Why Are Carnival Arts Important?
Carnival arts are well established art forms throughout the region and across the world with vibrant annual carnivals across the UK in Derby, Leicester, Luton, Nottingham, Wellingborough, Spalding, Leeds, Cardiff and London. Carnival lies at the heart of Caribbean artistic culture. As well as being the epitome of live art and street theatre, it is truly a multicultural event. Carnival has a major influence on other contemporary art forms.
Being firmly rooted in African Caribbean culture, carnival is also an excellent way of inspiring pride and self-esteem within young people. Also, its multicultural dimensions embrace everyone uniting them by celebrating cultural harmony.