Community History Collection
Speaker: Francis, Bernard, 1944 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: , Interviewer,
Summary of interview item: Explains the significance of Caribbean carnivals, and mentions some of the dates celebrated on different islands. Describes the Antiguan carnival in 1957 and how people prepare for and celebrate carnival in the Caribbean. Describes involvement with first carnival in Leicester. Comments on council's involvement in the carnival and benefits to community as a whole. Describes what the carnival is a celebration of and when it is held on different islands in the Caribbean. Describes first carnival he saw in Antigua. Comments on the differences between carnival in the Caribbean and Leicester, particularly sponsorship. Comments on frustration and excitement of being a carnival organizer.
Place of birth: Antigua
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Recording Date: 13/6/1994
Playing time: 25 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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