Carnival, is not just a big celebration ….

It is more than that….

Cowley Road Carnival, is the catalyst for CRW’s year round delivery of cultural outreach. CRW is the charity that delivers Carnival and as an organisation, works with many local groups, charities, and individuals, facing different social and personal barriers.

By engaging with these hard to reach groups as well as schools, universities, businesses and other community partners CRW are proud to use the arts as a way to explore and express the life situations they may be facing or to discuss and uncover feelings around issues such as gender identity, ethnic tensions, faith based issues, cultural differences, mental health, challenges of disability and many more.

CRW also work tirelessley to provide opportunities to nurture and develop artistic skills, talents and opportunities within the region. By offering industry standard training, mentoring and expereinces or providing open access to world class arts and bringing the right organisations and partners together to influence local and regional cultural output. Carnival, is a product of this thinking.

Carnival, also generates over £1000,000 for the Oxford economy in just six hours!

Carnival, 2017 was the best Carnival yet, praised by sponsors, local dignatries, supporters, attendees and funders. Please help us to consistently deliver this amazing community event through giving a donation, giving sponsorship, building a partnership or offering volunteer support.

We need to raise £250,000 per year to keep Carnival afloat. Please help if you can! Click here if you would like to donate.

email: director@cowleyroadworks.org