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Take Part In Leeds Carnival 2021

Leeds West Indian Carnival 2019 - Carnival Queen - 2

Are you a designer who would like to participate in Leeds Carnival 2021? Can you be the winning Prince or Princess? or maybe a King or Queen? Do you want to play mas with your carnival troupe in the Leeds Carnival Parade? If this is you then click here to complete the interest form. Alternately email  Terms and conditions for the shows will be forwarded to you at a later date. Looking for a troupe to join and jump up with? Contact us Thank you for taking your time to complete this interest form. The guidance notes and application forms will Continue Reading


Thank you!

Carnival is love! Its what brings us together as we celebrate the emancipation of slavery. Carnival is in our blood, its our past, present and future. LWIC would like to thank everyone that has supported carnival this year and the years to come. THANK YOU – Chapeltown community, people of Leeds, visitors, participants, troupes, designers, workshop workers, volunteers, DJs and everyone else! We’re still  jammin!


Leeds Carnival Blog by Mas Media

Leeds Mas Media, tells the story of West Indian Carnivals in Britain focusing on Leeds West Indian Carnival.  This wonderful blog takes you on a journey from the Caribbean 1901 to present day Leeds Carnival.  Find out more by visiting Mas Media  


Get Carnival Fit

Leeds West Indian Carnival - Get CArnival Fit

Get Carnival Fit and buss a wine! Weekly classes – Monday – 6:30 – 7:30pm £1 LWICentre @AnonyMas Carnival Leeds Tuesday – Mandela Runners C’Town Studio 7pm Wednesday- St Aidan’s 7:30-8:30 De-Napoli Clarke Thursday – Mandela Runners C’Town Studio 6:30pm Thursdays – 8:30 – 9:30pm £5 or £4 students @Valentina’s Collective #ParkRun – 9am at Potternewton Park @Potternewton parkrun Saturday – 12-1pm £1 LWICentre @AnonyMas Carnival Leeds


Carnival Talent Search

Leeds West Indian Carnival Talent Search 2019

Are you #carnivalhappy? Want to perform at the Prince & Princess Show or the King & Queen Show? Can you sing, dance or compere? We’re looking for local talent who wants to be part of carnival 2019. Email us for more information:


Design and Deliver

My Design & Deliver by Esta Suma Design & Deliver is Leeds West Indian Carnival’s Arts Council England supported programme to support and nurture talented young people aged 18-35 with an interest in gaining skills needed to play an active role in Caribbean Carnival. Since 2014, working with partners including BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Look North, BBC 1Xtra, Carnival designers and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Design & Deliver has provided opportunities for participants to shadow experts in the creative and production aspects of Carnival including, photography, videography, presenting, events management and costume design. Esta Suma gave us an insight to her Continue Reading


Pop Up Carnival Returns!

Head to Masham Market Place in North Yorkshire on Sunday 6th May as Europe’s longest running Caribbean Carnival parade brings wow factor to Stage 4 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire . Leeds Pop Up Carnival’s jaw dropping costume creations, high energy dance moves, joyful soca and calypso music are all set to transform Masham with an unexpected slice of Carnival in the heart of God’s own county.  Over 30 stunning costumes adorned with gorgeous feathers, glittering gems and sparkling sequins will join mini parades from the Town Hall leaving at around 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Come early, pick a good Continue Reading


2017 Carnival winners

Hats off to all the designers, makers and participants who competed for 2017’s Leeds Carnival 50 titles.  The stakes were higher than ever for everyone taking part. Let’s take a look at the winners.


A Brief History of Pan

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt is all set to take us on a musical journey at A Brief History of Pan. Wednesday 2nd May 2018 7pm – 9pm RJC Dance Studio @ The Mandela Centre, Leeds LS7 3HY Born in the Caribbean and delighting the world since the early 20th century, the sweet sound of steel pan has roots in rebellion and uprising. From Trinidad and Tobago to the streets of Leeds steel pan is at the heart of authentic Caribbean Carnival, brought to popularity in England by the Windrush Generation, as time goes by it is an artform whose existence Continue Reading