Day 4 of our posts for Black History Month highlights the Manchester Carnival which has brought Caribbean culture to the forefront, annually for over 30 years, and is the North West’s largest celebration of Caribbean music and carnival arts. It is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume and is held annually at Alexandra Park in Moss Side, Manchester.

Some images of the carnival from our collections can be found here:

READ: Moss Side story: CAROL DIX on the Alexandra Park Festival from The Guardian 22nd May 1971.