Black History Month with St Pauls Carnival

Black History Month with St Pauls Carnival


St Pauls Carnival is celebration. 
Black History Month is celebration.

This October St Pauls Carnival are doing what they do best and bringing you Black History Month the only way they know how. By bringing together dance, spoken word, music and Bristol artists; showcasing incredible talent and looking at Carnival as a form of resistance. 

Carnival is a day in which Bristol, inspired by African-Caribbean arts, comes together to create a vision of what diversity can look and feel like. 

Throughout Bristol’s Black History Month they will look at the origins of Carnival, the stories and meanings behind the dance, costume, song and spoken word traditions of this celebration.

'Carnival - Ketch a Fyah' is an action-packed programme of events that shine a light on the underrepresented history of our local, national, and international Carnival.

Discover that Carnival began as a form of resistance to the dehumanizing impact of the slave trade, that many of the dance and spoken word forms were born out of oppression and that the spirit of resistance continues to this day.

Helping to overstand Carnival are some of Bristol’s best-known artists, performers, and activists including Educationalist Aisha Thomas, Costume Artist Ruth Ramsay, Poet Muneera Pilgrim, Nature Activist Manu Maunganidze, Senegalese dance artist Batch Gueye and many more. Hold tight for further announcements...this is going to be big! 

In the year that COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter have cast a spotlight on inequality, Carnival’s radical spirit is even more relevant.

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