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FAT TUESDAY – London Mardi Gras 2017

written by Rosemary Long February 6, 2017

FAT TUESDAY – London Mardi Gras 2017

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February
Parade: 9:30pm Route along the South Bank/Through Waterloo Station
After Party: 10:30pm – 3am Vault Festival, The Vaults, Leake Street London SE1 7NN
London Mardi Gras is a carnival & party with authentic live music, an immersive theatrical parade & performance and dancing on London’s Southbank – on to late night event as part of Vault Festival.

Mardi Gras is an excuse to live to excess. One more drink. One more meal. One more song. In England, we have pancake day to celebrate shrove Tuesday and the end of lent; over on the other side of the Atlantic, they have Mardi Gras. An orgastic celebration of life, love and each other. It’s Fat Tuesday’s aim to bring the city that care forgot to the big smoke on the Thames.

Join performance company Shotgun Carousel for their annual late night London street spectacle, collaborating again alongside Kansas Smitty’s House Band to bring the sound and soul of New Orleans to London. Then enter the Vaults for a whole night of drinking, dancing and revelry as the house band play their swampy NOLA rhythm ‘n’ blues all night and the temperature rises to fever pitch.


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Fat Tuesday
A collaborative event between creative heavyweights Shotgun Carousel & Jazz group Kansas Smitty’s. Formed in 2014, the two companies have joined forces as partners to present Fat Tuesday – London’s Mardi Gras 2017.

Shotgun Carousel
Shotgun Carousel, is a collective of professional queer led artists, designers and performers working together to create unique and extraordinary site-specific artistic events, theatrical performances and installations.

Kansas Smitty’s
Kansas Smitty’s has become a name synonymous with good music and real people. Built around the Kansas Smitty’s House Band, a group of Jazz-addicted twenty-something they recently opened their own bar on Broadway Market to wide acclaim.



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