There will be a vibrant Carnival style procession on Sunday 25 October at 3pm. The procession will take place around Bristol’s Portway and Cumberland Basin and will feature music and dancing of black origin. The Portway will be closed for the Portway’s Sunday Park series of events. The procession is part of a fundraising campaign for the Carnival and also marks 50 years of the Race Relations Act and the UN Decade of People of African Descent.
The procession will feature carnival costumes in tribute to Barbara Dettering, Owen Henry and Roy Hackett – three of the founding members of the 1968 St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival, who were also instrumental in the Bristol Bus Boycott. The float will play a variety of music of black origin (MOBO) and showcase local talent and Carnival Academy stars Phresh Boiiz plus special guests.
DJ Mvrchesi will supply an eclectic blend of music including House, Garage, Hip Hop and Grime.
The float will lead out by sound system Roots Inspiration starting at Cumberland Basin Piazza at 3pm travelling North up the Portway before making a U turn at Bridge valley road. Float decoration will take place at 1.30pm as well as a run through of the moves.
Cleo Lake, Carnival Director at St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival Ltd said:
“ This event will launch a series of crowd funding events and initiatives. I hope the support is there in terms of both audience and donations. I am looking forward to marking these key dates and celebrating Carnival style.”
Fund Surfer Campaign Here : https://www.fundsurfer.com/project/be-part-of-the-st-pauls-afrikan-caribbean-carnival-dance-procession