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Leeds West Indian Carnival
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Leeds West Indian Carnival Costumes

Undated view of three young people in their carnival creations at the Leeds West Indian Carnival, held on August Bank Holiday Weekend of each year since 1967. The carnival attracts over 100,000 people along with steel bands and sound system DJs. The Carnival committee is very much involved in the the design and making of the costumes organising training workshops in which local school children are encouraged to participate. Here, a variety of materials, including sequinned fabrics and feathers, have been used to create these vibrant costumes.

Image courtesy of Max Farrar from the Leodis website