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As always, the health & safety of both Carnivalists / participants and members of the public is of paramount importance to us. With the current global concern around Coronavirus (Covid-19), we wish to inform you that we are keeping a close eye on the situation and taking advice from the council. To date we have no plans to cancel our Carnival weekend 6th & 7th June 2020. As organisers we are carefully monitoring official information daily, and stay abreast of any risk concerns. If there is an increase in the risk to public health, and a decision made to cancel Preston Caribbean Carnival 2020 we will make an official announcement. We appreciate the nature of this unprecedented situation gives us all a level of uncertainty, but be assured we will do everything within our control to deliver a safe and wonderful Preston Caribbean Carnival weekend Thank you
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Are you ready?! The Preston Caribbean Carnival is on De Road this Sunday, 10th June to brighten up the City of Preston. Plans include a vibrant, colourful procession through the City centre streets followed by a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park. It’s all happening this Sunday from 12 Noon. We, the volunteer committee who run Preston Carnival, have been flat out organising the biggest and most colourful party Preston will see this year and we are expecting it to be the best Preston Carnival ever. We have been supported by the oldest and most experienced Carnival artist in the UK, Professor Black, who has been busy creating a large piece costume for the big day. He is a tradition costume maker from the Caribbean and is passionate about keeping carnival’s going, despite recent cuts in funding. We are honoured that he was keen to create something for us and when the costume is revealed, it is sure to bring smiles to the people of Preston. When asked why he wanted to support Preston Carnival, Professor Black said “when I came to Preston Carnival before, I was impressed with the crowds of people all having fun. Life without enjoyment is not a life so it is a chance for everyone to come together. The costume I am creating has a theme of ‘under the sea’ so expect amazing mermaids and fish. My biggest enjoyment is passing the spirit of carnival on to future generations and watching children learn how to enjoy themselves and get involved in carnival too”. Graham Liver from Radio Lancashire is also donning a costume on Sunday and joining the Carnival procession along with the amazing and flamboyant local and visiting dance troupes making their way from Moor Park down Deepdale Road, towards the city centre and return to the park via the Garstang Road entrance. The event will include live performances from July Julay, Lutenants and Ablewell Foundation along with New World steel band, Caribbean and other food stalls, craft stalls, bar facilities and lots of children’s activities, including Caribbean storyteller, Coco P who will be entertaining the young ones all afternoon starting at 12.45 pm. Celebrations start this Saturday with the ticket only “One Park Ten Sounds” Music Festival and the main Carnival on Sunday remains free to attend and suitable for the whole family. See you there!
2020 Preston Caribbean Carnival This Sunday!