2014 Carnival – Saturday 5th July
‘Promoting participation in the Education and Appreciation of African and Caribbean Arts and Culture’
Mas Band – Funding Advice
St Pauls Carnival has recently been doing some work with the UK Centre for Carnival Arts in Luton and the Carnival Arts Masquerade Foundation from Notting Hill.
Through their work with Mas bands and the Arts Council they are looking to offer anybody interested in forming a Mas group in Bristol an advice session in obtaining funding and to explain the recent changes to the Grants for the Arts Application forms and support for completing Arts Council forms.
The session will take place on Thursday 12th December from 6pm to 8pm at the Coach House, Upper York Street, in the Brunswick Room.
The initial session will clarify the changes to the application process and form, the purpose of the fund. You will also be able to hear from past successful applicants.
This will be followed by surgeries where bands will, on an individual basis, be able to get advice and support in completing their individual applications.
Timing is vitally important because, in order to assist bands to apply and get their funds in time to support their appearance at St Pauls Carnival 2014, Mas bands should really be submitting their applications for funding before Christmas.
If you are interested in forming a Mas band for next year’s Carnival and would like to attend the funding advice session, please let the Carnival office know as soon as possible. email; email@example.com or telephone; 0117 944 4176 to book a place.
St Pauls Carnival and Circomedia present:
Jonzi D’s The Letter & Broken Lineage
Circomedia, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ
5th February at 7.30pm. Suitable for ages 16+
Tickets £8/£6 concs, group booking rates for groups of ten upwards £6
Booking: www.circomedia.com Tel 0117 924 7615
St Pauls Carnival and Circomedia proudly present Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Breakin Convention Director and hip hop theatre legend, Jonzi D in ‘The Letter’ - his acclaimed solo work that had its explosive debut at Sadlers Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio.
Co-directed with Dawn Walton, The Letter explores the responses to Jonzi being offered an MBE. Using choreopoetry he paints a picture of ‘stunning, rhythmical clarity’ (The Stage), looking at this sensitive subject matter through the eyes of an animated cast of characters. The Letter is accompanied by a commissioned score from Speakers Corner Quartet member, Kwake Bass
The evening also features a newly commissioned piece, exploring the broken lineage between the old skool and new skool hip hop generations. An exciting collaboration with Ivan Blackstock, of BirdGang Dance Company, it promises to captivate audiences with Jonzi’s trademark wit, humour and style.
A post show Q&A will follow the performances and opening the evening are local young guest artists from State of Emergency’s ‘Re-Position’ dance theatre company, who worked with Jonzi earlier in 2012.
As two St Pauls based arts organization, St Pauls Carnival and Circomedia are excited to co-present this fresh, pioneering and relevant performance from one of hip hop’s most respected artists.
“The name Jonzi D shouts respect in circles of hip hop dance theatre”
Was held at the St Puals Family & Learning Centre on Thursday 7th November, the annual report and accounts can be found HERE.
St Pauls Carnival supported the Harambee Rapid Play Chess Tournament at the Malcolm X Centre on the 22nd September, congratulations to joint winners Gareth Morris and Chris Timmins
2013 Carnival theme: ‘Migration – We Deh Ya’
A massive thank you to everyone who participated in the Masquerade!
We’re pleased to announce the winners are as follows:
Best school camp: 1st place = Millpond Primary School. 2nd place = Cabot Primary School. 3rd place = St Werburghs Primary School
Best local camp: Jamafrique & Full Circle
Best visiting camp: Caporales San Simon Londres
We would really appreciate your feedback for the event and would be ever so grateful if you could fill out THIS quick survey. Thank you!
We at St Pauls Carnival want to say a big thank you to all of you who attended and enjoyed yourselves at this years St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival. Many thanks going to our funders and sponsors also The Cider House and Cosie’s in Portland Sq, Super Mashriq (Topshop) and Grosvenor Rd Stores were the only local shops and business’s in the community who donated and we are thankful for your contribution, not forgetting the local community who donated a small donation so they could sell food & drink outside their property and those who donated their skills through the artwork and voluntary work they’ve done for Carnival. Also thanking our Staff and Event Management Team, Sub-Contractors & Schools for their hard work and resilience. And lastly to all the Live Acts who performed without pay or waived it, we are ever so grateful and thankful for that gesture. We’ve come a long way since it not happening in 2012, and what we’re doing now will ensure that there will be more Carnivals in St Pauls to come. Many Blessings. SPC.
A massive thank you to the organiser of 2Gether As One for their contribution to Carnival and for the money raised from the event.
You can still make a donation; text CARN45 £1 (or more) to 70070
First Carnival in 1968 Programme
At a recent meeting the board were privileged to meet Mr Roy Hackett who is one of the people who started the Carnival in 1968, he gave us a copy of the programme for the first Carnival which you can view HERE and HERE
To help raise funds for the carnival, we have relaunched our text donation service. 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.