Nottingham

Thousands to attend Nottingham's annual Caribbean carnival

Dancer takes part in Nottingham's Caribbean carnival parade through Nottingham's city streets to the Forest Recreation Ground on 14 August 2011
Image caption Hundreds of dancers will take part in the carnival parade on Sunday

Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual Caribbean Carnival in Nottingham on Saturday and Sunday.

The event at Forest Recreation Ground will include music, food, a fun fair and a two-hour parade on Sunday.

A spokesman said hundreds of volunteers had helped to prepare this year's carnival costumes.

Carnival Chairman Richard Renwick said: "We expect to have a fantastic carnival parade... we know that hundreds of dancers will be very energetic."

The parade will start at 14:00 BST on Sunday at Castle Gate and will arrive at the ground at 16:30 BST.

Organisers said they would also try to set a record for the number of people taking part in a Zumba (aerobic dancing) session in the East Midlands.

The carnival is supported by private sponsors and the Arts Council of England and Nottingham City Council.

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