Leeds Carnival

Aug 26, 2013 Comments Off on Leeds Carnival by

The sun shone brightly and so did all the troupes and spectators who participated in the 46th Leeds Carnival.
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Leeds West Indian Carnival

The Leeds Carnival is the longest running West Indian carnival in Europe. It started in 1967 and has grown from strength to strength with people of all ages and ethnicity taking part in the celebrations.

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The carnival is held in the Chapeltown and Harehills every August bank holiday weekend. Attendance was estimated at about 100k.

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The event climaxed in a carnival procession on Bank Holiday Monday, which started and finished in Potternewton Park in Chapeltown.

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The annual spectacle of floats and dancers paraded their way along Harehills Avenue, down Roundhay Road in Harehills, along Barrack Road and back along Chapeltown Road to the park, where a wide range of stages and stalls provide entertainment and refreshment for carnival-ers.

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