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.
We Are Carnival! party
Explore historical carnival memories through archives via an exhibition, film provided by North West Film Archive, music by Manchester Carnival affiliated DJ and Host Kemoy Walker, a family arts workshop by local Artist Tina Ramos Ekongo, spoken word performances by Young Identity and delicious Caribbean food courtesy of Buzzrocks Caribbean Restaurant.
Programme for the day (most events are drop-in with no booking; 2 events require you to book):
Throughout the day a book display, archive photo and sound exhibition and archive footage provided by North West Film Archive.
2pm: Manchester’s Carnival affiliated DJ and Host Kemoy Walker and throughout the day
2pm – 3.30pm: Carnival crown making led by Tina Ramos Ekongo. Book your place: https://Carnival_craft.eventbrite.co.uk
4pm – 4.30pm: 1970s BBC 30 min documentary screening of ‘A Tale of Black Families’ in partnership with North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University
4.30pm – 5pm: DJ Kemoy Walker and MC performance
5pm – 6pm: Young Identity spoken word performances – please book https://Carnival_YoungID.eventbrite.co.uk
6pm – 7pm: Buzzrocks Caribbean food
Book directly using those links, and/or find more information at racearchive.org.uk
- Organiser of We are Carnival! party & events
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.
LocationManchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, M2 5PD
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