St Pauls Carnival is an African Caribbean Carnival which takes place on the first Saturday of July each year, attracting up to 100,000 attendees. Highlights include a masquerade, live music, street sound systems, a children’s creative area and a range of stalls. The Carnival also runs a supporting programme of workshops and events leading up to the day.
If you consider the Carnival to be a continuation of the St Paul’s Festival which ran from 1968-1979, the Carnival has run for 46 years within the St Pauls area of Bristol and it is well established and respected within the artistic community regionally, nationally and internationally.
More history on about the Festival and Carnival can be found here
There have always been challenges over the decades with staging the event mainly due to rising costs associated with high numbers attending and health and safety requirements. The organisation is essentially a smnall charity producing a large event. The current priority for Trustees and Management is to ensure that the ethos of the Carnival is Afrikan Caribbean and that the Afrikan Caribbean journey to the UK and Bristol through edutainment is at the core of what we do.
We are always looking for assistance whether that be volunteers, internships or sponsorship opportunities. Information regarding how to sponsor carnival and how you can help us to promote the arts can be found on the sponsorship page of our website or you can download it here St Pauls Carnival Sponsorship Pack 2014.
Text Donations. You can make a donation simply by texting ‘CARN45‘ followed by the amount you’d like to donate (including £ sign) to 70070. For example, to donate £5 you would send ‘CARN45 £5‘ to 70070.The text message is free and will not come out of your inclusive messages. St Pauls Carnival (registered charity 1136561) will receive all of your text donation. Please make sure that you have the bill payer’s permission before making this donation.