Leeds Carnival spirit still shines through despite challenges - YEP Comment

For so many generations of families, the Leeds West Indian Carnival has undoubtedly been one of the highlights in the city’s cultural calendar.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 4:45 am
Our city is proud to play host to the oldest and most authentic carnival in England.

Every August Bank Holiday Monday the city’s streets are teeming with the vibrancy of the dazzling spectacle, which celebrates the very best of Caribbean arts, culture and heritage.

But sadly last year organisers were forced to move the annual event online in the wake of the pandemic.

Yet despite the challenges thrown at them - including the uncertainty around what happens next - they have now confirmed that the carnival will be held online for a second year as part of a new Legacy Carnival programme featuring virtual and managed physical events.

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Our city is proud to play host to the oldest and most authentic carnival in England.

It is a testament to the dedicated volunteers for their efforts to ensure that no matter what happens the carnival’s spirit still shines through to ensure the show must go on.

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