by Author Faye Salisbury

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Carnival Time!

Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group took part in Leigh Carnival in June 2018, where they formed part of the colourful parade through the town centre. The Carnival brought the children, their parents and carers and the town’s communities together in a joyful celebration.

The Kámoši Juniors Group also performed on the main stage. They worked with Music Leader, Graham Proctor, to compose and perform samba rhythms and sounds using drums and other percussive instruments, and dancer Bridget Withycombe-Wharton to choreograph an accompanying dance sequence. Costumes were created in response to the theme 'Carnival of Sound'.

The newly invigorated carnival, now in its second year, included decorated vehicles, stunningly costumed troupes of dancers and a newly crowned Rose Queen. There was also a vibrant mix of live entertainment, stalls, crafts, games, and a funfair.

In July 2018 the children also performed their carnival composition and dance to the local community at the Turnpike Centre in Leigh as part of Refugee Week.

To view photographs from the Carnival, please visit:

(Photo by Shirlaine Forrest)