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APPLY NOW! Freelance Workers Wanted

Leeds West Indian Carnival currently needs to fill three freelance posts. We are recruiting two Project Assistants and a Volunteer Coordinator for a 10-week work opportunity at Carnival Headquarters. We are delivering a short-term project, “Covid-Readiness of Carnival Headquarters & Heritage Assets Preservation” funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund under its Heritage Emergency Fund scheme. You would be part of a team working to re-organise Carnival Headquarters; preserve, organise and store carnival costumes and other heritage assets safely and to ensure proper health & safety protocol for using the building and co-working spaces during and beyond the covid-19 crisis. Deadline Continue Reading


Leeds West Indian Carnival 2020 goes Virtual

For more than half a decade the highlight of August Bank Holiday weekend has been Leeds West Indian Carnival. Sadly due to the ongoing pandemic and corona virus restrictions this year we won’t be on the road we’ll be on the internet…a virtual carnival to keep people safe and keep the celebrations alive. Make room in your living room, backyard, garden or wherever you will be. There is no park this year and no parade, but we will still be celebrating and bringing that carnival energy online with Zoom and streaming live on Facebook.  We want you to help us…. Continue Reading


International Soca Artist Lyrikal

  ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOCA STARS IN THE WORLD CONFIRMED AS HEADLINE ACT FOR LEEDS WEST INDIAN VIRTUAL CARNIVAL 2020, MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2020 Leeds West Indian Carnival is excited to announce that Trinidadian soca artist, Lyrikal will be our headline act for our Virtual Carnival on Monday 31 August 2020 performing his Carnival 2020 season hit song, “Rukshun” and other fan favourites. Join us online at 5pm BST on Bank Holiday Monday for a high-octane and infectious virtual performance from this soca impresario. You can catch Lyrikal’s performance via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. These links can be found Continue Reading


Leeds West Indian Carnival 2020 – Corona Virus / Covid 19

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Press Release For Immediate Release Leeds West Indian Carnival 2020 Corona Virus – Covid 19 Leeds West Indian Carnival has been taking place for over 50 years attracting over 150000 spectators from across the UK. We are liaising with Leeds City Council and a decision regarding Leeds West Indian Carnival taking place in August 2020 has not been made. We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved by the end of June for us to make a decision. Arthur France – Chairman and Founder of Leeds West Indian Carnival said “We have never been in this situation before but Continue Reading