Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

Photo by Karen Strunks

Photo by Karen Strunks

 
I have lived in Birmingham for over 20 years and had never attended the Birmingham Carnival. It was on last weekend and I decided I couldn’t let another year go by without experiencing it.
 
It’s a bi-annual event held in Perry Park. The carnival procession sets off from Handsworth Park and winds itself down the streets before reaching it’s destination 3 hours later. I was waiting like an excited child for the procession to arrive! Lorries blasted out music and colourful dancers energetically strutted their stuff behind them.
 
As well as the procession there was a fun fair, music and no forgetting good old hearty soul food. It’s a fabulous day out for everyone – Put it in your diary for 2011! :)