Katumba Halloween Carnival returns to Liverpool City Centre


Spectacular sights and sounds are promised on the streets of Liverpool city centre this weekend as Katumba holds its Halloween Carnival.

The event on Saturday evening will involve dozens of drummers, dancers, fire artists, stunning costumes and an illuminated peleton of bicycles, and has the theme ‘the perils we and our planet face’.

The parade starts on Bold Street at 7pm and will make its way through the city centre along Church Street and Paradise Street, with a finale outside John Lewis between 8 and 8.30pm.

It is the culmination of the Katumba Halloween Festival, two weeks of free family-friendly cultural, arts and wellbeing activities. Workshops, running until October 28, also give people the chance to make lanterns and bike decorations.

Katumba co-founder Juliana Pinheiro Landim said: ‘We’re thrilled to bring back the Katumba Halloween Carnival as part of our city’s Black History Month programme. This year our theme is a crucial tale of the lasting and detrimental impact we have on our planet, and how our actions on the Northern hemisphere affect those in the global south.

“Through our diverse programme and powerful performance art, we aim to inspire and ignite a determination in onlookers and participants to make change – for the future of our planet, and future generations.”

The Katumba Halloween Carnival is on Saturday, October 29 at 7pm. More HERE


Top: Katumba drummers. Photo by Miriam Vaughan.