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Weymouth Carnival: Committee Outlines Future With Dance Company & Carnival Radio

Kallum Gethins

ByKallum Gethins

Nov 30, 2023
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Weymouth Carnival, a longstanding tradition that brings together the community for a day of celebration and joy, is set to undergo exciting changes in the coming year. The carnival committee has recently outlined plans to infuse new energy into the event by collaborating with a dynamic dance company and introducing Carnival Radio after their recent Annual General Meeting.

The addition of a dance company promises to elevate the entertainment quotient of Weymouth Carnival. Dance is a universal language that transcends barriers, and incorporating a professional dance company into the festivities ensures a visually captivating and immersive experience for attendees. The committee aims to showcase a diverse range of dance styles, from traditional cultural dances to contemporary performances, creating an inclusive and engaging atmosphere for everyone. Dance is a form of art and sessions will be taught by professional Choreographer Mark Short.

Furthermore, the introduction of Carnival Radio is a strategic move to enhance the overall carnival experience. Radio has been a powerful medium for connecting communities, and a dedicated carnival radio station will serve as the pulse of the event. From live event coverage and interviews with participants to curated playlists that encapsulate the carnival spirit, Carnival Radio will be the go-to channel for all things Weymouth Carnival. This innovative addition not only amplifies the reach of the carnival but also provides a platform for local talents and businesses to shine. The radio station will be primarily based online and will feature talk shows from other carnival groups along the South, such as Bridgewater and Wellington Carnivals.

In a world where traditional events are evolving to meet modern expectations, the Weymouth Carnival committee’s forward-thinking approach reflects a commitment to keeping the celebration relevant and exciting. The synergy between the dance company and Carnival Radio not only promises a more immersive experience for attendees but also opens up new avenues for collaboration and community engagement.

As Weymouth Carnival embraces these changes, the committee remains dedicated to preserving the event’s core values of community, tradition, and celebration. The future looks bright for Weymouth Carnival, and with the infusion of dance and the introduction of Carnival Radio, the event is poised to capture the hearts of both residents and visitors alike for years to come.

Statement from Kallum Gethins, Director and Chairman of Weymouth Carnival:

“As Director and Chairman of Weymouth Carnival, I am thrilled to announce our exciting plans for the future, marked by the collaboration with The Weymouth Carnival Dance Company and the introduction of Carnival Radio from March. These strategic additions aim to invigorate our beloved tradition, ensuring that Weymouth Carnival remains a vibrant and cherished event for years to come. “

” Incorporating a professional dance company not only enhances the entertainment factor but also underscores our commitment to offering diverse and inclusive experiences. Dance has the power to unite communities and transcend cultural boundaries, making it a perfect addition to our carnival festivities. “

” Moreover, the introduction of Carnival Radio marks a significant step towards modernizing our approach while maintaining the core spirit of the carnival. This dedicated radio station will not only serve as a central hub for event information but will also provide a platform for local voices and talents to shine. “

” In the midst of these exciting changes, it is crucial to address the importance of sustainability in ensuring the longevity of Weymouth Carnival. As we embrace innovation and evolution, we are equally dedicated to preserving the environmental and cultural integrity of our event. Sustainability is not just a buzzword for us; it’s a commitment to responsible practices that minimise our ecological footprint and contribute to the well-being of our community. “

” We understand the delicate balance between progress and preservation. By incorporating sustainable practices into our planning, such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and supporting local businesses, we aim to create a carnival that not only delights today’s attendees but also paves the way for future generations to enjoy this cherished tradition.”

As we embark on this transformative journey, the support and enthusiasm of our community are paramount. Weymouth Carnival is not just an event; it’s a celebration of our shared history and the spirit that binds us together. With sustainability at the forefront, we look forward to creating a legacy that ensures Weymouth Carnival continues to shine brightly for many years ahead.”

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