Events 2023

Carnival Pop Up

Saturday 16th September 2023
New Briggate, Leeds City Centre.

In collaboration with East Street Arts, Leeds West Indian Carnival makes a spectacular return to Leeds city centre from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 16 September, for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Celebrating the rich Caribbean history and inclusive culture of Carnival, the Carnival Legacy: Pop-up Street Performance event will see New Briggate – a former parade route – come alive with the vibrant colours and joy of Carnival, as part of East Street Arts’ Hidden Histories of New Briggate Project. Read the full article HERE.

Carnival Mural Unveiling

Saturday 28th October 2023
Launch party to celebrate the official unveiling of the mural will take place at the Leeds West Indian Centre, next to the mural, from 12pm to 3pm.

Visual artist and costume designer Rhian Kempadoo-Millar has been selected to design a new mural in Chapeltown, which celebrates the rich, vibrant history of Leeds West Indian Carnival. The public artwork – commissioned by East Street Arts in partnership with the Carnival Committee and Leeds City Council – will be developed this summer, ahead of the 56th year of the iconic carnival. Read the full article HERE.

What’s happening on the day?

J’ouvert morning: 6am

Parade starts 2pm: Potternewton Park Leeds LS7 4HA

For everyone who would like to stay in Potternewton Park, we are live streaming the carnival parade on the screen at the back of the main stage.