The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 kicked off in Sheffield on 9th July with a match between Sweden and the Netherlands at Bramall Lane. Running alongside the tournament is an exciting cultural arts and heritage programme, which celebrates and explores the rich history of the women’s game.
On Tuesday 26h July, the semi-finals, UK Centre for Carnival Arts will present a spectacular football themed carnival arts parade. The carnival will take centre stage at the Devonshire Green Fan Zone in Sheffield from 3pm onwards.
The fusion of football and carnival will pay homage to both African Caribbean culture and the Yorkshire carnival traditions. The carnival parade will create a truly inclusive family friendly atmosphere which will capture the imagination and engagement of everybody in the Fan Zone and get the party of fans moving to the sounds of Soca beats.
The costumes have designed by one of the country’s leading carnival costume designers, Clary Salandy. Her carnival costumes will help to build the inclusivity of the Fan Zone programme by engaging more diverse members of Sheffield’s community with the UEFA Women’s EURO.
UK Centre for Carnival Arts hope, through this engagement, to connect, inspire, and strengthen communities from across Sheffield and further afield, supporting community cohesion by sharing the richness and diversity of African and Caribbean culture with visiting fans and home-based fans.
UK Centre for Carnival Arts have been sponsored by Sheffield Grammar School Exhibition Foundation, Sheffield Town Trust, and Sheffield City Council.