The Brouhaha Liverpool International Street Festival promised to be bigger, bolder and brighter than any of its previous twenty three successors. Executive Director Giles Agis vowed that the carnival would put together an explosion of colour, culture and sound like never seen before and organisers definitely didn’t disappoint.
The carnival saw thousands of costumed participants take to the streets of Liverpool to celebrate the cities diversity and creativity in art and culture. There was dancing, drums, live music and masquerades. The public were given the opportunity to join in the parade on the road or in costume, they were hailed to participate in the hugely popular family event.
The theme of the 2014 carnival was ‘Our Commonwealth’ which saw the presentation of thousands of vibrant coloured costumes and large-scale carnival structures. There were dancers from Brazil, drummers from Portugal, carnival performers from the Bahamas, acrobats from Zambia and circus performers from Colombia who presented performances never seen in the UK before.There was people dancing along to the mighty drumming sound of KalentuRa from the Netherlands; the astonishing costumes of the Junkanoo Commando’s from the Bahamas, and the opportunity to witness the highest stilt walkers around from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
A truly memorable weekend that rejoiced culture and all platforms of art and entertainment from all over the world and showcased it in to the heart of Liverpool.