On Sunday 8th October, 2017, the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted Out of Many One Caribbean Carnival as part of its celebration of Black History Month. Dr Nicole Ferdinand of BU’s Department of Events and Leisure was invited to give a lecture on her research on Trinidad-style carnivals and their internationalization, which was delivered to a packed audience and inspired lively debate. Other presenters included Dr Emily Zobel Marshall, Course Director of the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Beckett University and legendary Guyanese poet, John Agard who had the audience spell bound with his both humorous and thought provoking poems.
The event also featured a live steel band, masquerade and dance workshops and an impromptu parade. For more on Dr Ferdinand’s presentation at the event, read her journal article International Festivals as Experience Production Systems in Tourism Management.