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Hull International Carnival 2023

The Hull International Carnival returns in 2023 (HIC 2023) to the City of Hull on Sunday 6th August 2023.  The programme consists of the following:

Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August: Intercultural Festival

Six nights featuring ten community based groups and organisations showcasing their arts and culture from Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Latino and Ukraine

Venue: Spring Bank Community Centre, West Parade, Hull HU3 1BX
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Admission:  Free

Sunday 6th August: Carnival Parade

The traditional Pavement Walk will start from the Spring Bank Community Centre and walk along Spring Bank to Victoria Square comprising mainly of faith based groups.

Masquerade and costume wearers will start from Wellington Street and progress through the City Centre to Jameson Street and King Edward Street (TBC). The parade will feature portrayals from local groups together with visiting bands such as the Sankofah Creative Masquerade from Leeds, De CORE and Hot Wax Mas from London and other visiting bands from Huddersfield will bring Caribbean sound and colour alive to Hull City.

Time: 3pm – 5pm
Route: TBC

Sunday 6th August: After Carnival Concert

Featuring live entertainment with the best in local talent from Kingston Upon Hull together with guest artists such as Nigerian traditional and Afrobeats singer Aduke and her band, Calypsonians from the London Calypso Tent, Steelpan, Dance,  DJ,  Food, bouncy castle and children activities.

Venue: Spring Bank Community Centre, West Parade, Hull HU3 1BX
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Admission: Free

Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August: Mas Camp Operations

Come into the mas camp and get creative by making your own or group costumes, learn new skills or increase your knowledge on Carnival. Experience and skilled artisans De CORE from London will be present to guide you through your creative experience

Venue: Spring Bank Community Centre, West Parade, Hull HU3 1BX
Time: 10am – 7pm (daily)
Admission: Free

NB: Certain rules apply to ensure Health and Safety is adhered to.

Please contact HIC at: office@hullinternationalcarnival.com or call 07394 053160/ 07405 499881 for further information on how you can get involved.

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