CCoM Theme 2016

2016 Carnival Theme

The carnival theme this year is Barbados (Bajan)

Some history on this year’s theme: After the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony until achieving independence from Britain on November 30th 1966. That first independence ceremony was accompanied by the raising of the Barbados national flag and playing of the national anthem for the first time. November 30th is celebrated as Independence Day and is a national holiday in Barbados.

As part of the upcoming Carnival 2016 event Barbados will be represented celebrating 50 years free from colonial rule, after being granted Independence from Britain on November 1966.

Hence the theme for this year is Barbados 50th we will be celebrating fifty years of Barbados’s Independence. Barbados 50th signifies the historical Independence and freedom of a much loved nation who has strive to excel and develop their beautiful Island of friendly and fun loving people.

We hope you will come and be part of this outstanding celebration of the achievements of all the citizens of Barbados.

Barbados

Barbados

There will be a steel band extravaganza

We plan to present a number of activities over the Carnival Weekend such as ‘The Triny & Latin Corner’ and ‘The Bajan Corner’ playing authentic SOCA music from their countries and ‘The African Corner’ playing authentic African music.

There will be a steel band extravaganza playing a selection of music from all countries involved and The Red Bull Stage catering for an eclectic mixture of community music.

This year we will be doing a full parade with mass bands and steel bands from all around the country. The Carnival will also be presenting a Jouvert morning that will be presented by Tropical Radio & TV.

As the Carnival draws closer we will keep you updated on the progress of the Carnival. If you would like to take part in the Parade or learn how to create your carnival costumes please visit our message box on the web-site and feel free to message us. We will get back to you.

Thank you all for your continuing support and I look forward to seeing you all at our annual community event.

 

Celebrating Guyana’s 50th Anniversary

Guyana is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, so the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester would like to recognise Guyana’s independence too by extending this years theme to include the success of the people of Guyana.

Guyana

Guyana

A brief history of Guyana – There are nine indigenous tribes residing in Guyana. Although Christopher Columbus sighted Guyana during his third voyage (in 1498), the Dutch were the first to establish colonies. The British assumed control in 1796, 18 years later the Dutch formally ceded the area (1814). In 1831 the separate colonies combines to become a single British colony known as British Guiana.

Since its Independence in 1824 Venezuela has claimed the area of land to the west of the Essequibo River. However, in 1899 an international tribunal ruled the land belonged to Great Britain. The border disputes persist and no final settlement has been reached.

Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a republic on 23 February 1970. This makes 2016 the anniversary of independence. wikipedia.org

We hope to see you on the 13th & 14th of August 2016.

Checkout the new ‘What’s On’ page

 

SOCA Weekender Poster 2016
 


 


Bar Staff Wanted

News Flash: Bar Staff Wanted

For carnival 2016 we are looking for bar staff who have experience at handling large groups at events. We will offer you a wage for two days work and provide you with food and beverages for the day. All applicants must be fit and be able to work in an extremely busy environment.

If you feel that you would welcome the experience please get in touch by contacting us on the following number 0161 273 5622. Thank you, for your interest.

We hope to see you on the 13th & 14th of August 2016.

Checkout the new ‘What’s On’ page and the ‘carnival theme’ news article.

 

SOCA Weekender Poster 2016

 

 


Carnival News

Updated Events List

The Manchester Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce an updated events list for this year’s carnival. Need help with your costume? Want to learn to sing calypso? Please see the website ‘What’s On’ page for details or use the links below:

Calypso and SOCA Singing Workshops – Manchester Carnival 2015

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Costume Making Workshops – Manchester Carnival 2015

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The African Music Corner @ Manchester Carnival 2015

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Liming Squad

 

We look forward to seeing you at Alexandra Park, Manchester on the 8th August.

Be inspired, get involved.


What's On

Carnival 2015: What’s On

Carnival 2015, calypso fever is drawing closer. As part of our preparations we are proud to announce details of the confirmed 2015 lineup on the websites new ‘What’s On’ page.

The new page is accessible under the visitors option on the menu bar. However to make it even easier to view information on the confirmed 2015 lineup, we have included the lineup below.

Carnival 2015: Lineup

  Queen Kings Princes and princess show Manchester carnival 2015

The world music tent

  The Easter Caribbean Music Stage

The African corner

  Jouvert Morning Jump Up and do ‘any ting’ you want

Red Bull music academy

  Roots and Dub Corner

  The world music main stage

The Eastern Caribbean Food Stall

  Other UK Carnivals

 

Or, visit our new ‘What’s On’ page.

 


Steel Drum

This Year’s Carnival Theme

The carnival theme the year is calypso fever

The carnival theme the year is calypso fever. Over the weekend of the 8th & 9th of august 2015 the city of Manchester will brim with the sounds, sights and smells of the Eastern Caribbean as the carnival returns to it’s spiritual home of Alexandra Park, Manchester.

Enjoy the infectious rhythms of song and dance as the carnival procession of floats winds its way through the crowds with steel bands, DJ’s, dance troupes, carnival queens and princesses. The elaborate costumes and folklore characters alone are a sight to behold.

The Manchester Carnival highlights will include the carnival parade with over 45 troupes, a main stage featuring the best of calypso, SOCA and reggae music, mouth-watering caribbean food and much more.

Here are some of the mass bands that take part in Manchester carnival every year.

 

Bands



 

SOCA Explosion Manchester

Power House Manchester

Africa Explosion Manchester

The Wheelers Manchester

The Westterd Manchester

 

UK Touring Bands



 
 

Nottingham Carnival Club

Leeds Carnival on the Road

Flex Birmingham

Preston Touring Band

Bradford Mass Band

Flamboyant Birmingham

Bumper Crew East Midlands

Huddersfield Touring Band

Blazing Flames Road Show

Spectrum Preston

Unique Bubblers Birmingham

 

Steel Bands



 

Fox Wood

Brom Steel

Whittington Steel

Sun Sea and Sand

 

We hope to see you on the 8th & 9th of august 2015.

 
 


New For Kids 2015

2015 Preparations Underway

This year’s Caribbean Carnival Manchester is returning to it’s spiritual home of Alexandra Park, Manchester on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of August 2015.

Preparations are well underway for Carnival 2015. There’s new entertainment for kids with bouncy castles and slides as well as all the usual entertainment such as the carnival parade with over 45 troupes, our long list of mass bands, a main stage featuring the best of calypso, SOCA and reggae music, mouth watering Caribbean food and much more.

Enjoy the infectious rhythms of song and dance as the carnival procession of floats winds its way through the crowds with steel bands, DJ’s, dance troupes, carnival queens and princesses. The elaborate costumes and folklore characters alone are a sight to behold.

We’d love to see you there.