For decades, Huddersfield Carnival has been a highlight of the summer events calendar. A massive procession that started at the Hudawi Centre wound its way to the town centre and up to Greenhead Park, bringing music, dance and colour everywhere they went. At the park, there would be performances on stage, food from around the world, and a whole lot of people having an amazing time in the sunshine.
As was often the case last year, Carnival had to cancel the usual in-person event in favour of an online offering. It will be online once again for 2021, promising to be bigger and better than before!
From 1pm to 10pm, attendees will be treated to a plethora of entertainment, including DJs, cooking demonstrations and dancing. There will be prizes for best Carnival outfit, amongst other things, and attendees have been encouraged to make their own MAS headpiece. Organisers even sold ‘Make Along MAS’ kits containing everything one might need to make a stunning, stand-out headpiece, as well as hosting online making sessions for people to join in with.
Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust (HACCT) are behind all aspects of the carnival and are offering up tickets to this online event free of charge from HERE.
So why not add a Caribbean flavour to your weekend and get involved?
The event is sponsored by City Fibre and supported using public funds by Arts Council England. Also supported by Kirklees Council.