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Leeds Carnival Online Learning Resources

  1. A Brief History of Caribbean Carnival and Leeds West Indian Carnival  Leeds West Indian Carnival explores the history of Caribbean Carnival and how its roots can be traced back to Egyptian fertility festivals to Greek Classical theatre and West African cultural traditions to create a global and distinctly Caribbean cultural expression. Caribbean Carnival which started in Trinidad and Tobago are celebrated annually in Caribbean countries and in Caribbean diaspora in UK, Canada, USA, Germany and other countries. Featuring the founder of Leeds West Indian Carnival, Arthur France MBE, LLD, Hon D.Arts, who hails from the Caribbean territories Continue Reading


Carnival Memory Photo Competition

Enter our photo competition and win mouthwaterin’ prizes. Carnival is all about the sights and sounds that create fantastic memories. We are on the lookout for the best Leeds West Indian Carnival photo taken by you – our carnival fans.  Whether your snap is of the amazing costumes, the tempting food stalls, the music makers or simply the joy-filled faces of Carnival – we want to see them. Along with the costumes, the delicious food and drink are what draw thousands to Carnival every year. With that in mind the winning picture will receive: Sophisticated Dining and Cocktails at The Continue Reading


Leeds West Indian Carnival 2014 – Time to Get Happy!

At Leeds West Indian Carnival 2014 we are busy preparing and finalising exciting new plans for the run up to the big parade on Bank Holiday Monday August 25th. If you have never been to the Carnival then make sure this is the year that you do – there is an endless amount to do, see, smell, taste…the list goes on! Over the years we have honed our skills in combining the perfect blend of stunning costumes with the most contagious soca and calypso rhythms, tantalising food and an open armed, welcoming atmosphere to bring you something that can be Continue Reading