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​Get ready to party as Luton Carnival hits the streets

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ALL the fun and colour of the carnival is coming back to Luton for 2017.

The UK Centre for Carnival Arts will be ‘celebrating the world to build our future’ at this year’s event on Sunday, May 28.

Activities will start from 12 noon in Wardown Park, were you can sample an array of food stalls and buy special gifts from arts and craft stalls.

A visit to the new Community Stage, which opens at 1pm, is a must where the local talent of Luton will be performing live. The carnival parade will begin at 1.30pm starting on New Bedford Road moving to Stockingstone Road and onto Old Bedford Road where the judging will take place. Local schools including Denbigh Junior, Farley Junior, Chalkhills Academy, St Matthews Primary, and Putteridge High School will all be taking part.

As an extra celebration this year, carnivalgoers will be wishing local troupe Rampage Mas Band a happy 30th anniversary.

In addition to the colourful parade, audiences can enjoy one of three sound sites, fairground rides and wander through the health and wellbeing area with lots of free, fun activities for all the family. Don’t forget to try your hand at tug-of-war; football games; large chess and Connect 4.

Luton International Carnival begins at 12 noon and closes at 6pm.

With over 40 carnival mas bands parading, it promises to be a sea of spectacular colour and buzzing Caribbean sounds.

Carry on with the carnival spirit and dance the night away at the over 18’s Carnival After Party taking place at UKCCA from 9pm.

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