A love letter to Hereford & the River Wye.
From 8.30. Join our six giant heads made by local artists and inspired by great Herefordians of the last 100 years on our whimsical trip through Hereford & down the Wye
Our six Carnival heads are (in order of appearance)
Frank Oz – puppeteer, actor & director (of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Star Wars Yoda fame)
Ronnie Radford – Hereford goal scoring legend whose golden goal sank the might Newcastle in the FA Cup
Dora Carrington – creative artist and surrealist landscape artist of the 1920s & 30s – a member of the bohemian Bloomsbury Group
Walenty Pytel – one of the world’s leading sculptors of birds & beasts known for his huge metal structures
Ellie Goulding – Herefordshire’s own international musical superstar
Kiko Matthews – adventurer and environmentalist on a mission to rid our waters of plastic
Back in 2017, our Friday night torch-lit performance released the creatures of the Mappa Mundi into the world. Our friends at Creative Arcade captured the moment for us.
In 2018, the creatures returned from their travels to tell us all what they had found around the world.
Before you settle down for the evening’s entertainment, join Ali to make a delicious Carnival cocktail
A short film showing that we can still have fun – whatever the weather (and it was cold)
Another short with the highlights from 2017.
The River Carnival has a long and fruitful partnership with our friends at Nozstock the Hidden Valley. Sadly, like us they had to postpone their live event this year.
In the next three videos you can find out about what to look forward to Noz in 2021 and watch two great acts Dutty Moonshine and Uncle Dugs & Billy Daniel Bunter who starred in Noztock’s virtual Festival in July.
To round off this unusual Carnival Friday night we have four short sets from some great Carnival friends freshly recorded on Tuesday 1st September this year.
The Whiskey River Boys and Simon Clarke are followed by El Squid whose music you can hear in the Head to the River Film and local legends The Hey Yahs.
We hope you enjoy it whenever you choose to listen.