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Leeds Carnival Blog by Mas Media

Leeds Mas Media, tells the story of West Indian Carnivals in Britain focusing on Leeds West Indian Carnival.  This wonderful blog takes you on a journey from the Caribbean 1901 to present day Leeds Carnival.  Find out more by visiting Mas Media  

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Leeds Carnival Events 2019

Sunday 18th August – Carnival Prince and Princess Show Contestants compete to be crowned Leeds Carnival Prince and Princess 2019.  Family fun filled show which will be jam packed with entertainment. Venue: Leeds West Indian Centre, Laycock Place, Leeds, LS7 3AJ Show Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm Admission on the door: Under 16s £2.00, 16s and over £3.00    Friday 23rd August – Carnival King and Queen Show Be amazed by glamourous, vibrant costumes by talented designers from across the UK, all competing for the prestigious title of Leeds Carnival King & Queen 2019. Your host for this year is renowned Continue Reading

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Get Carnival Fit

Leeds West Indian Carnival - Get CArnival Fit

Get Carnival Fit and buss a wine! Weekly classes – Monday – 6:30 – 7:30pm £1 LWICentre @AnonyMas Carnival Leeds Tuesday – Mandela Runners C’Town Studio 7pm Wednesday- St Aidan’s 7:30-8:30 De-Napoli Clarke Thursday – Mandela Runners C’Town Studio 6:30pm Thursdays – 8:30 – 9:30pm £5 or £4 students @Valentina’s Collective #ParkRun – 9am at Potternewton Park @Potternewton parkrun Saturday – 12-1pm £1 LWICentre @AnonyMas Carnival Leeds

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King & Queen Show 2019 tickets on sale!

Leeds West Indian CArnival King and Queen show 2019

Tickets on sale from Monday 17th June. buy tickets here Early bird £12. (limited number) Standard £16 VIP experience £30 (goody bag, priority seating & free drink on arrival). We’re at the Leeds Dock again this year. We had a brilliant time there last year so we’re really looking forward to another great show. buy tickets here We’ll be back at the Playhouse next year when it reopens after it’s amazing makeover. Yes!

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Carnival Talent Search

Leeds West Indian Carnival Talent Search 2019

Are you #carnivalhappy? Want to perform at the Prince & Princess Show or the King & Queen Show? Can you sing, dance or compere? We’re looking for local talent who wants to be part of carnival 2019. Email us for more information: office@leedscarnival.co.uk

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Take Part In Leeds Carnival 2019

Join Leeds Carnival 2019

Are you a designer who would like to participate in Leeds Carnival 2019? Can you be the winning Prince or Princess? or maybe a King or Queen? Do you want to play mas with your carnival troupe in the Leeds Carnival Parade? If this is you then click here to complete the interest form. Alternately email participate@leedscarnival.co.uk  Terms and conditions for the shows will be forwarded to you at a later date. Looking for a troupe to join and jump up with? contact us Thank you for taking your time to complete this interest form. The guidance notes and application forms will be Continue Reading

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Design and Deliver

My Design & Deliver by Esta Suma Design & Deliver is Leeds West Indian Carnival’s Arts Council England supported programme to support and nurture talented young people aged 18-35 with an interest in gaining skills needed to play an active role in Caribbean Carnival. Since 2014, working with partners including BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Look North, BBC 1Xtra, Carnival designers and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Design & Deliver has provided opportunities for participants to shadow experts in the creative and production aspects of Carnival including, photography, videography, presenting, events management and costume design. Esta Suma gave us an insight to her Continue Reading

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Pop Up Carnival Returns!

Head to Masham Market Place in North Yorkshire on Sunday 6th May as Europe’s longest running Caribbean Carnival parade brings wow factor to Stage 4 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire . Leeds Pop Up Carnival’s jaw dropping costume creations, high energy dance moves, joyful soca and calypso music are all set to transform Masham with an unexpected slice of Carnival in the heart of God’s own county.  Over 30 stunning costumes adorned with gorgeous feathers, glittering gems and sparkling sequins will join mini parades from the Town Hall leaving at around 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Come early, pick a good Continue Reading

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2017 Carnival winners

Hats off to all the designers, makers and participants who competed for 2017’s Leeds Carnival 50 titles.  The stakes were higher than ever for everyone taking part. Let’s take a look at the winners.

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A Brief History of Pan

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt is all set to take us on a musical journey at A Brief History of Pan. Wednesday 2nd May 2018 7pm – 9pm RJC Dance Studio @ The Mandela Centre, Leeds LS7 3HY Born in the Caribbean and delighting the world since the early 20th century, the sweet sound of steel pan has roots in rebellion and uprising. From Trinidad and Tobago to the streets of Leeds steel pan is at the heart of authentic Caribbean Carnival, brought to popularity in England by the Windrush Generation, as time goes by it is an artform whose existence Continue Reading

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