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Borough and Bankside Mardi Gras

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Community groups have been preparing for Borough and Bankside's first Mardi Gras parade, which will take place on Shrove Tuesday.

Starting in Price's Street at 1pm, decorated bicycles will provide a moving Mardi Gras spectacle that go to pancake parties at Stones End Day Centre and Cariad Cafe at Blackfriars Settlement. The bikes will visit Tate Modern before returning to Great Suffolk Street.

A free outdoor Pancake Party will complete the event, with children invited to come after school from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for pancake flipping contests, fresh pancakes, carnival crafts, live music and a chance to ride the Mardi Gras bikes.

The party will take place next to The Fruit Tree on Great Suffolk Street.

The colourful banners, flags and decorations for the parade have been made at Age UK Southwark, Charles Dickens Primary School and at Blackfriars Settlement Mental Health Arts Group and Older People's Sewing Group. The project has been led by the organisers of SE1's annual Mint Street Music Festival.

The parade will be led by accessible cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing and will include disabled-accessible bikes. Volunteers from local businesses will be taking part and more volunteers are welcome - disabled and able-bodied cyclists can participate.

To take part, apply via the website or email [email protected]

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  • Parade 1pm from Price's Street; Party from 3.30pm in Great Suffolk Street
  • FREE

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