Preston Caribbean Carnival 2009

The dazzling colours of the Carnival brought Preston to life

The dazzling colours of the Carnival brought Preston to life

Preston came alive on Sunday 24th March 2009 as the city bathed in sunshine and danced to the rhythms of the Caribbean.

Dancers packed the streets through the centre of the city and local photographers were out in force to capture Preston’s Caribbean Carnival.

The image above is one of a set by Paul Melling that really captures the faces of those involved in the event, the looks of excitement, passion and excitement.

Part of the parade at the Carnival

Part of the parade at the Carnival

Neil Hickson was also out snapping capturing the scenes as the parade came through the city and then down into Avenham Park.

Vinny managed to get some great shots of the Carnival in actions as it moved along the streets and the reactions of people watching as it passed.

The event showcased how well Preston can hold events and brought people out onto the streets to celebrate, and made use of two great public spaces in Moor Park and Avenham Park.

Watch Viva TV footage of the Carnival

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Something for the Bank Holiday weekend: Preston City Caribbean Carnival 2009

A bit of colour will be splashed across the streets and parks of Preston tomorrow (Sunday 24th May 2009) as the Caribbean Carnival comes to the city.

The long running celebration of all things Caribbean continues, rain or shine. It starts in Moor Park around 12 NOON and then processes down Deepdale Road, across the Ring Road and up Church Street through the City Centre. After a lap round the centre it cuts down Chapel Street to finish at Avenham Park where the party continues into the evening.

Expect some amazing costumes, great dancing and groovy beats.

Dian Flannigan, chair of the carnival organisers, says: “Our Carnival is open to people of all ages and is a platform for anyone who wishes to promote the essence of all that is positive about Caribbean Carnival and in particular local young people from the many communities, which make up Preston City.”

View photos from the 2007 Preston City Caribbean Carnival