Good Ting Going. For the past 3 years, I have been visiting and documenting a Manchester Caribbean Carnival at Moss Side. The historical roots of the Manchester Carnival lie in Trinidad where the first Caribbean carnival was held in 1833. Before this date, black slaves had been forbidden by law to take part in their master’s European easter carnivals, or even to gather on the streets after nightfall.
In 1972 a group of mostly St Kits & Nevis and Trinidadian Eastern Caribbean immigrants decided to throw an impromptu carnival procession through the streets of their Manchester neighborhood. This is recognized as the first Manchester Caribbean Carnival. Although small in scale the first ever Manchester carnival was an important moment in the history of black Britons and Mancunians.
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BIO | I am a Slovakian born Photographer based in Manchester. I have always had a passion for capturing everyday moments in time especially my reflections and observations of culture, lifestyle and communities. I am attracted to colours and landscape and giving my unique perspective of the world in often humorous and lyrical style images that allow me freedom and platform to express my imagination.