About UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA)

UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA) is a dedicated organisation and centre promoting excellence within carnival arts. We support and champion the work of Carnival Groups across the UK and facilitate carnival education in Luton and the surrounding areas. We also host the annual Luton International Carnival.

The UKCCA mission is to:


  • Champion high quality art that is ambitious, challenging and innovative

  • Connect, inspire and strengthen the Carnival Arts sector across the UK

  • Unite, support, develop and sustain the cultural and artistic sector within Luton

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Hopeton Walker • Chair

Richard Renwick • Treasurer
Tony Isles • Vice Chair

Ann Binks • Trustee

Violet Cuffy • Trustee

Venue Team

Janet Skepple • Senior Duty Manager

Steve Hoyte • Caretaker

Artistic Team

Fiona Martin  • PR & Communities Manager

Senior Management Team

Claudette Whittingham • Interim Director
Clary Salandy • Associate Artistic Director
Maria Nepaul • Finance Manager

Trevor Chisholm • Business Manager