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Andrea Risden

Event Organiser

I am a co-founder and event organiser for the new Sheffield Carnival citywide event.  I am a mother of 2 and over the past 4 years I have been developing my knowledge and skills in carnival event management in order to realise bringing back this event to the city.  I was lucky to have participated in the previous Sheffield Carnival's in the late 1980's, wearing and making costumes, and along with friends decided this was something which was missing from our diverse city's event calendar.  

In August 2017 we had a launch event alongside the Sheffield Fayre and in June 2018 our team successfully organised our first independent carnival event in over 20 years, which was held in Norfolk Park, Sheffield.  Our aim is to continue to build on the success of our first event and make this an annual celebration that is taken onto the streets of the city to parade and showcase the wonderful costumes that are designed, made and worn by the people of Sheffield.