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Exhibition opens to celebrate history of Preston’s Caribbean Carnival

Posted on - 18th December, 2011 - 10:30am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, News, Things To Do

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An exhibition celebrating the city’s Caribbean Carnival has opened at the Museum of Lancashire.

Preston Caribbean Carnival brings the streets to life every Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

Dancers, costumes and steel drums march through the cobbled streets and now the newly reopened Museum of Lancashire aims to capture the rich history of the event.

Community outreach officer, Stephen Miller, said: “It’s a rare chance to see up-close large costumes and models that you normally only catch a fleeting glimpse of as they pass.

“This is the first of many temporary exhibitions in the new Museum of Lancashire that reflect our commitment to making this museum both about and for the people of Lancashire.”

Many of the items on display have been loaned from dance groups and bands who support the carnival.

You can watch a video from this year’s Preston Caribbean Carnival below.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 17th December to Sunday 20th May 2012.

The museum is open from 10.30am to 5pm (Tuesday to Saturday and 12noon to 5pm on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.

Image credit to pkonarski

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