Sounds and Colour of the Carnival

Well we didn’t have the sun, but Caring Together had its own Carnival experience yesterday. Little London Community Centre was a riot of colour and SOCA beats as we organised an early celebration of the Leeds West Indian Carnival 50th anniversary. Mr carnival himself, Arthur France, attended and judged our own carnival headgear creations, crowning Myrna Rutledge our own carnival queen. Arthur’s wife, Tattra, helped with setting up the room and Angela Wenham, who creates much of the costumes for the carnival, brought some examples of headgear for members to try out. We had a special guest in Anona Everett from the Leeds Benevolent Society for Single Ladies, who provide much need funding Support to Caring Together. Our own Valerie supplied a fantastic array of cup cakes and the Little London Community Primary School supplied speakers for the sound system. Many thanks to Lisa who was the driving force in organising the afternoon and to members who displayed great creativity in preparing for the day.