Carnival organisers, artists and parade managers from across the country will gather for a two-day conference in March to discuss ways in which their events can become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

“At a time when climate change and protecting the environment are at the forefront of our minds, it is essential that the carnival sector joins in the debate and demonstrate how we can really make an impact in a way in which no other group can,” said a spokesperson for Carnival Network South who are organising the conference.  “Although every carnival in the country is different in style and presentation, each faces the same concerns about the environment.  This conference will be an ideal platform where ideas and experiences can be shared and solutions found for the benefit of everyone.”

The ‘Towards a Greener Carnival’ conference, designed specifically for carnival artists, producers, organisers and parade managers, will take place at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol on 13 & 14 March.  Tickets, including lunch, are £25 per day, or £40 for both days, and are bookable through Eventbrite – www.towards-a-greener-carnival.eventbrite.co.uk

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