Liverpool ONE will be the stage for this year’s Katumba Halloween Parade

15/10/2019

The finale of the 2019 Katumba Halloween Parade will take place in Liverpool One and this year the public can be part of the show.


Hailed as the North West’s biggest Halloween Parade in 2018, this year the parade takes place on Saturday 26th October and Katumba is welcoming the people of Liverpool to take part and contribute to this spectacle throughtout the rest of the month.

Katumba are running lantern and lit up prop making workshops on Sunday 20thOctober at the Katumba Hub in Toxteth where the public is invited to bring family and friends to create their own props for the parade. And even if you can’t make it to the actual parade, one of Katumba’s volunteers will display your beautiful creation for you.

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Spaces are limited so make sure you sign up on www.katumba.co.uk/halloween for your place (FREE for Windsor St. area residents).

Ritchie Tunstall, Katumba’s Musical Director, said: ‘I started drumming out on Halloween in a very improvised way, over 10 years ago! Since co-founding Katumba we’ve been doing it for 5 years, and it’s amazing to see what it has become.

The passion and dedication of all those involved over the years has led us to this point, and it’s very heart-warming to be able to include the local community in what we are doing this year, thanks to Arts Council funding.

All ages are invited to take part on the 20th of October for our lantern and prop making workshop for the parade and all other activities on 26th and 31st! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone come together and have a great time!

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On Saturday 26th October, Liverpool ONE will become the stage for the Katumba Halloween Parade Grand Finale where the city will witness ‘the epic battle between Darkness and Light’, with the procession culminating in the ultimate clash of beats, moves and fire.

Audiences can follow the huge parading spectacle from Bold Street through Liverpool city centre to its final destination Liverpool ONE.

Donna Howitt, Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “The run up to Halloween at Liverpool ONE is shaping up to be jam-packed full of events for the whole family and we’re thrilled to have Katumba finishing their parade with us. It should be an absolutely fantastic event, with Liverpool ONE offering the perfect location to soak up the atmosphere!”

For 31st October – Halloween proper – Katumba have another ace up their sleeve. Teaming up with local partner organisations, they are throwing a spooktacular Halloween Party for the whole family at their Hub at John Archer Hall in Toxteth.

Expect performances, Circus Skills and Capoeira workshops, drumming, Halloween games, delicious free food and much more!

As with the workshops on the 20th October, it’s highly recommended to register early for the workshops at the Halloween Party on 31st October at www.katumba.co.uk/halloween (also free for Windsor St. area residents, thanks to Arts Council funding).

For more information head to the website here.


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