Leeds Carnival 50

In 2017 we celebrated 50 years of Leeds West  Indian Carnival.

The first in the UK, in 1967, to incorporate all three essential elements of authentic West Indian carnival – costumes, music and a masquerade procession – it is Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade.

Throughout our Golden Anniversary year thousands joined us for our biggest and best celebrations yet and a specially extended programme of events.

Here is a specially commissioned film of the highlights of this amazing year.

The film was made by Opal Video.

This film was made possible with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Leeds City Council and Arts Council England.