Founded on April 2, 2014, we are a Non profit organization that undertakes cultural arts work in the city of Greater Manchester. We aim to involve all communities in Caribbean cultural arts including costume making, design and steel band workshops. Working mainly in schools and local centres, we also do other events such as exhibitions, fund raising, calypso and Soca workshops and the annual MECC Carnival Cultural day.
Manchester Eastern Caribbean Culturama Festival
Preserving Caribbean culture in Manchester
Caribbean carnival celebrations bring young and old from all communities together in costume to feast, dance and party. Festival weekend brings people onto the streets, into the parks and on parade to promote and celebrate their cultures. The Caribbean Culturama Festival is the ultimate symbol of community cohesion as thousands of people gather to rejoice together in an environment of fun, music and laughter.
Need help getting ready for the Caribbean Culturama Festival 2018? Contact us for information about costume making workshops, Soca & Calypso singing lessons and much more.
This year’s festival was due to take place over the bank holiday weekend, Saturday May 6th – Monday May 8th 2017. Due to security concerns and late funding the festival was initially put back to the weekend beginning 2nd September – 3rd September 2017.
In the interim period, due to unforeseen circumstances in the city, security costs surpassed budgeted amounts. A decision therefore had to be made to sadly postpone the 3-day festival until the weekend of 1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2018, when security concerns will hopefully have relapsed.
We hope to see everyone at next year’s event for a full 3-day calendar of activities.