Welcome to the celebrations of

St Pauls Carnival
Saturday 6th july 2019



St Pauls (Bristol) Carnival Community Interest Company is looking for two new Board Members (non-Executive Directors)

In 1968, twenty years after the arrival of the first wave of people from the Caribbean on the S.S. Great Windrush, the now iconic St Pauls Carnival was born. Originally called St Pauls Festival, it was a celebration of cultural diversity that was founded by seven community activists who were part of the Bristol Bus Boycott. From its humble beginnings it has evolved to become one of Europe's premier street-based spectacles of African Caribbean culture.

Today, the event is run by St Pauls (Bristol) Carnival Community Interest Company which was set up to ensure a sustainable future for Bristol’s St Pauls Carnival. It is committed to preserving the Carnival as a free community event, drawing on and helping develop local skills and expertise. The organisation is run by a board of non-executive directors each offering their specific skills, knowledge and expertise on a voluntary basis, and a small operational staff team.

We currently have 9 Board members and are looking for 2 further Board members who have specific knowledge and experience of event management and/or carnival (whether in Bristol or other locations).

Board members need to be able to commit to fortnightly Board meetings (approximately 2 hours) and ad hoc sub-committee meetings and in particular to use their skills and knowledge to scrutinise the delivery team and give strategic advice where appropriate.

If you are interested in applying then please email for the application pack.

The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 18th February.

We look forward to hearing from you.


St. Pauls Carnival will be back on Saturday 6 July 2019. After the 50th anniversary in 2018, this year’s event promises to be just as spectacular. We can’t wait! Keep an eye on our social media channels for further details over the coming weeks.

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Since its beginnings back in 1968, St Pauls has grown in size and reputation to become one of Bristol’s biggest attractions. Crossing generations through a celebration of Afro Caribbean culture, it is an event where every float, every stage, every performer and every person tells a story - and that story is how music and dance and community can bring people together. 

St Pauls Carnival CIC

St Pauls Carnival Community Interest Company (CIC) was formed in February 2017 to help create a stable and sustainable future for the iconic event. We are working to promote and celebrate African Caribbean culture and traditions, and to run an accessible and inclusive world-class Carnival and supporting events. As well as using Carnival to inform, engage and inspire people socially and artistically, the CIC is working with local people to increase economic benefits to the community.

Marti Burgess



Cllr Carole Johnson

Non-executive Director

Denis Lindsay

Non-Executive Director

Yvonne Ramsaran - Non-Executive Director

Yvonne Ramsaran -
Non-Executive Director

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Charmaine Lawrence

Non Executive Director

Ian Irvine


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Sally Cordwell

Non Executive Director

Pilo Cerguera Peso

Non-Executive Director

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Beresford Lee

Non Executive Director