St+Pauls+CarnivalBG_1.png

FESTIVAL TIMELINE

 

First carnival and multi-cultural event to bring local communities together

Carnival begins to incorporate elements of Mas parade and sound systems

Renamed St Paul's Afrikan-Caribbean Carnival

St Paul’s Carnival is cancelled due to increased size and funding and resources needed

St Pauls Afrikan Carribean Carnival Limited (SPACC) formed

Carnival marks the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807

Bristol City Council and Arts Council England pull funding from SPACC saying they’d lost faith in the organisers

Mayor sets up commission of local people to explore how carnival could become sustainable. Report commissioned from independent company

‘Talking Carnival Report’ published, including findings from open online survey

Commission recommendations published, including the need for new organisation. Reference group set up to take forward, included SPACC, Commission members and other stakeholders

Agreed new organisation should be a CIC.  Name ‘St Pauls Carnival CIC’ and recruitment process for board members agreed by unanimous vote

Voscur commissioned to lead recruitment process. Following an open and transparent process 9 new board members for St Pauls Carnival CIC were selected. Vice Chair of SPACC sat on the interviewing and selection panel.

Bristol City Council approved Carnival Commission plan to reinstate funding for St Pauls Carnival via new organisation

Induction of CIC Board members, first Board meeting

St Pauls Carnival CIC formally incorporated with Companies House

Funding drawn down from Bristol City Council and the Arts Council England

Call for community involvement

Recruitment of Event Manager

Development of partnerships and links to community groups

Appointment of Festival Manager, website and social media set up