Kemptown Carnival 2016

 

Kemptown Carnvial -6055 copyWe really missed the Carnival last year when it wasn’t on…

so a huge warm Welcome to Kemptown Carnival 2016!

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  This year we were so  happy to be told we would be half way down the architecturally stunning Portland Place, close to both the main stage and also with a great view of when the parade would be travelling down St. George’s Road starting at 10am.

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With over 400 parade performers passing by, it was going to be a distraction from cooking up our paella for the hungry Carnival party people that would be soon arriving!

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We couldn’t wait to suck up the atmosphere and experience the wonderful sights, sounds and vibe of the Carnival!

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We really loved the colourful Parade, Crown and Musicians passing by!

It truly is one of the best annual events in our gorgeous city of Brighton.

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This time we decided to bring our biggest, most massive pan which is over 1.3 metres wide and can cook up to 120 chicken paella portions!

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Alongside our massive pan, we set up another 3 big pans, which would be cooking up fresh Seafood Paella by our busy crew.

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The pulsing beat of the first parade started at 10am and this was our cue to start frying our succulent pieces of chicken with our beautiful blend of Paella spices!

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People passing by always love to comment on the size of our pans and the delicious smells that are generated when we are cooking up a Paella storm!

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 Our first Paella was ready around 11:30 and we didn’t stop cooking and serving till 6:00pm.

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Lots of happy faces!

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but most importantly… happy tummies!

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What a fantastic community event!

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We loved every minute of it!

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Next year, the Carnival is under threat due to lack of funds, lets all please pledge our support to raise enough by donating to https://www.gofundme.com/nbpa36xj

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The funds go towards the cost of suspending the parking for the day and other related expenses.

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Let’s make this happen!

See you at Kemptown Carnival 2017

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Photography by the very talented Liza O’Malley 

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