2018 St Pauls Carnival vision to be outlined at public meeting


21 February 2018




Organisers of the St Pauls Carnival 2018 will be holding a public forum to discuss the vision of the 2018 Carnival as well as outline a host of opportunities for people to get involved in the 50th Anniversary of Carnival.

The community event will take place on Friday, February 23rd between 6-8pm at the Malcolm X Centre and will be hosted by the St Pauls Carnival Community Interest Company (CIC). The organisation was created in 2017 with the aim of creating a sustainable operational model for St Pauls Carnival.

At the event the CIC will lay out its plans for Carnival 2018 to the public, as well as detailing plans of how individuals and community groups can get involved in Carnival 2018. From volunteering opportunities including fundraising, artist and performers, sound systems, the parade, stages, stalls and stewarding there will be a varying amount of opportunities for individuals and groups to become involved in.

The much sought-after return of St Pauls Carnival comes after a string of attempts to breathe new life into this hugely culturally significant Bristol event. The creation of the new St Pauls Carnival CIC marks a major change in the future sustainability and viability of carnival.

Marti Burgess, CIC non-executive director, said: “Community involvement will play a huge part of St Pauls 2018 and it is our intention to open up as many job opportunities and voluntary roles as we possibly can to people within the St Pauls area.

“We’d ask that people come along to the Malcolm X centre to hear our plans for St Pauls 2018, to hear the opportunities that we have in store and to get involved in any way they can.”

The CIC board is comprised of eight local people, each offering their specific skills, knowledge and expertise on a voluntary basis. Existing to provide strategic direction and advocacy for the future of St Pauls, the long term aim of the CIC is to create a sustainable model for the event to run long into the future.

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