshops will be available to take place between 05/06/17 and 07/07/17 depending on schools preference and artist availability. We tailor workshops to fit around individual school timetables but most workshops are delivered between 9.30am and 3.00pm with breaks for lunch and play times.

Are you interested in being a part of this exciting and creative opportunity?

Get in touch now for more details and to secure one of the limited spaces… 

Contact EMCCAN Tour Manager, Tara Lopez for more details!