The Old LibraryOur South London Venue, in the centre of Burgess Park. Home How to Find Us Event & Space Hire Volunteer With Us Apply to be a Resident Artist The Animal Carnival - part of Rain or Shine Festival Mandinga Arts brings their Animal Carnival of costumes and puppets to the Old Library for Rain or Shine Festival! Join us on Sunday 28 July from 5pm for a colourful and entertaining carnival parade across Burgess Park. Joining Mandinga Arts and providing the party beats are Samba Sisters Collective, London’s all-women community Samba-Fusion band. Come join the party! All Ages Book Here Mandinga Arts researches, designs, creates and delivers extraordinary and innovative outdoor performance costumes, puppets and processions, engaging communities in collaboration with skilled professional artists. The company has developed a distinctive style bringing together live music, carnival, street costume, puppetry and dance, drawing on diverse influences from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, facilitating high quality community contributions and a new aesthetic to the carnival and outdoor performance movement in the UK and overseas.