Yorkshire West Indian Carnival Network

Summer Draw 2019

  Tickets on sale now £3.00 each Please retain your tickets as evidence. Draw will take place on Saturday 31st August 2019 @ 22:00.       ** BIGGER PRIZES **   1st Prize Win 4 x Bottles of Caribbean rum Win 4 x Bottles of Caribbean rum punch Win 1 x box of Caribbean volcanic rum cake Win 4 x Bottles of brandy Win 4 x Bottles of wine Win 4 x Case of Caribbean Beer WIN 1 x […]

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Culturama Draw

  Culturama Draw Tickets on sale now £3.00 each Please retain your tickets as evidence. Draw will take place on Saturday 20th April @ SOCA Explosion Glow Yorkshire 2019.     SOCA EXPLOSION COMES TO YORKSHIRE EASTER 2019 Main Contact: 01422 400 180 UK Carnivals: 07584 926 340 Carnival Cultural Arts: 07920 438 821 Workshops: 07305 711 714 eMmail: yorkshirewestindiancarnivalnetwork@hotmail.com      

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Popup Culturama in York

YWICCN is pleased to announce that we will be showcasing our first Pop-Up Culturama in York on Saturday, 10th August 2019. Our aim is to bring Eastern Caribbean tradition and cultural to an ancient and historical city. There’s lots to see in York, so why not spend the weekend? There is the historic walled city, founded by the ancient Romans in 71 AD, with a medieval centre and walkways which overlook the River Ouse. York boasts the National Railway Museum […]

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Meet the Author Annie Try

Meet the author Annie Try at Christian Books Book Signing & Discussion by the author of Trying to fly and Out of Silence. 11:00 – 12.30pm, Friday 1st March, 2019       Annie Try is a retired Consultant Clinical Psychologist who uses her knowledge of people with psychological problems to put fictional characters in the context of interesting adventures, where they overcome the odds against them. Her two most recent books are Dr Mike Lewis Stories – he is […]

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Wanted – Caribbean Carnival Queen

Yorkshire West Indian Culturama Carnival Network is searching for a carnival queen to take part in the carnival show in Leeds on Friday 23rd August 2019. This special person will represent Yorkshire West Indian Culturama Carnival Network in the competition and take part in the Pop-Up Culturama events. The winning candidate must be charismatic, outgoing and happy to represent our vibrant culture on specified occasions. Applications can be madeby contacting 01422 400 180. Successful applicants will undertake a short interview. […]

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Pop-Up Soca & Calypso Singing

The YWICCN popup Soca & Calypso singing project was conceived in the community when our portable PA system was used to encourage and engage passers-by to have a singalong or take the mic and sing their favourite Soca or Calypso tune. YWICCN have performed three of popup Soca & Calypso sessions. Having had positive feedback, we aim to use the medium to educate the general public about diversity via Eastern Caribbean traditional music.

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Pop-Up Culturama – 20th April 2019

Our next Popup Culturama Event will take place on Saturday 20th April 2019, with a blaze of vibrant colours and sounds. The Culturama will feature Mass Bands, Steel Bands and Masquerades. This event is always welcomed by communities. As we at YWICCN always say, ‘arts & culture’ is the key to a diverse community.   Popup Culturama – What’s On? This 2019 carnival event will be free of charge and everyone is welcome. In addition to carnival dance and music, […]

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Caribbean Hurricane Relief Project

The Caribbean hurricane relief project is a charitable venture that supports the Eastern Caribbean hurricane disaster fund when the annual hurricane season occurs. Our aims and objectives are to volunteer 20 hours of time each month raising funds and coordinating donations of essential provisions to the disaster victims in the Caribbean. Our annual aim is to send four barrels of essential tinned food items, dry food stuffs, baby and children’s items, survival items, as well as first aid supplies. If […]

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Costume Making Workshops 2019

Our costume making workshops are a creative outlet for all our communities and are free of charge for everyone. Children accompanied by parents, teenagers and adults, are all welcome. The workshops include instruction of creative costume and mask making, masquerade and traditional Caribbean dance, all paraded around the different islands of the Caribbean annually.   All who attend will have a great feeling of creative expression while taking away an awareness of the Caribbean’s vibrant culture. Creative Session Days, start […]

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Volcanic Rum Punch & Rum Cake

Rum Cake The tradition of Rum Cake in the Caribbean has been going on for centuries and has been a firm favourite not only at celebratory periods in the year, but considered a decadent indulgence just like eating the finest Belgian Chocolate. It is highly considered the centre piece of any Caribbean gathering where food is being served for a celebration. To complement our Volcanic Rum Punch we have created our very own Rum Cake not only with the secrets […]

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