We’re on the hunt for voices for our Carnival Choir. As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, Carnival Choir will bring together 50 singers and musicians drawn from the local community. Accompanied by contemporary and pan musicians and directed by acclaimed musicians Christella Litras, Roy Johnson and Cleve Freckleton, Carnival Choir will perform choral renditions […]
The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary Leeds West Indian Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. With thousands expected from the UK and beyond for the stunning costume spectacle, and unrivalled atmosphere of what is set to be the biggest celebration yet, we need a great team for the safe, successful delivery of […]
There are just 50 days to go until our 50th anniversary Carnival parade on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. Across the UK and as far afield as the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada revellers are counting down to the biggest, brightest and best Leeds West Indian Carnival ever! Troupes are busy coming up with the amazing […]
We already know that the 50th anniversary Leeds West Indian Carnival parade is going to be our biggest ever with costumed troupes taking part from the Caribbean, across the UK and of course Leeds. Around 2,000 revelers, the spectacular troupes, Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses and individual participants from across the UK will take part in […]
Remember that Carnival item you tucked away years ago in case it came in handy? Well now’s the time to dig out that Carnival treasure. Do you have a once loved Carnival t-shirt or promotional item? Buried in a cupboard? Forgotten in the attic? Lost in the loft? In the box under the stairs? Or […]
A TASTE OF CARNIVAL FAMILY FUN Get in gear for Leeds Carnival 50 with the perfect bank holiday fun, entertainment and learning for all the family! Starting on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May, thanks to Arts Council England funding over the next year we will be holding Taste of Carnival workshops for families to learn […]
We’re on the hunt for volunteers who are good listeners with an ear for a great story who can help us to seek out and capture the untold stories of the people and communities who have helped Leeds West Indian Carnival along their remarkable 50 year journey.
Deadline for registration is Friday 7th April In this historical 50th anniversary year, we anticipate that troupe and costume participation will be bigger than ever and already have huge interest from across the UK and beyond. By registering early we will be able to plan and make the best arrangements we can for what looks […]
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.
Based just a stone’s throw away from our Carnival headquarters, we consider Unity Housing Association to be friends and neighbours so we are delighted to share news of a new sponsorship deal for Leeds West Indian Carnival 2016.