June 25, 2010

my REAL wall in Bielefeld, Germany at the start of carnival season

Summer is here at last for us Europeans and for the last 10 years or so that has meant only one thing.

Carnival.

I’ve worked with Yaa Asantewaa, a carnival arts group in London, voluntarily since I left university and have made and worn costumes in Notting Hill Carnival almost every year since 2002.

After the costumes are made and worn in London, we take the show on the road the year after and travel to Denmark, Germany and France to tour.

This year our carnival season kicked off in Germany at the Bielefeld carnival and me and Elena had a great time on the road at this relatively small street party.

We did manage to get some time to look around the pleasant little town after the carnival and found ourselves a nice statue to put your postcards up on right outside the town hall

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