Hull’s International Carnival returns for its third year. Louder and more vibrant than ever, the community carnival, which was launched in a local community centre three years ago is going from strength to strength.

Celebrating the different cultures and traditions of the city it is now a firm Freedom fixture as part of Sunday’s celebrations, step onto the streets of Hull city centre for a homegrown party parade. Follow this colourful extravaganza into Zebedee’s Yard where the carnival atmosphere will continue with community music, DJs and fantastic live bands.

In preparation, the Hull International Carnival Centre is now open, located at the Hull Afro Caribbean Centre on King Edward Street.

Come take part in workshops, and learn new skills from drumming, puppet making, costume making to dance and brass instrument playing. Places are limited so you’re advised to book on to workshops by calling the carnival hotline on 07916 920 808


Iota LittleGiants Carriables Open Workshops

Carnival beginners’ workshop to create Carriables, banners, dream catchers and basic costumes led by the king of little giants, Steve Elliott of iota LittleGiants.

Weds 14 Aug



Sat 17 Aug


Weds 21 Aug



Sat 24 Aug


Hull Carnival Arts Costume Making Workshops

Carnival making workshop suitable for beginners who want to start making their own costumes, starting with the basics led by local artist Charles Huckvale of Hull Carnival Arts.

Fri 30 Aug      

16.00-21.00, Dressing and Costume Hire

Creative Culture Drumming Workshops

If you want to be part of the drumming section at this year’s Carnival, this workshop gives you the opportunity to get ready, led by multi-talented artist Alan Raw of The Creative and Cultural Company.

Weds 28 Aug


Thurs 29 Aug


Fri 30 Aug


Open Day and Participation Registering Day

These open days offer the opportunity for you to find out what is available for you to participate or register for wearing some costumes. This is facilitated by HIC Secretary, Martin Chinga.

Sat 24 Aug     

TBC, Volunteers Briefing

Dance, Brass and Quick Costume Fixes

Another Hull Carnival Arts session for HACA members involved in dance movement and those wanting to complete their costumes for carnival 2019

Sat 17 Aug     

10.00-16.00, Dance, Movement, Drums and Brass (@Hull Afro Caribbean Centre)

Sat 31 Aug     

TBC, Final Quick Fixes (@Hull Afro Caribbean Centre)

All workshops take place at the Hull Afro Caribbean Centre. Phone HACA 01482 222 751)

Hull International Carnival Pop Up Carnival Centre, 48 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3RW

Book Now: CARNIVAL HOTLINE 07916 920 808

Please Note: The centre does not have disabled access. Please contact us.