History of Carnival Workshops with Linford Sweeney

Wednesday 5th - Wednesday 26th October

Workshops exploring the history of Carnival led by Linford Sweeney, noted Black History Educator and Researcher.


Part of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust’s We Are Carnival! a series of free events for Black History Month to mark the city’s celebrations of 50 years of Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival.

More details are on the website: https://www.racearchive.org.uk/events/black-history-month/

The history of Caribbean Carnivals is much more complex than many realise.  Carnival has origins based in colonialism and religious conversion, but it has now become a festival and celebration tied to freedom and emancipation from slavery.  Learn about how established African-Caribbean communities transferred the traditions associated with carnival to Manchester as we explore the roots of the different aspects of carnival.

Performance Space, Manchester Central Library M25PD

Wednesday 5 October 5.30pm for adults – suitable for age 14+

Wednesday 26 October 2pm for families – suitable for age 10+

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