WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CARNIVAL!
Wheels of Change on Cowley Road
This year Cowley Road Carnival is part of a whole weekend of festival fun in Oxford, as Carnival joins together with Alice's Day for Festival Oxford, July 6 and 7.
On Sunday July 7, Carnival will be the city’s biggest and most inclusive summer party ... a celebration of the diverse communities of East Oxford.
Free and open to all, from midday 'til 7pm, Cowley Road and the surrounding streets will be filled with Carnival vibes and family fun.
The big highlight of Carnival is the Procession of schools and community groups who have spent weeks and months creating their colourful costumes and dance routines. The theme, 'Wheels of Change,' celebrates 100 years of car making in Oxford, William Morris and the Cowley car plant. Supported by MINI Plant Oxford and Oxford University Museums, the procession will include the giant Nicaraguan puppet, Leonora, and her baby, celebrating Oxford's twin city of Leon. The Procession will start in Jeune Street and The East Oxford Community Centre and finish up at SS St Mary & John Church.
During the afternoon Cowley Road and the surrounding streets will be alive with performances, sound systems, art, family activities, plus food, charity and craft stalls along the Cowley Road, in the Union Street car park, at Manzil Gardens and in other venues nearby. The Asian Cultural Centre will be staging performances and food, SS Mary and John Churchyard is hosting family activities, a nature trail and tower tours, and Restore will be hosting family activities in its lovely Beehive Cafe.
For full details of what's happening and when, keep a watch on this website, the Carnival Facebook page, 'Cowley Road Carnival' on Facebook or @cowleycarnival on Twitter. Keep up to date with Carnival news, or join a discussion at Oxford-People. Contact the Carnival by email at email@example.com, or call 07941 482376.
Cowley Road Carnival - Road Closure details
Sunday 7 July, 12 noon - Cowley Road will be closed to general traffic and buses from 8am to 9pm from The Plain to Magdalen Road (Magdalen Road itself will be open to traffic). The road will be open to local traffic from The Plain to Jeune Street during this time.