Spotlight on city’s carnival

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A six month project researching the history of Europe’s longest running West Indian carnival comes to fruition on Friday. (April 24)

Students from the University of Leeds will showcase their research into Leeds West Indian Carnival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

The history undergraduates looked into the development of the Carnival, recorded interviews with its founder Arthur France MBE and fellow organisers, as well as other members of the West Indian community and other groups involved in its evolution.

They will present their findings at West Indian Centre, Chapeltown, from 1pm to 3.30pm.