Carnival collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, committee transcripts, newspaper clippings and photographs of Manchester Carnival.

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Administrative / Biographical History

Locita Brandy, born on the island of Nevis and who settled in the Moss Side area in 1957, founded the Manchester Carnival in 1972. She arranged along with her other neighbours in the Moss side area of Manchester to set up a Caribbean carnival celebration in Manchester. Manchester Carnival has brought Caribbean culture to the forefront annually for over 40 years and is the north west's largest celebration of Caribbean music and arts. The Carnival is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume.


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Access Information

24 hours notice is required to view this collection. Material will then be accessible through Manchester Central Library Search Room, Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. To access this collection please: Contact the archive

Other Finding Aids

Digitised images available at the centre for consultation

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult the archive

Related Material

Locita Brandy collection, also photographs of Trinidad carnival 1994 in Elouise Collection see GB3228.5/1/23

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