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Wonder Women will wow crowds at Narberth Carnival

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This year Narberth Carnival is celebrating 100 years of votes for women with a Wonder Women themed carnival parade. Narberth Civic Week and Span Arts will be taking over the High Street on Saturday 28th July with a spectacular carnival parade led by three giant “Wonder Women” puppets made by local community groups and volunteers.

In May Span Arts asked the people of Pembrokeshire to nominate their top “Wonder Women” who have furthered the fight for gender equality and were bowled over by the response, women from Barbara Castle to Beyoncé, Emma Watson and Rosa Parks to Gwenllian, fierce Welsh warrior princess were nominated.  A public vote was held to choose the 3 finalists;  Tanni Grey-Thompson in the Welsh category, Emmeline Pankhurst in the National category and Maya Angelou in the International category.

Community groups, volunteers and local individuals have had the opportunity to work with talented local puppet maker Di Ford to bring these inspirational women to life. She said, “This has been a fun and challenging project to work on. It’s been no mean feat constructing these 3-metre-high giants and the participants and volunteers have done an amazing job.”

 

There’s still time to join in!

 How can you get involved in Wonder Women?

Join a Wonder Women tribe – make your Wonder Women get-up and then join the procession on the 28th July

  • Wonder Wands – Make a tribal shaker stick ready for the carnival. Wed 25 July, 10am-4pm, Narberth Scout Hut. 

Alternatively you could do your own thing – get a small group together to join the parade! Make a costume, float, decorated bicycle, pram or buggy inspired by your very own female idol. Arrive at Lansker Stores for the carnival kick-off by 1:30pm on the 28th July and have the chance of winning in one of the carnival categories.

 28 July 2018, 2pm, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Women, men, girls and boys are all welcome – this is a celebration for everyone!

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