The World Party Weekend is two free events which take place over two days, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August and based around National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales.
On Saturday Swansea city centre celebrates the 10th Anniversary annual multicultural MAS Carnival with hundreds of costumed revellers in a special celebration marking a decade of Wales' carnival parade. The colourful cavalcade starts at 2pm from Swansea College (Walter Road) with over 1000 flamboyant costumes and creations, masks and headpieces, giant puppets on backpacks and mobile sculptures taking to the streets with samba drumming, steel pan and hi-energy street dance.
The procession finishes around 7pm after a presentation of all of the costumes on stage at the National Waterfront Museum with a headlining Caribbean band.
For further details check out the South Wales Intercultural Community Arts website.
On the Sunday it's the turn of City Streets, Summer Beats which happens from 1pm to 7pm. This is a day of world music with a festival atmosphere takes place on the lawns outside the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea City Centre. The event is a day of carnival, music and dance in Swansea.
This year, City Streets is going European. Headline act this year is Oojami , with support from Sheelanagig, Samba Tawe, Rag Foundation, and Swansea's own Primal Steps.
For further details see the City Streets, Summer Beats website.
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last updated: Fri 8th Aug 2008