Celebrate oldest Caribbean carnival in Europe

Event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival seeks contributors
Event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival seeks contributors
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The 50th anniversary of the Leeds West Indian Carnival – the oldest Caribbean street carnival in Europe – will be celebrated at a special event at Leeds Beckett University.

Next year’s big milestone will be marked by ‘Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures’ from May 19 to 21, 2017.

Leeds Beckett is now welcoming applications for contributors to the event, which will be hosted in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Organiser Dr Emily Zobel Marshall said: “The conference will be a celebration of Leeds West Indian Carnival’s 50th anniversary and the development of a Carnival Cultures research group at the Centre for Culture and the Arts here at Leeds Beckett.”

Visit www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/faculty-events/carnival/ for more information.

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