Leederville lights up

FINAL preparations are under way for next weekend’s Light Up Leederville Carnival, with Leederville Connect chair David Galloway saying they’re aiming for “idiosyncratic, eccentric and fun”.

He says they’re not looking to pack the streets with a massive rave party, but to keep it local, low-key, and a wee bit wacky.

• L-R: Phil and Dawn Gamblen (the artists who made the sculptures) and samba dancer Coco Poppin catch up with Zambrero’s Jenna Thomas, Rhys Sutherland, Ariann Washbourne and Simon Wallen. Photo by Matthew Dwyer

• L-R: Phil and Dawn Gamblen (the artists who made the sculptures) and samba dancer Coco Poppin catch up with Zambrero’s Jenna Thomas, Rhys Sutherland, Ariann Washbourne and Simon Wallen. Photo by Matthew Dwyer

“What makes our carnival different is it has a strong local focus. Our vision is something that is high quality, eccentric, fun, family but funky.

“We’ve reduced the footprint, we’re moving it later in the day and towards the evening that Oxford and Newcastle Street intersection is turning into a major celebration.”

He says it’s not an ideal event for a pack of blokes to come along to drink a skinful and cause trouble: “The idea is come along, enjoy Leederville for what it is.”

It’s on Sunday December 6 from noon, wrapping up at 9pm with the lights and fireworks but with a few of the local venues putting on afterparties if you’ve got the Monday off.

by DAVID BELL

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