Jane Douws, the CEO of the Cape Town Carnival.

It was all glitter, colourful floats, costumes on mannequins and giant puppets at the Cape Town Carnival workshop, where a behind-the-scenes preview of the event was hosted on Thursday February 28. The workers at the warehouse, situated in Maitland, were piecing together the last bits, which will bring to life this year’s theme, VUKA UKHANYE: Arise and Shine! at the carnival which will take place on the Fan Walk on Saturday March 16.