Celebrating Carnival @ Home
Cowley Road Carnival celebrations will go ahead all over the city, and residents are encouraged to join the ‘Virtual Carnival’ online, decorate their homes as the UK’s first Carnival House Floats and enjoy neighbourhood get-togethers. The festivities will be completed by a Mixcloud After Party hosted by local DJs from 6.00pm.
However, the 2021 carnival programme has had to be adjusted according to Government guidelines.
Planned street parties need to be downsized to smaller-scale neighbourhood get-togethers to be kept within Government guidelines.
Using the 2021 theme ‘Mother Earth’, Oxford residents are encouraged to decorate their houses or premises in the form of carnival floats. There will be prizes for the best decorated house float and a special prize for residents who best address the ‘Mother Earth’ carnival theme.
‘Virtual Carnival’ will stream music and performances, live from noon to 6.00pm, featuring a special carnival performance filmed along the Cowley Road route of the procession by AfroFusion.
There will be music from amazing local bands: Roguey Roads with their new single, Little Brother Eli, The Jerichos, Waterfahl, Sarah Derrick, Scott Gordon Band, Doctor Steevo and from Cacophony Arkestra.
Carnival regulars Horns of Plenty will also be there. It wouldn’t be Cowley Road Carnival Day without them.
The Cowley Road Carnival Day 2021 party will continue with DJ sets on Mixcloud throughout the evening.
Join the carnival on the website at cowleyroadworks.org, Facebook and YouTube.