Jonkunoo

202405jul6:30pm8:30pmJonkunooJoin us for a celebration of traditional Jamaican street theatre

Event Details

The Jonkunoo & Masquerade Project with Annet Richards-Binns, showcases the rich history, cultural significance, and contemporary relevance of Jamaican Jonkunoo.

Jonkunoo, also known as Junkanoo (and other variations), is a festive celebration rooted in West African heritage, brought to the Caribbean by enslaved Africans, and now a vibrant cultural tradition celebrated in Jamaica, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands.

Annet extends a warm invitation for you gain insight into the significance of Jonkunoo, traditional Jamaican street theatre.

WHAT TO EXPECT …

Welcome & Introduction to Annet & the Jonkunoo & Masquerade Project

Short Presentation including an introduction to the Jonkunoo costumes

Display – Large Prints featuring Pitchy Patchy plus other characters

Activities: including making a Festival Jonkunoo stick

This is a free event however booking is required – click here to secure your spot.

Voices Gloucester is committed to ensuring that the projects and events that we organise and support, contribute to the environmental wellbeing of Gloucester. Where possible please use public transport to attend this event.

By train: Gloucester train station is approximately a 10 minute walk. The Station is part of several major lines including Cardiff Central, Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. Regular services run to and from Gloucester throughout the day. For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.

By bus: the “Picturedrome Theatre” bus stop is opposite the venue and serviced by buses 1, 2 and 2A. For more information visit www.stagecoachbus.com. Opposite the train station is the bus station which connects main bus routes from cheltenham and around Gloucestershire.

By bike: There is a rail outside of the theatre on which you can lock your bike, but alternative bikes can be held in the space during visits.

By car: Parking is available at nearby Asda or GL1 Leisure Centre (15min walk). Both are free for two hours and paid beyond this. Alternatively there is a pay and display car park behind the venue on Vauxhaul Road.

Location

Picturedrome

162-166 Barton St, Gloucester GL1 4EU

Time

(Friday) 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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