Ahead of the inaugural Krewe Liverpool – organisers have announced more information about how you can get involved with their surrealist masquerade ball.
Traditionally the festivities, balls and parades arranged for the New Orleans’ Mardi Gras were created by social organisations or clubs known as “Krewes”.
The term “Krewe” was originally coined by ‘The Mystic Krewe of Cosmus’ in 1857, who were the first to parade with themed floats down the streets of their neighbourhood for public viewing. In the early days, members of these Krewes were often from the wealthy elite, and traditionally all male.
Krewe Liverpool aims to follow this structure by uniting local audiences and arts organisations through their own take on the New Orleans’ Krewe traditions, in this inclusive performance-based celebration of local culture.
Five local dance and arts organisations have been commissioned to create their own Krewe, each with its own theme, costumes and performance for the event.
Ticket holders are welcome to affiliate with any of these Krewes – or are invited to create their own with friends and family. There is just one stipulation – all Krewes must remain positive and inclusive!
The event is held on 7 February at The Palm House, Sefton Park, 6pm-12am.