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Leeds West Indian Carnival
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Young girl in colourful costume dancing at the Leeds West Indian Carnival

Woman in colourful costume dancing at the Leeds West Indian Carnival held each August Bank Holiday Weekend in Potternewton Park. On the Sunday before carnival weekend boys and girls compete for the title of Carnival Prince or Princess in costume. The Carnival Queen show is on the Friday of the August Bank Holiday Weekend when female members of the community show off their creations. These are themed and often feature birds, butterflies and other representations of the Caribbean Islands.

Image:Max Farrar © Leeds Libraries and Information Services