Leeds Carnival 50 Heritage

Palace Youth Project Queen costume 1989. Picture: Max Farrar

Palace Youth Project Queen costume 1989. Picture: Max Farrar

We’re delighted to say that as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we have been awarded an Our Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Leeds Carnival 50 Heritage project which will showcase the Carnival’s heritage and history this year.

We’re partnering with The Tetley to stage an exhibition from August to October which will feature archival material, including photography, film, costume, press cuttings, ephemera, artefacts and more exploring the history of LWIC.

We’re looking for a talented Curator who will work with us to make this historic exhibition happen.

Alongside this main exhibition, a touring version will be staged in public spaces across Leeds. The exhibitions will complement Carnival Chronicles which will support volunteers to collect stories and recollections of Carnival from local communities and Carnival contributors. Those stories will then be brought to life in performances to be staged at community venues.

LWIC and The Tetley are currently seeking a curator to work with the LWIC and other members of the Leeds Carnival 50 team to research and realise the static and touring exhibitions. Desk space and curatorial support will be provided by The Tetley.

Download job brief here

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