We are Carnival!

We are Carnival! 26 OctoberOct 2022 14:00 - 15:30Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, M2 5PD

Following the celebration of 50 years of the Manchester Caribbean Carnival this summer, Black History Month events this year will be on the theme of Carnival!, looking at the history and the celebrations through workshops, music, poetry, family activities and food!

Organised by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust in partnership with Manchester Libraries.

History of Carnival - Free workshops by Linford Sweeney

We are delighted to be able to host 2 workshops with noted Black History educator and researcher Linford Sweeney at Manchester Central Library.

The history of Caribbean Carnivals is much more complex than many realise. Carnival has origins based in colonialism and religious conversion, but it has now become a festival and celebration tied to freedom and emancipation from slavery. Learn about how established African-Caribbean communities transferred the traditions associated with carnival to Manchester as we explore the roots of the different aspects of carnival.

The workshop on 5 October, 5.30 - 7 pm is suitable for age 14+

The family workshop on 26 October, 2 - 3:30 pm, is suitable for age 10+

Book directly using those links, and/or find more information at racearchive.org.uk 

  • Organiser of We are Carnival!

    The Resource Centre includes hundreds of books on the history of race, migration and ethnicity, as well as documents, leaflets, posters, photographs and ephemera donated by BAME communities across Greater Manchester.

    The Education Trust offers training to community groups with an interest in producing archive-quality research materials, and help with project planning, workshops, and exhibition space. www.RaceArchive.org.uk/
    Lower Ground Floor, Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square.


Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, M2 5PD


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