Nottingham

Carnival

This year Nottingham Carnival returns with an action packed one day event on Sunday 20th August 2017.

Date and Time Sunday 20th August
12.00pm - 8.00pm
Location Victoria Embankment
Nottingham, NG2 2JY
Contact 0115 9166 066
carnival@tuntum.co.uk
Our History

The event comprises live performances from the main stage, a carnival parade, music tents, workshops, stalls, funfair and more ñ there truly is something for everyone! The Caribbean Carnival in Nottingham began in 1970. A group of West Indians, mainly from the island of St Kitts, held a carnival parade in the Meadows and this became a major annual event for Nottingham’s black community. However, the struggle to secure funding for the Carnival meant that a number of years were missed in the 1980s and 1990s.

The cancellation of the Carnival in 1998 acted as a catalyst for the event we see today. Concerns over health, safety and security were the reasons it was called off, but the disappointed reaction from the community resulted in Nottingham City Council asking for outside help. Tuntum Housing Association, a community based, black-led housing association, was approached and agreed to set up an infrastructure to help re-form the carnival. The Nottingham Carnival Trust (an unincorporated voluntary association) was formed and the event re-established in 1999.

Contact Us

For further information about Nottingham Carnival and to find out how you can get involved, contact the Nottingham Carnival:

0115 9166 066
carnival@tuntum.co.uk

Since 1999 Nottingham Caribbean Carnival has been organised by Nottingham Carnival Trust based at Tuntum Housing Association. The Carnival is almost exclusively dependent on volunteer support, chaired by Tuntum Chief Executive Officer, Richard Renwick MBE. Administrative support is provided through Tuntum Housing Association.

The event returned to its roots in The Meadows in 2015 with many local and visiting troupes, performances on stage and funfair and stalls for a full day of family fun. Today the Nottingham Caribbean Carnival is a truly multicultural festival

Contact Us

For further information about Nottingham Carnival and to find out how you can get involved, contact the Nottingham Carnival:

0115 9166 066
carnival@tuntum.co.uk