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Leeds Carnival 2014

Leeds West Indian Carnival’s 47th anniversary was certainly one to remember. The celebrations kicked off with the crowning of Leeds Carnival Prince & Princess on August 17th as eight year old Khaleil Fell from Leeds triumphed in his Carnival Peacock costume


Carnival King & Queen in an exciting new venue

State of the art light and sound in a prestigious theatre space will take this year’s Carnival King and Queen to new heights of spectacle. The King & Queen show is one of the Carnivals most visually stunning and anticipated events. Year after year we see some fantastic costumes in great locations and this year is no different. Here at Carnival HQ we are so excited to announce that on August 22nd the King & Queen Show 2014 is going to be held in one of the UK’s most esteemed theatres, the West Yorkshire Playhouse! The show will take place Continue Reading


Pop goes Carnival

Leeds Pop Up Carnival Grand Depart Tour de France

This year Leeds West Indian Carnival is going to be popping up in some very unexpected places and we are very excited to announce our first Pop Up Carnival in Leeds. On July 5th straight after the Grand Departure of the Tour de France, one of the worlds biggest annual sporting events, the Leeds West Indian Pop Up Carnival will be the next big thing to leave the start line! 30 newly commissioned carnival costumes from some of the UK’s top designers Our parade, which is jam packed full of visually stunning costumes – which symbolise peace, love and unity Continue Reading


Carnival Memory Photo Competition

Enter our photo competition and win mouthwaterin’ prizes. Carnival is all about the sights and sounds that create fantastic memories. We are on the lookout for the best Leeds West Indian Carnival photo taken by you – our carnival fans.  Whether your snap is of the amazing costumes, the tempting food stalls, the music makers or simply the joy-filled faces of Carnival – we want to see them. Along with the costumes, the delicious food and drink are what draw thousands to Carnival every year. With that in mind the winning picture will receive: Sophisticated Dining and Cocktails at The Continue Reading


Leeds West Indian Carnival 2014 – Time to Get Happy!

At Leeds West Indian Carnival 2014 we are busy preparing and finalising exciting new plans for the run up to the big parade on Bank Holiday Monday August 25th. If you have never been to the Carnival then make sure this is the year that you do – there is an endless amount to do, see, smell, taste…the list goes on! Over the years we have honed our skills in combining the perfect blend of stunning costumes with the most contagious soca and calypso rhythms, tantalising food and an open armed, welcoming atmosphere to bring you something that can be Continue Reading