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ABOUT LEEDS WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL

Leeds West Indian Carnival is was founded in 1967 by Arthur France as a remedy for the homesickness for his native St Kitts & Nevis. Bringing phenomenal costumes, rhythmic steel pan and soca music together with the arts, crafts and cuisine of the Caribbean it is Europe’s longest running authentically Caribbean carnival and the biggest outside London.

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LEEDS WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL 2016 – 100 DAYS COUNTDOWN

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Arthur Francis Leeds West Indian Carnival 2016 IMAGE 2 - Leeds Carnival Queen 2015 Charis Betts as The Dream Catcher -Image by Keith Pattison

Carnival plans to boost city centre presence

August 11th 2015

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Pop Goes Carnival

June 16th 2014

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Leeds Pop Up Carnival Grand Depart Tour de France

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LEEDS CARNIVAL 2013 MINI ROYALTY CROWNED

August 19th 2013

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Leeds Carnival 2013 Prince and Princess

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LEEDS WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL 2013 – 24/7 PREPARATIONS IN FULL SWING

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Leeds Carnival Queen 2012 Samantha Hudson whose 'Diamond Jubilee' costume lead last year's parade.

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July 30th 2013                                                                                          

Organisers of Leeds West Indian Carnival are expecting thousands to flock to the city to take in the sights and sounds of the Caribbean at this year’s annual parade.

Preparations are well underway for the anticipated crowds of over 100,000 at Europe’s longest running authentically Caribbean carnival which will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August.

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