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Carnival comes to Olive Mount

18 July 2014
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Families enjoyed a colourful carnival atmosphere which brought together music and different cultures from across the globe at a community initiative in an area of Merseyside.

Brouhaha at Olive Mount Community Centre gardens

Performers from as far flung corners of the world as Martinique and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean had flown in to marvel residents at Sanctuary Housing’s Olive Mount Community Centre in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Carnival at Olive Mount

The carnival, which was led by Brouhaha International, started with refreshments in the Olive Mount Community Centre gardens followed by exhilarating guitar and singing performances from Youth in the Town from Martinique. There was also a freestyle body-popping dance performance from Shakir Griffith.

Brouhaha International

Brouhaha International had performed at other venues across Liverpool earlier in the week, including at the Albert Docks and Sefton Park. The Olive Mount event was organised by Sanctuary housing officer Chris Smart and executive director of Brouhaha Giles Agis.

Christa Ripley, Sanctuary Housing head of housing operations, said: “Sanctuary is pleased to support such a worthwhile initiative, with Brouhaha returning to Olive Mount for the first time for several years. Together, with partner organisations, we are making a real difference in the communities we work alongside.”

Brouhaha International celebrates cultural diversity by performing at Festivals all over the world. Speaking at Olive Mount, Giles Agis added: “All the groups really enjoyed performing today.”