The Leeds West Indian Carnival

Since the early 1970s I have taken an active part in the Leeds West Indian Carnival, which I regard as the most important cultural festival in Leeds.  I was commissioned by West Yorkshire Archive Service to write a short history of the Carnival, which is available from the archives, or may be downloaded here:

‘A Short History of the Leeds West Indian Carnival, between 1967 and 2000

Download as .pdf file

My more academic analysis of Carnival [‘Carnival in Leeds and London, UK: Making New Black British Subjectivities’ by Geraldine Connor and Max Farrar.] may be downloaded from the Academic articles section of this web-site:

Leeds Carnival Photos
As small selection of my very large archive of photographs of the Carnival can be viewed in the photos section of this web-site

Leeds Carnival archive
My collection of Carnival documents and some of my photographs of Carnival are stored at West Yorkshire Archive Services, Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar, Leeds, LS7 3AP.

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