Our key aims are to create a landmark event for carnival’s 50th anniversary next year, provide a sustainable future for St Pauls Carnival, and support the local community.
We are starting to work with schools in St Pauls and neighbouring areas, running practical Carnival workshops with pupils.
Carnival is traditionally a participatory event for local people, not a spectator show.
We want to involve as many people as possible across Bristol and from all generations and backgrounds.
We want to make 2018 a year to remember. A spectacular and inspiring event, celebrating the best of African Caribbean carnival traditions...
We are as disappointed as anyone else that it hasn't taken place for the last few years, but that's exactly why the St Pauls Carnival CIC was created.
The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, is very supportive of St Pauls Carnival, our vision and focus on long-term sustainable success.
St Pauls Carnival CIC is a brand new organisation and all the directors are unpaid volunteers. So currently we have spent very little money.
We understand that in recent years the large, on-street St Pauls Carnival events have cost in the region of £250,000 of public money.
The CIC is a Community Interest Company, created by members of the community to secure a sustainable future for St Pauls Carnival, getting Carnival on its feet again and taking it back to its roots.
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