A Taste Of Carnival

A Taste of Carnival workshop 2017


 Date                Bank Holiday Monday 2nd April 2018                      

Admission       A one off registration fee of £5 payable to register and secure your booking

Venue               Leeds West Indian Centre, Laycock Place Leeds 7

Time                  Please arrive for sign in from 10:00am Workshops start 10:30am prompt.

The day will end by around 4:30pm following group performances.

You can register online here

Who is A Taste of Carnival for?

This is a family event sharing carnival arts and crafts with children aged 6-15 accompanied by an adult. Adults – come prepared to take part along with the children in your care. Learning Carnival arts and crafts together is great family fun as well as being educational.

What to expect

As well as great music, costume displays and details on how to take part in Carnival 2018, participants will receive a ‘taste’ of Carnival arts and crafts by taking part in these five workshop stations lead by great artists;

  • Practice your bling gem skills                         Renata Gordon
  • Soca dance moves                                     Pareesha Valentina – Valentina’s Corner
  • Basic stilt walking                                     Urban Angels
  • Face painting skills                                     TM Creative
  • Kiddies Calypso Corner Sing-along Caution Collective

Everyone will receive a certificate of participation and to round off the day we’ll all join in together to sing along and to perform the dance moves learned at A Taste of Carnival.

How many of us can take part?

Each workshop will accommodate up to 10 people (so that’s a maximum of 50 taking part on the day). The day is an ideal family activity that looks set to be popular. Please book early so that we can do our best to ensure that all your party are in one group. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

How to take part. What will it cost?

To secure your spaces and to ensure an enjoyable and safe day please note that you must register and pay a one-off registration flat fee of £5 to take part. Your registration fee will secure spaces for up to 5 participants.  Registration forms and fee must be returned to us as soon as possible, by Monday 26th March. Your best bet is to register and make your payment now!

What to wear

Come dressed for messy arts and crafts with lots of sticking! You’ll also be dancing up a storm and having a go at stilt walking so do wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Trainers or pumps are ideal. Long hair must be tied back.

What to bring

  • Packed lunches for your party.

Running Order

Your party will rotate to each of the five sessions;

10:00am                                  Arrivals and registration

10:15am                                  Welcome and Introductions

10:30am – 11:15am                Workshop Session 1

11:15 – 11:30                          Break

11:30 – 12.15pm                     Workshop session 2

12:15 – 12:50pm                     Lunch

12.50 to 1.35pm                      Workshop session 3

1:35 – 1:50pm                         Break

1:50 – 2:35pm                         Workshop session 4

2:35 – 2:50pm                         Break

2:50 – 3:35pm                         Workshop session 5

3:35pm – 4:30pm                    After a quick reset of the main hall, we’ll give everyone the chance to come together to show off the soca dance moves we’ve learned, have our very first Kiddies Calypso Choir performance followed by presentation of certificates, thanks and goodbyes.


We invite you to bring your own packed lunches for your party. We will also provide juices, water and snacks.


Leeds West Indian Centre has wheelchair access. Please do let us know what other needs you might have.


A photographer will be on hand to capture the fun of the day. The images will be shared with our funders and may be used in official LWIC marketing and communications including our website and social media. We promise to do so respectfully, responsibly and without detriment or harm to participants. However, if you are not comfortable with your picture being taken and/or used please let us know.


You can register online here

You can pay your registration fee online here


We appreciate your plans may change. If you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your space to others. Please note that registration fees are non returnable unless there are mutually agreed unavoidable extenuating circumstances.

Need more details?

Please get in touch by e mailing participate@leedscarnival.co.uk or calling 07880 933004