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.
Same Sky and Brighton Festival invited every child to take part in the Children’s Parade At Home to celebrate their creativity and imagination.
The stay at home event was open to everyone to have five minutes of fun during lockdown at 10.30am on Sat 2 May. Participants were 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.
Same Sky artists 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 used recycled materials that can be found around the home.
Security getting ready for Childrens Parade at Home