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Butetown Carnival returns after 16 years

The Butetown Carnival, set up to celebrate the musical heritage and cultural diversity of the Cardiff suburb, attracted thousands of people in its hey day.

Numbers dwindled for the August Bank Holiday parade and festival and it eventually stopped altogether in 1998.

But it has been re-launched in 2014, with organisers saying interest has been huge.

Keith Murrell, artistic director of the carnival, remembers the original carnival in the 1960s and how it grew.

Hannah Wyn Jones, in charge of community engagement at Wales Millennium Centre, which has supported the music stages at the revived event on Monday, tells Felicity Evans and Peter Johnson the local support has been important.

  • 25 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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