The main event of the ¡VAMOS! Festival where the children from Blakelaw joined hundred’s of children, artists, musicians, professional dancers, performers to fill the streets with a riot of colour, sound and life!

This year the Mardi Gras took on a Brazilian theme and worked with renowned choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles to devise a routine taught in North East schools alongside talented performers Hannabiel Sanders and Yilis del Carmen Suriel and their Super Troupe, plus Yuvel Soria, Holly Irving, Creative Seed, Jack Drum Arts, Drumdin, Rob Kitchen: and his Samba Bateria group, Meze Mundo and the Lawnmowers Theatre Company!