Carnival Arts

Dowtcha Parades are spectacular and inclusive.

Sun Puppet and Sunbeams

Whether it’s Paddy´s day in the city or a bonfire night carnival in your local neighbourhood, we aim to make bold, entertaining and memorable images. We make great giant puppets, floats, noise and, in the spirit of carnival, include lots of people making, designing, performing and drumming.

Spectacles for hire & Commissions

We’ll bring the fun to your event!  Giant puppets, floats and walkabout characters are all available for hire, see our catalogue for more information. Or if you want a complete immersive experience, commission us and we’ll  help you use our gear to get out there. or our experienced designers and makers can help you make your own. We have completed St Patrick’s Day Parade commissions for Cork and/or Dublin every year since 2003. We’ve also made parades with smaller communities such as the Big Shebang in Knocknaheeny, the Spook Parade in Togher and the Kinsale Clipper Festival. If you have an event that needs a spectacle, we can organise the…

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Parade Workshops

Parade workshops are a Dowtcha carnival tradition. They involve setting up a temporary community access workshop so that people can make their own costumes, build floats, rehearse music and develop performance. It’s a fantastic, all-inclusive way of working that turns a one-day event into an empowering, community development project. Dowtcha want to develop mas camps to get more people directly involved in carnival. We want you to jump the barriers and start dancing!

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