Retuning this summer is Manchester Carnival, the region’s biggest celebration of Caribbean culture. Earlier this year, there was a bit of controversy as to where the event would take place, but the organisers finally settled on returning to Alexandra Park, which they describe as the carnival’s ‘spiritual home’. The theme for this year is ‘Calypso Fever’, and it will celebrate the music, dance, food, and theatre of the West Indies. The main stage will present bands from around the country, as well as a fashion show that will crown the Carnival King and Queen. There will be other stages and areas presenting dub, reggae, roots, and dub. All the while, food stalls will be serving up authentic ‘jerk’ cuisine. The centrepiece, of course, is the parade which will see a procession of floats bring dance troupes, DJs and steel bands to the multicultural streets of Moss Side.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Aug, Alexandra Park, 180 Russell Street, Moss Side, M16 7JL, 12pm – 8.15pm, FREE entry,

Sat 8 Aug - Sun 9 Aug
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 6 Aug 2015