Saturday 24 October, 2020

Carnival at the Castle; the story of mas

Castle Killarney (Stollmeyer’s Castle) stands majestically at the corner of Serpentine and Maraval Roads (Queen's Park Savannah). It’s known to be one of the nation’s coveted Magnificent Seven, but the Castle is offering a bit more for those who want to learn about Carnival’s history. 

Despite the Greatest Show on Earth being over, Castle Killarney is hosting a free exhibition of the origins of Carnival.  

It’s the Castle’s second year housing costumes of traditional Carnival characters like the Dame Lorraine, Sailor, Moko Jumbie and the Midnight Robber. There are also displays for the steelpan and kaiso. 

Carnival at the Castle is open to the public at no charge until March 31 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. 

Here’s a preview of what you can see at the Castle. 

Carnival at the Castle

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