A four metre high puppet of a sea giant is one attraction Carnival of the World will bring to Reading.

A costumed parade full of dancers, Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO) and carnival workshops will take over Broad Street on August 13.

The free event will centre around an outdoor performance inspired by the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.

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Out of the Deep Blue tells the story of Eko the sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and encounters a little girl called Violet.

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The company uses dance, theatre and movement as storytelling tools set to a musical soundscape.

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The live stage launches at 12pm with award winning steel band RASPO followed by a host of guest artists, before finishing at 6pm.

Reading Chronicle: Credit: Dani BowerCredit: Dani Bower

Carnival workshops take place during August in Carnival head dress making, Soca dance and Steel Band at the CultureMix Arts & Music Centre in Queens Walk.

Carnival of the World is brought to Reading by locally based CultureMix Arts, Autin Dance, Reading Central BID and Reading’s Economy & Destination Agency (REDA).