Regional Carnival Costume Competition

sat15jun6:30 pmRegional Carnival Costume Competition


EMCCAN and Derby Carnival

As well as acting as an umbrella organisation for the regions four carnivals, EMCCAN organises an annual Regional Queen Show (coordinated by each carnival partner on a rotating annual basis) and an annual regional carnival magazine. In more recent years the organisations output has grown to include a national carnival conference and UK carnival tour as well as an education programme. As an organisation EMCCAN is always looking for new and innovative ways to support, develop and share carnival arts in the region and beyond.

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Event Details

An evening full of vibrant costumes, exhibition, steel pan, comedy, soca and carnival dance displays.

Derby Caribbean Carnival hosts the 9th annual costume competition in partnership with Derby Theatre. The first EMCCAN Queen Show was hosted by Derby. We promise to bring you a night to remember!

Part 1 will bring the main stage to life with an array of Caribbean Carnival arts, showcasing local talent as well as high profile nationally and internationally renowned carnival artistes. Prince and princess costumes will compete for the regional prize.

Part 2 will see four Caribbean carnivals come together from Nottingham. Leicester, Northampton and Derby to compete for the regional crown.  Each carnival will select their overall winning costume for King and Queen and a regional winner will be crowned.

A family event that will leave you feeling energised and uplifted…not to be missed!!!




(Saturday) 6:30 pm


Derby Theatre

St Peter's Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF


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