All-new carnival heading to Kelham next month
Kelham Island’s Saw Grinder’s Union, in Globe Works, welcomes a brand-new event this April, featuring unique street food vendors and all-day DJ sets, alongside their own amazing burgers, craft beers and cocktails.
Kelham Carnival will take place in Saw Grinder’s Union’s two courtyards over the bank holiday weekend from 15 – 17 April and is set to become a regular monthly feature on the Kelham calendar.
The carnival will feature somewhere between three and five independent street food vendors that organisers tell us are set to be slightly more unusual than your standard street food fare, with a seafood vendor from London already amongst plans for the unique line-up of traders.
One of the event’s organisers, Alp Ozan, explains: “Kelham Carnival is going to be a new monthly event on our courtyards. Throughout the summer months it’s going to have more of a summery vibe, with dancers, DJ’s all day and unique street food vendors because we really want to add something different.
“I’m feeling pretty good about the event and I think it’s going to be really successful. I believe, if the weather is on our side, it will have a really good festival vibe where people are going to have great fun.”
Contingency plans are in place for huge gazebos if the British weather doesn’t play ball, and the party will move inside the venue after 11pm, keeping the party going until 2am on Saturday and Sunday.
Alp, who is also part of the new Grind café set up, is looking forward to inviting people down to the venue and has always had a passion for events.
“it’s just a childhood passion,” says Alp, “When I was young, I always told my mom to open me a nightclub and she was like, ‘No, you’re going to university.’
“I think even when I was at uni, my true love was always parties. Not because I just wanted to get drunk by the bar, I just enjoy bringing people together and making them happy.
Kelham Carnival takes place on 15 – 17 April, and from 7pm – 12pm Friday 15, and 11am – 2am on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April. In the meantime, for your chance to win a table of six as well as a £200 bar tab at the event simply…
> share the ‘Kelham Carnival’ event on Facebook
> click attending on the event
> tag your table of six on the Event page