Carnival of the Animals
Thousands shared a memorable and joyful day on Saturday 21 April when spectacular animal puppets and hundreds of masked children filled the city centre for RAMM’s 150th anniversary Carnival of the Animals. Music filled the air. There was dancing in the streets. Creative activities brought people together and gave an electric vibrancy to the Cathedral Green, Princesshay, Rougemont and RAMM. Even the heavens smiled upon the celebrations, unlike on the original opening, when rain was “pelting pitilessly” with “driving wind and occasional storms”. The 150th anniversary day will be remembered by countless people for the fun, dazzling animal costumes, sunshine and warmth of both the day and the party-goers.
Here’s to the next 150 years of wonder
The last 150 years have seen momentous change but RAMM has remained true to the vision of its founders and central to the cultural life of the city and county. Events such as this form lasting memories and help build a bright and exciting future for the city.
Carnival of the Animals would not have been possible without the support of Arts Council England, RAMM Friends, RAMM Development Trust, Exeter BID, Princesshay and Exeter Cathedral.