Carnival Pop-Up Launch Event at Arnolfini on Friday 12th July 2019

Carnival Pop-Up Launch Event at Arnolfini on Friday 12th July 2019

Posted on: 08 Jul 2019

One day of St Paul's Carnival simply not enough for you? Fear not then, because you can recreate all the fun and excitement of the Bristol's iconic celebration of Afro Caribbean culture as part of a pop-up event at Arnolfini on Friday 12th July 2019.


You'll get the chance to recreate the fantastic music, colourful costumes and exuberant dancing a week after the original event. As well as reminding ourselves just how brilliant and immersive and spirited the whole festival is, you can whet your whistle with a drink from Bristol Beer Factory and enjoy a range of live music, art, costumes and dancing.

St Paul's Carnival pop up at Arnolfini

St Paul's Carnival, as those of Bristol and beyond well and truly know, is a much-loved festival that takes place in and around the St Paul's area of the city with a day full to the brim with a stunning spectrum of events, activities, parades, food stalls, drinks and stages. It all began way back in 1968 and has now flourished to become one of the biggest street celebrations of Afro Caribbean culture in Europe.


On the day of the carnival, photographers were zipping around snapping pics of everything that was going on, so you might even see yourself in one of the pics on display too. Entry is free, with a suggested donation of £3. For more info about the Carnival Pop-Up Launch Event, have a look here.


Arnolfini is located at 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA.  Tel. 0117 917 2300

Article by:

Jamie Caddick

Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg.  He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels.  You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.