NHS 60th Birthday Commission

In 2008 it was the NHS (National Health Service) 60th birthday celebration. Charlotte Newson was commissioned to design the costumes and float for 100 participants in Manchester’s Pride Parade, working with the LGBT community. Charlotte Newson themed the float on a giant silver birthday cake and designed nurse/doctor costumes that reflected the different fashions from the 1940’s – 2008.



  • Lead artist: Charlotte Newson
  • Performers: Curious Cargo