July 17, 2010 11:30Tagged as: culture
Osmaston Park, Derby
Derby Carnival brings a taste of the Afro- Caribbean to the City of Derby. Live music, playing soca reggae, steelpan, with mass costume adding the colour will storm the city of Derby on the 17th and 18th of July 2010.
Derby Carnival is one of the best free festival events in the Derby which allows people from all walks of life and backgrounds take to the streets and join the parade dancing and singing to the music.
Organisers are putting the finishing touches to the vibrant costumes, colourful floats and entertainment line up for this year's event - part of the city's Summer Rhythms 2010 festival.
Since 1975, the Derby Caribbean Carnival been going from strength to strength and this year begins on Saturday 17th July where it takes to the streets of Derby with their famous Procession Day.
The theme for this year's carnival is Heroes and Champions - inspired by the Cultural Olympiad and by cultural heroes from Martin Luther King to Nelson Mandela.