Manchester Carnival featured on CBeebies

It’s Time for Carnival! Our carnival will be featured in an upcoming episode of Jojo & Gran Gran next Monday and then available on the BBC iplayer – ‘Jojo and Gran Gran – It’s time for Carnival!’

The show celebrates the unique bond between children and their grandparents in a new animated series which follows the everyday adventures of a four-year-old girl cared for by her fun, wise grandmother.

JoJo & Gran Gran is the first cartoon to explore the black British family, with Gran Gran, voiced by Cathy Tyson, teaching JoJo about her Saint Lucian heritage and the Caribbean Island’s culture.

The series is based on characters created by Laura Henry-Allain – whose book series draws on her own relationship with her grandmother, Marie-Helena.

This is a charming piece of television history that we heartily recommend even if you’re not 6 and under!

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