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Carnival of Colours


Mar 16

2024-03-16 2024-03-17 Carnival of Colours

Carnival of Colours, a new weekend event in Woodbridge, on 16 and 17 March, will launch the national tour of chart-topping electronic music pioneer, Richard Norris, and feature 'Choose Love'; a new audio-visual event inspired by the Holi festival, featuring artworks created by international artists and hundreds of local people.

Saturday 16 March

  • 2 - 4pm -  Pop-Up Pop-In All Ages Art Studio and Art Workshops. Free.
  • 6pm - Late - DJs Richard Norris, Ben Osborne and VJ Girl In A T-shirt, Q&A and National Tour Book Launch for Strange ‘Things Are Happening’ followed by AV club night. 1975, Gobbit's Yard, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Tickets from £4.

Sunday 17 March

  • 5pm - 8pm - Projections For Peace, Ben Osborne, Smoove Groove, Girl In A T-Shirt. Open Call Artworks and Tide Mill projections, The Boathouse, Whisstock's Place, Woodbridge. Free.

The Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music organised weekend will see Norris discuss his autobiography (Strange Things Are Happening) on Saturday, in a Q&A with festival founder and author DJ Ben Osborne.

The duo will then play into the night in a back-to-back DJ/ AV set with VJ Girl In A T-Shirt, at the 1975 venue in Woodbridge. 

The evening launches Norris' national tour, with further events in London, Manchester, Bristol and across the UK.

Other activities on Saturday include a Pop-in Art Studio at Suffolk Building Society in central Woodbridge, with professional artists sharing their inspiration and technical know-how with local people. All ages welcome.

Sunday sees celebrations move to the iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill and Whisstock's Place on the riverside, featuring music plus visuals from international artists and local community groups and schools - including artworks created at Saturday's workshops.

Sunday's event coincides with the Hindu festival of Holi - where revellers traditionally shower each other with powder paint in a joyous celebration of love triumphing over evil. The event builds on Woodbridge Festival’s traditional Projections for Peace, inspired by St Patrick’s Day; which began during the pandemic.

Participants, and members of the public, are invited to submit their heart-shaped artworks for the Projections for Peace/ Chose Love Open Call.

Chosen submissions will be projected onto the Tide Mill and featured in the Choose Love mural - which is being created for the town by Festival Arts Curator and Artist, Alice Stallard. 

The weekend has been generously supported by East Suffolk Council, and Councillor Rachael Smith-Lyte and Suffolk Building Society.

More information and tickets for Saturday are available via Sunday's events are Free.

Event Details
16 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
07:30 PM
 Woodbridge, Woodbridge, IP12 IED Woodbridge, Woodbridge, IP12 IED - Map Directions