11th July 2019
Updates and News
Leeds Castle Celebrates 900 Years - with a Spectacular Carnival
Across the weekend of Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent will be celebrating its 900th birthday with a spectacular carnival parade. Local groups will join leading carnival performers, actors and re-enactors at this magnificent historic venue.
During the last nine centuries Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, a palace for Henry VIII, a playground for the rich and famous, and a hospital during World War Two. Costumes and parade props, and even a newly composed song are being created by professionals, students, communities and diverse groups such as associations for the blind, theatre groups for young adults with special needs, and communities celebrating cultures from across the world.