A CENTRE for adults with disabilities hosted a Brazilian style carnival with musicians from the country.

The event at Durham Pathways was held to celebrate Brazilian culture with a samba band, carnival queen and oriental dragons.

Musicians from Porto Rico Maracatu group, who are from Brazil, also performed at the centre, which provides therapeutic and multisensory activities for adults with disabilities in County Durham.

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The visit was organised by County Durham-based arts organisation Jack Drum Arts.

Paul Graydon, manager for care and support pathways, said: “We were extremely privileged to have a visit from Maractu musicians, who travelled a long way to join us but provided some fabulous music and entertainment.

“We also had a lot of support from local businesses who helped us transform the centre and create a fantastic carnival atmosphere. Everyone really did have an amazing time.”

Visitors also enjoyed Brazilan mocktail smoothies, while the sensory garden was given a South American theme.