Dancing in the street; Cardiff's streets will be bustling tomorrow as the annual Swica Carnival comes to town. So what can we expect and when? Here's a guide to all you need to know - from street entertainment to the big parade.
Where and when is Pride Cymru? IF you're missing out on the carnival atmosphere this weekend then don't worry as there will be more partying on the streets of Cardiff next weekend when Pride Cymru takes place, bringing thousands to the streets of the Welsh capital.
The event which is aimed at promoting the elimination of discrimination against sexual orientation, gender, race and religion takes place on Saturday, August 15.
The parade through Cardiff starts on Churchill Way in Cardiff city centre and heads towards Coopers Field in Bute Park where the main event is held.
The main Pride Cymru event will kick off at midday after the parade with hours of feel good Now in its ninth year, the annual Pulse Street Party allows thousands of party-goers to take over one of the city's main streets.
Pulse is situated on 3 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HD and tickets for the after party are PS15. Buy them from Ticket Source.
WHAT'S ON AND WHERE Carnival timetable - The Hayes 10.30am Mario Morris Magic: Cardiff's King of the Buskers performs "the world's most dangerous card trick".
10.45am Carnival Crew: African-inspired set from SWICA Carnival flagship drum and dance group 11am SLAWUK Dance Performance: Traditional Filipino Dance 11.15am Samba Galez: Massed drumming from Wales' biggest community samba band 11.45am Persian Belles: Bellydance Wales' hip swivelling Middle Eastern dancers 12pm Kitsch n Sync: Bedraggled - trio of hilarious and somewhat fishy chav mermaids 12.15pm Wonderbrass: Streetband-style brassy pop meets New Orleans Mardi Gras 12.45pm Persian Belles: Bellydance Wales' hip swivelling Middle Eastern dancers 1.00pm Carnival Crew: Brazilianinspired set from SWICA Carnival flagship drum and dance group 1.15pm Dakshin: Glamorous Bollywood dance and song 1.30pm Mundo Dance: Latin American carnival fitness 13.45 Ommadom Arabic and middle European drum and dance troupe 2.15pm Kitsch n Sync: Bedraggled - trio of hilarious and somewhat fishy chav mermaids return 2.30pm Lindy Hop: Cardiff 1920s-inspired jumping jivers 2.50pm: Cardiff Capoeira Playful Brazilian martial arts dance and music 2.00pm: Cardiff Carnival 2015 Parade Starts In Churchill Way 2.20pm: Mario Morris Magic Street Magic and mayhem from Cardiff's King of the Buskers to close the show 2.50pm: Hayes Street Stage Finish
Final preparations are taking place for the SWICA Carnival which takes this weekend
ane Price aka James and the Giant Peach's, Miss Spider
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Aug 7, 2015|
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