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Carnival Arts Group

learning through creativity

Our Services

Carnival Arts Group are experienced in the production & development of community events & festivals, working in education and creating original artwork. 

We create bespoke workshops that reflect the needs of the participants & desired outcomes whether making art for a specific event, experimenting with materials  or having fun by bringing people together to develop community cohesion.  

Our Workshops

3D willow withy structures

2D withy structures

Lantern Making


Art with Nature

Mask making


Kite Making

Paper aeroplanes & flying course


Leo Caithness & Rebecca Huggett created the Carnival Arts Group in 1996 to offer communities in Hereford a chance to get involved with the City Carnival and make costumes and structures. 

After the City Carnival ceased we carried on, offering our services to schools and colleges and events. Over the years we have  worked all over the country (and beyond) creating and delivering workshops & Art Commissions as well as taking on production roles at large scale events. 

In 2014 we revived the Hereford River Carnival with a team of volunteers producing an event that brought local communities together and provided the city with a free celebration of the river  and the people who surround it.  This is now an annual event with the City Councils backing and under the under the wing of the Plynlimon Trust, a local community charity. 

In 2017 The Carnival produced an evening performance and torch lit procession which was attended by 3,000 people and the numbers for the daytime event was estimated at close to 15,000.

Our team

What we can do for you

Event Management

Talk to us about production of Carnivals, Festivals and specialised art projects


We produce bespoke art workshops and deliver in schools, at events and corporate functions


With a team of artists we can make giant structures, banners, lanterns and processional creations

Contact us

Phone Numbers

Please feel free to call us  during office hours

Rebecca: 07973335010

Leo: 07816686856