Leeds West Indian Carnival
SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST
CARNIVAL PRINCE & PRINCESS SHOW
Carnival cuties kick off the Carnival season in rainbow creations. Who will be Leeds Carnival Prince & Princess 2017? Find out at this fun-filled, entertainment packed family show.
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST
LEEDS CARNIVAL KING & QUEEN SHOW
Eye popping creations vie for the Leeds Carnival King and Queen 2017 titles. Staged at the prestigious West Yorkshire Playhouse, with stellar entertainment, foot tapping steel pan melodies and incredible costume designs from across the UK, this is a Leeds Carnival must-do. Suitable from age 16 with parental guidance.
Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill Leeds LS2 7UP
Book online at www.wyp.org.uk or Booking Office on 0113 2137700
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST
SOCA MONARCH SHOW
This is a hotly contested lyrical war! Soca kings and queens perform original self-penned odes on everything from current affairs to affairs of the heart, politics to personalities. No topic is out of bounds for the original sounds of the West Indies. Suitable for age 18+
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28th AUGUST - CARNIVAL DAY!
6:30AM – 8:30AM
Start Carnival Day the Caribbean way! This traditional early morning soca music jam is the perfect warm-up for the parade later on in the day. Originating from the French for ‘day open’ or ‘opening day’, J’Ouvert is also known as ‘pyjama jamming’ so it’s perfect for your P.J’S, nighties, onesies and fancy dress. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to set your alarm clock!
Route: Departing from the West Indian Centre on Laycock Place, turn right onto Savile Mount; left onto Chapeltown Road; right onto Harehills Avenue; right again along Spencer Place before turning right onto Louis Street, right again onto Savile Mount to return to the West Indian Centre.
THE BIG 50TH ANNIVERSARY LEEDS CARNIVAL PARADE 2017
Our 50th anniversary Leeds Carnival parade is all set to bring the streets of Leeds to life with an explosion of colour, amazing costumes, addictive rhythms and an unrivalled welcoming atmosphere. The Carnival King, Queen, Prince and Princess costumes are joined by unbelievable troupes with sound systems and steel pans on floats pumping the infectious sounds of the Caribbean. In Potternewton Park there’s music, and global cuisine – including the Carnival ‘must taste’ Jerk Chicken – plus arts, crafts and fun fair rides. The DJ stage at the back of the park is the spot. This really is fun for all the family. Top tip? Come early, pick a good spot and get happy!
Venue: Potternewton Park, Harehills Avenue Leeds 8
Time: Parade leaves at 2-00pm returning at around 5-00pm for judging of costumes.