The Preston Caribbean Carnival on the 10th June 2018 can only happen and remain free to the people of Preston with funding. For this reason we would like to say a big thank-you to Arts Council England who have given the green light to our 2018 bid application. This is big news for the Preston Carnival and means that we can shake our tail feathers once again and give the people of Preston a cultural treat. Preston Carnival Committee members received the exciting news that their application to the Arts Council England for funding had been given the go ahead at the beginning of April so we are now very busy organising the biggest and most colourful party Preston will see this year. Without funding, the carnival could not have gone ahead but thanks to the Arts Council England, the Foyle Foundation and annual sponsors McDade Roberts and Turtle Bay, Preston is once again allowed to prove how good we are at getting into the carnival spirit. 2018 is the 44th Caribbean Carnival in Preston and plans include a vibrant, colourful procession through the City centre streets followed by a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park.   Local and visiting dance troupes will display traditional large and small piece carnival costumes and dance their way from Moor Park down Deepdale Road, towards the city centre and return to the park via the Garstang Road entrance. The event will include live performances from July Julay, Lutennants and Laid Blak along with a steel band, Caribbean and other food stalls, craft stalls, bar facilities and lots of children’s activities, including Caribbean storyteller, Coco P.   Celebrations start the day before the event with the “One Park Ten Sounds” Music Festival, a much needed new fundraising event to help raise funds and keep Carnival on De road. Ten well known & popular UK sound systems will visit Moor Park from 12noon on Saturday the 9th June so it will extend the carnival to be a weekend long festival this year.   The Preston Caribbean Carnival is the biggest party Preston will see in 2018 and expects 15,000 visitors to join in the fun. Celebrating the flamboyant, creative Caribbean culture within our city, it is a great free day out for all the family.   Extra funds are still needed to make the event a big success for Preston so the Carnival Committee are currently seeking sponsors and volunteers to raise more funds. Please get in touch if you know a business or organisation that would like to get involved. One big hurdle has been leapt over now with the Art Council England funding though and for that we intend to celebrate. Any excuse!
Thank-you Arts Council England!
Thank-you Arts Council England!
The   Preston   Caribbean   Carnival   on   the   10th   June 2018    can    only    happen    and    remain    free    to    the people   of   Preston   with   funding.   For   this   reason we   would   like   to   say   a   big   thank-you   to   Arts   Council   England   who   have   given   the green   light   to   our   2018   bid   application.   This   is   big   news   for   the   Preston   Carnival and   means   that   we   can   shake   our   tail   feathers   once   again   and   give   the   people   of Preston a cultural treat. Preston    Carnival    Committee    members    received    the    exciting    news    that    their application   to   the   Arts   Council   England   for   funding   had   been   given   the   go   ahead at   the   beginning   of   April   so   we   are   now   very   busy   organising   the   biggest   and most   colourful   party   Preston   will   see   this   year.   Without   funding,   the   carnival could   not   have   gone   ahead   but   thanks   to   the   Arts   Council   England,   the   Foyle Foundation   and   annual   sponsors   McDade   Roberts   and   Turtle   Bay,   Preston   is once again allowed to prove how good we are at getting into the carnival spirit. 2018    is    the    44th    Caribbean    Carnival    in    Preston    and    plans    include    a    vibrant, colourful   procession   through   the   City   centre   streets   followed   by   a   Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park.   Local   and   visiting   dance   troupes   will   display   traditional   large   and   small   piece carnival   costumes   and   dance   their   way   from   Moor   Park   down   Deepdale   Road, towards   the   city   centre   and   return   to   the   park   via   the   Garstang   Road   entrance. The   event   will   include   live   performances   from   July   Julay,   Lutennants   and   Laid   Blak along   with   a   steel   band,   Caribbean   and   other   food   stalls,   craft   stalls,   bar   facilities and lots of children’s activities, including Caribbean storyteller, Coco P.   Celebrations   start   the   day   before   the   event   with   the   “One   Park   Ten   Sounds”   Music Festival,   a   much   needed   new   fundraising   event   to   help   raise   funds   and   keep Carnival   on   De   road.   Ten   well   known   &   popular   UK   sound   systems   will   visit   Moor Park   from   12noon   on   Saturday   the   9th   June   so   it   will   extend   the   carnival   to   be   a weekend long festival this year.   The   Preston   Caribbean   Carnival   is   the   biggest   party   Preston   will   see   in   2018   and expects   15,000   visitors   to   join   in   the   fun.   Celebrating   the   flamboyant,   creative Caribbean culture within our city, it is a great free day out for all the family.   Extra   funds   are   still   needed   to   make   the   event   a   big   success   for   Preston   so   the Carnival   Committee   are   currently   seeking   sponsors   and   volunteers   to   raise   more funds.   Please   get   in   touch   if   you   know   a   business   or   organisation   that   would   like to get involved. One   big   hurdle   has   been   leapt   over   now   with   the   Art   Council   England   funding though and for that we intend to celebrate. Any excuse!
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