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About this object

The Merseyside Caribbean Carnival was launched in 1978. It was just one of the many community and voluntary run events in Liverpool 8.

This poster, from the third carnival in 1980, details the route starting from the Merseyside Caribbean Centre on Amberley Street. Thousands of people, many in elaborate costumes thread through the streets in an explosion of colour and noise.

The carnival was a celebration of the city’s diversity and creativity. It was sponsored by the Merseyside Caribbean Council, the Commission for Racial Equality and Merseyside Arts Association.

Object specifics

  • Title
    'Merseyside Caribbean Carnival '80 August 9th'
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2014.92.1
  • Type
    Poster
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1980
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    420 mm x 300 mm
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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