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Virtual Preston Caribbean Carnival postponed due to Covid-19

Posted on - 8th August, 2020 - 9:19am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Health, Moor Park, Preston News
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Celebrating at the Caribbean Carnival

The Preston Caribbean Carnival team has announced the postponement of its Virtual Carnival, which had been set to take place on Sunday 9 August.

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The event – usually held at Moor Park – was due to be streamed through social media with clips of past carnivals and music through sound systems, showing what people can expect from the 2021 carnival.

Hundreds of photographs submitted by the public and participants were set to be shown too.

People had been encouraged to get together at home, have cocktails and jerk chicken BBQs, put on their feathers and shimmy to the music in celebration of Preston’s 2020 Caribbean Carnival, which was cancelled in June due to Covid-19.

Read more: Preston Caribbean Carnival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The committee made the decision to postpone the virtual event to prevent people from gathering at home for parties, prior to yesterday’s announcement of a government-enforced local lockdown in the city.

Read more: Preston goes into local lockdown from midnight on Friday August 7

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Chairperson Tracey Harris said: “We have to follow the government and council advice and support our communities to avoid any non-vital get togethers. Our plans are now looking to 2021 and the events next year.”

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Were you meant to celebrate this Sunday? Are you looking forward to the 2021 Caribbean Carnival? Let us know in the comments below.

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