Yorkshire West Indian Carnival Network

Spring News Letter

Carnival News Letter

YWICCN are pleased to announce a very successful six months from the beginning of the year. Combined, funds have been raised through selling raffle tickets, sponsorship and grant applications. In addition, we have made a breakthrough by building connections with a number of business in and around West Yorkshire. This is a great achievement of which the team can be proud.


We would also like to say a special thank you to the general public, mostly within the Kirklees area, for their generous support, which has enabled us to provide a number of free cultural workshops and master classes within the preforming arts.

Our other successes have been updating our Soca & Calypso radio station equipment, which will allow the organisation to offer free broadcasting training down the line.

To compliment the purchase of new equipment, we have managed to secure our office unit, which the organisation came close to losing due to cash flow problems early in the year.

Other accomplishments include, the formation of our own cultural MAS Band. We are now in the process of starting our own steel, string band and masquerade bands.

Looking to the rest of 2018, we are hoping to run some Soca & Calypso workshops to give youngsters in the community the chance to be trained in traditional Eastern Caribbean performance music.

YWICCN are also be selling a number of West Indian and East Indian cultural products, including flags, banners and clothing. Products will be Offered on the website.

Finally, I would like to thank the general public for their continued support.

Ryan Brandon Joseph (Managing Director)