Same Sky and Brighton Festival are inviting every child to take part in the Children’s Parade At Home to celebrate their creativity and imagination.
The annual Children’s Parade was due to take place on Sat 2 May to officially mark the start of Brighton Festival 2020 but the event had to be cancelled when social distancing restrictions were implemented due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The stay at home event is open to everyone to have five minutes of fun during lockdown at 10.30am on Sat 2 May. Participants are encouraged to post their photos and videos on social media with #ChildrensParadeAtHome to capture the parade as a digital get together to share online with friends, family, neighbours and across communities.
“Whether you want to conga around your kitchen, wave a flag from your window, blow a whistle from your balcony, shimmy in your sitting room or dress-up on your doorstep – anything goes at the Children’s Parade at Home! We want to celebrate young people’s creativity in all forms and keep the spirit of the Children’s Parade alive.”
John Varah, Artistic Director
Same Sky artists have produced free online art resources to inspire parents and carers to make props with children to wear or play with on the day – from masks to musical instruments – the how-to guides will use recycled materials that can be found around the home.