Saturday 6th July 2019 at The Malcolm X Centre
The St Paul's Carnival is back again, after a successful return to form last year where we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, approx 100, 000 people in attendance from all over Bristol , the UK plus many travelling from overseas.
This year the theme will be 'Our Journey' documenting the journey the original Windrush generation took to settle in the UK.
Carnival is not only an iconic event and major fixture in the Bristol festival and events calendar, for the entire city, but is also of huge cultural and emotional significance for the community of St Paul's which was home to many of the first settlers from the West Indies arriving in the UK and locating to Bristol.
It's also a unique opportunity to celebrate the city's diversity and pay homage to the pioneers who fought for race equality through key events such as the city's historic bus boycott campaign and celebrates the major contribution the arts and music has played across the city and as an important international export.
We plan to continue with an important Carnival tradition once the daytime events conclude by inviting the adults and elders of the community to join:
The St Paul's Official Old School After Party
With entertainment provided from those musicians and entertainers who have played a crucial part in St Paul's Carnival over the last few decades. The night will offer those who have been long standing attendees at the carnival to celebrate the night alongside many more revellers who are interested in the styles and genres of music that have played out at the Carnival over the many years.
This unique and important event will take place at one of the areas most emblematic local venues The Malcolm X Centre. The centre is a multi-purpose community resource built in the early 1980s, with the primary purpose of "providing social, recreational, educational and entertainment facilities to the inhabitants of St Pauls and surrounding areas. The Malcolm X Centre works with other organisation to promote cross-cultural integration in Bristol, which involves building good race relations and providing a voice for the black and ethnic minority community in Bristol and celebrating diversity.
As well as entertainment & Sound Systems which are deeply rooted into Carnival, we will also celebrate some of the pioneers with a display of banners of the Seven Saints Of St Paul's designed by local artist Michele Curtis which acknowledges the great work these individuals contributed to the roots of St Paul's Festival way back in the late sixties
The St Paul's Carnival Official 'Old School After Party' on Saturday 6th July 2019 @ The Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8YH.
Tickets are £9 plus booking fee, and will be in high demand, priority will be for ticket holders, so it's advised to purchase them in advance from the following outlets;
Bristol Ticket Shop, 41 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AT. Tel: 01179299008.
Pride Hair & Beauty Salon 236 Stapleton Rd Easton, Bristol BS5 0NT. Tel: 01179519518.
Malcolm X Community Centre 141 City Rd St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8YH. Tel: 01179554497.
You can also purchase E -Tickets online from www.afterdark.com