CARNIVAL & FESTIVAL: Brouhaha International Street Festival 2009

imageSATURDAY 1 August 2009, 12noon – 19.00 
Brouhaha International Carnival, the UK’s largest single piece of moving art returns to take over the streets of Liverpool.  Worlds in Princes Park 2009 plays host to two pieces of newly commissioned work. The Mela also returns this year to celebrate the South Asian Culture that has influenced many cultures across the world.

The highlight of the festival is the must-see Brouhaha International Carnival titled ‘The People who came’ that descends onto the streets of Liverpool City Centre. It is the region’s largest free multicultural parade inclusive of extravagant costumes, live beats and outstanding dance and is the second biggest carnival in the UK behind Notting Hill.

No doubt, crowds will once again gather along the tree-lined boulevards of Princes Avenue to marvel at the procession as it heads towards its spiritual home, Princes Park in Toxteth. Here at the World In Princes Park, the three stages will be filled with both local and international talent brought together with partners, Love Music Hate Racism, to deliver a sublime programme across various art forms including dance, arts and music.

In addition, Liverpool International Mela returns to entertain the crowds showcasing local talent from Sola Arts Refugee Arts.

Groundbreaking events taking in creative art workshops will be taking place for the crowds to get involved in whilst food stalls will be cooking up culinary delights from across the showcased nations.

Brouhaha International Carnival – The People Who Came

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

The Carnival Parade in the North West is the only place to be this summer.
The first year of a new four year project Brouhaha international brings you yet another show stopping carnival parade. the Parade will showcase designs from Liverpool’s Carnival Artistic Director Ray Allan Mahabir.


Parade Start: Mulberry Street (next to the Liverpool Community College Arts Centre)
Parade Route: Catherine St, Princes Rd, Princes Ave, Devenonshire Rd, Devonshire Rd Entrence to Princes Park Parade End: Princes Park.

World In Princes Park
Time: 12 – 7pm at Princes Park

Worlds in Princes Park will showcase two new collaborative works from Brouhaha International and its International Partners.

Music Talks a music project of young musicians from Holland , Germany, Poland and UK.
16 & A Bullet a hip hop dance project that looks at the gun and knife crime amongst young people.

Aside from these performances it will be a day for the family with performace from international, national and local artist, young performers and community groups.  Bring a picnic and bask in the atmosphere of the largest multicultural event in Merseyside.

Liverpool International Mela
Time: 12noon – 7pm at Princes Park

The Liverpool International Mela brings to your this year variety of sytle from across the world. Focusing on the newer communities in Liverpool. Working alongside Sola Arts we present poets, musician and visual artists.

Directions to Princes Park:

Bus Route: Arriva 82/80/80A/74/75/27 Stagecoach: 82 A1 Travel 207/107 Nearest Train Station is St Michael’s There is limited roadside parking in the area so we would advice you use public transport. There is no access in to the site for public vehicles.

For further details on Brouhaha International Street Festival, visit the website