Caribbean beats and colours to light up Flag Market for Carnival contest

Posted on - 24th May, 2012 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Costumes at the 2011 Preston Caribbean Carnival

The Flag Market will come alive this weekend with the sounds of the Caribbean as the annual Carnival King and Queen contest.


Vibrant costumes and an ability to dazzle the assembled crowds are top of the judges wishlist to find someone to lead the Caribbean Carnival through the city streets on Sunday 3rd June.

Guild Mayor of Preston, Councillor Carl Crompton, said: “I am thrilled that judging the Caribbean Carnival King and Queen is one my first duties as Guild Mayor of Preston. This event is one of the most colourful in the Preston calendar and I look forward to what I know will be the very hard job of having to pick a winner.”

The contest takes place from 1pm, but beforehand dance workshops will be running on the Flag Market as well as a chance to try on some traditional Carnival costumes.

Local steel band, Preston Steel Connection, will be providing the calypso beats.

The winners of the King and Queen contest will be announced at Jalgos sports and social club at 8pm on the same night.

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