About the Carnival


The Nottingham Carnival is a superb multi-cultural event held every summer. This event is a not-for-profit community organisation, supported by sponsors, stallholders, advertisers, performers, troupes, supporters and volunteers who help make the Nottingham Carnival the successful event it is every year. Particular thanks go to the Arts Council of England and Nottingham City Council for their on-going support. The Carnival has been going from strength to strength, developing local artists and practitioners and improving year on year.

Tuntum Housing Association has been heavily involved with the management and organisation of the carnival since 1998. A number of different groups, clubs, schools and societies get involved every year, bringing a together a diverse mix of arts, music and culture. Hundreds of young people from across the city get involved, bringing together different communities for a great celebration.

A great deal of voluntary community effort goes into creating the carnival weekend each year, especially by those involved in the preparation of the carnival costumes, worn by hundreds of young people from all different backgrounds and communities in Nottingham.

Carnival represents the largest participatory arts form in Nottingham and we aim to continue to bring all communities together for an artistic spectacle, of colour and excitement. We aim to continue working on our vision of developing a truly inclusive and free public event which promotes the best of carnival arts.