ParaCarnival are based in East London and create inclusive Carnival Arts based on Brazilian culture for disabled and socially excluded people. Their workshops include dance, signed song and costume-making, with the support of Brazilian guest artists and a partner organisation in Brazil.
In August, ParaCarnival delivered weekly workshops as part of the Summer Together! 2017 programme before participants paraded with Hackney Carnival in September. Performers on 2 December included members of Act Up! Newham, Powerhouse Women and Starpad DJs.
Below you can view a 12:41min highlights video, or 3min videos featuring the songs One Love and Good to be me.
Many thanks to Stratford Circus for dressing room facilities.