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Derby Caribbean Carnival 2017

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Derby Caribbean Carnival will take place on Sunday 16th July. 

This year Derby West Indian Community Association (DWICA) celebrates its 42nd year of hosting Derby Caribbean Carnival by combining a high quality carnival parade and park event on Osmaston Park on Sunday 16th July.

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Derby Caribbean Carnival 2015

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Derby Caribbean Carnival has had a successful year, pulling out all the stops to put on a fabulous event to celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary.  This coincided with 60 years of Derby West Indian Community Association. To mark the occasion, a local planning group supported emccan in organising a wonderful display of Carnival Queen Costumes at the emccan […]

Derby Caribbean Carnival 2014

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Derby Caribbean Carnival will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July 2014. Saturday 19th July – Procession leaves Pear Tree School at 1pm, arriving at the Market Place in the City Centre around 3.00pm where there will be a carnival costume competition and srage show with local artists.  Troupes are expected from Derby, […]

Derby Caribbean Carnival 20th / 21st 2013

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Sat 20th / Sun 21st July DERBY CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL “East Midlands United in Arts and Culture”   20th July        1.00pm           Procession down Pear Tree Rd and Normanton Rd to the City Centre Market Place (Outside the Assembly Rooms) 3.00pm           Costume Competition and Stage Show in the Market Place. 6.00pm           End of activities for […]

Costume Competition

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Flamboyant local costume is prevalent throughout the Derby Caribbean Carnival with vivid colours of reds, blues, greens and golds, synonymous with the various flags of Caribbean countries, bringing a warm and vibrant glow to the event. After the procession, the carnival stages a costume exhibition  where participants show off their Caribbean inspired costumes of all […]

Rain on The Parade for Carnival’s 36th Year

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Hundreds of people donned bright outfits for a colourful parade through the centre of Derby to mark the City’s 2011 Caribbean Carnival.    Elaborate costumes and floats were built by hand for the two-hour parade which travelled from Pear Tree to Derby Market Place . Groups from other cities including Birmingham, Luton, Nottingham and Leicester joined […]

Cultural Olympiad Inspired Theme

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Derby Carnival brought  a taste of the Afro- Caribbean to the City of Derby in on the 17th and 18th of July  2010.  Live music,  soca reggae, steelpan, and  costume  stormed through the city. Derby Carnival is one of the best free festival  events in the Derby which  allows people from all walks of life and backgrounds […]