Light Up Leedy Carnival format reimagined

Leederville Connect committee members Nicholas Bond, Annie Folk and Peter Capes. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Leederville Connect committee members Nicholas Bond, Annie Folk and Peter Capes. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

THE Light Up Leederville Carnival format is graduating from a “teenager to an adult” with a format revamp.

The community and business organisation behind the annual event, Leederville Connect, is working to expand and diversify the format, to deliver monthly events.

Group chair Peter Capes said the carnival would be “refocused into a more community orientated event” more closely linked to switching on the Christmas lights in the town centre.

He said the expanded program of smaller boutique events would keep the community engaged and provide more reasons to visit Leederville.

Committee member Nicholas Bond said the carnival format needed “a rest”.

“We’ve seen it start to flounder in other areas,” he said.

“The intent is to have more activity over a longer period of time rather than just a carnival that goes for a short period of time.

“We feel potentially the carnival is graduating from being a teenager into an adult, that’s what it feels like.

“The committee looked at having activities monthly to attract people here more often than just a carnival once a year; there will be a calendar of events being developed hopefully.”

He said one idea was a food-based winter program and a town centre market to create “an urban village feel”.

For more information, email info@leedervilleconnect.com or go to facebook.com/LeedervilleConnect.