Free Exhibition

Cardiff Carnival 25th Anniversary Exhibition

The most FLAMBOYANT exhibition in Wales… EVER!

Cardiff Story Museum (Old Library), The Hayes, CF10 1BH

Saturday 31st January to Saturday 28th February 2015 (closed on Sunday’s) 10am to 4pm

Cardiff Carnival 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Get Involved?

Cardiff Carnival’s 25 years in stories and pictures: 1990 – 2014.

SWICA Carnival has been awarded an “Our Heritage” project grant from Heritage Lottery Fund Wales to capture the history of Cardiff Carnival: a quarter century of flamboyant carnival creations transforming the capital’s streets with a riot of colour, dance and music...

Do you have a carnival story or photos to share?

What can you remember about your first involvement in Cardiff Carnival?

How often have you been involved?

What costumes have you helped design and make?

Who did you meet at the Carnival Camp?

Have you preformed in Cardiff Carnival with a group or band?

Have you seen Cardiff Carnival in the streets of Cardiff?

Tell us your story… email us: info@swicacarnival.co.uk

What's your story?

About The Project

Cardiff Carnival’s 25 years in stories and pictures: 1990 – 2014.

SWICA Carnival has been awarded an “Our Heritage” project grant from Heritage Lottery Fund Wales to capture the history of Cardiff Carnival: a quarter century of flamboyant carnival creations transforming the capital’s streets with a riot of colour, dance and music.

Our aim is to gather a host of carnival memories, stories and images from past participants and audience members and to create a permanent digital archive for future generations.

SWICA Carnival has become Wales’ leading Carnival Arts organisation since its inception in 1990 and SWICA Carnival’s annual Cardiff Carnival will celebrate its 25th anniversary on 9th August 2014.

Cardiff Carnival has grown from humble beginnings to become Wales’ biggest and brightest street parade: free to participate and open to all.

Cardiff Carnival’s 25th Anniversary marks the ideal time to capture the memories of its many community participants – as well as the recollections of the large family audiences who have enjoyed the finale parade year on year.

The Carnival Cardiff Carnival 25th Anniversary Project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund Wales and is all about collecting, capturing, preserving and sharing the heritage of Cardiff Carnival.

Cardiff Carnival’s history is as yet unrecorded, our project seeks to record for posterity the memories and stories of the build up to and the finale parades of the annual Cardiff Carnival 1990 – 2014.

 

Cardiff is a cosmopolitan city. Cardiff Carnival’s open access track record means that its history uniquely celebrates the diversity of the city and the many past participants from all walks of life.

This project will record the humble beginnings of the first ever Cardiff Carnival in August 1990 and relate - through participant’s stories - how Cardiff Carnival has changed, evolved and grown over the years to become Wales’ biggest and brightest annual carnival workshop experience with culminating finale parade.

The project will encourage members of the community and participants past and present to engage with their memories and retell their stories fuelled by their passion for carnival – whether making, participating or spectating.

This is an opportunity to show how people from all parts of Cardiff have come together over 25 years to celebrate the capital’s diversity through collective creativity and spectacular parades and performances.

This project involves oral history training, volunteer story collectors, numerous story givers, digital archiving and the most flamboyant creative heritage-based exhibition at the Cardiff Story Museum imaginable: a celebration of 25 years of Cardiff Carnival.

A permanent digital archive will be launched with a six week exhibition at the Cardiff Story in spring 2015.

Help us shine a light upon the hidden history of Cardiff Carnival 1990 – 2014 so that its achievements will be better interpreted and explained, identified and recorded and saved in perpetuity.

 

 

 

Free Workshops

Take part in our FREE drop in Carnival Arts Workshops:

Make a Dragon Headdress for the National St David’s Day Parade

5 Free Saturday Workshops

Drop in 10am – 4pm

January 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Suitable for all ages, no experience necessary (allow minimum 2 hour)

National St David’s Day Parade

Sunday 1st March, 11am – 1pm

While you’re at the workshops why not talk to our team and tell us your carnival memories?

Drop-In Carnival Arts Workshops at Cardiff Story Museum

Partners

Heritage Lottery Fund Wales: Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. http://www.hlf.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Cardiff Story Museum: The museum, in the beautiful and historic Old Library building, is rich in stories, objects, photographs and film telling the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - its people. http://www.cardiffmuseum.com/

People's Collection Wales: A website full of fascinating photographs, sound recordings, documents, videos and stories about the history and heritage of Wales and its people. http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/

Swica Partners