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Derby Caribbean Carnival

Sun 17 Jul 2022

Derby, United Kingdom | united kingdom

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About Carnival

Starting as a small festival at Moorways Sports Centre in 1975 where members of the community came together to organize activities for fundraising, the Derby Caribbean festival has grown to become an annual arts event organised by Derby West Indian Community Association.

From 1986, with the employment of a worker for Caribbean Focus, the carnival became a much bigger venture, attracting regional and national interest. Originally the carnival was held over one day on a Saturday, but in 1998 a new two day approach was adopted with the carnival procession taking place on Saturday and events, such as stage show with internationally acclaimed artists, fun fair, beer tent, sound systems, arts and craft stalls, food stalls (selling Caribbean as well as European foods) being held at Osmaston Park on Sunday. This was successful and since then the carnival was held over a two day period.
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