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Kids, Craft & Making Stage



A massive welcome to the virtual River Carnival


We’re so sad we can’t be with you in the streets and on the Wye this year. We’ll see you in 2021.


But we hope we have created the next best thing.


A virtual Carnival featuring online performances from some Carnival favourites and some new friends.


Click on a stage and scroll on through and take a look at what you fancy. Just like you’d do on River Carnival Day.



Here are some great things to make and do to prepare for the River Carnival or just to while away a rainy afternoon at home.

Have fun!

Looby Lou Facepaints

Join Louise from Looby Lou Entertainment and learn how to paint groovy flower design.

Rebecca Makes a Rocket on a Stick

Make a colourful rocket or submarine to wave at the Carnival bus

Make a Pottery Fish

Our friends at Eastnor Pottery show you how. Find out more at

Rebecca Makes a Crown

Rebecca from Carnival arts shows you how

Make a Boat With Jo

Jo from Everyday Play! Shows you how to make a boat complete with flags and sailors

2-Faced Space Adventure Part 1

2-Faced Space Adventure Part 2

Rebecca Makes Bunting

Cracked Slipper Puppets

Meet this cheeky duo in an adventure specially created for the virtual River Carnival by The Cracked Slipper Company

Dancefest Dance Map

A dance for lockdown or a rainy day for all the family from our friends at DanceFest

Rebecca Makes a Lantern

Rebecca shows you how to re-use old materials to make a fantastic Carnival lantern

Baking a Cake

Thank you for visiting the virtual River Carnival


We hope you have found something to enjoy. Spread the word as being online, your friends can visit us whenever they like.  It’s a Carnival all year round.


We’d like to thank:


Arts Council England, the Community Fund and Hereford City Council for their support, encouragement, and funding.


ABC Print for the support and help with promotional materials. Our media partners the Hereford Times, Sunshine Radio and Your Herefordshire.


The DM Lab for creating and designing this platform, helping us through the technical complexities and pulling it all together.

Principal sponsors Harrison Clark Rickerbys whose support over the years – and this year in particular – has been invaluable.


And all our volunteers and the groups, bands, artists, performers, makers, and friends who continue to support us. We’ll be back, bigger, better, and stronger (and on the Wye) in 2021.


Thank you!